McKay receives 6-month anti-doping suspension for banned compound uncovered in contaminated vitamin supplement – College Hockey

Dryden McKay was in web at the 2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey Frozen Four Championship semifinal vs. Minnesota at TD Backyard on April 7, 2022 in Boston (photo: Prosperous Gagnon/USCHO).

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) introduced Monday that previous Minnesota State goaltender and 2022 Hobey Baker winner Dryden McKay has accepted a 6-thirty day period period of time of ineligibility for an anti-doping rule violation.

In a statement, the USADA said that McKay examined beneficial for ostarine as the consequence of a sample collected on January 23, 2022, at McKay’s home.

Ostarine is an anabolic agent that is prohibited by the U.S. Olympic and Global Ice Hockey Federation. At the time of the take a look at, McKay was amid a team of four players who have been unannounced alternates for the Olympics.

For the duration of the USADA investigation, it was identified that an “all-natural” vitamin D3 supplement merchandise McKay was working with prior to the test which did not record ostarine on the health supplement specifics label was contaminated with that substance at an sum “consistent with the situation of ingestion and his favourable take a look at.” That presented the possibility for a reduction of the period of ineligibility from what could have been as significantly as four yrs.

McKay responded to the suspension in a assertion via Twitter and in an special interview with Elliotte Friedman published Monday on the Canadian SportsNet web-site.

McKay wrote in the Twitter statement that he had been given a suspension on February 1, 2022, which was lifted on February 3 when the source of the material experienced been determined. McKay even more wrote that the NCAA issued a different choice in cooperation with Minnesota State which cleared him to perform right up until a remaining suspension was issued.

In the assertion McKay explained that he experienced been taking the non-NSF vitamin D3 dietary supplement as an immune booster amid January’s Omicron wave. In accordance to McKay, he stopped having all nutritional supplements when the examination effects identified the banned substance, withdrew from Olympic consideration, and despatched all supplements he was using to an unbiased lab.

“I created the slip-up of getting it,” McKay informed SportsNet. “But I could have never imagined that this would have been the end result of taking one thing like that.”

“The degree was explained to me by my attorney [Paul Greene], as so small it is comparable to a grain of salt in a swimming pool, therefore giving NO (sic) perfomance maximizing profit to me whatsoever,” McKay wrote.

“This has took place to hundreds of persons I’ve represented,” Greene told SportsNet. “Taking what would seem like an innocent vitamin that turned out to be contaminated.”

McKay will be ineligible to enjoy right until October 11, 2022, soon after accepting a six-thirty day period interval of ineligibility that started on April 14, 2022. McKay was granted a a few-day credit history for a provisional suspension served from January 31, 2022 through February 2, 2022.

In accordance to its web page, the USADA is identified by the United States Congress as the formal anti-doping group for all Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American sport in the United States.