Boston University senior Corey Trivino, the team’s leading scorer and the top goal scorer this season in Hockey East, was swiftly booted from the Terriers’ No. 9-ranked squad after being arrested over the weekend on charges stemming from an altercation with a BU resident assistant in a campus dorm. Of note, though Trivino has been kicked off the hockey team, he has not been suspended from school (as of yet) and can continue to attend classes until officially being suspended or expelled.
It is not Trivino’s first discipline issue – in 2010 he and Vinny Saponari (now at Northeastern) were suspended from the team after missing a punitive bike ride following a night of drinking before the Hockey East semifinals. He and Saponari also participated in a profanity-laced rap video posted to YouTube which led to Saponari’s removal from the team.
We start from the source with Art Jahnke at BU Today:
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. …
Trivino, whose family flew in for his arraignment, appeared in court in handcuffs and a powder blue hoodie. He never spoke, standing hunched forward and head down throughout the court proceeding.
Head hockey coach Jack Parker says Trivino has been permanently removed from the team. “He is no longer associated with the BU hockey team,” says Parker.
Side note: interesting how BU Today functions as a quasi-official news source for BU, and despite this obviously being a negative story, it’s prominently placed on the front page in full detail. One would imagine that if some story of this magnitude were to hit Northeastern, any official statement would be very terse.
Moving on to the Daily Free Press, which has published an extensive police account of what happened on Sunday night:
According to the BU Police Department police report, obtained from Brighton District Court, the incident began when the RA heard individuals of a room being extremely loud. The RA went to the room to tell them to quiet down, and Trivino followed her back to her room and pushed her door open, the report states. She said in the report that she told Trivino to go back to his room, but instead he allegedly started kissing and groping the victim.
Supplemental to the DFP, the Boston Hockey Blog has been on top of every development in this story, and talked with coach Jack Parker about Trivino’s apparently chronic trouble with alcohol:
“There is no question in my mind it’s an alcohol problem,” Parker said. “I did [ask him to get treatment], but he didn’t think it was for him.” …
“I could suspend him [at that time] for some games, but that didn’t work,” Parker said. “So I said this is going to be real simple. I’m going to give you a fair warning. One more incident and you’ll be gone. One more alcohol-related incident and you’re out of here. No ifs, ands or buts. That’s what he knew was going to be the outcome.
“The only thing you can do to help a kid with an alcohol problem is get him to stop drinking.”
- Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports reminds us that this is not the first run-in with trouble for Trivino.
- The Hockey Writers and WTBU Sports focus on the hockey ramifications for the Terriers.
- WBZ 1030 talked to BU’s dean of students about the internal discipline process at the university.