Friday, December 17, 2010

Saponari Officially Rejected by BC

According to a report on USHR, Vinny Saponari has officially been rejected by BC. There's no link because you have to pay for use of the site, and I'm not paying. Here's the excerpt, though:

Boston College admissions has denied the transfer application of former BU forward Vinny Saponari.

Saponari, booted from the Boston University hockey team after his sophomore season, would have entered BC as a junior in the fall of ’11.

Atlanta’s fourth choice in the 2008 draft, Saponari currently leads the USHL in scoring (8-22-30 in 21 games) while helping lead the expansion Dubuque Fighting Saints to the top of the Western Conference standings.

“He’s very disappointed,” said Dubuque coach Jim Montgomery. “He had a long face in my office.”

“It’s too bad, because he’s been playing great. I think he’s the most dominant player in the league now,” says Montgomery. “He’s ready to play in the AHL and develop into a professional player.”

Montgomery reports that the coaching staff at BC “was not happy” with the thumbs-down.

As for the future, Montgomery says his assistant captain “is keeping his options open” and will start talking to schools again in February.
“But,” Montgomery added, "he’s a little down on schools right now.”

So there you go. Hate to say it, but I told you so.

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