"NOTHING TO DO WITH ALCOHOL USE"Trivino defends himself in wake of suspension

By Andrew Facini, Boston University

Special to Point Blank

7:00 pm: Corey Trivino denies the early rumors that the suspension (details below) is the result of an alcohol-related incident.


“It has nothing to do with alcohol use,” he said.


Trivino also took steps to address the infamous “song” that has circulated the hockey-blogging world recently.


“About the song… It wasn’t supposed to be like that. Me and Vinny, messing around one night in the dorm, we made a song. It was just for our enjoyment. We sent it to one of our teammates, and he sent it out to a bunch of people himself. We didn’t know about that. One of those people apparently put it up on Barstool Sports, and I was shocked when someone let me know on a text.”


He denies that this has any involvement with the current suspension.


“The song… BU has nothing to do with it. This suspension has nothing to do with it. It’s a real shame that someone made it a video and put the BU logo on there,” he said.


Further details concerning Trivino’s suspension length are expected within the week.


Andrew Facini is a graduating senior at Boston University and runs an Islanders blog at http://nyicastaway.blogspot.com/

5:10 pm: Boston University coach Jack Parker announced today in a press release that Islanders 2008 second round pick Corey Trivino will be suspended “for the early part of the season.” As often happens in college sports, they’ll probably take him off suspension when they need him.


Hey, I wish there was more in the Country. But other than waiting for the Hamonic and Poulin signings by June 1, it should be a quiet month. As you know, I’m not a World Championships guy. You can only hope that no one gets hurt.