Via Maize ‘N Brew:
The Associated Press reports Michigan State head coach Rick Comley has suspended Andrew Conboy and Corey Tropp for the remainder of the season following their attack on Michigan defenseman Steve Kampfer near the end of Saturday’s game.
“What happened near the end of the game this weekend is not the way in which we want our hockey program represented,” Comley said in a news release. “We cannot condone their actions. We felt that we had to send a strong message that this behavior will not be tolerated.”
MSU athletic director Mark Hollis said he and Comley agreed that their actions were “were spontaneous, emotional actions carried out during a highly competitive game” but added “their actions were completely inappropriate and reflect poorly on our program.”
Also, from the Michigan Daily, Coach Berenson confirmed that the guy who went into the State lockerroom looking for a piece of Tropp was Steve Kampfer’s dad:
After Tropp was ejected from the game, a 48-year old man from Jackson, Mich. confronted him inside the visitor’s locker room. The two were separated before any punches were thrown. Berenson confirmed the man who confronted Tropp was Kampfer’s father, Bruce.
“Yeah, he called me and apologized,” Berenson said.