The NCAA told Nic Kerdiles he wasn’t allowed to play for the University of Wisconsin until Nov. 30. They never said anything about playing for someone else.

United States of Hockey has learned that the suspended Wisconsin freshman will join the National Team Development Program’s U.S. National Under-18 Team for a pair of weekend games including a Friday night tilt against the University of Minnesota and a Saturday night game against Division III St. Thomas. Kerdiles is a former NTDP player.

According to a USA Hockey source, the NCAA was notified and cleared Kerdiles to play in the exhibition games. To my knowledge, this is an unprecedented situation.

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