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St. Joe’s Federation Hockey forfeits remaining 2019-2020 season

Posted at 1:48 PM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 08:50:48-05

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — The St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute Federation Hockey Team is forfeiting the remainder of its season.

The private, all-boys high school school released details on the forfeiture Wednesday afternoon, saying the decision came after an internal investigation by school officials revealed a "significant number" of the Federation hockey team violated the school's Code of Conduct. A statement from St. Joe's says the move is linked to a recent incident that took place off school property and outside of school hours. No specifics about that incident have been released.

"We regret the team’s season must end on this note, but our investigation uncovered that many team players clearly violated our school’s code of conduct; this is unacceptable and there must be consequences. St. Joe’s students are expected to meet our school’s standards of conduct at all times, and in all places, including at all off-campus events,” said St. Joe’s President Christopher Fulco.

Due to student privacy regulations the school leaders say they will decline to comment further.