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Forum News Service, Published December 09 2013

UND hockey player accused of theft, suspended

GRAND FORKS - University of North Dakota men’s hockey sophomore forward Bryn Chyzyk, facing a charge of theft of less than $250, has been suspended indefinitely from the team.

Chyzyk, 21, pleaded not guilty to the offense Monday in Grand Forks Municipal Court.

Chyzyk was arrested at 1:41 a.m. today at the Valley Dairy store at 1220 University Ave. on a report of “larceny theft,” according to the police log.

He is accused of running out on a taxi bill.

“It was from downtown to the Valley Dairy, probably about four bucks,” said Mike Swehle, owner of S&S Taxi, who said one of his drivers was victimized by Chyzyk.

Chyzyk was booked into the county jail about 2:10 a.m.

A year ago, Chyzyk was one of three freshman hockey players carried back to his campus dorm extremely intoxicated by older players, who were charged with obtaining liquor for underage people and suspended for a game. Chyzyk and three other freshman players were cited for underage drinking, pleading guilty to the Class B misdemeanor.

He was cited again for being a minor in possession of alcohol in April 2013.