The Dinos men’s hockey team bid farewell to one of their own this week, as forward Jarret Lukin departed the team for sunnier climes. The East Coast Hockey League’s Florida Everblades officially announced Lukin’s signing Mon., Jan. 29.
Lukin had been absent from the Dinos line-up for quite some time, last appearing Nov. 25 in the team’s 6–2 victory over the Lethbridge Pronghorns. Dinos head coach Scott Atkinson believes the move was best for both Lukin and the team.
“Right now he’s left the team for a couple of good reasons,” said Atkinson. “We wish him well.”
While team officials declined to elaborate, noting the situation around Lukin’s departure is still unresolved, they noted an official statement will be issued in coming weeks.
From Oct. 24–Nov. 4, the Dinos won seven straight and Lukin had nine goals and eight assists during that span. Since Lukin’s last game, the team has a 2-6-0-0 record.
Lukin was the team’s second leading scorer, with 22 points in 13 conference games. He amassed 62 points in 56 games over two seasons with the Dinos.