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One-game suspension to North Dakota’s Idalski resolves ‘inadvertent’ violation

North Dakota women’s coach Brian Idalski served a one-game suspension last Saturday for knowledge of a player’s violation of an NCAA rule last season, according to a school spokesperson.

UND forward Michelle Karvinen played for a team in Denmark last season while she was taking online classes at North Dakota, a school spokesperson said. As a non-qualifier last season, Karvinen was not allowed to play on an outside sports team under NCAA bylaw 14.3.2.3.

“I have accepted the NCAA’s decision and take responsibility for it,” Idalski told the Grand Forks Herald. “It was an inadvertent and isolated incident and I will accept the penalty and we will move on.”

There is expected to be no further punishment from the case.

Without Idalski behind the bench last Saturday, North Dakota beat St. Cloud State 9-0. UND is ranked fifth in the USCHO.com Division I Women’s Poll and is in third place in the WCHA.

Karvinen, who had three goals and 11 points in 20 games for men’s team Rødovre SIK in Denmark last season, according to eliteprospects.com, does not have her eligibility affected by the suspension. She has 17 goals and 41 points in 24 games for North Dakota this season.


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  • SUEH8TER

    HAHAHAHAHA, SOUNDS LIKE BOTH WOMEN’S PROGRAMS OUT THERE IN THE FLAT LANDS ARE CUT FROM THE SAME CLOTH!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

    • J_o

      really buddy!! If bt same cloth you mean one of the best hockey programs in college hockey history… Then… Yes.. U r correct!!

      • SUEH8TER

        REALLY!  AND I AM NOT YOUR BUDDY.  IF YOU TOOLS AREN’T PULLING SOMEONE OUT OF THE HANDSHAKE LINE, YOU ARE USING ILLEGAL PLAYERS.  CLEAN IT UP OVER THERE IN THE FLAT LANDS OR NO ONE WILL WANT TO SCHEDULE YOU!

        • UofMGoldenChokers

          hmmmm, funny that a goophs fan doesnt mention the huge chop to the back of bloods legs and then runs away like the Pu$$y he is. Gooph fans are so full of themselves its unbelievable.

          • Slambammy

            Are we really still on this Ben Blood/Kyle Rau thing?  It was 2 weeks ago and honestly…no one really cares anymore.  These players pull this crap all the time.  If Blood did not go after Rau in the handshake line nobody would have ever cared about the chop to the legs.  Secondly…why would the Rau/Blood thing be mentioned here anyway?  It has nothing to do with the story.

        • Sara

          is yelling necessary?

        • Anonymous

          nobody used illegal players. get your facts correct please

        • BD

          Illegal players?  I believe all UND players are legal residents. 

    • UofMGoldenChokers

      And you sound like a complete D bag. Go back to your moms basement

  • SUE_H8R_H8R

    Time to throw the NCAA out of college sports.  14.3.2.3?  One needs to have a law degree to be a coach.  How many separate rules with nuanced variations and subsections do you think exists?  Probably only fewer than the IRS/Tax code or pages in Obamacare law.

  • Suture

    You see, the real problem is that the Gooph’s men team plays too much like their women’s team.  In all my years of watching college hockey I have never seen a more heartless, wimpy scared excuse of a team like the Gooph’s.  The Sioux may not have the typical load of talent this year, but at least they play with fire in the belly and the fact they are even hanging around this year is testament to the kind of hockey we play up here…in the Flats.  Bjugstad is the ONLY player on that team that plays with any testicles whatsoever. When I think of the Gopher’s….I think of Wehr….:)