Hockey Canada to Investigate Major Incident at U-10 Practice

Published December 1, 2023 at 3:33 PM

Hockey Canada to Review Incident at U-10 Practice

TSN's Rick Westhead reported that Hockey Canada will be investigating an incident that occurred during a U-10 practice session.

This incident, captured on camera, shows a coach slashing a young player, allegedly for not following instructions regarding positioning, which is a violation of Hockey Canada's Safe Sport policy.

"I was sent this video today, one of several that were purportedly filmed during a U10 GTHL team practice last night.

GTHL comment: The GTHL is required to report incidents it suspects may be a violation of the Hockey Canada safe sport policies to the Independent Third Party working on behalf of Hockey Canada. The league can confirm that it has filed a report regarding an incident that occurred on Nov. 29, 2023."

Hockey Canada's immediate investigation into this matter is noteworthy, especially considering their past struggles to address such problematic situations.

The behavior exhibited by the coach is entirely unacceptable. It is crucial for individuals in positions of influence and mentorship over young athletes to maintain a standard of conduct that is supportive and respectful.

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