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Sports Hockey P.E.I. suspends player who ripped league's 'disgraceful' response to racist incident

05:22  08 january  2022
05:22  08 january  2022 Source:   ca.sports.yahoo.com

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The latest incident came just weeks after Hockey PEI was asked to investigate racial incidents during a November tournament involving a young Black player from Nova Scotia. Mark Connors, the player who was targeted by those remarks, has said he thinks Hockey PEI is moving too slowly with its examination of Shortly after the fall season began, three boys were disciplined for the online bullying of a young player . The ringleader in that case was suspended from hockey for a year. Two other cases involving homophobic remarks have resulted in five-game suspensions, according to Cameron.

In Hockey PEI , there was another racial insult incident , this time an anti-Asian remark directed against a Junior B player . Hockey PEI suspended 19-year-old Kensington Vipers for two games on Wednesday. “The person who made the mistake was very remorseful – and continues to be remorseful,” Cameron said. “It doesn’t change the impact of his words on the victim.” Tournament comments are still under investigation. The latest incident comes just weeks after the Hockey PEI was asked to investigate racially motivated incidents during the November tournament involving a young

A 'Junior B' hockey player from Prince Edward Island has been suspended indefinitely after he criticized league officials on Facebook for their handling of a racist, in-game incident.

A junior hockey player in P.E.I. who blasted league officials on Facebook for their response to a racial slur has been suspended indefinitely. (Getty) A junior hockey player in P.E.I. who blasted league officials on Facebook for their response to a racial slur has been suspended indefinitely. (Getty)

In the Jan. 5 post, 20-year-old Keegan Mitchell criticized Hockey P.E.I.’s response, saying the perpetrator, who was handed a two-game suspension, deserved a much harsher penalty for hurling an anti-Asian slur at one of his teammates.

“For those of you who know me personally or through hockey, I am almost absolutely certain you recognize me as someone who always stands up for themselves, but more importantly for my friends and teammates,” Mitchell wrote.

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PEI Hockey has a further incident on its fingers involving racial slurs, this time an anti-Asian remark aimed at a Junior B-degree player . On Wednesday, PEI Hockey issued a two-sport suspension to a 19-yr-previous member of the Kensington Vipers. The most recent incident arrived just months following Hockey PEI was questioned to look into racial incidents during a November tournament involving a youthful black participant from Nova Scotia. Mark Connors, the player who was qualified by those people remarks, mentioned he thinks Hockey PEI is moving also slowly but surely with the

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia minor league hockey player who was the target of alleged racist abuse at a tournament in Charlottetown last month said Thursday he has been heartened by an outpouring of support that included a handwritten letter from Prince Edward Island' s premier. Connors' father, Wayne Connors, said in an interview Thursday that after he wrote to inform P . E . I . Premier Dennis King of the incident , the premier sent his son a letter of apology. " I am sickened and sincerely disappointed to hear the treatment and verbal, racial assault you were victimized with during your hockey weekend

Mitchell said he received the exact same penalty for a slashing call in that same game.

“If Hockey P.E.I. took these scenarios as seriously as they say they do, this player would have been suspended appropriately," he wrote. "So, my question is when is Hockey PEI going to start taking ALL racist slurs and comments on the ice into consideration for appropriate penalization? A 2 game suspension for a racist slur is absolutely disgraceful. Finally, Hockey PEI when are you going to wake up and realize that this pitiful suspension is making our whole community look racist?”

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The anti-Asian incident occurred in mid-December in a game between the Kensington Vipers and Sherwood Metros, according to the CBC. After a written complaint from the victim, the author of the slur, a 19-year-old member of the Vipers, received a two-game suspension for his actions.

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HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia minor league hockey player who was the target of alleged racist abuse at a tournament in Charlottetown last month said Thursday he has been heartened by an outpouring of support that included a handwritten letter from Prince Edward Island' s premier. Connors' father, Wayne Connors, said in an interview Thursday that after he wrote to inform P . E . I . Premier Dennis King of the incident , the premier sent his son a letter of apology. " I am sickened and sincerely disappointed to hear the treatment and verbal, racial assault you were victimized with during your hockey weekend

According to the National Hockey League , the first organized professional hockey league in North America was the Coloured Hockey League in 1895. All players were Black, and the league lasted till 1930. "That right there kind of sums it up, as some people don't even know the history," McKinnon said. Another former hockey player on P . E . I ., Marco Thorne, said he was saddened — and not surprised — by the latest incident of racism . "A lot of people have disbelief. I kind of thought, here we go again," he said. Thorne said he is pleased to see the support for Mark Connors via social media

On Thursday, Mitchell shared a letter he received from the province's governing hockey body, notifying him of the suspension for "violating the league’s social media policy by publicly criticizing officials and Hockey P.E.I."

The letter, sent by the chair of Hockey P.E.I.’s discipline and ethics committee, Mike Hammill, reads in part that the committee found Mitchell “a member not in good standing,” meaning he is "suspended from all activities sanctioned by the governing body for hockey in the province," according to The Canadian Press.

Mitchell can now appeal his suspension, and says he plans to do that while adding he also intends on remaining vocal about the incident and racism in hockey in general.

“I’m not just going to let this go,” he said. “If I don’t ever play hockey again, that’s fine by me, because I’m going to fight this until it’s right.”

Hockey P.E.I. did not respond to a request for comment on Friday, according to CP.

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