Six Lake Superior State players have received two-game suspensions as a result of participation in a hockey tournament in Ontario last April, according to LSSU athletic director Bill Crawford.
In addition, the four seniors, one junior, and one sophomore were each docked an equal percentage of scholarship money.
“They didn’t take any money or compensation,” said Crawford, who declined to name the players. “And no one was kicked off the team. We doled out the punishment, and the NCAA said, ‘OK.'”
Crawford said that the six will sit out LSSU’s two-game series with Ferris State on October 7 and 8.
“It will be obvious who is sitting. All six of these guys probably would have played,” he said.
“It’s unfortunate. We have a coaching staff going into the last season of its contract.”