Boston University Dismisses Saponari Brothers, Suspends Trivino

Boston University has dismissed brothers Victor and Vinny Saponari and suspended Corey Trivino, the school announced Tuesday.

Trivino’s suspension will be for “multiple games at the beginning of the 2010-11 season,” according to a school statement.

“Over a period of time, there have been cumulative instances in which Victor and Vinny Saponari have displayed conduct unbecoming of a Boston University hockey player,” Terriers coach Jack Parker said in a news release. “In a related issue, Trivino will be suspended for the early part of next season.”

Citing unnamed sources, The Daily Free Press, a student newspaper at Boston University, reported Monday that the Saponaris, Trivino and another BU player, Adam Kraus, were involved in an alcohol-related incident less than 48 hours before the Hockey East semifinals.

Trivino and Vinny Saponari both were selected in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Trivino went 36th overall to the New York Islanders, while Saponari was a fourth-round pick of the Atlanta Thrashers, No. 94 overall.

Vinny Saponari had 47 points in 82 games over two seasons with the Terriers. Victor Saponari had two points in 14 games over three seasons.