Feb 4, 2015 12:01 PM

Former UNH Women's Hockey coach admits to assaulting player in 2013


McCloskey Press Release.pdf

DURHAM - The former UNH Women's Hockey coach has admitted to assaulting a player in 2013.

Brian McCloskey admitted to several acts that led to charges of simple assault, the Strafford County Attorney's Office said in a statement.

The charges are based on statements from the victim, which were corroborated by several other players and staff members of the team, as well as video footage.

McCloskey admitted to grabbing the woman's jersey, pulling her and causing her to land with her back on the bench. He also admitted to putting his knee on top of her hip while she was in a horizontal position on the bench, causing her to fall and hit her head on the bench, and holder her facemask with his hand, the Strafford County Attorney's Office said. The University of New Hampshire Police Department and Durham Police Department worked with officials at UNH on the investigation.

McCloskey will be required to enroll in counseling, perform 100 hundred hours of community service and have good behavior for one year. After he has completed these tasks, the charges against him will be removed and a trial will no longer be necessary.

A separate charge of criminal threatening against McCloskey will be discontinued as part of the agreement.


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