St. Cloud State forward Aaron Marvin was given a three-game suspension by the WCHA on Monday for his hit on Wisconsin's Blake Geoffrion on Feb. 20. It was the second time that Marvin knocked an opposing team's captain out of game and subsequent games (the first was North Dakota's Chay Genoway, who has yet to return from a Nov. 13 check from behind).
Marvin will miss both of this weekend's games against Minnesota State as well as the first game of the WCHA playoffs (which just might end up being against the Mavericks, too).
Many observers have been wondering if the WCHA was going to take action against Marvin after his shoulder-to-head hit on Geoffrion, but the league has no clear suspension policy. Last season, the league sat MSU's Trevor Bruess twice -- one game each, including the Mavericks' first playoff game -- for what it deemed to be dangerous play.
Marvin's three-game benching sends a big-time message to players about hits to the head.
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Read the WCHA press release here.