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AHL gets drug testing program

Aug 28, 2014, 12:36 PM EST

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The National Hockey League and American Hockey League announced Thursday that an education and drug testing program will be in place for the upcoming AHL season.

The program, which is a joint effort between the two leagues, the NHLPA and the Professional Hockey Player’s Association (which represents AHL players in collective bargaining) will replicate the policies currently used for for NHL players.

The drug testing program will be administered by the doctors who supervise the NHL/NHLPA Performance-Enhancing Substances Program and the Substance Abuse/ Behavioral Health Program.

  1. ibieiniid - Aug 28, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    did they not have one before?

    • ibieiniid - Aug 28, 2014 at 3:24 PM

      Halford would have answered my question by now. You’re on notice, Mahiban.

  2. shanekelleytx - Aug 28, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    If they didn’t have one before, I’m amazed.

  3. thailer35 - Aug 28, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    What year is it?

  4. Hard to BeLeaf - Aug 28, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    As long as they don’t model it after the MLB’s drug (taste) testing program.

  5. shanekelleytx - Aug 28, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Uh-oh, Mahiban got called out! I went ahead and checked it out. Justin Bourne tweeted that “the recent policy has been have at her, fellas.” It’s safe to assume the AHL didn’t have a drug policy before this, AT ALL. Insanity.

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