BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Jan. 12, 2019 - The Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Men's League office today announced a one-game suspension for Alaska senior defenseman Nikolas Koberstein, effective for the Nanooks' next NCAA Division I contest.
The suspension is a result of Koberstein's five-minute major penalty and game misconduct infraction for checking from behind, which occurred at the 18:07 mark of the third period in Alaska's game of Friday, Jan. 11 at Bemidji State. Upon review, the hit was delivered in a manner that warranted the suspension.
Alaska's next scheduled game is today, Saturday, Jan. 12, at Bemidji State. Koberstein would be eligible to return for the Nanooks' Friday, Jan. 18 contest at home against Bowling Green.