Friday Statement from GM Dubas
September 07, 2012
Concerning Andrew Fritsch, Nick Cousins and Mark Petaccio
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"10 days ago, our Hockey Club facilitated Andrew Fritsch, Nick Cousins and Mark Petaccio, with their consent, entering into behavioural wellness program with the intention that once they succesfully completed the program they would be re-integrated back into our team.
We have now received word from the professionals conducting the program that all three young men can rejoin our hockey club and resume their full hockey activity. These players will continue to fulfill various continuing commitments of the wellness program, including continued counselling and measures recommended and required by the wellness program.
As an organization, one of our primary duties is working with each young man who enters our hockey program, through all circumstances, much in the way a parent would with his or her children. Therefore, the hockey club is here to assist all of the young men who play for our team while they are away from their parents and playing in Sault Ste. Marie.
Our club feels for everyone who has had their lives impacted by these allegations, including the alleged victim. We will continue to do everything within our power to appropriately support those for whom our Club has responsibility, and whom with we can appropriatley communicate with given that the legal process is now underway. "