Two big losses for BU, more to come?

A week ago the Boston University Terriers season was looking bright after defeating the University of Maine Black Bears 5-1 last Saturday.

That seems ages ago to the Terriers and their fans.

On Sunday night, their leading scorer Corey Trivino, 13 goals and 4 assists, was arrested and charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, one count of assault to rape, and three counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime. He was also kicked off the team.

A few minutes later, Trivino allegedly returned and was banging on her door. The RA opened the door slightly and Trivino tried to kiss her, but she pushed him away, according to the police report. The RA said in the police report that she told Trivino “You need to stop,” and “You need to go.” Trivino allegedly cornered the victim by her desk and attempted to kiss her as she pushed him away, the police report said. She said in the police report that she managed to get him to leave at that time and she then texted a friend for help.

Trivino then returned a third time and banged loudly on the door, according to the report. The victim said in the report that she needed to open the door as part of her RA duties. Trivino allegedly forced his way in again and tried to kiss her, then sat on her bed, took his shoes off, said he would sleep there that night and laid down.

He plead not guilty and was released after he surrendered his Canadian Passport.

This was the fourth known alcohol incident he’s had while at BU.

Parker was alerted of the incident around 1 a.m. on Monday morning, at which point he called an attorney to ensure Trivino would be represented in court later that day. He also spoke with Trivino’s parents and then with Trivino himself, at which point Parker told Trivino he was off the team, the coach said.

“I knew as soon as they called me that Corey Trivino was no longer on the BU hockey team,” Parker said. “I told him before in September. I told him then, ‘The good news is, I’m not going to do anything about that incident,’ which is minor compared to this one. ‘But here’s the bad news,’ I said. ‘Next time, I’m going to kick you off the team for good. And here’s the worst news, there will be another incident, Corey.’”

On Friday, news broke that Charlie Coyle, their fifth leading scorer three goals 11 assists, was leaving the team to join the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League after the World Junior Championships.

Charlie Coyle has left Boston University and will likely sign with the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, according to U.S. Hockey Report. The article says Coyle’s departure is “supposedly due to academic issues.”

As the day went on it wasn’t academic issues, but a hockey decision.

“I did make the decision to go to the Q and play for Saint John. I’m leaving BU,” he confirmed, “It’s not for any academic reasons, I’m not failing or any of that stuff. It’s just that, frankly, I just want to focus on hockey right now and pursue my NHL career; 100% towards hockey and just leave the school part behind.”

“No part of it was me failing or anything like that; I loved my time at Boston University, the coaches the teammates, I’m definitely going to miss it but it’s a decision that I think I have to make and I made it.”

With those two losses, the Terriers have lost 22 percent of their scoring this week and they maybe more to come. According to the Boston College Hockey Blog – a fan blog – another player will soon leave the team.

Multiple sources have told me tonight that another top player on BU is considering leaving. The sources have asked to remain anonymous and because I have not been able to confirm the story, I will not reveal who the player is, why he is leaving, and where he is going. I promise once the story is confirmed, I will release the name and where he is going. Thank You.

I have my doubts on this rumor because of the source and whoever runs this blog doesn’t seem like he or she has a journalistic background. I won’t dismiss it because the blog was one of the first to report the Charlie Coyle news late Thursday.

Now there’s a report (in French) in Canada that Vermont teammates Connor Brickley and Michael Paliotta will join Coyle in Saint John. This report doesn’t surprise me with Vermont record and with Saint John poised to defend the QMJHL’s President’s Cup and the CHL’s Memorial Cup.

Saturday’s Games

Union 3, Merrimack 1

The result doesn’t shock me because of Union is a good team, but I am shocked how Merrimack has gone 1-3-1 in their last five games. They now go to Hanover, New Hampshire to face St. Lawrence and Dartmouth or Holy Cross in the Ledyard National Bank Classic.

St. Lawrence 2, Vermont 1

The woes continue for Vermont and it won’t get any easier with Connor Brickley at the USA World Junior Camp as we speak. Who knows, he may not return if the report is true. They have an exhibition game against the Russian Red Stars two days after Christmas then back to regular season play against Lake Superior on Thursday the 29th.

Predictions – 1-1 on the weekend; 37-31-8 overall.