Lane Leaves Harvard for Quebec League



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.