Investigation into minor hockey money ongoing
CORNER BROOK — Following the advice it gave to the Corner Brook Minor Hockey Association, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is not saying anything about its investigation into the organization’s finances. This spring, the association conducted an internal audit into financial irregularities that came to light this past season and which the association publicly alerted the minor hockey community to in March. The findings of the internal audit, conducted by a three-person team appointed by the association, were turned over to the RNC for investigation in May. The minor hockey executive will not discuss the audit results, citing that the RNC directed them not to comment about it publicly while the police investigation unfolds.
The RNC would not provide any update on its investigation when contacted last week, saying only it was still ongoing. The nature of the irregularities or the amount of money in question has never been confirmed, though the City of Corner Brook has said it will help the association come up with a plan to pay off its significant ice time bill with the city’s civic centre.