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The Chicago Blackhawks announced Tuesday that president of hockey operations Stan Bowman has stepped down from his post following the findings of an independent investigation related to allegations of sexual assault by former video coach Brad Aldrich. In addition, senior vice president of hockey operations Al MacIsaac is also leaving the organization.

Kyle Davidson will assume the role of interim general manager (which was one of Bowman’s duties) as the Blackhawks search for a permanent replacement for Bowman. The investigation found that two Blackhawks players were sexually assaulted by Aldrich in May 2010 — a season that ended with Chicago winning the Stanley Cup.

“It is clear the organization and its executives at that time did not live up to our own standards or values in handling these disturbing incidents,” the Blackhawks wrote in a press release. “We deeply regret the harm caused to John Doe and the other individuals who were affected and the failure to promptly respond. As an organization, we extend our profound apologies to the individuals who suffered from these experiences. We must – and will – do better.

“What we do off the ice is equally as important as anything we do on it. Our ownership and leadership teams are committed to ensuring that the Blackhawks adhere to the highest ethical, professional, and athletic standards. We will not tolerate behavior that is antithetical to our values from any member of the organization, nor will we accept the type of inaction that allows such issues to continue unchecked.”

Former assistant United States attorney Reid Schar, who conducted the investigation with Chicago law firm Jenner & Block over the past four months, revealed that, as GM, Bowman failed to report the sexual assault. In addition, Schar stated that a Blackhawks player, who was referred to as John Doe, was called up to Chicago during the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs to serve as a “Black Ace” — a prospect that would be available to play for the team if needed.

According to the report, Aldrich was pressuring that player to have sex with him and threatened to harm his career if he didn’t comply.

Schar said that in total, 139 witnesses were interviewed as a part of the independent investigation.