Hockey East issues statement regarding Boston College-Providence incident of March 15

Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertagna issued the following statement Wednesday evening:

“Over this past weekend, an incident was reported to the Hockey East office stemming from a game between Boston College and Providence on Friday, March 15. Following conference protocol, an investigation has been conducted. While we are aware some inappropriate remarks were made between players on the ice, we were unable to determine the source of the remarks with the degree of certainty necessary to take further action at this time. The matter is considered closed.

“Further, Hockey East will pursue new policies regarding education of all of its student-athletes with the goal of preventing any similar incidents in the future. Inclusivity and respect are important pillars to all schools in the Hockey East family and the league looks forward to continuing to promote those values through education.”