Northeastern suspends Ferriero, Quailer
by Joe Meloni/CHN Staff Writer
BOSTON Northeastern forwards Cody Ferriero and Steve Quailer were suspended by head coach Jim Madigan and will miss Friday's season opener.
Neither player dressed for Sunday afternoon's exhibition against St. Francis Xavier. According to Madigan, the suspensions are holdovers from last season under former NU coach Greg Cronin.
Both players are key to the Huskies' success in 2011-12 after equally difficult campaigns in 2010-11 and the loss of NU's top four scorers from a season ago.
Ferriero failed to perform consistently as a freshman, after landing at Northeastern following his decision to decommit from Boston College. Quailer, meanwhile, had a disappointing season after missing all of 2009-10 recovering from knee surgery.
However, Madigan pointed out that the suspensions are not related to behavior this season, and that both Ferriero and Quailer have behaved well and practiced with the team.
Also, freshman Ludwig Karlsson will miss Northeastern's first two games of the season due to eligibility issues related to the NCAA Clearinghouse. Karlsson played in Sunday's exhibition, an 8-5 loss to St. Francis Xavier, and was a minus-1.