The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OHL) has imposed sanctions on the Niagara IceDogs, since some of its players have violated the league’s rules on prevention, protection, harassment, intimidation and abuse .

The League said in a statement on Thursday afternoon that it had been made aware of the wrongdoing and had acted accordingly.

OHL has engaged a third party to conduct an independent investigation. Over the past seven months, investigators have interviewed “approximately 15 former players, coaches, and staff […]. »

The report ultimately confirmed the allegations, targeting two players in particular: Joshua Rosenzweig and Landon Cato. The findings also showed that the governor, owner and general manager of the team had violated the League’s confidentiality guidelines.

The IceDogs were fined $100,000, they will lose their first-round pick for the 2024 draft, general manager Darren DeDobbelaer is suspended for two seasons, and offending players Joshua Rosenzweig and Landon Cato are banned for life. of the OHL.