Alexx, Jarrid Privitera headed to USHL for 2013-14

By Tim Healey/DFP Staff

Looks like the Priviteras will be teammates this season after all.

Former Boston University defenseman Alexx Privitera, as well as his brother, forward Jarrid Privitera, will both play for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League during the 2013-14 season, Jarrid told The Daily Free Press on Tuesday.

Earlier this summer, Alexx decided to leave the BU hockey program after a tumultuous sophomore campaign. He had been suspended by then-head coach Jack Parker in mid-February for the final 13 games after a number of on-ice discipline incidents.

Jarrid, who had been set to arrive on Commonwealth Avenue this fall, decommitted at the same time.

This season will be Jarrid’s second full one with Dubuque. He put up 15 goals and 11 assists with the Fighting Saints in 2012-13 en route to his team capturing the Clark Cup, the league’s top trophy.

It will also be Alexx’s second stint in the USHL. The blueliner had 34 points (10 goals, 24 assists) and 123 penalty minutes in 57 games for the Muskegon Lumberjacks in 2010-11.

In his two years as a Terrier, Alexx had six goals and 20 assists while playing in 48 out of a possible 78 games, missing time due to both injury and suspension.

Update: The Dubuque Fighting Saints originally announced this news earlier this month. Hat tip to blog commenter “Anonymous” for the heads up.

BU formally announces Steve Greeley’s hiring

By Tim Healey/DFP Staff

Boston University issued a release Wednesday afternoon to name former Terrier Steve Greeley the associate head coach of the BU men’s hockey team.

“Steve is a bright and well-respected scout in the hockey world and he’ll be a fantastic college hockey coach,” head coach David Quinn said in the release. “He’ll help us out in a lot of ways, as he is a fantastic evaluator of talent and a hard-working, enthusiastic person who will be able to connect with our players on many levels. I couldn’t be more pleased to have him back here at BU.”

Greeley, who played four years under Jack Parker from 2000 to 2004, has worked as a scout for the Los Angeles Kings the last seven years.
For more on Greeley, read our article from last week.