Thursday, August 24, 2006

A Few More Departures

Forward Tyler Swystun has apparently left Michigan to go play in the WHL. Swystun was a top WHL draft pick a few years, and decided to come to Michigan as a 17 year old, where he struggled in his freshmen year. Swystun showed signs of talent, but never really put things together. Hopefully he'll find better luck playing against players his own age.

Incidentally, I wonder how Zac MacVoy feels about leaving earlier this summer due to lack of playing time? Michigan's fourth line will likely be all walk-ons this year. MacVoy probably would have skated on the third line almost every night this year.

Goalie Tim Boron has left St. Cloud to play in the Central States Hockey League, which is a professional league, barely. Boron was the starter at St. Cloud in his first two seasons, but lost the starting job to Bobby Goepfert last season. Boron decided to start his pro career rather than spend his final year at St. Cloud behind Goepfert. It's probably a good choice, because any icetime not taken by Goepfert probably would have gone towards getting freshmen Jase Weslosky some experience. I always thought Boron played excellent in his first two seasons on really lousy teams, but he seemed to lose focus last season once he was relegated to the back-up role.

UPDATE: FWIW, Prince George, who holds Swystun's rights denied that he's going there. I'll still guess that he's gone though.


redwing77 said...

Unless you know something I don't, according to Heisenberg, Jase Weslosky is a 2007 recruit.

Chris said...

Weslosky will be playing with the Huskies next year.

I can't find a great link to it, but Kevin Allenspach mentions it here:

Rabib said...

Heisenbeg has now updated it and Weslosky is "officially" an '06.

The Huskies third goalie will be former F/M Jets goalie B.J. O'Brien

Anonymous said...

LOL Zac MacVoy never left on his own. He was put in a position to leave.

Anonymous said...

How can you say Boron lost focus last year ? Motzko simply decided to showcase Goepfert all year. He gave neither Montgomery nor Boron a credible chance.
To wit, Boron allows 2 goals in a 2-0 loss to NMU. Boron loses to CC 4-3 the night after Goepfert loses by the same score. Then Motzko the night after they crushed Brown, experiments with his lineup, and sacrifices Boron to an angry and motivated Brown team. That's it.
Meanwhile, Bobby runs out of gas and stinks it up in the last two games.