Vermont junior forward Justin Milo was dismissed from the team on Tuesday according to a representative of the Catamounts athletic department.
Milo, who was tied for second on the team in scoring this season, was let go for what head coach Kevin Sneddon said was â€œthe best interest of the program.â€
According to the Burlington Free Press, Milo called the dismissal unfair and said he was told he was â€œbasically not committed to the team.
â€œWhat upsets me is the fact thatâ€™s the end of my hockey career potentially. Basically, Iâ€™m shocked.â€
The Free Press story quoted Sneddon as saying, â€œWe obviously spent a lot of time as a staff, with the support staff, and with the leadership and just felt it was in the best interest to move forward without him as part of our team. Thatâ€™s pretty much it.â€
Milo transferred to Vermont after playing just one season at Cornell. After sitting out a year, Milo returned to the ice last year with the Catamounts scoring 26 points in 39 games as Vermont advanced to the Frozen Four.
Last weekend, Vermont dropped three out of four points at home against Merrimack to fall to eighth place in Hockey East. Milo was not in the lineup for either game.
The Catamounts return to action this weekend with a two-game series at New Hampshire beginning Friday night at 7:30 p.m. on NESN.