Western College in London, Ont., has confirmed it has launched impartial opinions over “considerations referring to the ladies’s hockey program.”

The assertion follows reporting from TSN alleging the opinions are over claims of improper conduct raised towards head coach Candice Moxley and Western’s energy and conditioning coach Jeff Watson.

“The protection of our college students all the time comes first and Western has rigorous processes for reviewing and addressing formal complaints,” Western mentioned in an announcement.

“With the help of an exterior investigator, the college has launched impartial opinions to look carefully at these issues, and to listen to from all impacted events. As all the time, these sorts of opinions are confidential, to respect the privateness of all people concerned.”

A spokesperson with the London Police Service, when requested whether or not it’s concerned in any investigations associated to the ladies’s hockey program, mentioned, “We’ve not acquired any stories.”

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The opinions are the newest in a reckoning over allegations of a poisonous tradition in organized sports activities.

Hockey Canada has confronted intense scrutiny since Might 2022 when it was revealed the group quietly settled a lawsuit after a lady claimed she was sexually assaulted by eight gamers, together with members of the nation’s world junior crew, following a 2018 gala in London, Ont.

The fallout led to revelations about Hockey Canada’s Nationwide Fairness Fund (NEF), which is maintained by registration charges and used to pay for uninsured liabilities, together with sexual assault and abuse claims.

Hockey Canada then introduced members of the 2003 males’s world junior roster have been being investigated for a gaggle sexual assault.

Not one of the allegations have been confirmed in court docket.

— with recordsdata from The Canadian Press’ Gregory Robust.

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