Earlier this week, a news article was published regarding an incident which occurred involving members of the Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association (CMHA). As the incident in question remains an active investigation with the RCMP and Hockey Canada, we are unable to comment on specifics related to the incident at this time.
In the same article, allegations were made with respect to a history of racist and discriminatory behaviour within CMHA. CMHA takes these allegations very seriously and we do not condone or tolerate any such behaviour within our organization. CMHA wants to reassure the public that, in collaboration with BC Hockey and Hockey Canada, CMHA has processes in place to ensure that any allegations of this nature lead to thorough investigations and are followed by appropriate action as required.
CMHA continues to be committed to providing our community with a safe, fair, and fun way to engage with the game they love. There is no place for racism or discrimination in the game of hockey, and we look forward to providing more information as we work alongside Hockey Canada and BC Hockey to address systemic issues in and around Canada’s game.
-CMHA Board of Directors