Former members of the Clarenville Area Minor Hockey Association executive have released an explanation about why the entire group resigned at the same time.
The story started when a parent allegedly provided new, personalized jerseys for their child's team.
CAMHA said this action was against the group's policy, and all donations to the association must be approved by the executive and benefit the group as a whole.
A press release from the group stated it was at this point that two of its members were "targeted with intimidating behaviour."
According to the statement, "part of [the parent's] campaign included the threat of not paying the respective fees. Again, a general executive email was sent to all divisions in our program advising that fees were due and the consequence of not complying."
It said the parent's response to the email was unfavourable, which resulted in the child's removal from the league.
The CAMHA executive said it received a letter of apology from the parent, as well as a letter advising that a meeting between the parties involved and their lawyer was arranged for Feb. 23.
"It was at that time, the executive felt that bullying and intimidating behaviour of this person was not going to end and as volunteers we were not willing to endure this any longer," the statement read.
It was at that point that the members resigned en masse.
Jack Lee, president of Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador, said on Thursday that HNL had to step in to ensure the 350 children in the CAMHA league were able to continue to play.