In a shock move that has more questions than answers, Rochester Institute of Technology confirmed to USCHO.com that sophomore forward Mark Golberg has left the program and withdrawn from school.
He was their leading scorer this season with 14 points in 17 games. His 12 assists led the team and he was tied for eighth in Atlantic Hockey, three behind David Freidmann and Zac Lynch of Robert Morris. He had four goals and 20 assists in 52 games during his career at the school.
He last played Dec. 12 where he posted two assists in a 4-2 road win against Niagara. The Tigers were off during the holidays and resumed their schedule last night, when they defeated Mercyhurst 4-2.
RIT is 7-9-2 overall and 7-4-1 in the conference. Their 15 points has them four points behind leaders Robert Morris and Holy Cross with one and two games-in-hand, respectively.
According to the USCHO report, RIT had no further comment on the departure. His profile on Elite Prospects now has him playing for Casselman Vikings, a Junior B team in Central Canada Hockey League Tier 2. Box scores from their last two games (Dec. 17 vs Char-Lan Rebels and Dec. 20 vs Westport Rideaus) lists him on the roster but didn’t record any goals, assists or penalties.