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SCSU defenseman receives one-game suspension for illegal hit

Brendan Bushy received a five-minute major and a game misconduct on a hit in the Huskies' 5-0 loss on Saturday.

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St. Cloud State defenseman Brendan Bushy (18) moves the puck against North Dakota in the first period Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud.
Jason Wachter / The Rink Live

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The NCHC has issued a one-game suspension to St. Cloud State graduate student defenseman Brendan Bushy, in accordance with the conference’s supplemental discipline policy, the NCHC announced on Tuesday, Dec. 13. The suspension stems from an illegal hit during the Huskies game against Miami on Dec. 10 at Steve Cady Arena in Oxford, Ohio.

During Saturday night’s game, Bushy was assessed a major penalty for contact to the head and given a game misconduct penalty at 15:19 of the second period. The RedHawks scored three goals on the power play from the major on their way to a 5-0 win.

Brendan Bushy is in his fifth season with the Huskies and leads the team in plus/minus. St. Cloud State travels to play an NCHC series this weekend at Colorado College.

Bushy will be required to serve the one-game suspension during SCSU’s next game, which is an exhibition game on Dec. 30 against the University of Manitoba. Bushy is eligible to return for St. Cloud State’s series opener against Minnesota on Jan. 7 at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.

Bushy, who is from Thief River Falls, has five points, leads the team with 22 blocked shots and is tied for second on the team in plus/minus (plus-13) in 18 games this season. For his career, Bushy has 26 points, 83 penalty minutes and is a plus-29 in 155 games.

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Mick Hatten is a reporter and editor for Forum News Service and helps manage TheRinkLive.com, a website dedicated to hockey. He began working for Forum Communications in November 2018 and has covered St. Cloud State University hockey since 2010. A graduate of St. Cloud State, he has more than 30 years of experience as a journalist and has been a youth hockey coach since 2014. mhatten@forumcomm.com

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