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canada
December 18, 2023

Canadian family sues youth hockey coach over alleged abuse

A Canadian family has filed a $2 million lawsuit against a local minor league hockey coach and several hockey associations over alleged abuse toward their son. According to the parents, the coach "physically battered" their son during an October pra...


ahl
December 13, 2023

AHL coach suspended 10 games for homophobic slur towards referee

The American Hockey League (AHL) recently announced that Chicago Wolves head coach Bob Nardella has been suspended for 10 games as a consequence of his actions during a game at Texas on Dec. 9. Nardella was assessed a game misconduct for abuse of ...


behavior
November 1, 2023

Youth hockey parent suspended for inappropriate behavior toward referee

A youth hockey parent from Minnesota has been suspended from attending games after a video surfaced of his behavior toward a referee. The 17-second video showed a man running down the bleachers yelling and throwing money at a referee during a Brai...


hockey
March 15, 2023

Canadian hockey referee arrested after allegedly hitting youth player

A Canadian hockey referee has been arrested after allegedly hitting a youth hockey player at the end of a game last weekend. Quebec City police spokesperson Sandra Dion told reporters that police responded to the incident just before 9:30 AM on Su...


stimulants
August 17, 2022

Study: High School Seniors Playing Contact Sports Are 50% More Likely to Future Misuse of Prescription Stimulants

High school seniors who play sports were suggested to be more likely than non-athletes to misuse prescription stimulants in young adulthood, according to a recent study. Researchers from the University of Michigan also found that high school senio...


michigan
August 8, 2022

Michigan Hockey Parts Ways with Coach Mel Pearson

The University of Michigan men's hockey team will no longer be coached by Mel Pearson. Last Friday, Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel said the decision "has been weighed heavily and for some time," according to a report from the Associated P...


hockey
May 31, 2022

Offensive-Zone Faceoff Adjustments Headline Hockey Rule Changes

In a situation where the puck goes out of play during game action in the offensive zone, the ensuing faceoff will now remain in that zone, regardless of whether a player from the attacking team or the defending team was the last to touch the puck. ...


illinois
May 4, 2022

Illinois Athletics Will Not Field Div. 1 Hockey Team

The University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics has concluded its exploration of Division I men's ice hockey and, barring an unforeseen change, does not intend to add the sport, Director of Athletics Josh Whitman announced.  Effecti...


ASU
April 4, 2022

ASU Appoints Naming Rights to New Multipurpose Arena

Arizona State University (ASU) announced a multi-year naming rights partnership with Mountain America Credit Union to name its new on-campus ice rink the Mountain America Community Iceplex. ASU’s new 5,000-seat multipurpose arena will open in fa...


officials
October 7, 2021

Citing Abuse, MA Hockey Officials Quitting En Masse

As of October 5, Massachusetts youth hockey referees have lost roughly half of their officials from a year ago due to ongoing harassment and abuse from parents, coaches, and players. Typically, the Association for Referees of Massachusetts Hockey ...