Five current and former University of New Hampshire students, including three members of the fourth-ranked men’s hockey team, have been charged with criminal trespassing in connection with an altercation which took place at the end of last semester.
According to Associated Press reports, junior defensemen Jayme Filipowicz and Dan Enders, sophomore forward Corey-Joe Ficek and Jeff Trip, a former football player who finshed his career at UNH in the fall, were charged with criminal tresspassing. A fifth student, Ryan Hurd, was charged with disorderly conduct.
The students will be arraigned later this month.
Athletic director Judy Ray said she and hockey coach Dick Umile will determine if any action is to be taken against the three players. Umile said he has known of the incident for a few weeks, but declined further comment.
Filipowicz (6 goals, 16 assists, 22 points) has been a mainstay on the Wildcat blue line, and last weekend scored both game-winning goals in wins over Northeatern and Providence.
Ficek (7-5-12) tallied two goals in Friday’s 5-4 win over Northeastern before leaving the game with a lower back bruise.
Enders was a regular on the defensive corps for the 21-4-1 Wildcats before breaking his collarbone in a victory over UMass-Lowell on Jan. 23, at which time it was expected that he would miss six weeks of action.