A University of New Hampshire goaltender was arrested and charged following a domestic dispute over the weekend, according to local reports.
Casey DeSmith, 23, was charged with one count of simple assault and one count of resisting arrest after Durham, N.H., police received a call early Sunday morning from a woman who said she was a victim of an assault, reports the school's student newspaper The New Hampshire.
The police report stated the victim was "thrown to the ground, jumped on top of and was repeatedly punched and spat upon."
After DeSmith was assessed at a local hospital, police tried to handcuff him but he resisted arrest and had to be wrestled to the ground, local police said.
"The University of New Hampshire is aware of Casey DeSmith's arrest," the school said in a press release Wednesday. "The university takes the allegations very seriously and will always act to ensure the health and safety of our community. The university will treat this report with the seriousness that it deserves and in a manner consistent with our handling of similar cases involving any UNH student. Consistent with our policies regarding student athletes charged with this type of behavior, Mr. DeSmith has been suspended from the men's hockey team pending further investigation into the matter."
DeSmith, a native of Rochester, N.H., has been with the UNH hockey team since 2011.