Hockey Canada interim president Andrea Skinner resigns

Hockey Canada Board Interim Chair Andrea Skinner is pictured on ParlVU as a virtual witness before the House of Representatives Canadian Heritage Committee on October 4, 2022 in Parliament Hill, Ottawa. (The Canadian Press / Sean Kilpatrick)

Hockey Canada has confirmed that interim chairman of the organization’s board of directors, Andrea Skinner, has submitted his resignation.

Skinner assumed the role in August after former chairman Michael Brindamore stepped down.

Skinner volunteered on the Board of Hockey Canada in November 2020.

Hockey Canada has been out of action since May after it emerged that an undisclosed settlement was paid to a woman who alleged she had been sexually assaulted by eight players after the 2018 gala in London, Ontario. It has undergone rigorous scrutiny. The woman claimed she filed a $3.55 million lawsuit and that the assault involved a member of the country’s world junior team.

Allegations of gang sexual assault involving the 2003 World Junior Team surfaced in July.

Neither claim has been proven in court.

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