Dalhousie upholds suspension of hockey hazers

Dalhousie University's athletics department logo, the Tiger.

Dalhousie University's athletics department logo, the Tiger.

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:25 PM ET

Dalhousie University's women's hockey team will not be allowed back on the ice this season after the president of the university upheld their suspension on Wednesday.

The school benched the squad on Jan. 4 after an investigation into alleged hazing at an off-campus rookie initiation party.

The parents of one of the victims brought the hazing ritual to the attention of the Halifax school.

School spokesman Charles Crosby had called it "a case of bullying" and hinted it went further, involving "excessive drinking, humiliation and intimidation."

The school sacked all the team captains and suspended all the players -- except the first-years -- for the rest of 2012-13, effectively wiping out the season.

Members of the Dalhousie Tigers said the newbies were sent on a scavenger hunt to suss out sardines, hot peppers and whipped cream and later ate their trove, but nobody was forced to do it.

The team said they are sorry "for any mistakes" made at the part


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