A team in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League is apologizing for what it calls a misunderstanding with the family of a transgender girl that hosts hockey players in their home.
Ellenor Kormos told the Regina Leader Post she had been removed from the Melville Millionaires billet program after a player objected to living in the same house as Kormos’s transgender granddaughter.
Kormos told the newspaper the family had been up front about the situation before the player moved in.
The Melville Millionaires says at no point did the team ever imply or determine that the family was an unfit billet host.
The hockey club says there was a misunderstanding and Kormos is still on the list as a potential billet host for another player who may join the team.
The team calls it a serious matter and says it’s working with an organization called Moose Jaw Pride to help better handle the issue in the future.
(The Canadian Press)