Canadian Hockey League announces agreement with Sportradar Integrity Services

By Isabella Aslam

Sportradar Integrity Services and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) have announced a multi-year agreement.

This partnership aims to increase Sportradar Integrity Services’ portfolio of ice hockey partners, ranging across nine different leagues and federations globally.

During the partnership, Sportradar Integrity Services will monitor the three CHL member leagues: the Western Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Ontario Hockey League.  

Andy Cunningham, Sportradar Integrity Services Director, Global Partnerships, said: “By engaging Sportradar, a leader in providing integrity services, the CHL is putting itself in a strong position to protect the integrity of their competitions as well as educate and inform all their key stakeholders about potential risks within a sports betting environment.

“As new sports betting markets open up across North America, we look forward to supporting the CHL through our best-in-class products and services.”

Dan MacKenzie, Canadian Hockey League President, also commented, saying: "The CHL is committed to continuing the education of our players and the integrity of the game they play. We are excited to sign this agreement with Sportradar Integrity Services. The provision of their bet monitoring and education services will only further strengthen our current integrity measures.

“The CHL is fully committed to protecting all of our league-wide stakeholders from the threat of match-fixing, and Sportradar’s elearning tutorial will be integral to ensure they are fully equipped with the necessary knowledge and understanding of how best to react to integrity threats." 

Sportradar Integrity Services will provide an integrity audit to the CHL in addition to its UFDS. The Intelligence and Investigation team at Sportradar will be available to assist investigations into any potential integrity threats through the arrangement.

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