Trivino Breaks Leg, Out For Season
CHN Staff Report
BOSTON Boston University sophomore center Corey Trivino is expected to miss the remainder of the 2009-10 season after suffering a fractured right fibula in Saturday's 5-2 victory over Maine.
"This is obviously a devastating injury for Corey and our team," BU coach Jack Parker said. "After really coming along towards the end of his freshman season, he has blossomed into a strong first-line center, especially on defense, and it will be difficult to adjust our lineup based on the way he and our team have been playing as of late."
Trivino has centered the Terriers' top forward line during their second-half surge, helping them post a 9-3-0 record in their past 12 games and move into fourth place in Hockey East after being in ninth place at the semester break. He appeared in all 28 games this season, tallying 15 points on four goals and 11 assists, and he scored the game's first goal in Saturday's win before suffering the injury in the third period. His 53.5-percent win percentage on faceoffs is tops for BU this season.
"Fortunately for Corey, he is only a sophomore," Parker said. "Once his injury has healed, we expect him to pick up where he left off and continue to develop into an All-America-caliber centerman here at BU."
Trivino, who was selected by the New York Islanders in the second round (36th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, has totaled 28 points (10-18) in 60 career games at BU. Prior to arriving on campus, Trivino played two seasons for the Stouffville Spirit of the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League.