Additional suspensions announced for North Dakota players

North Dakota on Friday announced additional suspensions for violations of team rules stemming from a Sept. 15 hockey team party.

Previous suspensions for the four team captains were announced on Sept. 18.

Friday’s suspensions were determined based on additional information gathered during the athletic department’s investigative process, according to a school-issued news release.

Sophomores Connor Gaarder, Andrew Panzarella and Stephane Pattyn have been suspended for UND’s Oct. 20 game at Alaska-Fairbanks.

The school had previously announced one-game suspensions for senior captains Andrew MacWilliam, Corban Knight, Danny Kristo and Carter Rowney to be served during UND’s Oct. 19 season opener against Alaska-Anchorage.

North Dakota also announced that Kristo and sophomore forward Brendan O’Donnell have each received a one-game suspension for a violation of UND athletics department policy unrelated to the team party. O’Donnell will serve his suspension on Oct. 19, while Kristo will serve his suspension Oct. 20.

“Measures taken by the athletics department do not preclude possible additional measures by the department or actions by the university or local and state authorities,” North Dakota athletics director Brian Faison said in a statement.