Tuesday, May 18, 2010

B³ Draft Coverage - Expansion Draft Results; Stars lose Green

The 2010 USHL Expansion Draft was held yesterday. Both the Dubuque Fighting Saints and the Muskegon Lumberjacks were able to take seven players each in the draft, although it appears both expansion teams did not like what was out there as both teams only picked five players each. Existing teams could protect eight players and not lose more than one. You can read the USHL article here about the results of the draft.

Players selected in 2010 Expansion Draft:
(alphabetical listing and previous team)

Kevin Albers (D), Green Bay Gamblers
Nick Czinder (F), Youngstown Phantoms
John Parker (F), Indiana Ice
D.J. Vandercook (F), Des Moines Buccaneers
Brendan Woods (F), Chicago Steel

Jordan DiGiando (F), Cedar Rapids RoughRiders
Matt Green (G), Lincoln Stars
T.J. Schlueter (F), Tri-City Storm
Andrew Sinelli (F), Sioux City Musketeers
Scott Wamsganz (F), Waterloo Black Hawks

With the loss of goaltender Matt Green to the Dubuque Fighting Saints, the return of Kevin Murdock is all but guaranteed. However, that leaves a spot open behind Murdock on the roster as the backup. As an overager still looking for a scholarship, Green will get a lot more playing time playing for the Fighting Saints, which should help his chances to land a scholly. Good luck to him in Dubuque.


Anonymous said...

Good Luck Matt you will be missed here in Lincoln, didn't really get to know you but liked how you played. Didn't think you got a fair shake while you were here so moving on will only be good for you. Liked the way you played and will never forget the back-to-back shut outs you had, since the Stars have had so few. Good Luck and it will be good to see you when you play in Lincoln.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with the above. I wish nothing but success Matt.

Sam I am

Anonymous said...

Now how the hell does Omahole get away without losing a player in the expansion draft? Was McCreary in charge of the draft board?

Yeti said...

Anon @ 3:39pm,

Omaha, Fargo, and Sioux Falls didn't lose any players to the expansion draft. I guess Muskegon and Dubuque didn't like the players that were unprotected by those three teams.