The governing group for novice hockey in Newfoundland and Labrador has develop into the most recent provincial physique to declare it would withhold player fees from Hockey Canada.
Hockey N.L. mentioned in a press release posted Friday to its web site it won’t be submitting its $3-per-player participant charge to Hockey Canada whereas the nationwide governing physique is beneath unbiased evaluation.
Hockey Canada has been beneath intense scrutiny since May, when it was revealed that an undisclosed settlement had been paid to a girl who alleged in a $3.55-million lawsuit she was sexually assaulted by eight gamers in London, Ont., in 2018.
It has additionally come to gentle that Hockey Canada stored a fund partly maintained by minor hockey registration fees to pay for uninsured liabilities, together with sexual assault and abuse claims.
Hockey New Brunswick mentioned Friday it will withhold the fees, following related strikes by provincial our bodies together with the Ontario Hockey Federation, Hockey Quebec and Hockey Nova Scotia.
Hockey N.L. additionally introduced Thursday that it just lately established a sexual violence prevention program for its members, in addition to an LGBTQ2+ coverage, nevertheless it stopped in need of slicing ties with Hockey Canada.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Oct. 8, 2022.