Eagles sanctioned for COVID-19 policy violations

The Kootenay International Hockey League has announced that the Sicamous Eagles have been sanctioned for violations under the league’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

The sanctions stem from the participation of an Eagles player in team activities, including KIJHL regular season games, at a time when they did not meet the KIJHL’s requirement of being fully vaccinated.

In addition to a fine levied against the Sicamous Eagles organization, general manager Ron Sleeman has been suspended for a period of 45 days and head coach Gerald Bouchard has been suspended for a total of 8 games. Sleeman will be eligible to resume his duties on January 23rd, while Bouchard may return behind the bench when the Eagles host the Chase Heat on January 14th.

The KIJHL will make no further comment on this matter.