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USHL Draft, Phase 2: Seventeen total players taken from Wisconsin

05/08/2018, 8:30pm CDT
By Michael Trzinski, WiPH Staff

Eight former or current WIAA players picked on Day Two

Phase II of the USHL Draft took place Tuesday morning/afternoon and a total of 17 Wisconsin players were selected in the 23-round event. That number included eight former or current WIAA players.

Chosen in the draft were:

Round Overall Name Pos Team Drafting Team
3 48 Jordon Halverson D Hudson Chicago
4 49 John Prokop D Wausau West Omaha
4 65 Jake Schmaltz F Mad Edgewood Chicago
6 95 Brockton Baker F Verona Sioux City
7 102 Brenden Olson F EC Memorial Des Moines
9 142 Zach Urdahl F EC North Lincoln
13 211 Frank Dovorany D Wausau West Omaha
15 237 Justin Engelkes F Middleton Green Bay

Also selected were (player, hometown):

  • Kyler Grundy, Pleasant Prairie
  • Mason Lohrei, Verona
  • Sam Miller, Milwaukee
  • Marshall Walker, Sheboygan
  • Matthew Jones, Berlin
  • Sean Sullivan, Madison
  • Jack Michels, DeForest
  • Carter Lane, Black River Falls
  • Owen Dubois, Madison

ushl draft process, day two and beyond

Phase II of the Draft will take place the following day beginning with round one. This draft is open to players of all ages eligible to play junior hockey and are not currently protected by another USHL team.  Teams will fill their roster to a total of 45 players on this date; this includes players that were previously on a team’s Affiliate List. The total number of players that a team will draft will vary depending on the number of Affiliate players a team may have.  All veteran roster players are automatically protected by their current team until July 10.

Teams will have their training camps/tryouts in June and July. Teams will typically have 60-80 players at their training camps. By July 10th, teams must be down to a 30-man protected and 18-man affiliate list. Undrafted players have the opportunity to go to any team’s camp and make the team as a tryout player.

Before the season starts, teams will be required to have their team rosters cut down to 23 players and teams are allowed to carry an 18-man affiliate list of players.

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