Former Maine Player, 'Miracle' Star, Found Dead
CHN Staff Report
Mike Mantenuto, who played two seasons at Maine and starred in the movie "Miracle," was found dead Monday.
Mantenuto was found in his car by police in Des Moines, Wash. According to TMZ, Mantenuto's death was a suicide by shooting.
Mantenuto, a native of Holliston, Mass., played the role of former Boston University defenseman Jack O'Callahan in the film, which chronicled the famed 1980 U.S. Olympic team.
In two seasons at Maine, Mantenuto had 13 goals and 23 points in 30 games. He originally started his college career at D-III Massachusetts-Boston.
He went on to act in some other movies, including "Dirtbags" (2006) and "Surfer, Dude" (2008). After that, Mantenuto joined the military.
"Those of you that knew Mike will remember him for his passionate love for his family and his commitment to the health of the force," Col. Guillaume "Will" Beaurpere, group commander of the U.S. Army's 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), said.