Marbach academically ineligible, out for season

Freshman forward Jayson Marbach will be sidelined for the remainder of the spring semester due to academic eligibility, coach Jerry Roberts confirmed Wednesday.

The American Collegiate Hockey Association requires each player to complete at least nine credits per academic year and to maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA after each academic semester, Roberts said.

Roberts said Marbach fell one class short of meeting requirements.

“We try really hard to worry about the things we have control over and forget about the things we can’t control,” Roberts said. “We can’t do anything about it so we’re trying to not lose too much sleep about it. We’re trying to find some opportunity here. It forces other players to step up their game a bit without a player who scores goals like he does.”

Marbach was third on the team in scoring through the first semester with nine goals and 12 assists through 20 games played. He will be deemed eligible to play once again next fall.

-Andrew Parent

Ice hockey regulars suspended after brawl

The Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Association handed out suspensions to three key Temple ice hockey regulars Thursday as a result of a late-game brawl that broke out during the closing seconds of Temple’s 5-2 defeat at Rowan University last Saturday.

Junior forward Joe Pisko received the biggest blow with a six-game suspension pending a Temple appeal. Junior goalie Chris Mullen got slapped with a three-game ban due to getting into a scuffle with Rowan senior goalie Brien Bennett.

Freshman forward Jayson Marbach served his one-game suspension in Temple’s loss against Virginia Tech Friday night.

“The conference went back and reviewed it and handed out the penalty they felt was necessary,” Roberts said. “Anytime you have players taken out of the lineup you’re not going to agree with it.”

-Andrew Parent