GTHL announces results of investigation into parent behaviour at a game incident on October 7, 2023

The Greater Toronto Hockey League announced today the results of an investigation into allegations of misconduct that took place at an Under-12 ‘AAA’ game on Saturday, October 7, 2023.

The investigation focused on an allegation that a spectator accosted another spectator from the opposing team.

As a result of this investigation, the League conducted a hearing Thursday, November 21, 2023 and determined that the conduct of the spectator violated the GTHL’s regulations specific to behaviour. As a result, it was determined the individual be prohibited from attending any GTHL games and/or events for the balance of the 2023-24 season, be required to write a letter of apology to the subject of their behaviour, and that they be on probation for the 2024-25 season. Additionally, prior to the spectator attending games in the 2024-25 season, they would first be required to take the Respect In Sport Parent Program.

The GTHL Board of Directors approved a Sanction Disclosure Policy in November 2023, outlining the types of sanctions the League will publicly disclose. The GTHL is committed to ensuring the safest possible environment for its participants.

About the Greater Toronto Hockey League  

Founded in 1911, the GTHL is a non-profit organization and the largest minor hockey league in the world. The GTHL registers more than 40,000 annual participants in Markham, Mississauga, Toronto, and Vaughan. The purpose of the GTHL is to govern organized hockey for youth within its jurisdiction, and to foster participation that reflects the cultural demographic of the League’s territory while promoting an environment that is welcoming and inclusive for all participants.

For more information, please contact:  

Stephanie Coratti | Senior Manager, Communications and Marketing
Greater Toronto Hockey League

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