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Mayors Weigh-In On Hockey Canada Controversy

By Allan Dearing Oct 7, 2022 | 4:58 PM

Hockey Canada logo on jersey (File Photo)

The mayors of Moncton and Halifax have added their names to the growing chorus over how Hockey Canada has handled sexual assault allegations involving players.

The two cities will be sharing games for this year’s World Junior Hockey Championship which is set to begin December 26.

Moncton mayor Dawn Arnold and Halifax mayor Mike Savage released a joint statement on Friday afternoon as follows:

“Halifax and Moncton have always been events cities and hockey towns and we shared the excitement of co-hosting the 2023 IIHF Men’s World Junior Championship. We believe we have the local expertise and experience to welcome the world’s best young hockey players to our cities, but we are deeply concerned about Hockey Canada’s lack of judgement and professionalism.

We look for meaningful changes within Hockey Canada prior to the World Junior Championship taking place in our cities.

As Mayors we have discussed our growing concerns as the Hockey Canada situation has unfolded and we believe accountability is paramount. We will be discussing this matter further with our Council colleagues and provincial hosting partners.”

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