The deadline has passed for parents of young New Brunswick hockey players to take a mandatory course on respect, and some players are being pulled off the ice because of it.

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Earlier this year Hockey New Brunswick required that parents of players aged four to eight take a course on respect. The deadline to complete the course free was Monday. Children of parents who don't complete the Respect in Sport course face the threat of not being allowed to play or practice, at the discretion of coaches.

The 75-minute course is designed to let parents know what Hockey New Brunswick expects of them.

All but about 100 of the 3,400 parents with kids in the hockey program in New Brunswick have completed the course, with Hockey New Brunswick paying the $12 fee.

Although the organization has stopped providing the access code to get the online course free, parents can still pay to take it, and then go to Hockey New Brunswick to get the cost reimbursed.

Hockey associations in Nova Scotia and Alberta also have mandatory courses for parents.

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