Ryerson U hockey team suspended for drinking

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, Last Updated: 1:08 AM ET

Ryerson University suspended its men's hockey team Monday for drinking on a recent road trip to New Jersey.

The team, which is 5-2 this season, will forfeit its next two games, a press release from the school said. Officially, the team and its players have been suspended for seven days.

Head coach Graham Wise, meanwhile, has been banned four games. Wise's Part-time assistant coach, Lawrence Smith, has been fired by the university.

Ryerson's athlete-student handbook restricts athletes from consuming alcohol while on road trips, according to the release.

"Each student-athlete is a representative of Ryerson and is highly visible to other people, regardless of whether the team meets on or off campus," Ryerson's student-athlete handbook states. "The student-athlete is responsible for his or her own behaviour at formal and informal, scheduled and unscheduled events."


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