Williams suspended for first game of Wisconsin series
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Bemidji State University has suspended freshman forward Hayley Williams (Crete, Ill.) one game for a spearing incident that occurred at the end of the Beavers’ 3-3 overtime tie versus St. Cloud State University Jan. 30.

Williams was assessed a two-minute minor penalty for tripping at the 5:00 mark of overtime at St. Cloud State. After further review, the severity of the penalty has be reevaluated and the University has decided to hand down the punishment.

In addition to the suspension, Williams has met with head coach Steve Sertich to discuss her actions and the seriousness of the circum- stances.

“This is a learning experience for all of us,” Sertich said. “Ultimately each player is responsible for her own actions on the ice. After further review of the situation, Hayley’s action at the end of the St. Cloud game warrants a one-game suspension.”

Williams has played in eight games this season.

The BSU women’s hockey team (8-13-7; 7-8-7-3 WCHA) puts a cap on a three-week roadstand with a trip to Madison, Wis. to face the Wisconsin this weekend (Feb. 5-6). The first game of the series, will be a unique experience as it will be the Culver’s Camp Randall Hockey Classic. The game will be outdoors at Wisconsin’s football stadium, Camp Randall Stadium. Game time is set for 2 p.m. The final game of the weekend will begin Sunday at 2:07 p.m. at the Kohl Center.