B.C. mom questions suspended coach's executive appointment
A Metro Vancouver hockey mom is questioning why a suspended coach was voted the vice president of the city’s minor hockey association.
Temple Anderson says the coach's name was put forward as a nominee at the New Westminster Minor Hockey Association’s annual general meeting.
But Anderson says voters didn’t know the coach had been suspended for a year after getting into a fight with another coach in front of young players.
"This is hockey. This is a kid's sport. This is the example?"
Anderson says the association refuses to clarify why he was eligible for the executive.
"I never asked for his resignation, I never demanded anything," she said. "I simply wanted some sort of resolution."
Given the circumstances, Anderson says, the coach shouldn’t be eligible.
"This person should not have been nominated," she said.
"It's clearly in violation of the Pacific Coast [Amateur Hockey Association] constitution, which we're supposed to follow, and abide by. They can't pick and choose when the rules get followed."
New Westminster Minor Hockey Association president Rob Nasato told CBC News he can't discuss the matter because it's a personnel issue.
But he says the coach was only suspended from coaching, which doesn't prevent him from being on the executive.