Boston University’s leading goal scorer and first-line center Corey Trivino has been dismissed from school following charges that resulted from alledgedly groping and attempting to rape a BU resident assistant.
Trivino, a senior who is currently leading Hockey East with 13 goals this season, was released without bail, but had to surrender his Canadian passport and was ordered to stay away from both the victim and BU housing. A native of Toronto, Ont., Trivino must post $25,000 cash bail in order to use the passport.
According to the police report, Trivino was “very intoxicated” during the time of the incident. He is charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, one count of assault to rape and three counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime for felony.
Trivino was arraigned on seven different criminal charges and pled not guilty at Brighton District Court on Monday.
BU head coach Jack Parker said Trivino has had a history of alcohol-related problems. In a phone interview with The Daily Free Press, BU’s student newspaper, Parker said this is the fourth alcohol-related incident the 21-year-old Trivino has been punished by the team for in his three-plus years at BU.
“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.
“Corey knew exactly where he stood,” Parker said. “It’s sad but it’s simple for me. Corey knew in September that if he had another alcohol-related incident on campus or off campus, he would be gone from the team.”
BU has been streaking as of late, winning both their games this past weekend at New Hampshire and Maine and moving into second place in the Hockey East standings.
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