Hockey Calgary president resigns
Published Monday, September 24, 2012 12:18PM MDT
Last Updated Monday, September 24, 2012 6:57PM MDT
The president of Hockey Calgary has resigned over comments that he made on a personal blog calling people who favoured body checking “morons”.
Todd Millar says that he is unable to continue as head of the minor hockey group because of the choice of words he used in a controversial blog.
In the blog, Millar used the word “moron” 14 times.
He says his comments were his personal thoughts and were meant to be private.
However, those same comments have since circulated among parents in the city.
Millar served as a volunteer with Hockey Calgary for the past seven years.
Hockey Calgary released a statement on Millar's resignation on Monday saying:
Todd Millar has resigned from his volunteer position as President of Hockey Calgary. Hockey Calgary is grateful for Millar’s seven years of volunteer contributions to the organization and wish him success in the future.
The Hockey Calgary Board of Directors will move forward in finding the successor to the vacant President’s role.
Body checking is still allowed in peewee hockey but that could change if larger organizations like Hockey Canada get on board with the idea of removing it at that level.