Hockey Canada has referred a third sexual assault allegation to an independent third party that will decide if it will be investigated.

The national federation confirmed the news Thursday to Sportsnet.

"Hockey Canada was informed of a potential situation that we took seriously and immediately sent it to the ITP. Hockey Canada has not received a formal complaint," a spokesperson said.

Because it has not received a formal complaint, Hockey Canada "therefore has no further information on the alleged incident, its timing, or parties involved."