College Hockey:
Charges Against Maine Players Dropped

The Penobscot County district attorney’s office announced Tuesday that it will not prosecute University of Maine hockey players Shawn Mansoff and Matt Oliver on charges of criminal threatening.

Mansoff, a sophomore from Edmonton, Alb., and Oliver, a junior from Euclid, Oh., were accused with participating in a racial incident last month in which junior goaltender Bryan Masotta allegedly left a threatening voice-mail message on the answering machine of a black Maine football player.

According to published reports, Mansoff and Oliver have been suspended by the university for one year. Both have appealed Maine’s decision and are awaiting a hearing. All three players remain suspended indefinitely from the hockey team.

The following is a self-policing forum for discussing views on this story. Comments that are derogatory, make personal attacks, are abusive, or contain profanity or racism will be removed at our discretion. USCHO.com is not responsible for comments posted by users. Please report any inappropriate or offensive comments by clicking the “Flag” link next to that comment in order to alert the moderator.

Please also keep “woofing,” taunting, and otherwise unsportsmanlike behavior to a minimum. Your posts will more than likely be deleted, and worse yet, you reflect badly on yourself, your favorite team and your conference.

North Dakota 2016 National ChampionsBNY Mellon Wealth Management