Maine sophomore right wing John Parker has been dismissed from the Black Bears for what coach Tim Whitehead told the Bangor Daily News was “several alcohol-related infractions.”
“It’s a shame,” said Whitehead in the report. “We were really looking forward to having him on the team. He had the potential to be an impact player and was coming off a good freshman year, but this is the right thing to do. Hopefully, he can learn a lesson and get a clean start with another team.”
Parker hadn’t yet played this season after having foot surgery prior to the season.
Whitehead said Parker will finish the current semester and then join a junior team or transfer to another school. Parker has three years of eligibility remaining.
Last season, Parker had three goals and four assists in 33 games with Maine.