Thursday, January 3, 2008
North Dakota's Oshie, New Hampshire's Radja arrested in weekend incident
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The University of North Dakota has
suspended the leading scorer on its men's hockey team after he was
arrested over the weekend for disorderly conduct.
Junior forward T.J. Oshie, of Warroad, Minn., will miss Friday's game at
St. Cloud State for violating team rules, head coach Dave Hakstol
"Right now, it's a one-game suspension," Hakstol said. "I
can't get into the whole situation ... I'm disappointed right now.
"Obviously, this will be a public issue," Hakstol said.
Oshie was arrested at 2:28 a.m. on Sunday, Grand Forks police
said. The Sioux, ranked No. 8 in the nation, wrapped up a two-game series with visiting New
Hampshire on Saturday night. Michael Radja, a New Hampshire player,
also was arrested for disorderly conduct, police said.
Radja, the leading scorer for No. 7 New Hampshire, will be suspended
for at least two games, coach Dick Umile said.
No details were released by UND.
It's the second time Oshie has been arrested since joining UND.
He and former Sioux teammate Jonathan Toews, now with the Chicago Blackhawks, pleaded guilty last
year to being minors in a bar. Both were placed on probation and
ordered to perform community service.
Oshie, a 6-foot, 192-pound forward leads the Sioux with nine
goals. He's tied with two other players for the team lead in points
The Sioux (9-7-1, 6-6 Western Collegiate Hockey Association)
will conclude a two-game series with the Huskies on Saturday.