December 18, 2012 PRINT Bookmark and Share

Parker Dismissed From Maine

CHN Staff Report

Maine sophomore forward John Parker has been dismissed from the team for "several alcohol-related infractions," coach Tim Whitehead told the Bangor Daily News. Parker was let go in November.

Parker hadn't played this season because of a broken foot he suffered before the start of school this year. He had surgery shortly thereafter, and was expected to return in February or take a medical redshirt.

“It’s a shame. We were really looking forward to having him on the team. He had the potential to be an impact player and was coming off a good freshman year,” Whitehead told the BDN. “But this is the right thing to do. Hopefully, he can learn a lesson and get a clean start with another team."

Parker had three goals and four assists in 33 games as a freshman last season, and was a key penalty killer.

Parker is still at the school, and will look to transfer or join a junior team when the semester is over.

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