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Varsity hockey at Ottawa U suspended after misconduct allegations

The University of Ottawa men’s hockey team has been suspended for the 2014-15 season following an internal review.

The review came after allegations of a gang sexual assault on a team road trip to Thunder Bay in February, according to 1310News in Ottawa.

The team’s head coach and program manager have been fired.

University president Allan Rock says the coach was not involved in the misconduct, but should have notified authorities about the allegations.

Rock says the university will also put in place new policies and behaviour guidelines for athletes.

The university commissioned its own one-man inquiry into the incidents, but will not release the findings of that probe because police are conducting their own investigation.

The University of Ottawa website says Real Paiement has been coach of the men’s team since 2011.

With files from The Canadian Press