Statement regarding incident on July 29th

BURNABY, B.C. — The ASHL is aware of an on-ice incident that is circulating on social media which occurred on July 29th, 2022 at the Scotia Barn in Burnaby, B.C.

The conduct and on-ice behaviour depicted in the video in no way aligns with the values of our league and the rules of the game. As a result of their actions, the offending player was issued a match penalty during the game, as well as a game ejection. Subsequently, the player was automatically suspended indefinitely and will receive supplemental discipline in-line with Section 2.15 (A) of the ASHL Rule Book.

We aim to create the safest possible environment for our players, which includes:

◾ Trained on-ice and off-ice game officials for all ASHL games
◾ The most comprehensive rule book in adult recreational hockey
◾ On-site staff who are trained in First Aid and the use of AED’s
◾ Real-time video footage that allows us to review potential incidents for supplementary discipline
Supplementary sport accident insurance for all registered participants

While we acknowledge that the total prevention of incidents like this may not be possible, we will continue to ensure that such incidents are treated with appropriate supplemental discipline, including the potential for a player to be permanently expelled from the league.

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