Hockey East hands Northeastern coach Madigan one-game suspension for officiating comments

Hockey East has suspended Northeastern coach Jim Madigan for the first game of the 2014-15 season as a result of public criticism of game officials following the March 16 conference quarterfinal game at New Hampshire.

“Using the media to criticize an official’s decision is contrary to league policy and is inherently
unfair to the officials who work hard for college hockey each and every night,” said Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertagna in a statement. “Hockey East and Northeastern University expect better from our head coaches and Jim has acknowledged his error in this situation.”