Letter from the NOHA Regarding Discriminatory Slurs

Posted by Rayside Balfour Minor Hockey Association on Dec 02 2019 at 06:52AM PST in 2022 / 2023

Date: November 21, 2019
To: NOHA Associations and Teams
From: Claudette Myre
Re: Discriminatory Slurs

The NOHA Board of Directors is very concerned with the number of Gross Misconduct Discriminatory Slur penalties that have been called in the early stages of the 2019/2020 season.

Hockey Canada Rule 9.2.f
Any player or team official who engages in verbal taunts, insults or intimidation based on discriminatory grounds (race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, language) shall be assessed a Gross Misconduct penalty and the Referee shall report full details of the incident to the President.
Notwithstanding the above, at the discretion of the Referee, a Gross Misconduct penalty may be assessed for any infraction to any player or team official.
Note: Officials must complete a game report and report to the President any penalty incurred under Rule 9.2.(f).

These types of comments are not acceptable on the ice or off the ice and will not be condoned.

The NOHA will deal with these penalties in a much stricter manner moving forward; we all need to share the message that there is zero tolerance for the types of comments.

Yours truly,
Claudette Myre
NOHA President


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