North Dakota players docked scholarship money following police citations

According to the Grand Forks Herald, North Dakota coach Dave Hakstol is taking scholarship money away from four players after they received citations following this past season.

Three 20-year-old freshmen – Zane Gothberg, Colten St. Clair and Bryn Chyzyk – received citations for underage drinking, while sophomore Stephane Pattyn received a noise citation.

Gothberg’s incident occurred March 31 after the team returned home from the West Regional in Grand Rapids, Mich. The other players received their citations last weekend.

“This is going to cost some people significant scholarship dollars and trigger other internal actions,” Hakstol said in the report.

Four players were cited for underage drinking at a preseason party in September, including Gothberg and Chyzyk.

“We had the incident last fall [and] that jolted everybody,” Hakstol added. “It resulted in our team making some good adjustments. We did the right things through the entire season, but the incidents and the decisions that have come since the end of the season just don’t meet the standards.”