University of Michigan police won’t seek charges in hockey attack

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – University of Michigan police won’t seek criminal charges in an on-ice attack on a Michigan hockey player involving two Michigan State players.

Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Diane Brown said Thursday a police review determined the incident didn’t merit a criminal investigation.

But Brown says police are continuing to investigate a possible assault in the Spartans locker-room after Saturday’s game in Ann Arbor. She says results should be forwarded soon to the Washtenaw County prosecutor for possible charges.

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Michigan defenceman Steve Kampfer was hit into the boards by Michigan State’s Andrew Conboy late in the Wolverines’ 5-3 win. Conboy’s teammate Corey Tropp then hit Kampfer in the neck with his stick while Kampfer was prone on the ice.