Hockey N.L. to withhold player fees from Hockey Canada amid sexual abuse scandal


The governing physique for hockey in Newfoundland and Labrador says it’ll cease submitting player fees to Hockey Canada.

In a short assertion posted on its web site Friday evening, Hockey N.L. introduced that it’s going to not be sending the $3-per-player participant evaluation price to the nationwide group. 

The fees might be withheld till an ongoing unbiased governance assessment of Hockey Canada is accomplished, in accordance to the assertion.

The announcement comes as Hockey Canada is embroiled in a scandal over its dealing with of sexual abuse allegations with requires modifications within the management of the group coming from throughout the nation.

In its assertion, Hockey N.L. additionally stated it’ll proceed to take part and monitor the governance assessment being undertaken by former Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell.

That assessment, partially, will look at using Hockey Canada’s National Equity Fund. Money from player insurance coverage fees was funnelled into the fund, which was then used to settle sexual misconduct claims.

Interim suggestions from Cromwell’s assessment are anticipated forward of Hockey Canada’s annual common assembly in November.

Former senior hockey director — and former premier — Dwight Ball referred to as for modifications on the nationwide degree on Friday.

“A management change is an efficient first [step],” stated Ball.

“But there wants to be an organizational assessment. Whatever the longer term group might be, we actually want to begin reconnecting with the provinces. Let Canadians be happy with hockey as soon as once more.”

The provincial organizations in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia introduced earlier this week that they won’t pay Hockey Canada its ordinary $3 per player evaluation price.

Hockey Nova Scotia additionally stated Friday it “misplaced confidence in Hockey Canada’s senior management.”

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