Maple Grove To Address Hockey Team Incident Thursday
MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (WCCO) – Administrators at Maple Grove High School will be holding a meeting Thursday afternoon to address an incident surrounding the school’s boys hockey team.
The meeting will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Maple Grove High School.
Last week, 13 players on the team were suspended for an off-ice incident that happened at a private home. The incident violated laws that are in the Minnesota State High School League’s code of conduct. Due to privacy laws, officials couldn’t specify what the details of the incident were.
Maple Grove hockey coach Gary Stefano was also suspended from his coaching duties, but due to an incident not related to the hockey team. He was reinstated as hockey coach late last week.
Stefano, Maple Grove High School Principal Sara Vernig and Wendy Loberg, who helps oversee the athletic department, will all be speaking at Thursday’s meeting. Officials said they will announce a preliminary plan of action for the hockey team, give an opportunity to promote positive leadership and set a higher standard of expectations for student-athletes.