Vinny Saponari reportedly headed to Northeastern

By Arielle Aronson/DFP Staff

According to a tweet by Ryan Clark, former Boston University forward Vinny Saponari will play for Northeastern University next season. After his dismissal from BU last May, Saponari joined the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League. He recorded an 18-46-64 line through 56 games played during the regular season while serving as an assistant captain.

Saponari showed interest in transferring to Boston College earlier this season, but was denied by BC admissions.

Northeastern could use a forward, as it lost its top four leading scorers this season. Seniors Wade MacLeod, Tyler McNeely and Steve Silva will graduate and freshman Brodie Reid elected to leave Northeastern to join the San Jose Sharks organization.

Clark is a reporter for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and covers the USHL, the Fargo Force and Minnesota high school hockey. Clark announced he will post more information about Saponari’s decision to attend Northeastern on his blog, Slightly Chilled.

5 thoughts on “Vinny Saponari reportedly headed to Northeastern”

  1. The reason why BC did not take him is because Jerry York has had too many on ice confrontations with Saponari, they just played it off as if it had something to do with admissions… NU is a perfect fit for saponari anyhow…

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