Harvard freshman defenseman Jesse Lane has left the team and the University to play with the Hull Olympiques of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
“This was a decision that was made by Jesse and his family,” said Harvard coach Mark Coach Mazzoleni. “We certainly wish him the best.”
One of three freshmen defensemen on the 2001-02 Harvard roster, Lane played in the first three games of the season, but did not dress for Harvard’s most recent game against Dartmouth. He recorded his only collegiate point in a 5-2 victory over Dartmouth at the Bright Hockey Center on Nov. 4.
Before Harvard, Lane, a native of Needham, Mass., played for the United States National Development Team, where he had seven goals and 20 assists in 62 games. He was the team’s top-scoring defenseman at the Five Nations Cup, where the U.S. won a silver medal.