Boston University forward Corey Trivino has been permanently removed from the Terrier varsity hockey team in connection with an incident that occurred on Sunday night and resulted in his arrest.
"He is no longer associated with the BU hockey team,” said longtime Terrier head coach Jack Parker on the University's website.
Trivino, a senior center from Toronto, was charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery, two counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime, and one count of assault with attempt to rape after entering a female's room without permission and kissing and groping her without her consent. Alcohol is believed to have been involved in the incident.
Trivino was leading both BU and the Hockey East conference with 13 goals through his first 15 games this season. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him, although he was forced to surrender his passport.
I've written before about college hockey players getting into trouble with the law. We'll see what happens with Trivino, who's had problems with alcohol in the past, according to the Daily Free Press, and whether he's exonerated or not. Assuming he doesn't go to jail, expect him to sign with the NHL's New York Islanders, who drafted him in 2008.
Trivino, who was a member of BU's 2009 national championship team, ends his college career with 31-42—73 scoring totals in 112 contests. He scored two goals in a 5-1 win over Maine in his final collegiate appearance on Dec. 10.
BU is currently ranked ninth in NCAA Division-I with a 10-5-1 overall record.