Monday, September 08, 2008

Werek decommits

BU’s 2009 recruit class when standout forward Ethan Werek agreed to terms with the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs, according to published reports, forfeiting his NCAA eligibility.

Werek, who had been Kingson’s first round draft choice in 2007, elected to play last season for the Stouffville Spirit, where he teamed with incoming BU freshman Corey Trivino and also earned the OPJHL's Rookie of the Year Award.

Whenever a recruit is a high major junior draft choice, as Trivino was, too, coaches are left holding their breath, worried about an outcome such as this one. We reported in July the announcement that Werek would play this season for the USHL Indiana Ice, a decision that left Terrier fans a bit more confident that Werek, a potential NHL first round draft choice, would eventually arrive at Agganis Arena. But it was not to be.

The reasons for Werek’s change of heart have not yet been reported, however one report we received indicates there was disagreement within his family about which path to pursue.

Werek’s reneging on his commitment leaves BU with no committed forwards in its 2009 class and one forward, South Kent School winger Wade Megan, in the 2010 class.

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