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Nelson Leafs Press Release

The Nelson Leafs Hockey Society apologizes to the Beaver Valley
Nighthawks, all Nelson Leafs fans, hockey fans in general and all
member clubs of the KIJHL for the on-ice events of Saturday,
December 31, 2022. As a proud member of the KIJHL the Nelson
Leafs failed to abide by League principles to encourage participation
in hockey in a manner so as to foster clean play and good
sportsmanship. As an organization the Nelson Leafs intend to ensure
that our club is seen as a healthy, competitive and respectable
recreational activity for our players and fans and as a club that
promotes hockey, education and life skills.
The Nelson Leafs Board of Directors have accepted the resignation
of Adam DiBella from his position as head coach. During this
weekend’s three game road trip the team will be under the interim
guidance of Assistant Coach Tyson Soobotin and General Manager
Lance Morey. The Nelson Leafs will be making a decision
concerning the head coaching position in the days to come.
As an organization, the Nelson Leafs accept the decisions of the BC
Hockey Council Department of Player Safety and KIJHL
Commissioner Jeff Dubois (see and will not be appealing any
of those decisions.