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Hockey NL withholds playing fees of Canadian Hockey players amid scandal – National


Amateur hockey management organization in Newfoundland and Labrador became the latest provincial authority to announce it will withhold player fees from Canadian Hockey.

Hockey NL said in a statement posted Friday on its website that it will not pay a $3 per player fee to Hockey Canada while the national regulator is reviewing it independently.

Canadian hockey has been under intense scrutiny since May, when it was revealed that an undisclosed settlement was paid to an alleged woman in a $3.55 million lawsuit. for which she was sexually assaulted by eight players in London, Ont, in 2018.

It also came to light that Hockey Canada kept a fund maintained in part by a minor hockey subscription fee to pay for uninsured liabilities, including assault claims. and sexual abuse.

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Hockey New Brunswick said on Friday that it would withhold the fees, following similar moves by provincial authorities including Ontario Hockey League, Hockey Quebec and hockey Nova Scotia.

Hockey NL also announced on Thursday that it recently established a sexual violence prevention program for its members, as well as an LGBTQ2+ policy, but it has stopped cutting ties with Hockey Canada. .

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