REMINDER: New Maltreatment Playing Rule for 2021-22 Season

All players should have the reasonable expectation that they will be in an environment that is accessible, inclusive and is free from all forms of Maltreatment, Bullying and Harassment.

Hockey Canada and its 13 Members unanimously approved the adoption of Section 11 – Maltreatment in the Hockey Canada Rulebook starting this season, which includes bringing all forms of maltreatment under one section of the rulebook and providing guidelines for escalating penalties based on the severity of the inappropriate behaviour from players and team officials. As part of the new rules, certain infractions will include an indefinite suspension pending a hearing, as well mandatory hearings for repeat offenders.

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