A second St. Cloud State player has been dismissed from the team this week as senior forward Tony Mosey has followed classmate Chris Hepp out of the program following a violation of team rules.
Hepp signed an ECHL contract with the Idaho Steelheads on Monday.
“Any time that you’re in a situation where you’re going to lose one of your players and teammates, it’s very difficult,” Motzko said to the St. Cloud Times. “We’ve crossed the midway point of our season, and we want to build on what we accomplished in Florida (at the Florida College Classic).
“We wish Tony the best. We’re going to help him in any way we can toward graduation.”
When asked by the paper about whether Hepp’s departure was related to Mosey’s dismissal, Motzko reportedly paused before repeating that Hepp had signed a pro hockey contract. He provided no additional information.
This isn’t the first time Mosey has been disciplined by Motzko.
In October, Mosey was charged with felony damage to property after St. Cloud police accused him of walking on a parked car, caving in its roof. That incident happened in the early hours of Sept. 20 and caused $3,500 in damage.
Mosey played in 17 games this season, scoring three goals and adding three assists.