The Boston College men’s ice hockey program announced this afternoon that sophomore Jacob Tortora is leaving the team to “pursue other opportunities.” As of right now, it remains unclear whether Tortora intends to try to transfer to another university program or if he plans to head to major juniors or another league (Tortora was drafted by the OHL’s Barrie Colts in 2015).
Tortora played 34 games for Boston College as a freshman, recording 6 goals and 7 assists. He is a small but feisty player who was assessed a team high 52 penalty minutes last season.
This year, Tortora played in 4 games, picking up 2 assists and scoring no goals. Tortora was benched for the past 4 BC MIH games, and it is unknown whether this was due to injury or if he was a healthy scratch. In Tortora’s final game as an Eagle, a loss at Merrimack, he took 2 frustrating penalties, but he was a player that could alway be counted on to give the game his full effort.
BCI wishes Tortora the best of luck wherever he heads next!