Hockey Alberta says it’s taking its personal steps to make the sport safer in gentle of how its nationwide physique has dealt with sexual assault allegations.
“Allegations of maltreatment, regardless of where or when they occur in our sport, need to be investigated and adjudicated by individuals with specialized skills,” Hockey Alberta mentioned on its web site in an replace to members.
CTV News Edmonton reached out to Hockey Alberta a number of instances however the group refused an on-camera interview or to reply any questions.
This season, the group has introduced in a Maltreatment Officer and 4 investigators to take care of potential incidents. It additionally created an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) committee.
Hockey Alberta believes a nationwide framework to enhance the general hockey tradition is required.
“Hockey Alberta has requested that Hockey Canada take certain actions and provide answers by specific deadlines,” the group wrote.
“We have outlined that a lack of action may lead to Hockey Alberta taking other actions which include, but are not limited to, withholding participant fees.”
Hockey Alberta mentioned it should proceed to work with Hockey Canada and companions throughout the nation to handle the problems.
“That is our commitment – to continue working towards an improved and stronger hockey system for Albertans and participants across the country.”
Hockey Canada confronted extra fallout this week with additional sponsors chopping ties and rising requires an overhaul to the group’s management.