Hockey N.S. cuts off funding to Hockey Canada amid scandal


Hockey Nova Scotia says it’s suspending the switch of gamers charges to the nationwide ice hockey physique amid allegations the charges had been used to pay for sexual abuse settlements.

An announcement launched after an emergency assembly of the Hockey Nova Scotia board of administrators Thursday, reads that the provincial group “has misplaced confidence in Hockey Canada’s senior management,” and that change is required on the highest stage of the governing physique.

“Due to this fact, Hockey Nova Scotia is formally suspending the switch of participant evaluation charges to Hockey Canada for the 2022-23 season,” the assertion reads. “Till our values … are mirrored by Hockey Canada’s senior management, we merely can’t help hockey’s nationwide governing physique.”

This comes after The Globe and Mail reported Hockey Canada put participant registration charges towards a second fund “for issues together with however not restricted to sexual abuse,” earlier this week.

The participant evaluation payment for the 2022-23 12 months was $47.80, in accordance with the Hockey Canada web site, and contains insurance coverage with Hockey Canada.

Premier Tim Houston scolded the hockey physique in an announcement Thursday, saying he was “deeply dissatisfied” by the continued scandal.

“The withdrawal of quite a few sponsors is a sign to Hockey Canada that its response thus far has been insufficient,” Houston wrote. “We agree.”

He added that earlier than the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championships goes ahead, the province is seeking to see “significant change” in Hockey Canada. As of Thursday night, he has not clarified if meaning Halifax will pull out of co-hosting the event set to start in December.

The president of the Halifax Hawks Minor Hockey Affiliation, Craig Robinson, famous in an announcement launched Thursday that the group’s members “are appalled at how minor hockey registrations charges have been utilized by Hockey Canada” and don’t consider charges ought to be despatched to the physique till adjustments have been made.

Hockey Nova Scotia’s guardian net web page reads that Hockey Canada has engaged with what it feels “is an efficient insurance coverage service who is aware of the wants of our group for coverage protection within the areas of economic common legal responsibility, sexual misconduct legal responsibility, administrators and officers legal responsibility, and unintended demise and dismemberment protection.”

Calls and emails to Hockey Nova Scotia weren’t instantly returned Thursday night.


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