The WHL introduced Wednesday afternoon that Kevin Constantine is suspended indefinitely after an investigation discovered he made “derogatory feedback of a discriminatory nature.”
Constantine is Wenatchee Wild’s first coach for the reason that WHL franchise relocated from Winnipeg over the summer season, however the workforce will now should search for a substitute. Constantine should formally apply for reinstatement to the WHL commissioner if he needs to return to teaching within the league, however he will not be eligible for that chance till July 2025 on the earliest.
The 64-year-old was initially suspended on Sept. 24 pending the results of an unbiased investigation after the league’s unbiased reporting channel acquired a criticism about his conduct. It was decided by means of this investigation that Constantine violated the WHL standard of conduct policies, which features a regulation that “any derogatory remark made by a participant or membership official on or off the ice shall be topic to disciplinary motion.”
The WHL introduced at this time Wenatchee Wild Head Coach Kevin Constantine has been suspended indefinitely, after it was decided by means of an unbiased investigation he violated the WHL Customary of Conduct insurance policies.
— The WHL (@TheWHL) October 4, 2023
“The WHL holds our gamers and workers to a really excessive normal of conduct always,” WHL commissioner Ron Robison mentioned in an announcement. “We now have intensive programming which emphasizes the significance of at all times treating gamers and workers in a respectful method, and there’s a zero tolerance for any feedback of a derogatory nature.”
Within the WHL’s assertion, the league “stays absolutely dedicated to persevering with to supply industry-leading respect schooling and coaching by means of the WHL Respect in Hockey program, which is obligatory for all gamers and workers.”
Constantine has coached for 16 totally different groups in 12 totally different leagues since he started in 1985. Concerning the WHL, he coached the Everett Silvertips from 2003 to 2007 and once more from 2013 to 2017. He additionally has NHL expertise as a head coach between 1993 and 2002, working for the San Jose Sharks, Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils.
The Wenatchee Wild are 1-3-1 to start out their inaugural season as a WHL franchise following seven seasons within the Jr. A British Columbia League. Situated roughly a two-and-a-half- to three-hour drive east of Seattle, the Wild grew to become the sixth workforce within the league’s U.S. Division.
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