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College Hockey:
Augsburg Women Forfeit Win

Augsburg will forfeit its Nov. 21 victory over Sacred Heart, due to the use of an ineligible player.

The Auggies won the game 3-2, played at Augsburg Ice Arena. Statistics from the game will remain intact, according to NCAA rules, with the exception of the statistics from the ineligible player.

According to the NCAA, despite the acknowledgment by Augsburg, the teams’ records will not change in its eyes unless the matter is brought before the NCAA’s committee on Infractions.

According to Augsburg women’s athletic director Marilyn Florian, the Aggies did not know about the player’s ineligibility questions. The player was used during the team’s first four games, including the win over Sacred Heart. Augsburg says it self-reported the violation immediately to the NCAA and the MIAC.

The player in question is now eligible to play, but is serving an NCAA-mandated four-game suspension, matching the number of games played while ineligible.

Augsburg officials said federal laws regarding student-athlete information prevented them from naming the player in question.


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