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Updated: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 08:04:17 GMT | By CBC News,

Dalhousie hockey team braces for report on finance gripes

Dalhousie hockey team braces for report on finance gripes

The disciplinary body for university sports is readying its report on the Dalhousie University men’s hockey team after the university blew the whistle over a financial issue involving a handful of players last fall.

The hockey season has been over for months, but the investigation continues into whether players on the team were paid or promised larger-than-allowed payments.

University rules dictate varsity athletes can’t receive a benefit — like a job or a scholarship — worth more than their tuition and student fees combined.

Canadian Interuniversity Sport said it will release its finding in about six weeks.

Neither Dalhousie nor CIS director Tom Huisman would talk about what the investigation found.

“Most of our infractions or compliance issues are related primarily to eligibility issues. This one being an athletic scholarship and awards and benefits issue in itself makes it a bit more complicated,” Huisman said.

Dalhousie University has promised to make that report public.

So far the university has refused to confirm whether the Tiger's team manager and former head coach, Peter Belliveau, was let go last fall because of the alleged infractions.

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