An affidavit filed in an Ontario court case suggests Hockey Canada has maintained a fund to pay for uninsured liabilities, including sexual abuse claims.
The detail is included in a July 2021 affidavit sworn by Glen McCurdie, who was then Hockey Canada's vice-president of insurance and risk management, as part of a lawsuit launched by an injured player in Ontario.
Hockey Canada did not immediately respond to an email from The Canadian Press requesting comment on McCurdie's affidavit.
The sport's national body has been under intense scrutiny since news of an alleged sexual assault following a 2018 gala in London, Ont., involving eight unidentified players - including members of that year's world junior team - and subsequent settlement broke in May. None of the allegations have been proven in court.