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Brad E. Schlossman / Forum News Service , Published April 24 2013

Four UND hockey players receive citations for alcohol, noise violations

GRAND FORKS – University of North Dakota men’s hockey coach Dave Hakstol is taking scholarship money away from players after they received citations following the season.

Three freshman players – goalie Zane Gothberg, 20, forward Colten St. Clair, 20, and forward Bryn Chyzyk, 20 – received citations for underage drinking, while sophomore forward Stephane Pattyn, 22, received a noise citation.

Gothberg’s minor occurred March 31 after the team returned home from the West Regional in Grand Rapids, Mich. The other players received their citations over the weekend.

“This is going to cost some people significant scholarship dollars and trigger other internal actions,” Hakstol said.

Because of privacy laws, Hakstol couldn’t divulge the exact dollar amounts or percentages of scholarships that would be lost.

Earlier in the year, Hakstol warned any team violations could result in such an action. The warning was a result of a preseason team party, which resulted in the suspension of seven players.

Four players were cited for drinking underage at that time, including Gothberg and Chyzyk.

“We had the incident last fall; that jolted everybody,” Hakstol said. “It resulted in our team making some good adjustments. We did the right things through the entire season. But the incidents and the decisions that have come since the end of the season just don’t meet the standards.”

Gothberg, of Thief River Falls, Minn., started 17 of 42 games in net for UND as a rookie, posting a 9-4-3 record, a 2.30 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage.

Pattyn had two goals and four points in 41 games. St. Clair had three goals and seven points in 40 games. Chyzyk had one goal and three points in 13 games.


Schlossman writes for the Grand Forks Herald