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Four Storm Players Selected for USHL Prospects Game

January 2, 2013 - United States Hockey League (USHL) Tri-City Storm

KEARNEY, Neb. - The United States Hockey League announced the roster for the 2013 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game to be held on Jan. 23 at the L.C. Walker Arena in Muskegon, Mich. on Wednesday.

Four Tri-City Storm players are scheduled to complete, including forwards Jason Cotton, Garrett Gamez, and Trevor Moore, along with defenseman Ryan Ivey.

Moore, who has played in all of the team's 31 games, is leading the Storm in scoring this season with 13 goals and 20 assists. The Thousand Oaks, Calif. native is in his second season with Tri-City, and ranks eleventh in the league in overall scoring. He also leads the team with four game-winning goals.

Gamez has also made an impact thus far in his first season, scoring five goals and four assists to go along with a +3 rating in 25 games. Both Moore and Gamez are committed to play collegiately at the Denver University.

Ivey had been a key defensive presence on the back end while bringing a physical element to the blueliners. He has registered two assists in his first 15 games this season, and can always be counted on to get down to block a shot to help out his team.

Cotton, a native of Parker, Tex. has appeared in 25 games, picking up an assist on Oct. 19 against Omaha. He is committed to Northeastern University.

The selection process was completed in cooperation with USHL General Managers, NHL scouts and team personnel, and NHL Central Scouting.

This is the second season for the event which will showcase many of the top players in the USHL who are eligible for the 2013 NHL Draft. The 2013 NHL Draft is scheduled to take place in June at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey - home of the NHL's New Jersey Devils. A total of 28 players who spent the 2011-12 season in the USHL were selected in the 2012 NHL Draft, including a record six players in the first round.

All 16 USHL teams have at least one player selected to participate in the event. The 40 players chosen will be divided into two teams for the game, which will be announced at a later date.

2013 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Roster

Forwards

Thomas Ebbing - Chicago Steel

Christian Heil - Chicago Steel

Luke Voltin - Des Moines Buccaneers

Peter Quenneville - Dubuque Fighting Saints

John Stevens - Dubuque Fighting Saints

Gabe Guertler - Fargo Force

Brendan Harms - Fargo Force

Alex Kile - Green Bay Gamblers

Luke Johnson - Lincoln Stars

Ross Olsson - Lincoln Stars

Vinni Lettieri - Lincoln Stars

Cam Darcy - Muskegon Lumberjacks

Frederik Tiffels - Muskegon Lumberjacks

Drew Melanson - Omaha Lancers

Jake Guentzel - Sioux City Musketeers

Conor McGlynn - Sioux City Musketeers

Jake Montgomery - Sioux City Musketeers

John Hayden - Team USA

Jason Cotton - Tri-City Storm

Garrett Gamez - Tri-City Storm

Trevor Moore - Tri-City Storm

Taylor Cammarata - Waterloo Black Hawks

Justin Kloos - Waterloo Black Hawks

Austin Cangelosi - Youngstown Phantoms

Defensemen

Ian Brady - Cedar Rapids RoughRiders

Michael Downing - Dubuque Fighting Saints

Jordan Gross - Green Bay Gamblers

Gustav Olofsson - Green Bay Gamblers

Rinat Valiev - Indiana Ice

Justin Woods - Lincoln Stars

Michael Brodzinski - Muskegon Lumberjacks

Ben Storm - Muskegon Lumberjacks

Tucker Poolman - Omaha Lancers

Blake Heinrich - Sioux City Musketeers

Ryan Ivey - Tri-City Storm

Ian McCoshen - Waterloo Black Hawks

Goaltenders

Arthur Brey - Dubuque Fighting Saints

Charlie Lindgren - Sioux Falls Stampede

Eamon McAdam - Waterloo Black Hawks

Cal Petersen - Waterloo Black Hawks

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