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Safesport centralized disciplinary database

Post by greybeard58 » Sat Oct 09, 2021 9:57 pm

For those of you who do not read the girls site I have added here.

Centralized Disciplinary Database

Last Updated: 09/28/2021 10:50:36 CDT

The U.S. Center for SafeSport’s Centralized Disciplinary Database is a resource designed to keep the public informed when individuals connected with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movements are either subject to certain temporary restrictions pending investigation by the Center or are subject to certain sanctions after an investigation found them in violation of the SafeSport Code. The database also contains certain eligibility decisions made by the National Governing Bodies (NGB), their Local Affiliated Organizations (LAO), or the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), including those rendered prior to the establishment of the Center.

Users can search the database by Name, City, State, and/or Sport Affiliation(s). Enter as much (or as little) information as you know. Search results will include the Participant’s Name, City, State, Sport Affiliation(s), Decision Date, Misconduct, and Action Taken.

Learn more about the types of records published and the information included within the Centralized Disciplinary Database.

Read about the types of misconduct handled by the NGBs, LAOs, and USOPC, and what’s included in the Centralized Disciplinary Database.

IMPORTANT: By accessing and using the Centralized Disciplinary Database, you agree to accept the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s Terms and Conditions.

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Re: Safesport centralized disciplinary database

Post by greybeard58 » Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:00 pm

USA Hockey president Jim Smith won't run for re-election

Though Smith is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, USA Hockey is a defendant and the complaint alleges that Smith and others within USA Hockey and AHAI (Illinois’ amateur hockey state governing body) were told about the coach’s sexual misconduct and did not report the allegations to law enforcement or investigate the matter.

Smith has denied he was aware of any sexual misconduct allegations while president of AHAI.

Following a series of articles on the abuse allegations last year, the U.S. Center for SafeSport initiated a probe into Smith and others within AHAI. In the wake of the lawsuit filed last week, a USA Hockey spokesperson said in a statement about the status of the probe: “The notice closing the matter contained no negative findings or conclusions related to Jim Smith or any of the AHAI representatives alleged to have knowledge and that no action would be taken.”

However, a SafeSport spokesperson took issue with the organization’s representation of the matter, telling The Athletic: “It’s misleading to suggest that an administrative closure means that the center conducted an investigation and found no wrongdoing. It’s an action, without findings, that allows the center to revisit a matter should additional information be made available.”

Smith wrote in the Thursday email: "And while after two lengthy investigations my name has been cleared from unfounded allegations, for USA Hockey to move forward, I feel it is best to do so with a new president."

Smith’s surprise decision not to run for re-election comes on the heels of a tumultuous week at the organization’s headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo. A number of high-profile staffers were let go for what employees were told were budgetary reasons. They included U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer Lou Vairo, the director of special projects, Kenny Rausch, director of youth hockey and the American development model manager, and Kevin McLaughlin, the assistant executive director of hockey development.

Vairo, who has served in that role since 1992, is also a 2000 Lester Patrick Award winner; he served as an assistant on two Olympic coaching staffs, in 1984 and 2002, and he coached multiple national teams for the U.S. Rausch and McLaughlin ran the youth hockey department within the organization and were seen as critical to the oversight of the American development model; Rausch joined USA Hockey in 2009 and McLaughlin had been with the organization since 1997, serving in a variety of roles.

Ron DeGregorio also confirmed that he will be vacating his position as chairman of the board.

“It’s true that I declined being placed on the ballot for chairman even though I am the only person that meets the criteria to serve as chairman,” DeGregorio wrote in an email to The Athletic on Tuesday. “I made that decision several months ago. I’ll be 75 in September and am dialing back my involvement, including finishing my term on IIHF Council in September and also my role on the board of directors for the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto at the end of this year.”

DeGregorio said his decision predated the recent personnel decisions and his intent “is to continue to help with USAH’s goaltender development program and be available to USAH leaders with consultation requiring my institutional knowledge as they wish.”

Smith and USA Hockey could not be immediately reached for comment.

USA Hockey president Jim Smith won't run for re-election
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Though USA Hockey requires background checks for coaches, the organization did not contact his previous employer

Post by greybeard58 » Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:03 pm

Though USA Hockey requires background checks for coaches, the organization did not contact his previous employer

Approximately five months after leaving the Chicago Blackhawks amid sexual assault allegations in June 2010, Brad Aldrich joined USA Hockey as a video coach for the U.S. Women’s National Program, prompting questions about how thoroughly the organization vetted him before his hire.

Though USA Hockey requires background checks for coaches, the organization did not contact his previous employer to check his references or inquire about the nature of his exit.

“We have no records/knowledge of anyone from USA Hockey calling the Blackhawks for references of Brad Aldrich,” USA Hockey said in an email in response to a number of questions about his employment history with the organization.

Aldrich worked as a video coach for the Women’s National Program beginning in November 2010, according to a resume obtained via a public records request, traveling overseas to Sweden with the Women’s U-18 team in 2011.

When asked to detail the organization’s hiring practices, spokesperson Dave Fischer said: “The staff that support our national teams are comprised through input from those involved in the hockey community. They are not employees of USA Hockey, outside those that work for the organization full-time and may support our teams.”

Aldrich left the Blackhawks in June 2010 when he was confronted with the specter of an investigation stemming from allegations that he sexually assaulted a player who was with the team practicing as a Black Ace during the club’s 2010 postseason run. That player, who filed a lawsuit against the club in May as John Doe, has since come forward publicly as Kyle Beach.

In an emotional interview Wednesday night, Beach detailed how he disclosed that Aldrich had sexually assaulted him and used his position of authority to threaten him.

A report performed by Jenner & Block in the wake of Beach’s lawsuit revealed that several members of the Chicago Blackhawks senior leadership team were informed of the allegations and did not take proper action. This week, Stan Bowman and senior vice president Al MacIsaac stepped down from their roles with the organization; Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville, who in 2010 was coach of the Blackhawks and also in attendance for that meeting, resigned on Thursday.

NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr is also facing intense scrutiny after the Jenner & Block investigation found he was also told of Beach's allegations.

According to new reporting by TSN on Friday, Beach’s agent in 2010, Ross Gurney, called Fehr to ask that he inform USA Hockey about what his client had reported.

“My purpose in calling the PA was to get a warning to USA Hockey,” Gurney told TSN. “That is what I was directed to do by Kyle.”

According to TSN, Beach was connected with Dr. Brian Shaw, who works with the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program as a psychologist and program administrator.

“Dr. Shaw told me [during a phone call] he would handle it and make sure that Team USA was aware that Brad Aldrich is a sexual predator,” Beach said, according to TSN. "After that one conversation, the NHLPA cut me loose. I never heard from them again.”

Dr. Shaw told TSN, “I want to be clear about memory bias and I have feelings of wanting to be fair and supportive of Kyle. I’m not going to say anything else.”

USA Hockey said it has not received any reports or complaints about Aldrich.

Aldrich had previously worked for USA Hockey, with the U.S. men’s Olympic team in 2010, and according to rosters available online, he also worked as a player development camp coach for the boys select 14 team in 2008.

USA Hockey said that general counsel Casey Jorgensen participated in the Jenner & Block investigation.

Brad Aldrich joined USA Hockey as video coach 5 months after leaving Blackhawks
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"Do you believe in miracles? No! USA Hockey is an embarrassment"

Post by greybeard58 » Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:34 am

"Do you believe in miracles? No! USA Hockey is an embarrassment"

You would think that after the year they’ve had — after the past couple of weeks they’ve had — USA Hockey would want to steer clear of anything remotely controversial. The organization could cynically circle the wagons or engage in some reflection about its place in the sport’s toxic culture, but USA Hockey needed a moment out of the spotlight after all this.

There’s the Thomas “Chico” Adrahtas case. There’s USA Hockey’s role in the Brad Aldrich scandal, including Stan Bowman being allowed to resign as GM of the 2022 Olympic team rather than being fired, plus Bill Guerin being Bowman’s most likely successor. And there’s still the fact that USA Hockey’s assistant executive director for hockey operations is John Vanbiesbrouck, the former goalie and noted racial slur user.

And, of course, it was just last month when USA Hockey announced the first three players for the men’s Olympic team: accused rapist Patrick Kane, public creepazoid Auston Matthews, and Candace Owens fan Seth Jones. Kane was never charged and denied any wrongdoing. A hat trick of yikes.

Could USA Hockey have known on Wednesday, when it announced a sponsorship deal with Pink Whitney vodka, that the libation’s namesake, Ryan Whitney, would go on Twitter on Thursday and defend Dave Portnoy amid the Barstool Sports founder being accused by multiple women of sexual assault? (And to be clear, even if the women aren’t pressing charges or phrasing it as such, the nonconsensual acts they’ve alleged would constitute sexual assault.) Portnoy has denied any wrongdoing.

Surely not, but all of Barstool’s misogynist and racist past was there already, as well as the sleazy site’s affiliation with Whitney and his gimmick booze. At best, doing a sponsorship deal with Pink Whitney would have been a signal that USA Hockey seemingly continues not to care about any of the concerns of anyone who’s not a cisgender heterosexual white man. At worst, there’s the face of the national hockey team’s new sponsor not only proclaiming what a great guy Portnoy is, but having a laugh about his height in that moment.

You might not have been able to see it playing out that way, but it was absolutely a case of playing with fire and getting burned. USA Hockey already spends enough time undercutting any kind of positive social messaging it might want to put out through its actions… or rather, inactions, like waiting for Bowman to resign and continuing to keep Vanbiesbrouck in power. What benefit was there, other than a few bucks that could have been secured with any other company’s sponsorship, in positioning USA Hockey with a Barstool podcaster?

It’s not even like there’s some kind of great record of success here that could make someone say, well, USA Hockey is repugnant socially, but they do get results. They suck off the ice and they suck on the ice. Since winning gold at Lake Placid in 1980, the United States men’s hockey team has as many eighth-place finishes, and as many five-goal capitulations in bronze medal games at the Olympics, as it does Olympic medals: two of each.

This is not the leadership that American hockey needs, in any way, shape, or form. USA Hockey has shown repeatedly that it is rotten to the core, and now it has shown it has no real interest in doing anything about it. It might be just a couple of months until the Olympics, but it’s time to burn it all down and start from scratch. You could hardly do any worse than the trash pile that currently represents this country in the sport.

Do you believe in miracles? No! USA Hockey is an embarrassment
Team is trash on and off the ice and can barely go two days without another black eye
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Updated as of 11/8 including local twin cities coach

Post by greybeard58 » Mon Nov 08, 2021 5:07 pm

Updated as of 11/8 including local twin cities coach

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USA Hockey to contact families whose children attended camp staffed by Aldrich

Post by greybeard58 » Tue Nov 09, 2021 1:23 pm

USA Hockey to contact families whose children attended camp staffed by Aldrich

USA Hockey is planning to contact the families of players who attended development camps and training sessions staffed by former Chicago Blackhawks video coach Brad Aldrich, a spokesman said, after TSN asked the governing body for U.S. amateur hockey about Aldrich’s role at a week-long hockey camp in 2008.

Aldrich was one of the U-14 coaches at a USA Hockey camp in Rochester, NY, that ran July 12-18, 2008. The camp had about 100 attendees who stayed with coaches in a dormitory, said a person familiar with the matter.

“We are in the process of collecting the contact information for all of the family members of players who attended camps where Brad Aldrich coached,” USA Hockey spokesman Dave Fischer said in a brief phone interview.

Fischer said the federation plans to advise families about how they can go about making abuse reports and what counselling services are available to them. He did not respond to a follow-up question by email about why USA Hockey did not contact families after Aldrich was convicted of sexually assaulting a teenager in 2014.

Aldrich was allowed to resign from the Blackhawks in the summer of 2010 after two seasons as a video coach with the NHL team after Kyle Beach reported to Blackhawks management that he had been sexually assaulted by Aldrich.

Aldrich moved on to work in the hockey department at Miami University in 2012, where he allegedly assaulted two men, according to a recent independent investigation commissioned by the school.

In 2013, he pleaded guilty of fourth degree criminal sexual conduct involving a minor and later was sentenced to nine months in jail and 60 months’ probation for abusing a then-16-year-old high school hockey player in Houghton, Mich.
Aldrich worked as a video coordinator for the University of Notre Dame’s hockey program from 2006-08.

He started working for USA Hockey’s national development camps in 2005 as a coach for the U-14, U-15 and U-17 programs, according to a resume Aldrich provided Miami University in 2012.

USA Hockey to contact families whose children attended camp staffed by Aldrich
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Re: Safesport centralized disciplinary database

Post by O-townClown » Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:11 pm

Thanks for sharing. The saga is hard to comprehend. Chicago Blackhawks leaders protected the most expendable person imaginable and it's difficult to understand why.
Be kind. Rewind.


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updated as of 11/22

Post by greybeard58 » Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:29 pm

Another Minn coach makes this database

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Post by greybeard58 » Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:57 pm

Updated, another Minnesota Hockey coach listed as of 12/1/2021

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Re: Safesport centralized disciplinary database

Post by greybeard58 » Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:52 pm

Updated again and another Minnesota coach has made the list

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Updated 1 from Mn and 1 from Wis. as of 12/13

Post by greybeard58 » Mon Dec 13, 2021 10:52 pm

Updated 1 from Mn and 1 from Wis. as of 12/13
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Updated another Minnesota person as of 12/29/21

Post by greybeard58 » Thu Dec 30, 2021 7:41 pm

Updated another Minnesota person as of 12/29/21

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Re: Safesport centralized disciplinary database

Post by greybeard58 » Mon Feb 07, 2022 2:24 pm

Coach from New Richmond Wis. close enough to Mn to be aware.

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U.S. Center for SafeSport reports USA Hockey to Congress

Post by greybeard58 » Fri Feb 11, 2022 6:52 pm

U.S. Center for SafeSport reports USA Hockey to Congress for potential interference in investigation

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley sent a letter Friday to USA Hockey concerning the national governing body’s “cooperation” and “compliance” with the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s policies and investigations. The U.S. Center for SafeSport investigates claims of sexual misconduct within the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee’s purview.

In the letter, addressed to USA Hockey executive director Pat Kelleher and president Mike Trimboli, Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, reminded USA Hockey of their legal obligations under the Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athletes Act of 2020, which requires national governing bodies to protect athletes from sexual abuse; under the law, NGBs also have the duty to immediately report any “reasonable suspicion” of child abuse to both law enforcement and the Center.

“As the Nassar case exemplifies, inaction may lead to many more victims being harmed, which would be intolerable,” Grassley wrote, referencing the case of Larry Nassar, who sexually abused hundreds of young female gymnasts.

The law referenced by Grassley requires the U.S. Center for SafeSport to report to Congress within 72 hours “any attempt to interfere in or influence the outcome of an investigation” by a national governing body. The U.S. Center for SafeSport reported USA Hockey earlier this week, multiple sources confirmed to The Athletic.

It is not immediately clear the nature of the investigation being conducted by the U.S. Center for SafeSport. A spokesperson for the Center declined to comment on the investigation, citing the Center’s policy for ongoing probes. USA Hockey was not immediately available for comment.

Previously, the U.S. Center for Safesport reported to Congress that USA Badminton had potentially run afoul of the law based on allegations that it was discouraging reporting of sexual misconduct, encouraging concealment and destruction evidence on the subject and refusing to cooperate with the Center’s investigation, according to a letter published by Grassley’s office in October 2021.

In that case, Grassley’s office warned USA Badminton officials of its legal obligations and also advised that Grassley had alerted the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the concerns.

USA Hockey has come under scrutiny for how it handled allegations of sexual misconduct. Former USA Hockey president Jim Smith was investigated by the U.S. Center for SafeSport because of allegations he mishandled claims of sexual abuse involving former prominent Chicago-area youth and college hockey coach Thomas “Chico” Adrahtas. The matter was closed by SafeSport, but Smith later announced he would not seek re-election, referencing these allegations and telling members of the need to be “totally united as we move forward.”

USA Hockey is a co-defendant in a May 2021 federal lawsuit brought by victims of Adrahtas. The complaint alleges that Smith and others within USA Hockey and AHAI (Illinois’ amateur hockey state governing body) were told about the coach’s sexual misconduct and did not report the allegations to law enforcement or investigate the matter. USA Hockey filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit in September, asking the court to dismiss the complaint for failure to state a claim.

U.S. Center for SafeSport reports USA Hockey to Congress for potential interference in investigation: Sources
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Safesport centralized disciplinary database updated 2/23/22

Post by greybeard58 » Wed Feb 23, 2022 3:55 pm

Another update northern metro area coach

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Re: Safesport centralized disciplinary database updated 5/12/22

Post by greybeard58 » Thu May 12, 2022 1:15 pm

For those who travel into Wisconsin for training or camps new addition
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