11 former UND women's hockey players suing ND University System

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A lawsuit has been filed against the North Dakota University System claiming it violated Title Nine rules.

A civil rights attorney says the University of North Dakota's decision to cut women's hockey was a wrong-headed and an illegal move.

He's representing 11 former players in the lawsuit and believes he can get the women's hockey program reinstated.

"When its selecting athletic programs to add or to cut to take into account certain factors including the culture of the area where the school exist that is North Dakota, which is seen by many people as the capital or one of the capitals of ice hockey in the United States," said Dan Siegeil, attorney for the hockey players.

Siegel says he sued the University of Minnesota Duluth for firing its women's hockey coach and won her more than $3 million.