Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Werek, Pereira, and Warsofsky in PreDraft Tournament

NCAA rules prevent Jack Parker and David Quinn from commenting on newly-committed 2009 recruit Ethan Werek, but there is no such restriction on the Kingston Frontenacs who drafted him 9th overall in the OHL Priority Selection. A May 7 Kingston newspaper article that very noticeably makes no mention of Werek’s verbal to BU did report

Werek, who was the leading scorer at the OHL Cup in April and bumped up his draft status as one of the top five forwards, was on Kingston's radar for quite some time, according to Frontenacs general manager Larry Mavety.

Werek was ranked second behind No. 1 pick Ryan O'Reilly,
who went to the Erie Otters, in key categories such as hardest worker
and smartest player. He was considered by scouts as a player with
"a work ethic and anticipation second to none" in the draft.

However, today’s Whig Standard interviewed Werek’s father, Zeev, who said Ethan plans to attend BU, beginning in 2009.

Zeev Werek said striking the proper balance between school and hockey was the family's primary focus in choosing the school.

He said his wife, who teaches English and law enforcement at Seneca College in Toronto, is determined their son get a quality education. "Education plays a big part of her life and of our family life. The unfortunate thing about minor hockey is that you can't take your full courses ... she wants school to be [No. 1] and hockey to be No. 2."

Werek said he was impressed by Boston University's academic reputation as well as the school's athletics program.

"The hockey program is excellent. They're really strong on the physical side."

This weekend, Ethan Werek will be playing hockey in Boston. He's taking part in the ProAm Hockey PreDraft International at Iorio Arena with the Pro Skills Hockey team, made up of players from Ontario, including several of his future teammates on the Stouffville Spirit. We're trying to confirm a report that 2008 recruit Corey Trivino also will play for Pro Skills in the tournament.

Two other future Terriers are participating: South Kent School forward Joe Pereira will play for Hockey Opportunity and and Cushing Academy defenseman David Warsofsky will skate for Team New England in the two-day event. For rosters, schedules and game results, go to the 2007 Pre-Draft Web site.

1 comment:

Z-Brilliance said...

What would be neat is if you could post the team's schedules that BU recruits belong to.

I'm going to try and make it to the Pro Skills game on Saturday.

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