According to multiple sources, suspended Maine forward Ryan Lomberg could be on the move to the USHL. The Lincoln Stars will acquire the rights of the Richmond Hill, Ontario native from the Muskegon Lumberjacks.
Lomberg was suspended from the hockey team pending an assault charge against him stemming from an off-campus dispute back in April. He has plead not guilty in Penobscot County Court to the charges. According to several sources and police documents, the incident was provoked by an argument over an acquaintance's dog.
Ryan Lomberg suspended after assault charge
University of Maine forward Ryan Lomberg has been charged with assault and disorderly conduct by the Orono Police Department, according to a source.
A University of Maine athletic spokesperson said the hockey program has no comment on the matter at this time. This transaction doesn't mean Lomberg is leaving the school or the hockey program, but it certainly points in that direction. A '94, Lomberg has one remaining season of junior eligibility.
Lomberg, Maine's third leading goal scorer as a sophomore, had 11 goals and seven assists in 34 games. A graduate of the Hill School in Ontario, Lomberg scored 22 goals and added 18 assists in 52 games played for the Muskegon Lumberjacks during the 2011-12 season.
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