NCAA men’s team shut down for season after ‘hazing incident’

Franklin Pierce University’s men’s hockey team has been shut down for the season after what the school is calling a “hazing incident.” Franklin Pierce, which plays in NCAA Division III, was last in Northeast-10 and had a 4-15-3 record.

An NCAA Division III school has cancelled its three remaining games after what the school is calling a “hazing incident.”

Franklin Pierce University, which is located in Rindge, N.H., announced this weekend that the men’s hockey team will not play the final games of its season. The school has not released details of what occurred, but university president Andrew Card released a statement.

“I am saddened by this news,” Card said, via WCVB Boston. “We have a set of core values here on this campus. Respecting and taking care of each other are certainly among them. This incident is not who we are. I apologize to the schools we were scheduled to play and to their hard working student-athletes.”

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The university informed the team their season was over Thursday after completing “an internal investigation.” The news came down before Franklin Pierce’s two games against Assumption College this past weekend, and they had their final game of their season scheduled for Feb. 16 against Stonehill College.

Franklin Pierce’s season ending shouldn’t have great impact on the remainder of the Div. III campaign. Before having their season shut down, Franklin Pierce was in last place in the Northeast-10 with a 0-3-3 record, and the men’s team had an overall record of 4-15-3. One of Franklin Pierce’s four victories on the season had come Feb. 9 against Daniel Webster College.