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Corner Brook Minor Hockey says coach not suspended, but asked to stay away from team during investigation

Jamie Brake is shown recently in a familiar location — a hockey rink, specifically the Corner Brook Civic Centre in this case.
Jamie Brake is shown recently in a familiar location — a hockey rink, specifically the Corner Brook Civic Centre in this case. - Chris Quigley

The Corner Brook Royals bantam all-star team will compete for a provincial championship without its head coach.

Coach Jamie Brake will not be behind the bench for the team’s provincial tournament in Paradise during the latter part of Easter Week.

The Corner Brook Minor Hockey Association would not do an interview, but confirmed Brake has been asked to stay away from the team, pending the outcome of an investigation into an incident March 5.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said it is still actively investigating the incident, which police said involved an altercation between two people on the civic centre parking lot.

No charges against either of those involved has yet to be filed.

The hockey association said it has not suspended Brake, but has asked that both he and the other person involved in the incident — a parent — stay away from the team while the police investigation is ongoing.

The Star tried to contact Brake, who is also mayor of the town of Meadows, for comment but has been unable to reach him.

The coaching duties for the tournament will be handled by an assistant coach.

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