June 20, 2018
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UNH goalie suspended after being charged with assault, resisting arrest

Casey DeSmith
By Morgan Palmer, Foster’s Daily Democrat

DURHAM, New Hampshire — Casey DeSmith, the goalie for the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team, was arrested over the university’s move-in last weekend after a domestic dispute.

At 12:59 a.m. on Aug. 31, Durham police officers received a call from a woman who stated she was a domestic violence victim and that DeSmith had assaulted her, according to Deputy Chief Rene Kelley.

The UNH media relations department told WBZ in Boston that Smith has been suspended from the hockey team pending further investigation.

DeSmith, 23, of Rochester, has been the goalie of the UNH hockey team since 2011. He received a career-high of 50 saves in March of 2012.

Once officers located DeSmith, he was taken to the hospital. Once assessed, the officers attempted to handcuff DeSmith. He resisted and had to be wrestled to the ground, police said.

He was then taken to the Strafford County Jail with $5,000 personal recognizance bail and charged with one count of simple assault and one count of resisting arrest.

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