Thursday, December 06, 2007

Four suspended for rules violations

To paraphrase Thomas Paine in his 1776 pamphlet The Crisis, these are the times that try Terrier fans' souls.

On top of a disappointing 4-9-2 start punctuated by last weekend's sweep at the hands of Boston College, continuing uncertainty in goal with neither veteran 'tender taking control at the the position and an injury that will keep Jason Lawrence out until sometime in January, four members of the Terrier hockey team have been suspended indefinitely for an unspecified violation of team rules. The four are seniors Brian McGuirk, Dan McGoff and Boomer Ewing, and junior Brandon Yip.

The official news release below offers few details and none about the rules violation. For now, senior Pete MacArthur will wear the captain's "C" while senior Ryan Weston and junior Matt Gilroy will be assistant captains. With Lawrence already sideline by injury, the Terriers will have only 12 forward available for this weekends games with UMass-Lowell and the NTDP U18 Team.

Four Men’s Ice Hockey Players Suspended by Team
BOSTON – Four members of the Boston University men’s ice hockey team have been suspended indefinitely by head coach Jack Parker due to a violation of team rules.

The suspensions, which are effective immediately, were issued to three seniors — captain Brian McGuirk (Danvers, Mass.), Bryan Ewing (Plymouth, Mass.) and Dan McGoff (Winchester, Mass.) — and junior Brandon Yip (Maple Ridge, B.C.).

"I’m disappointed that these four chose to break one of our team rules," said Parker. "This is strictly a team matter."

In light of the suspensions, senior Pete MacArthur (Clifton Park, N.Y.) has been named captain of the Terriers. Senior Ryan Weston (Henniker, N.H.) and junior Matt Gilroy (North Bellmore, N.Y.) will serve as assistant captains.

1 comment:

Adam said...

Seriously ... what do you REALLY think is going on over there? (Adam W. @ CHN)

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