February 1, 2013 PRINT Bookmark and Share

Freshman Myron Leaves BU

by Scott McLaughlin/Senior Writer

Freshman forward Wesley Myron has left Boston University to pursue a pro career, according to a school press release. Myron, a sixth-round pick of the Vancouver Canucks, had two goals and one assist in 21 games this season.

Myron had been in and out of the BU lineup over the last two weekends and was not expected to play in the Terriers' game at Massachusetts on Friday. The 20-year-old center had lost playing time to walk-on Jake Moscatel and, most recently, converted defenseman Ryan Ruikka. According to a source, Myron met with coach Jack Parker after Thursday's practice and then finalized his decision to leave on Friday.

"I don’t think Wes has distinguished himself as 'He has to be in the lineup,'" Parker told The Daily Free Press on Thursday, the day before Myron decided to leave. "He hasn’t made the jump that, say, (Matt) Lane has. ... He hasn’t played at the pace we need him to play at."

Nothing has been finalized as far as where Myron will play next, but a source indicated that the East Coast Hockey League appears to be his most likely destination. The source said it doesn't appear that Myron is interested in transferring to another school.

Myron's departure leaves BU with 12 forwards, plus Ruikka. Ruikka is expected to play forward for at least the next two games. Myron is the second underperforming forward to leave BU this season, following Yasin Cisse's departure in early December.

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