North Dakota Hands Out Additional Suspensions

North Dakota Hands Out Additional Suspensions
CHN Staff Report

North Dakota has handed out more suspensions in the aftermath of a team party. Today’s suspensions were determined based on additional information gathered during the athletic department’s investigative process, the school said in a news release.

Sophomores Connor Gaarder, Andrew Panzarella and Stephane Pattyn have been suspended for North Dakota’s Oct. 20 regular-season game at Alaska. On Monday, athletic director Brian Faison had announced one-game suspensions for senior captains Andrew MacWilliam, Corban Knight, Danny Kristo and Carter Rowney, to be served during UND’s Oct. 19 regular-season opener against Alaska-Anchorage in Fairbanks.

In addition, Kristo and sophomore forward Brendan O’Donnell have each received a one-game suspension for a separate violation of UND Athletics Department policy unrelated to the team party. O’Donnell will serve his suspension on Oct. 19 versus Alaska-Anchorage, while Kristo will serve his additional suspension Oct. 20 against Alaska.

Faison reiterated that “measures taken by the athletics department do not preclude possible additional measures by the department, or actions by the University or local and state authorities.”