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CHL announces review to look into league policies on hazing, bullying

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The Canadian Hockey League has appointed an Independent Review Panel to look into the current policies and practices that relate to hazing, abuse, harassment and bullying.

The panel will be chaired by former New Brunswick Premier, Camille Thériault and will also include former NHLer Sheldon Kennedy.

CHL President Dan MacKenzie says this independent panel will review the effectiveness of current policies, player experience programs and procedures for reporting off-ice misconduct. “The CHL is committed to the 1,400 young men who play in our league and the protection of our players has been and will always be our primary concern.”

The review stems from recent allegations of abuse contained in a class action lawsuit. It was filed by Garret Taylor, a former player on the 2008-09 Lethbridge Hurricanes and former NHLer Daniel Carcillo.

The goal is to have the panel report completed in time for the start the upcoming season.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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