He told The Athletic through a spokesperson earlier this month that “in my time as president of AHAI, there were no reports alleging misconduct by Tom Adrahtas.”. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Hockey president Jim Smith is the subject of two investigations surrounding his tenure as the president of Amateur Hockey Association Illinois. Shelley Looney was re-elected as athlete representative to the executive committee Live. [1] He was re-elected in 2018. Smith is now the president of USA Hockey." USA Hockey spokesman Dave Fischer confirmed Friday that the organization has hired an independent investigator to look into Smith's business dealings The Athletic first reported on the two investigations. We didn't recognize that password reset code. He was unanimously re-elected in 2018. Newspapers Limited, One Yonge Street, 4th floor, Toronto, ON, M5E 1E6. Fischer also said the U.S. Center for SafeSport is investigating allegations that Smith was aware of sexual misconduct by a coach and didn’t take action against him during Smith’s tenure with AHAI. 0:00 / 2:46. Home  The Athletic reported in February that multiple players said Adrahtas had abused them. All Kelleher in this new hockey piece on ESPN. Founded in 1937, USA Hockey is an organization focused on the support and development of grass-roots hockey programs. ADVISORY: This story contains graphic content that may be disturbing for some readers. •. For subscribers, here's the link. Former players who said they were abused by Adrahtas have spoken with a special agent in the Chicago field office of the FBI. NOTES: DeGregorio and longtime USA Hockey President Walter Bush were affirmed by USA Hockey’s Board of Directors as co-chairs of the Board … DeGregorio was honored with a lengthy standing ovation following his closing remarks at the Board  meeting … DeGregorio honored several individual with the President’s Awards throughout the four-day Annual Congress including Michele Amidon, Joe Bonnett, Guy Gosselin, Roger Grillo, Donna Guariglia, Ty Hennes, Casey Jorgensen, Donna Kauffman, Steve Laing, Shelley Looney, Bob Mancini, Dave Margenau, Ken Martel, Lee Meyer, Scott Paluch, and Kenny Rausch … Rich Becker and Dennis Green were elected director emeritus … Jim Dewhirst was affirmed by the Board as chair of the officials section … Joe Bertagna was re-elected as NCAA Director; J.J. O’Connor was re-elected as chair of the disabled section; and Bob Mathson was re-elected chair of the high school section … Julie Chu and Jamie Hagerman Phinney were re-elected as athlete directors, while Craig Conroy, Molly Engstrom, Taylor Lipsett and Freddy Meyer were newly elected as athlete directors. Select as many teams as you like from the leagues below. I'd expect a Smith resignation right about.....NOW. OTHER ELECTION NEWS This includes the fact that AHAI has paid a Smith-owned marketing company almost $2 million dollars over the past 20 years. Rogers Media uses cookies for personalization, to customize its online advertisements, and for other purposes. University of Minnesota, the ONLY organization to have done right in this situation by running Chico out of town forever inside of one season, has an investigation that is ongoing. If the worse kids in camp are from one district....don’t send coaches from that district to poorly coach the good kids from other districts. Katie is the hero to Illinois Youth Hockey families, "AHAI has not responded to questions about its handling of the 2010 letter and. The U.S. Center for SafeSport, which investigates all claims of sexual abuse involving the national governing bodies under the United States Olympic Committee’s purview, has been investigating Adrahtas since 2018. If the #5 state in terms of hockey participation only has 13 D1 freshmen....Don’t put anyone from that state on a national board. Over the last 30 years, Smith has been involved in nearly every facet of the organization, including 28 years as a member of the Youth Council.