UAA Netminder McEachran Suspended

Alaska-Anchorage freshman goaltender Cory McEachran has been suspended for an indefinite period of time, according to coach Dean Talafous, for what the Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting as punishment for setting off a fire extinguisher in a dormitory.

McEachran, a 6-foot-2, 200-pounder from Thunder Bay, Ont., has a 5-4 record in his first season with the Seawolves, with a 2.56 goals-against average and an .888 save percentage. He sat out both games last weekend against Minnesota, being replaced by freshman Corey Strachan.

“He made a freshman mistake,” Talafous told U.S. College Hockey Online. “He made a poor choice in the dormitories and so he’s been taking care of personal (business). There’s nothing we could do about it. It’s not even our decision. He had to sit because he’s going through a disciplinary situation.”

Talafous added, however, that even if the school had not been the instigator in discipline for the situation, the team would have imposed its own penalty.

“We have our own set of standards too, and he didn’t live up to those this one time,” Talafous said. “He would have received something from our end too. He’s a good kid — it’s just when you make poor choices, you have to pay a penalty so you can learn from them.”