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Wednesday reading: UNO legal resolution; Duluth road stretch; Target Center

Published: October 30, 2013, 10:13 am, by Joe Paisley

The players kicked off the Nebraska-Omaha team this summer for a street fight had their charges dropped.

Minnesota-Duluth has a tough four-game road stretch ahead of them.

Target Center, home of the inaugural National Collegiate Hockey Conference postseason championship March 21-22 this season and for at least the next five years, will undergo a $97-million renovation beginning in 2014 it was announced by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak recently.

The renovations include a redesign of the exterior, as well as increased seating capacity, improved pedestrian traffic flow in and out of the building and more club seats for fans to enjoy. In addition, there will be locker room upgrades.

“The NCHC is excited to hear about this development for Target Center and the city of Minneapolis, as both are important partners for the NCHC,” said commissioner Josh Fenton. “We are excited to host our inaugural championship this coming March and will look forward to an enhanced fan and student-athlete experience in the future with the facility renovations.”

The renovations to Target Center are expected to take between 18-24 months to complete but will not affect the inaugural NCHC championship, the league said.

Atlantic Hockey suspended Army freshman Kyle Plageman for one game under the leagues supplemental discipline policy. He was given a major penalty for contact to the head and a game misconduct at the 19:58 mark of the first period in a non-conference game against Merrimack.

Upon further review, it was determined that Plageman targeted the head of the Merrimack player and he will now sit out the  next contest on Friday against Connecticut.