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Head coach Dave Hakstol has revoked Ben Blood's assistant captaincy.
Ben Blood disciplined for post-game altercation
Courtesy: Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
Release: 01/16/2012
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. - University of North Dakota Head Coach Dave Hakstol announced today that he has revoked senior defenseman Ben Blood's assistant captaincy due to an altercation that occurred during the post-game handshake following Saturday night's game against Minnesota.

"Regardless of any provocation, Ben's actions in the post-game handshake were not acceptable," said Hakstol. "The handshake line is a traditional, gentlemanly part of our game where, at the end of a hard-fought battle, opponents show good sportsmanship and shake hands like men."

Hakstol added that Blood will be subject to further internal team disciplinary actions.

"I'm not proud of my behavior," said Blood. "That's not how I want to represent our program, and that's not how we handle ourselves here. I understand and respect the punishment, and I'll move forward and not let my emotions get the best of me in the future."

UND (12-9-2, 8-8-0 WCHA) travels to St. Cloud State on Friday and Saturday.

 

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