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Published February 12, 2014, 05:53 PM

Parent brawl at West Fargo youth hockey tournament sparks change in Winnipeg Youth Hockey

Winnipeg, Manitoba (WDAY TV) - The governing body of hockey in Winnipeg is making it mandatory for parents to take a course called "Respect in Sports."

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Winnipeg, Manitoba (WDAY TV) - The governing body of hockey in Winnipeg is making it mandatory for parents to take a course called "Respect in Sports."

It's a program designed to prevent parents from screaming at refs, coaches and players. Just last weekend some Winnipeg parents and coaches got into a fight in the locker room of a tournament in West Fargo.

Executive Director Monte Miller says the organization is speaking with the local associations involved in the altercation. Hockey Winnipeg has been considering the program for a year, because of an increase in confrontations.

Monte Miller – Executive Director, Hockey Winnipeg: β€œIt's a growth program. Everything's going to grow from here. Do we have parent-sort of-liaisons that, you know, wear the red armband, and patrol the rinks? I don't know.”

Miller says Hockey Winnipeg is investigating the West Fargo incident.

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