Acadie-Chaleur Senior Hockey League implements tolerance policy for hate-speech

The Acadie-Chaleur Senior Hockey League is fed up racist behaviour at its games and has come out with a zero tolerance policy.

The move is a result of a complaint that was filed with the league after several hockey fans recently hurled racial comments at the league's Aboriginal players in Tracadie, Neguac, and Caraquet.

The league says it wants to ensure players, their families, and fans can enjoy the sport in a safe environment and that teams will need to tighten security at their individual rinks.

It says a directive has already been given to officials to interrupt the game and expel anybody breaking the policy.

The league says it will continue to promote a hate-free climate during its events while encouraging young New Brunswickers to evolve within their sport.