Corey Trivino, the New York Islanders 2nd round pick in 2008, was as high as a kite up until Sunday night. Then things took a turn for the worst. Leading the Terriers in points this season (and coming out on top in a victory against Maine), Trivino was arrested Sunday night by police for breaking into a female’s apartment. Here is what BU’s website said about the incident (link here):
“The starting center on the BU men’s ice hockey team was arrested Sunday night and charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery after he allegedly entered the room of a female student and attempted to kiss and grope her.
Corey Trivino (MET’12), the leading scorer in Hockey East, was also charged with two counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime and one count of assault with attempt to rape. Trivino, a Toronto native, pleaded not guilty to all charges at his arraignment yesterday in Brighton District Court. Judge David T. Donnelly set bail at $25,000 or surrender of Trivino’s Canadian passport and ordered Trivino to leave his BU dormitory room by 3 p.m. yesterday. Donnelly ordered a “status check” of the case on January 18.”
Now I don’t know much, but when the word “rape” gets thrown around, you know it can’t be good.
Trivino was having his best year, to date, with the Terriers and things seemed to be on the upswing. Looking to prove that he was meant to be a 2nd rounder, Trivino has posted 17 points in 15 games this season. What’s worse is that this could not have come at a more inopportune time. The Terriers have won seven of their last eight games and have secured 2nd place in Hockey East (9th overall in the nation).
This hasn’t been the first time the Toronto native has been in trouble with the BU hockey team. In the beginning 2010-11 season, Trivino was suspended by Jack Parker for drinking alcohol 48 hours before their semifinal matchup the year before. BU eventually ended up losing that game, leading to the dismissal of both Saponari brothers (Vinny and Victor).
Having been officially kicked off the team, Boston University has a VERY big void at center to fill. Granted, Charlie Coyle is a top notch center prospect, but lines will need to be shuffled and the dynamic in the room may change for the worst. Boston University will have to dig down deep in order to overcome the blow dealt to them and continue to fight for a top spot for the Frozen Four.