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Published March 01, 2010, 12:41 PM

WCHA suspends St. Cloud's Marvin for 3 games

MADISON, Wis. – The Western Collegiate Hockey Association announced on Monday that it has suspended St. Cloud State University junior hockey player Aaron Marvin for the next three games as a result of his actions in a recent game played at the University of Wisconsin on Feb. 20.

According to reports, Marvin delivered a shoulder to the head of Wisconsin's Blake Geoffrion in the game. Geoffrion remains sidelined with a concussion.

In addition, Marvin was involved in a checking from behind incident on North Dakota defenseman Chay Genoway on Nov. 13. Genoway remains out of the lineup with a concussion. Marvin served a one-game suspension the following night.

Monday's supplemental disciplinary action was taken after discussions between officials at St. Cloud State University and the WCHA Executive Committee and Commissioner Bruce M. McLeod.

“Player safety is of paramount concern to all of us in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and players are responsible for conducting themselves in a proper manner,” said Nancy Sampson, Faculty Representative from the University of Denver and Chair of the Association and Commissioner McLeod in a joint statement. “Our student-athletes need to make every possible effort to play within the spirit of the rules and know that they will be held accountable for their actions.

“The Association, through its administrators and officials and member team administrators, coaches and student-athletes, will continue to work together to address concerns in a responsible and constructive way.”

Marvin is a junior from Warroad, Minn.