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Hockey Canada Says More Than 900 Cases of On-ice Discrimination Last Year

By Caitlin Snow Dec 2, 2022 | 12:42 PM

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Hockey Canada says there were more than 900 cases of on-ice discrimination last season in all levels and age groups, that were either documented or alleged. This includes verbal taunts, insults and intimidation.

A 14 page document was released Friday that details the application of rule 11.4 that deals with discrimination, including race, language, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic characteristics and disability.

The report shows 512 penalties for discrimination were called by officials while 415 allegations were investigated after the fact.

The reports release follows the action plan revealed by Hockey Canada in July to address toxic behavior in the sport after the alleged sexual assaults that involved members of the 2003 and 2018 World Junior Teams.

“As this is the first year of reporting, (the data) does not present a comprehensive representation of discrimination in hockey,” the document read. “With that in mind, the data contained in this report is a critically important first step in Hockey Canada’s ongoing efforts to better track, identify and respond to maltreatment in hockey.”

Hockey Canada says it plans on putting out another report for the 2023-24 Season that will track and share all of the abuse, maltreatment and harassment.


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