Defenseman Karl leaving UAA

UAA sent out a press release today reporting sophomore defenseman Corbin Karl, who has yet to play a game this season after playing in 23 as a rookie, is leaving the program

"Corbin has decided it would be more financially feasible to pursue and education and play hockey back home in Canada or at a Div. III school,'' coach Dave Shyiak said in the release. "We certainly understand how difficult it can be when you are paying all this money and not playing. Corbin is a fine young man and we respect his decision. We thank him for all his efforts and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.''

Karl last season earned three goals and three assists in 23 games.

He's the second player to leave the team this season. Forward Andrew Pickering retired after repeated concussions.

UAA is left with 24 players -- 13 forwards, eight defensemen and three goalies.

With junior winger Brett Cameron out with a broken collarbone that required surgery, the Seawolves are down to 12 forwards, the number college teams usually dress for games.