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North Dakota suspends sophomore forward Chyzyk for allegedly stiffing cab driver

North Dakota announced Monday that the team suspended sophomore forward Bryn Chyzyk indefinitely due to a violation of team and athletics department policy.

According to the Grand Forks Herald, Chyzyk reportedly skipped out on a $4 cab fare.

The Herald reported that Chyzyk was arrested at 1:41 a.m. Monday at the Valley Dairy store at 1220 University Ave. on a report of “larceny theft.”

“It was from downtown to the Valley Dairy, probably about four bucks,” said Mike Swehle, owner of S&S Taxi, to the Herald. “He ran into the Valley Dairy.”

Chyzyk was booked into the county jail on a city charge of theft of services of under $250.

He appeared this morning in municipal court and was released pending his next appearance, which would be a bench trial before a city judge on Feb. 19, according to the Herald.

A year ago, Chyzyk was one of three freshman players cited for underage drinking at a team party and had scholarship money taken away.

UND coach Dave Hakstol said in a school-issued statement that Chyzyk would not be reinstated prior to January 2014 and that he would have no further comment.

Chyzyk registered two goals and two assists in 13 games this season.


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  • Joe

    Something tells me alcohol was involved this time, too.

  • Satriani92

    You have to be special sort of person to skip out on a $4 cab fare.

  • MikeE

    ok, just the title of this story is going to be a thing of legend.

  • guyAtHockeyBiasDotCom

    Actually, if memory serves, his scholarship money was not taken away after his first underage drinking citation last fall (when one of the players’ girlfriends had to stay up all night with a few of the freshman that were charged to make sure that things didn’t go downhill), but I think his money was taken away last spring after his second underage drinking citation.

  • jdhockeyboyz

    If only Grand Forks had light rail. In the Twin Cities, riders don’t need a ticket to board the train, and I don’t think the fine for riding without a ticket is as much as $250

  • WeareBC

    UND: Where the players run the asylum

    • Clghckyfan

      And those Eagles are Choir boys aren’t they.. Wonder if the damages of crashing drunk into a trolley are more than $4?

      • WeareBC

        I see you had to go back almost 4 years to find any incident involving BC players where as Hakstol’s boys have their own police blotter. Go Fighting Squirrels!

      • Chrisgal

        Trolley hit car. Trolley driver at fault. Players were passengers in car, not driving. Just the facts……

    • siouxfanforever

      how does that dick taste?

  • WeareBC

    Stay Classy Grand Forks