Entire Team Roster Gets Suspended For The 2023-24 Season Due to Investigation

Published September 15, 2023 at 2:13 PM

University of Northern Colorado Men's Hockey Team Suspended for 2023-2024 Season

The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) has made the difficult decision to suspend the University of Northern Colorado's men's hockey team for the upcoming 2023-2024 season.

Investigation Leads to Suspension

The suspension comes in the wake of an investigation into the team's conduct. The university had raised concerns regarding allegations of underage drinking and hazing within the team, leading to this unfortunate outcome.

In response to the suspension, the team issued a statement, saying,
"Our team was investigated and faced allegations from the university regarding underage drinking and hazing. We are currently working to appeal those allegations as we feel the punishment does not correspond to our actions. We appreciate any support."

Appealing the Allegations

Despite the allegations, the team remains determined to appeal the suspension, believing that it doesn't align with their actions. Their commitment to clearing their name and resuming play is evident.

Addressing Lingering Issues

This incident sheds light on the persisting issues of hazing and excessive partying within the hockey culture, a legacy from the past. The ACHA continues to prioritize creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone involved in the sport.

For now, the Colorado Bears will regrettably miss the upcoming season, as they work towards resolving the allegations and returning to the ice in the future.
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