OHL officials are reportedly looking into a situation after North Bay Battalion player allegedly became the target of an anti-Russian slur this week, TSN's Rick Westhead reported on Friday.
While the Battalion player was not named confirmed, the team has two Russian players: Matvey Petrov and Alexander Lukin. Agent Dan Milstein later confirmed that the player is a client of his.
Westhead reported that North Bay GM Adam Dennis said the league is investigating the situation. The league, nor the teams involved, have not released a statement.
UPDATE, MARCH 8:
The OHL released a statement on Tuesday:
Following a game between North Bay and Sudbury on Thursday March 3, 2022, it was alleged that inappropriate comments were made to an opposing player, as per the League’s Harassment & Abuse/Diversity Policy. The League has done a thorough investigation of the allegation, including speaking to players and team officials of both teams in addition to the on-ice officials, and the allegation cannot be substantiated.