College Hockey:
Minnesota freshman Reilly done for year with knee injury

Minnesota announced Thursday that freshman forward Connor Reilly will miss the 2012-13 season with a knee injury.

Reilly suffered the injury after he slipped and fell awkwardly over the weekend, according to a school-issued news release. He is scheduled to undergo surgery in the near future, although a date has yet to be determined.

“I’m disappointed for Connor,” Minnesota coach Don Lucia said in a statement. “He’s been working very hard to get back on the ice this year from his previous surgery and this is an unfortunate setback for him. I’m confident that he’ll continue to work hard through this process and support the team in any way he can this season. We have a great medical staff here at the University of Minnesota and I know they will make sure Connor’s surgery and ensuing rehabilitation go well.”

Reilly, a native of Chanhassen, Minn., helped the British Columbia Hockey League’s Penticton Vees set a North American junior hockey record with a 42-game win streak en route to RBC Cup and Doyle Cup championships in 2011-12. He also finished seventh in the BCHL in scoring last season with 86 points.

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  • Fan Man

    What the USCHO staff failed to mention is that he did so at a team party. According to the startribune “Reilly TORE the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in an off-ice fall Saturday at a team party, according to two sources close to the situation.” I feel bad for the player, not the fans who just TORE into the UND population for the same type of situation. Lucia turns his head and looks the other way, Hakstol suspends the captains and takes the appropriate action.
    UND 1 Gophers 0

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=531960170 Brad Schaack

      Do we know for sure alcohol was involved? Probably a stupid question I know.Feel bad for the kid and I’m not one to throw stones but will we ever know how this really happened?

      • Kid Icarus

        Reilly tore the anterior cruciate ligament his right knee in an off-ice fall Saturday at a team party” – Roman Augustoviz. If you think they were playing board games and hop scotch and he tripped on a chalk line…

        • jmsptrk

          quite likely. but for all we know it happened before they even started drinking. and yeah kids drink (generally speaking) drink, but this kid might not. we don’t know. he wouldn’t be the first. or last. (but I’m not holding my breath.)

    • I BLeed Maroon And Gold

      Same type of situation? Outside of both happening at a team party and likely involvement of alcohol how are the situations the same? The UND players violated team rules, apparently seriously enough to warrant suspensions. Does anyone have information on what exactly they did that broke team rules?

      I don’t see how a player getting hurt at a party requires the same response by the athletic department in this case. If you want players suspended for this, shouldn’t UND have suspended their captains after Kristo’s frostbite incident? I don’t, and I doubt you do either. There’s more to both stories, but to call for suspensions and rip Lucia in this case is ridiculous in my opinion. Especially given the fact that Hakstol took no action, the AD did.

    • Dan

      The vaunted UND one game suspension that happens every year because they always open with a team that they can beat blind-folded. When Hakstol actually suspends someone for a game that matters, start getting holier than though for us.

      • Poker Face

        Since Hakstool doesn’t win games that matter anyway, this is a moot point.

    • scpa0305

      You are not a bright person (I wanted to phrase this differently but the moderators would have got me) and you give UND fans everywhere a bad name…thanks for the help.
      This is a freak accident and a terrible situation for a bright young player. Yes, he was partying but so what. He could have taken a fall down the stairs or something and the same thing could have happened. I am a UND fan but I never like to hear of a young talented player having a major injury.

      • Fan Man

        There is no way you are a UND fan! Not even close. Supporting the other team and calling me an idiot for saying that I feel bad for the player and not the fans… What are you even complaining about dough head? I don’t like to hear about a bright young player getting hurt either! Ever!!!! If it is that time of the month for you I get it. Don’t take your petty thoughts out on me or at least please try and read what I said before you get all bent out of shape for nothing. The fact is, the Gophers had a team party and it was made public, UND had a team party and half of the team got suspended. But, I am sure the goof balls were drinking cool~aid and not Beer. Which is why nobody got suspended in your mind right

    • lakes19

      Hastol did not suspend the players the AD did you idiot!!!!! This is what gives the rest of UND Fans a bad name.
      The difference is UND fans have nothing else to talk about. Without hockey there your school is just a low level division one program that nobody cares about.
      Let’s see what happens to UND when Minnesota and Wisconsin leave for the the Big 10… Without Minnesota UND is going to lose alot in terms of exposure on TV and in money.
      Remember Minnesota is recruited heavily by UND and the split may affect them on TV and money.

      • Fan Man

        What do you ever have to talk about besides negativity? Every time Lakes19 pop’s up it is this and that and how UND sucks and the gophers are perfect… UND cant get any North Dakota recruits because we don’t have any good high school programs. It’s the same garbage out of your weak pathetic mind every time you write. Luke Johnson is from Grand Forks and is projected to go in the first round next year just for your info. If you were a scout and did not recruit out of state you would be fired! Absolutely nothing is going to happen to UND’s program as the Big 10 begins to fail. Who in the heck is going to want to play Penn State 6 times a year? You I guess. Maybe you should quit giving gopher fans a bad name on here (are you Sue8ter in disguise?). If you hadn’t noticed. Look at all the negative comments on the UND article compared to the 13 on this one

        • lakes19

          Good one fan man… you really told me. You just don’t like the facts do you!
          But thanks for your time. Stay clueless my friend.

      • Guest

        Ya keep telling yourself Hakstol had nothing to do with the suspensions.. You cant even spell his name right you IDIOT!!!!!

    • Gopher Nation

      Lucia 2 National Championships. Hakstol ZERO…..



    • Kid Icarus

      Essentially he is suspended for a year, so choke on that one, sueh8ter.

      • SUEH8TER

        WOW, you really told me!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/phil.vanschepen Phil Van Schepen

    It’s all fun and games till somebody gets hurt. They have off season workouts for hockey, maybe they should have offseason workouts for partying. Start with wine coolers and work up to beer.

  • stalocksuperfan

    Wow I love Gopher fans. There motto “Gopher players and fans never do wrong, ever, ever, ever” They were partying like UND was and didn’t get caught, but instead just had a player get hurt. Yea the Captains should get suspended for one game that matters, just like any other team that has a team party and gets caught either by the cops or something like this.

    • Satriani92

      I think that maybe you should read the comments a little more closely before you make your comment, otherwise you just look dumb.

  • lostinnd

    That sucks! Now I suppose that’ll be the rodents excuse when we make them stay sit at home and watch ND in another Frozen Four.

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