NEWS: joint statement from UK ice hockey organisations

February 18, 2022

Ice Hockey UK, the English Ice Hockey Association, Scottish Ice Hockey and the Elite League stand together and would like to make it clear any abuse of officials, players and staff will not be tolerated.

In recent months, there have been cases of abuse at all levels of the game and this is totally unacceptable.

Whether it be in an ice rink or online via social media, any cases of abuse will be taken very seriously.

Individual clubs have the power to ban offenders from the rink and cases can be reported to the police.

Our officials, players and staff are the lifeblood of our sport and the governing bodies and leagues in the UK are united in stamping out all forms of abuse.

An EIHA spokesperson said: “Everyone involved in our sport in whatever capacity should feel safe being part of hockey and not subjected to abuse in an arena, rink or online.

“Having all UK organisations coming together shows how serious this is, just as our sport is coming back towards full strength after the past two years, we don’t want other issues forcing people away from hockey.

“We recently made a statement about incidents in junior hockey, it’s starting to show in all parts of the sport and it must stop.”

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