The Boston College Eagles are having a rough summer. Recently, a seventh underclassmen, Zach Sanford, signed a three-year entry level contract with the Washington Capitals leaving the Eagles without a junior class for the 2016-17 season. Just when you think it can’t get any worse, the Eagles took another hit.
On Tuesday morning, incoming freshman defenseman Michael Campoli suffered an upper-body injury at the Buffalo Sabres prospect development camp during a 3-on-3 tournament. Campoli was hit into the boards by 21-year-old winger William Carter. He remained motionless on the ice for about 20 minutes. Campoli was stretchered off the ice and taken by ambulance to a local Buffalo hospital.
By all accounts, the hit was clean.
“I thought it was a good hit, an unfortunate ending we’re all concerned about it,” Sabres general manager Tim Murray told the Buffalo Hockey Beat. “Up to that point, I thought it could have been a touch more competitive. Maybe we have a lot of young guys who thought it was like shinny or a scrimmage.”
Eagles fans can breath a sigh of relief. Tuesday afternoon, Campoli was released from the hospital and tweeted this to his followers.
— Michael Campoli (@michaelcampoli) July 12, 2016
The 18-year-old Campoli is an undrafted prospect and was a member of the U.S. National Under-18 Development Team. Last season, in 55 games, Campoli recorded a single assist.
Eric is a 1996, 1999 graduate of the University of North Dakota. Eric covers the University of North Dakota Hockey and Division I college hockey. Eric is the Contributing Editor for Inside Hockey.