The University of Minnesota is investigating allegations that a former men's hockey assistant sexually abused players more than 30 years ago.
Athletic Director Mark Coyle sent a letter to members of the 1984-85 hockey team after The Athletic sports website reported the allegations against former assistant Thomas "Chico" Adrahtas.
The university addressed the matter in a statement released on Monday:
Adrahtas denied to The Athletic that he ever sexually abused anyone.
He was with the Gopher coaching staff for the one season, leaving the program after head coach Brad Buetow was fired.
The late Paul Giel was athletic director at the time Adrahtas was with the Gophers.
Adrahatas was head coach of Illinois-based Robert Morris for a decade, leaving that program two years ago.