NCHC suspends North Dakota’s Pinto one game for cross checking penalty against Omaha


The NCHC has issued a one-game suspension to North Dakota freshman forward Shane Pinto stemming from an illegal hit during the Fighting Hawks’ game against Omaha on Saturday night at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D.

During Saturday night’s game, Pinto was assessed a major penalty for cross-checking and given a game misconduct penalty at 7:08 of the third period.

Pinto will be required to serve the one-game suspension during UND’s series opener at Miami Friday night in Oxford, Ohio. He is eligible to return for the Fighting Hawks in their series finale with the RedHawks on Saturday, Jan. 18.