The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) declared Monday that previous Minnesota Condition goaltender and 2022 Hobey Baker winner Dryden McKay has approved a 6-month interval of ineligibility for an anti-doping rule violation.
In a assertion, the USADA explained that McKay examined constructive for ostarine as the end result of a sample collected on January 23, 2022, at McKay’s dwelling.
Ostarine is an anabolic agent that is prohibited by the U.S. Olympic and Worldwide Ice Hockey Federation. At the time of the take a look at, McKay was between a team of four players who were unannounced alternates for the Olympics.
During the USADA investigation, it was determined that an “all-natural” vitamin D3 complement product or service McKay was working with prior to the test which did not listing ostarine on the complement points label was contaminated with that material at an amount “consistent with the situations of ingestion and his optimistic test.” That provided the chance for a reduction of the interval of ineligibility from what could have been as a great deal as four years.
McKay responded to the suspension in a assertion through Twitter and in an special job interview with Elliotte Friedman revealed Monday on the Canadian SportsNet web site.
McKay wrote in the Twitter statement that he experienced acquired a suspension on February 1, 2022, which was lifted on February 3 when the resource of the compound had been identified. McKay more wrote that the NCAA issued a independent decision in cooperation with Minnesota Condition which cleared him to play till a final suspension was issued.
In the statement McKay explained that he had been getting the non-NSF vitamin D3 nutritional supplement as an immune booster amid January’s Omicron wave. According to McKay, he stopped having all nutritional supplements when the test results uncovered the banned substance, withdrew from Olympic thing to consider, and despatched all supplements he was getting to an independent lab.
“I manufactured the oversight of getting it,” McKay informed SportsNet. “But I could have never ever imagined that this would have been the end result of having one thing like that.”
“The degree was discussed to me by my attorney [Paul Greene], as so compact it is equivalent to a grain of salt in a swimming pool, hence supplying NO (sic) perfomance boosting gain to me in any way,” McKay wrote.
“This has transpired to hundreds of men and women I’ve represented,” Greene informed SportsNet. “Taking what looks like an innocent vitamin that turned out to be contaminated.”
McKay will be ineligible to participate in right up until October 11, 2022, immediately after accepting a 6-thirty day period period of ineligibility that commenced on April 14, 2022. McKay was granted a three-day credit score for a provisional suspension served from January 31, 2022 through February 2, 2022.
According to its internet site, the USADA is identified by the United States Congress as the formal anti-doping corporation for all Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American sport in the United States.