BU Foursome Suspended Indefinitely
CHN Staff Report
Boston University captain Brian McGuirk and junior forward Brandon Yip are among four players who have been suspended indefinitely by head coach Jack Parker for violating unspecified team rules.
Seniors Bryan Ewing and Dan McGoff are the other suspended players.
"I'm disappointed that these four chose to break one of our team rules," said Parker in a statement. "This is strictly a team matter."
Senior Pete MacArthur will assume captain's duties in McGuirk's absence.
McGuirk, along with senior forward Ryan Weston and sophomore defenseman Eric Gryba, were all benched last Saturday for the back end of a home-and-home with Boston College. Friday, the struggling Terriers were "embarrassed," according to Parker, losing 6-2 to their rivals.
Saturday's game was a 4-3 home loss to BC, dropping the Terriers to 4-9-2 on the season.
Parker is expected to discuss the suspensions in more detail today.
McGuirk, 5-foot-11, 200 pounds, is an eight-round NHL Draft pick of Columbus in 2004. He has two goals this season, and eight in four seasons with the Terriers.
Yip, also an eighth-round pick in 2004, by Colorado, has five goals this season. Bryan Ewing has been a bright spot for BU, leading the team with six goals, 17 points, and a plus-six rating.