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Ex-University of New Hampshire women's hockey coach charged with assault, threat to player

Former University of New Hampshire women's hockey coach Brian McCloskey has been charged with assault in an encounter during a game last year.

The Strafford County Superior Court Clerk's office says McCloskey is charged with putting "his body on top" of a player's body and threatening her.

The 59-year-old McCloskey has said that during a Nov. 30 loss to Ohio State, he grabbed the back of a player's jersey and helmet and reprimanded her for talking back. UNH fired McCloskey over it.

All the charges are misdemeanors punishable by up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine.

McCloskey has been out on bail since June 6. He has denied wrongdoing and wants his job back.

A message seeking comment was left at a phone listed in McCloskey's name.

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Information from: Foster's Daily Democrat, http://www.fosters.com

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