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Milo Dismissed From Vermont

CHN Staff Report

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Vermont has dismissed second-leading scorer Justin Milo, Ted Ryan of the Burlington Free Press reported on Tuesday.

Milo was a healthy scratch in Merrimack's weekend series with the Catamounts. When asked after Friday's game why he didn't dress, head coach Kevin Sneddon simply replied, "coach's decision."

The junior had a line of 9g-12a—21pts this season in 20 games. He had the highest points-per-game rate on the team.

“We just felt it was in the best interests of our program and will move forward without him,” Sneddon told Ryan. “We certainly wish him all the best in his future endeavors. We just felt like this was in the best interests of our program as we move forward for the rest of this season.”

Milo, who transferred from Cornell after his freshman season, also played baseball at Cornell and with UVM, until Vermont dropped its baseball program last year. He was drafted by the New York Yankees and spent last season playing minor league baseball in their organization.

The Warriors trail Vermont by two points for the final playoff spot in Hockey East with one game in hand and seven games to play.

Milo's absence will be a huge blow for UVM and its 8th-ranked (3rd to last) offense in Hockey East.

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