Alaska’s Koberstein assessed one-game suspension from WCHA for checking from behind penalty versus Bemidji State

The WCHA announced Saturday a one-game suspension for Alaska senior defenseman Nikolas Koberstein, effective for the Nanooks’ next NCAA game.

The suspension is a result of Koberstein’s five-minute major penalty and game misconduct infraction for checking from behind, which occurred at the 18:07 mark of the third period in Alaska’s game on Friday, Jan. 11 at Bemidji State.

Upon review, “the hit was delivered in a manner that warranted the suspension,” according to a WCHA press release.

Alaska’s next scheduled game is Saturday, Jan. 12 at Bemidji State. Koberstein is eligible to return for the Nanooks’ Friday, Jan. 18 game at home against Bowling Green.