STATEMENT: SIH release statement regarding Kirkcaldy Kestrels

STATEMENT: SIH release statement regarding Kirkcaldy Kestrels

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SCOTTISH Ice Hockey have announced no further action will be taken from their side following the alleged events that took place in last week’s Challenge match between Whitley Warriors and Kirkcaldy Kestrels.

The match was abandoned after 31 minutes and while the EIHA are continuing their investigation, SIH have spoken to the Kestrels and decided no further action will be taken.

SIH Chairman David Hand said: “After discussions with the Kestrels and the parties involved, we have decided to draw a line under what happened and move on.

“We want to thank the EIHA for conducting the investigation and keeping us in the loop throughout the process, but from our point of view, the matter is concluded.

“I especially want to thank Ken Taggart at the EIHA, who I have spoken to on numerous occasions and has dealt with everything in a rapid and professional manner.

“To that end, any accused parties will face no further action and will be eligible to play in their next game.”

Kirkcaldy Kestrels chairperson Edith Page added: “Kirkcaldy Ice Hockey Club wish to affirm their support for the coaches and management of Kirkcaldy Kestrels in removing their players from the ice to ensure the safety of the players.

“The club would also to thank SIH UK, especially chairman David Hand for his assistance in resolving the situation.

“As far as the club is concerned the matter is now considered closed and we are looking forward to starting our season with an Autumn Cup game this Sunday against Dundee Comets.”

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