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Bargholtz, McCormick selected in USHL Phase I draft

By Michael Trzinski, WiPH Staff, 05/01/17, 9:30PM CDT


Pair of Wisconsin HS players picked in Tier I draft

Erik Bargholtz was chosen by the Green Bay Gamblers tonight in the Phase I portion of the USHL Draft.

The Appleton United sophomore was picked by the Gamblers in the ninth round (136th pick overall).

One round and 21 picks later, Verona's Mason McCormick was chosen by Dubuque.

Three other Wisconsin players were selected: Leo Bacallao, Reid Pabich, and Max Ruoho were all chosen by the Madison Capitols USHL team. The trio all played for the Caps youth program.

The USHL Draft takes place in two stages, beginning with Phase I on Monday, May 1 at 6:00 PM CT. During Phase I of the USHL Draft, member clubs select 2001 birth year players over the course of 10 rounds.

Phase II of the USHL Draft is set to begin on Tuesday, May 2 at 8:00 AM CT. USHL member clubs can select any player born between the years 1997 and 2001 until each team has 45 players on their roster.

USHL member clubs are allowed to sign players to a tender prior to the USHL Draft, guaranteeing the player a roster spot on next year’s roster. A team forfeits their first-round pick with a tender, and a second-round pick should they sign an additional tender. Teams are allowed only two tenders per year.