Vermont Dumps Pacan for Conduct Violation

Vermont has dismissed sophomore forward David Pacan after what coach Kevin Sneddon said was a violation of the school’s student-athlete code of conduct, the Burlington Free Press reported.

“We have a clearly defined set of expectations as a hockey program here that the players are very well aware of,” Sneddon told the newspaper. “On top of that, we have the UVM code of conduct, which the guys sign and are obliged to uphold.

“[Pacan] violated that student-athlete code of conduct to a point where we felt it was in everybody’s best interest to release him from the team.”

Pacan played in all 39 games for the Catamounts last season, posting seven goals and 14 points.

He was a sixth-round pick (No. 177 overall) by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2009.

It is the second dismissal from the team in 2010. Justin Milo was let go in February for what Sneddon said at the time was “the best interest of the program.”

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