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Kevin Weekes Takes A Stance Against The GTHL

from Rick Westhead of TSN,

A former NHL goalie who now works as a broadcaster for the NHL Network, says he won’t reference the Greater Toronto Hockey League on television again until the amateur league begins disclosing statistics about how often players are penalized for making racial slurs.

“I’m not mentioning the GTHL on the air if I can help it until there is reform,” Kevin Weekes said in an interview on Saturday with TSN. “I’m on TV almost 200 days a year, on four different shows on the league network. I like to give credit both to players and to the organizations that help develop them.

“I talk about a player’s time in the GTHL and that’s a free commercial for them. At this point, I’m not as proud to say I played in the GTHL. I’m not here to aid and abet. I won’t be complicit.”

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