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Oshie, Radja Suspended After Arrests

CHN Staff Report

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Forwards T.J. Oshie and Mike Radja, of North Dakota and New Hampshire, respectively, have each been suspended by their teams following arrests for disorderly conduct this past weekend.

New Hampshire was in Grand Forks to play North Dakota in a pair of games, with the Sioux taking Friday's game and UNH winning 7-4 on Saturday, a game in which Radja had five points.

According to a Grand Forks police report, the players were arrested for disorderly conduct at 2:28 a.m. Sunday morning.

Oshie, a junior and the team's leading scorer, will be suspended one game, the school announced. He will miss Friday's game against St. Cloud, for what was simply described in the news release as a "violation of team rules."

Radja has been suspended at least two games by the Wildcats, though it was termed by UNH coach Dick Umile as "indefinite." He will miss at least Friday's game against Merrimack and a non-league game Sunday against St. Lawrence.

"Supposedly they were in an elevator," said Umile to Foster's Daily Democrat. "I don't know all the particulars about it other than the police were there ... It was one of their guys and one of ours. That's all I needed to hear. It was enough to do what I did.

"I told him I was very disappointed. I'm sure his family is. He's going to miss two important games for us."

Oshie has been in trouble before. He was arrested last January, along with Jonathan Toews (now in the NHL), for being a minor in a bar. Oshie pleaded guilty was sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation and ordered to pay about $225 in fines and fees.

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