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Safe Sport Program

USA Hockey Safe Sport Program and Kent Valley Hockey

Kent Valley Hockey Association (KVHA) and the Kent Valley Ice Centre (KVIC) subscribe to the philosophies of USA Hockey's Safe Sport Program.  

We urge all participants in KVHA's youth hockey program to become familiar with the Safe Sport Program and its principles.  

KVHA's Safe Sport Representative is Harry Smith. If you have any questions regarding USA Hockey's SafeSport Program you can reach Harry via email at


USA Hockey Safe Sport Program

The safety of its participants is of paramount importance to USA Hockey.  USA Hockey Safe Sport is the organization's program related to off-ice safety.

USA Hockey has long had systems in place to protect its participants from physical abuse, sexual abuse and other types of abuse and misconduct that can be harmful to youth hockey players and other participants.  These include without limitation Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Screening, Locker Room Supervision and Hazing Policies, in addition to Codes of Conduct applicable to administrators, coaches, officials, parents, players and spectators.  The USA Hockey Safe Sport Handbook is intended to update and collect USA Hockey’s various policies to protect its participants from all types of misconduct and abuse.