From: Star Tribune
by Paul Walsh
A University of Minnesota Gopher hockey player has been cited for disorderly conduct after police witnessed him urinating in public in Stillwater, Minnesota last weekend.
A police report says Erik Haula was "extremely intoxicated" when he urinated outside the Freight House in view of others after the bars closed early Saturday. Haula was then turned over to a friend, whom police described as "somewhat sober."
The officer wrote in his report that he witnessed Haula "urinating while standing on Water Street on the west side of the Freight House Restaurant & Bar in plain view of the bar crowd after bar closing."
The officer also noted in his report that even though "it was clear that he was extremely intoxicated," the 2009 Wild draft choice "was very cooperative. No problems."
Haula, a native of Finland, will be a junior this coming season for the Gophers. He led the team last season with 49 points, scoring 20 goals and earning 29 assists.
He played one season of high school hockey at Shattuck-St. Mary's in Faribault, Minn.
Gophers Athletic Department spokesman Garry Bowman says hockey coach Don Lucia is aware of the incident, has talked to Haula and will handle the matter internally. The Gopher forward will be a junior this year. He led the team last season with 49 points, scoring 20 goals and earning 29 assists.