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.
Thanks for all the get well wishes! I'm out of the hospital and feeling good! Big thanks to the @BuffaloSabres organization #Sabres
— 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.