Thursday, December 15, 2011

UMD women's coach suspended

Minnesota Duluth women's coach Shannon Miller has been suspended by the WCHA for one game due to a violation of the league's Code of Conduct. She will miss Friday's game here in Mankato against Minnesota State.

According to a league press release, the suspension comes after the executive committee reviewed "an incident that occurred following a game versus Ohio State on Nov. 26."

The Duluth News-Tribune confirmed that the incident involved an official.

This is the second time that Miller has been suspended by the league and the second time that the suspension affects a game in Mankato. Miller was reprimanded for an incident at the 2003 women's Final Five, and the punishment took place during the next season's opener against MSU.

Strangely, Miller opted to skip the entire trip to Mankato to start the '03-04 opener, not just the game for which she was suspended. The Mavericks upset the Bulldogs both nights, as goalie Shari Vogt (now one of the MSU assistant coaches) stopped 72 shots in the series.

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