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Steel Select 12 Players in 2016 USHL Phase I Draft

May 2, 2016 - GENEVA, ILLINOIS - The Chicago Steel continued to build a successful foundation of future players Monday, selecting twelve players in the USHL Phase I Draft. Chicago selected seven forwards and five defensemen from the 2000 birth year over the course of the 10-round Draft. "We're extremely happy with the way tonight went," said Steel General Manager Ryan Bennett. "We have a good mix of talent coming up the pipeline." The first player selected by Chicago was highly-skilled center Blake McLaughlin (6th Overall) of Grand... Full Story

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Buccaneers Make Nine Selections in Phase I of USHL Draft

May 2, 2016 - The Des Moines Buccaneers made nine selections in Phase I of the 2016 USHL Draft Monday night. In all the Buccaneers picked four forwards, four defensemen and one goaltender. Braden Costello, Stanislav Demin, Christian Stoever and Brady Ziemer were each taken successively in the first four rounds while Cam Knuble, Justin Engelkes, Antonio Andreozzi, Luke Robinson and Mathias Laferriere were selected in rounds six through ten respectively. Costello, Knuble, Engelkes and Laferriere are forwards, Demin, Ziemer, Andreozzi a... Full Story

Stampede Select 10 Players in USHL Phase I Draft

May 2, 2016 - Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Stampede selected 10 players during the 2016 USHL Phase I Draft on Monday night. The draft included only players with a 2000 birth year. Sioux Falls had two first round picks in the draft. The first overall selection thanks to a trade with Sioux City prior to the 2015-16 season. Sioux Falls had already used their first round pick (9th overall) when they signed Luverne forward Jaxon Nelson to a tender in March. Here is a look at each of the Stampede's selections. With the first overall se... Full Story

Royals Tie Semifinal Series with 4-2 Win in Wheeling

May 2, 2016 - Wheeling, WV - The Reading Royals (win, 5-4-0) of the ECHL, affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, defeated the Wheeling Nailers (win, 5-2-0) of the ECHL, affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League, 4-2, in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinal best-of-seven playoff series at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, West Virginia. With the win, the Royals tied the second round series 1-1 with Game Three in Reading on Wednesday. In the first game in three years in the month of... Full Story

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