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St. Lawrence launches investigation into hockey program amid allegations

St. Lawrence has launched an investigation into alleged violations by its men’s hockey program, hiring a law firm (Bond, Schoeneck and King, PLLC, and its Collegiate Sports Practice Group) to look into the matter.

Sources told CHN that the potential violations surround Morris running hockey-related activity (practices, video sessions and other matters) longer than what is allowed by the NCAA per week. However, sources told CHN that there are also more explosive allegations, including threats towards players, verbal and mental abuse and forcing players to play with substantial injuries.

None of the allegations have been substantiated.

St. Lawrence president, William Fox, said that allegations were made against St. Lawrence head coach Mark Morris through email and social media.

“The Board believes that the fairest and most effective way to address these questions is to conduct an independent investigation,” Fox said in the memo.

“The University’s top priority is to protect the health and welfare of our students,” Fox continued. “The Board’s Chair and its Audit Committee chair will receive a full report of the facts and will recommend appropriate action if needed.”

Mike McMahon is in his 12th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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