Merrimack head coach Mark Dennehy released a statement to The Mack Report on Thursday regarding the situation surrounding Austin Plevy.
Plevy, who was slated to be a freshman on Merrimack’s roster this upcoming season, left the team last week and returned to play for the Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.
“Austin made the decision to leave campus last week,” Dennehy said. “We will continue to follow the standards set by the NCAA in regards to the National Letter of Intent as well as the NCAA’s transfer policy.”
Essentially, Dennehy is confirming that Merrimack will not release Plevy from his NLI, and as we wrote in a column earlier this week, they shouldn’t. It’s too much of a slippery slope if they did.
The Mack Report reached out to Plevy through the Bandits organization on Wednesday afternoon, but so far, have not received a response.
Mike McMahon covers Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report as well as on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN