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Quick Offense: Credit Card Theft

CHN Staff Report

Not every egregious offense perpetrated by college hockey players during this strange season has come to light. But apparently, there is one with details emerging.

Citing sources, the Buffalo News wrote that recently dismissed Michigan freshman Kevin Quick stole a credit card and used it to run up numerous charges. Reporter Bucky Gleason wrote that he'd become close to the Quick family in recent years, writing that "(Quick) helped his father run hockey clinics in which my son participated. The scandal was shocking because from every angle Kevin was a good kid. Now, he's a good kid who, based on the allegations, did something incredibly foolish."

It was clearly a severe event, since coach Red Berenson went so far to say publicly that Quick's offense was "a total violation of our team trust and rules."

"The kid made a mistake, and he's suffering the consequences," his father, Kevin Sr., told the paper. "It's pretty severe."

Mark Mitera, who was Quick's defense partner most of the season, said has been quoted as saying his friendship won't continue with Quick because of the situation.

Quick, a third-round pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2006, is a native of Tonawanda, N.Y., near Buffalo. He went on to sign a tryout contract with Norfolk, Tampa's AHL affiliate.

Norfolk general manager Clauge Loiselle spoke with the St. Petersburg Times, saying, "We recognize the young man made a mistake. Right now, the best course of action is to bring him under our umbrella and into our system of coaches."

Quick finished his career at Michigan with two goals, two assists, and 12 penalty minutes in 21 games. Not including walk-on Eric Elmblad, Michigan is left with six active defensemen — all of whom were in the lineup for both games with Miami over the weekend.

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