NCAA reverses choice to penalize UMaine males’s hockey participant for time in Latvian league

Latvian goalie Patriks Berzins, who was anticipated to play on the College of Maine this season till the NCAA dominated that he was ineligible, has regained all of his eligibility and can return to UMaine subsequent fall.

He’s presently enjoying for the Madison Capitols in america Junior Hockey League.

After the NCAA dominated that numerous Latvian gamers, together with Berzins, have been deemed to be professionals due to the league they performed in, the College of Maine appealed the lifetime ban for Berzins. The NCAA granted him beginner standing in August however nonetheless dolled out a 20-game suspension for Berzins’ time enjoying in a Latvian junior league.