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Storm Select Six Players In Futures Draft

May 18, 2010 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Tri-City Storm News Release

KEARNEY, Neb. - The Tri-City Storm have completed 2010 USHL Futures Draft and have selected six players in the 1994 birth year. Among the players selected by the Storm were four forwards and two defensemen in the draft that took a little more than two hours to complete on Tuesday morning.

The Storm didn't have a first-round selection, as Waterloo and Tri-City swapped picks in the first and second round in a prior trade agreement. The Storm selected C Tim Lappin with their first pick in the second round.

Also, the USHL announced on Tuesday that the Storm lost forward T.J. Schlueter in the expansion draft on Monday, as the Dubuque Fighting Saints acquired him in the draft. Schlueter played in 33 games for the Storm this past season and scored one goal and had a minus-4 rating.

Tri-City Storm - 2010 Futures Draft Selections:

2nd Round - 17th overall (via Waterloo)

C Tim Lappin - 1/19/94, St. Charles, IL, 6'0 / 150lbs

2009-10 Team: Chicago Mission (U16) -

9 goals, 17 assists, 26 points and 88 PIM in 36 games

2nd Round - 21st overall

D Matthew Joyaux - 3/18/94, Bloomingdale, IL, 5'7 / 153lbs

2009-10 Team: Chicago Mission (U16) -

6 goals, 11 assists, 17 points and 65 PIM in 36 games

3rd Round - 40th overall

D John Dora - 2/19/94, Erie, CO, 6'3 / 185lbs

2009-10 Team: Colorado Thunderbirds (U16) -

1 goal, 3 assists, 4 points and 16 PIM in 38 games

4th Round - 51st overall

C Cody Payne - 1/14/94, Weston, FL, 6'2 / 195lbs

2009-10 Team: Mississauga Reps (U16) -

41 goals, 27 assists, 68 points in 72 games

5th Round - 70th overall

F Trevor Boyd - 12/19/94, Muskegon, MI, 6'3 / 185lbs

2009-10 Team: Mona Shores (Michigan HS) -

25 goals, 23 assists, 48 points in 29 games

6th Round - 81st overall

RW Drew Dorantes - 1/21/94, Waterford, MI, 5'11 / 178lbs

2009-10 Team: Compuware (U16) -

10 goals, 5 assists, 15 points and 16 PIM in 35 games

The USHL Entry Draft on Wednesday will start at 10AM CST and will have live updates on the picks throughout the day.

The Storm are part of the United States Hockey League, which has 16 teams across nine states in the Midwest. Get your season tickets now for the 2010-11 season by calling the Storm office at 308-338-8809.

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