Manitoba RCMP has confirmed an investigation is underway, and continues, after receiving a report February 20th of a hazing incident that happened the month before in January. The incident was reported to have occurred in Winnipeg.

In an update provided to PembinaValleyOnline, RCMP indicated the incident involved a hockey team. Because the investigation is ongoing, authorities say no further information will be provided at this time.

Prairie Spirit School Division provided the following statement to PembinaValleyOnline regarding the investigation.

"Prairie Spirit School Division, Division Scolaire Franco-Manitobaine and Prairie Rose School Division are aware of hazing allegations, and an internal investigation has occurred. The matter is currently being investigated by authorities. For the sake of privacy for the students and families involved, the school divisions will not be commenting on any students' potential involvement. We continue to work as education partners in order to best support the students and families involved.  No further questions will be addressed at this time."

Meanwhile, The Manitoba High School Athletics Association (MHSAA) is aware of the incident.

"The Association is currently and will continue to support the Prairie Spirit School Division throughout. As this is a legal matter, the MHSAA has no further comment at this time."