First, foremost, and most importantly, NO, Dick Pound DID NOT claim that one third (1/3 or 33%) of hockey players are on steroids.
However, Dick Pound did say:
"I spoke with Gary [NHL commissioner Gary Bettman] and he said 'We don't have the problem in hockey,'" Pound said Thursday in an interview with the London Free Press. "I told him he does. You wouldn't be far wrong if you said a third" of hockey players are gaining some pharmaceutical assistance.
Asked if he meant performing-enhancing drugs, Pound replied: "Yes."
So, Dick Pound said that one third of hockey players are getting some kind of pharmaceutical assistance, meaning performance enchancing drugs. SO, what can that mean;
-He was possibly talking specificaly about the NHL.
-He didn't say steroids, and
-He didn't say banned performance enhancing drugs
He was probibly mostly referring to ephedrine, and ephedra, pseudoephedra, and because he didn't say banned performance enhancing drugs he could have included things like choline, L-Tyrosne and DMAE (Power Drive anyone?)
What he said is very very open. Its NOT just steroids.