Kevin Lohan is out of the line-up for good after Boston College spokesman Jack Dunn confirmed that Lohan’s jaw is broken and he has undergone surgery.
Lohan was in line at the Fenway Domino's with his girlfriend at approximately 2 A.M. Saturday morning when he was attacked by five men while waiting for his order. The CCTV footage obtained by WCVB shows Lohan being knocked to the ground by a sucker punch. He later gets up and tries to prevent the individuals from fleeing, but was knocked down again.
He was treated at Brigham and Women’s hospital.
In his statement to the Boston Globe, Dunn described Lohan as a “terrific individual” who was the victim of an unprovoked attack.
“He and his girlfriend had stopped to get a pizza on their way back to BC,” Dunn said.
Lohan is a graduate student who transferred to BC from the University of Michigan, where he was alternate captain last year as a senior. Lohan redshirted as a junior due to an injury.
Lohan will be sorely missed by the men’s hockey team who are gearing up for the Beanpot in a little over a week.
The Eagles no longer have the depth they had even a month ago, after the announcement that Michael Campoli was leaving NCAA hockey for the junior hockey Penticton Vees in British Columbia.
Despite this, the Eagles eked out a victory against UMass on Tuesday, with Michael Karow stepping into Lohan's spot.
After the game captain Casey Fitzgerald commented, "A lot of guys stepped up tonight and knew we had to come together as a team and really step up and play for Kevin.”
Going forward, Coach Jerry York seems confident in the defenses' ability, stating, “Even without [Lohan] in the lineup, I feel pretty confident in those six as long as we can keep them healthy.”
The Eagle’s defense will be able to test their abilities again tomorrow night at UMass Lowell.