Swift Current Broncos release trainer following 'pattern of demeaning and derogatory comments'

Kevin Leblanc sharpening a skate in this image from October 2016. Leblanc was released from his position as Head Athletic Trainer and Equipment Manager for the Swift Current Broncos on December 2, 2019.

The Swift Current Broncos announced they have released Head Athletic Trainer and Equipment Manager Jamie Leblanc due to a “Recent pattern of demeaning and derogatory comments, threatening behaviour and unprofessional conduct.”

The team tweeted the announcement on Monday morning.

Please refer to the attached message from the Swift Current Broncos Hockey Club pic.twitter.com/T8ELV84mCY

— Swift Current Broncos (@SCBroncos) December 2, 2019

The team said their goal is to announce a new Trainer and Equipment Manager in the coming days.

The Broncos said they will not be making any further comments because this is a personnel-related issue.

Leblanc had been with the team since 2001.