The college hockey season is right around the corner, and it probably can't come soon enough for the coaches, especially since their players ...
Earlier this week, North Dakota announced that its team captains — Andrew MacWilliam, Corban Knight, Danny Kristo and Carter Rowney — have been suspended for the season-opener against Alaska Anchorage due to a team party held over the weekend. While there appears to be no legal issues at the moment, the incident apparently was serious enough to cause the UND athletic department to put the team on probation "under which any further violations could result in immediate reduction of scholarship, suspension from competition or expulsion from the program."
Meanwhile, a team party at Minnesota resulted in one of the team's rookies, Connor Reilly, suffering a season-ending knee injury. Reilly, who had knee surgery in March, is one three brothers from Chanhassen who will be freshmen for the Gophers. The others are Connor's twin brother, Ryan, and younger brother Mike. They played for the Penticton Vees of the BCHL last season along with Minnesota State freshmen Bryce Gervais and Nick Buchanan.
Those stories come on the heels of the recent report out of Boston University that detailed a rather disturbing party culture among the hockey players at that school.