The NCAA ruled Monday that freshman forward Nic Kerdiles is ineligible for the eniterty of the 2012-13 men's hockey season.
Kerdiles, who was a second round pick of the Anaheim Ducks in the 2012 NHL Draft, sat out last Saturday’s exhibition game against the U.S. u-18 squad due to the eligibilty issue.
Chris Peters from the blog The United States of Hockey, reported that the investigation stems from pictures that appeared on Kerdiles twitter account. Peters reports that, in a particular photo, Kerdiles is pictured at dinner with representatives from Pulver Sports, an agency firm whose niche is hockey.
Truthfully, there was much that head coach Mike Eaves could say.
"The NCAA is in amateur status issue. We're appealing this decision immediately," Eaves said. "We've been asked not to go into any more detail"
Kerdiles' future with the Badgers likely rides upon the outcome of the appeal. The Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League currently own his rights, while the Muskego...