BU Lifts Suspensions

Boston University head coach Jack Parker yesterday
released a statement that four suspended hockey
players will be permitted to rejoin the Terriers team
in its first game back from the winter exam break, a
December 30 game at home against Merrimack.

Parker had suspended the quartet – seniors Bryan
Ewing, Brian McGuirk, Dan McGoff and junior Brandon
Yip – indefinitely for what he called a violation of
team rules. All of the players have returned to
practice with the team but will not be allowed to
dress for Thursday night’s non-league game against

Though it will be 22 days between games played for the
suspended players, they will only miss two games total
because of the team’s winter break.

As part of the suspensions, Parker also stripped
McGuirk of his captaincy, naming junior Pete MacArthur
captain for last Friday’s contest against
Mass.-Lowell. He said last week that, despite being
allowed to once again play, McGuirk not will regain
his captain’s ‘C’, instead MacArthur will remain
captain through the remainder of the season.

The suspensions added turmoil to an already difficult
season for the Terriers. BU currently sits in last
place in Hockey East with a 3-6-1 record and a 4-10-2
record overall.