By Tim Healey/DFP Staff
Defenseman Alexx Privitera is no longer a member of the Boston University men’s hockey program, a source confirmed with The Daily Free Press Tuesday night.
U.S. Hockey Report said earlier Tuesday that Privitera and his younger brother, forward Jarrid Privitera, agreed to part ways with BU. The younger sibling had been slated to arrive on Commonwealth Avenue either this fall or next.
The news comes after months of speculation as to whether or not the Old Tappan, N.J., natives would suit up as Terriers following Alexx’s mid-February suspension. He was forced to sit out the season’s final 13 games by then-head coach Jack Parker following repeated on-ice discipline incidents.
The final straw came against Harvard in the Beanpot consolation game Feb. 11, when Privitera got a game misconduct after kneeing a member of the Crimson.
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound blueliner tallied two goals and 10 assists before his suspension. He also had what was then a team-high 74 penalty minutes and conference-high 72 blocked shots.
Jarrid, who stands at 5-foot-7, 150 pounds, spent the 2012-13 season with the Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL), totaling 26 points (15 goals, 11 assists) in 56 games as the Fighting Saints captured the Clark Cup, the league’s top trophy.
Daily Free Press staff writer Kevin Dillon contributed to the reporting of this article.
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