BU Players Dismissed, Suspended
CHN Staff Report
First Boston College, then Notre Dame, and now Boston University. The offseason bad boy list continues to grow, althoug the BU incident actually took place during the season.
Forwards, and brothers, Victor and Vinny Saponari have been released from the Terriers. Victor Saponari, who played just three games last season, is to be a senior at BU. But Vinny Saponari was just a sophomore, and played in all 38 games for the Terriers, scoring 12 goals and 30 points, which was tied for third on the team.
Meanwhile, junior-to-be Corey Trivino was suspended for an unspecified amount of games next season.
“Over a period of time, there have been cumulative instances in which Victor and Vinny Saponari have displayed conduct unbecoming of a Boston University hockey player,” BU coach Jack Parker said. “In a related issue, Trivino will be suspended for the early part of next season.”
According a report in BU's Daily Free Press, the trio was drinking alcohol the Wednesday prior to the team's Hockey East semifinal playoff game against Maine. That day was St. Patrick's Day, March 17.
The team has a long-standing rule against drinking during the season on any night except Saturday. Vinny Saponari and Trivino are also underage.
Trivino was injured at the time, and Victor Saponari didn't play in the game. Vinny Saponari did play, as BU lost to see its season come to an end.
The report goes on to say, citing sources, that there were several other incidents that occurred during the season, including Victor Saponari skipping a practice, that led to Parker's actions.