Sunday, May 15, 2011

2011 USHL Entry draft primer; B³ Grab Bag

Yes, the B³ is alive! :)

I know it's been very quiet here as of late, but it will start to get a little more busy in the next few days.  On Monday, May 16th, the USHL will hold the 2011 Entry Draft.  The draft will start at 10:00am CST, and I will be following along and posting updates here on the blog with the most recent draft picks made by the Stars.  Here are some links related to the draft if you are interested:

Click here to read a FAQ about the Entry Draft from the official USHL website.  Lots of good information.

Click here to follow along live while the draft is in progress on Monday, May 16th.

Click here to review the entry draft picks made last year by the Lincoln Stars.

So make sure you stop by here on Monday to follow along with the picks made by the Stars.  I will have an article up highlighting the draft and will update that article as the picks are made.  Later in the day I will have a different article up where I will go more in depth with each of the selections made by Lincoln.


Stars forward Jared Hanson was recently mentioned in a article on the USHL website in regards to his efforts in the classroom.  Click here to read more.  Here's an excerpt from the article:

Other players nominated for the 2010-11 USHL Scholar Athlete Award were Cedar Rapids RoughRiders defenseman Josiah Didier, who maintained a 3.81 GPA while attending Washington High School in Cedar Rapids; Omaha Lancers forward Jonathan Liau, a Princeton University commit, who enrolled in Advanced Placement courses in both English and biology and maintained a cumulative 3.97 GPA at Millard North High School; Lincoln Stars forward Jared Hanson, who has cumulative GPA over 3.7 and took AP courses in psychology, calculus, and literature/composition at Lincoln Southeast High School this year; and Green Bay Gamblers goaltender Adam Wilcox, who maintained a 3.6 GPA at Ashwaubenon High School in Green Bay and ranked 37 out of 272 students.

I stumbled upon this article online about Stars forward Zach Aston-Reese trying out for the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).  The article states that ZAR was given permission by the Soo Greyhounds, who own his OHL rights, to participate in the Kitchener Rangers' tryout camp.  Zach has previously committed to play hockey for the ivy league school Brown University, but it appears he's contemplating making the move to major junior hockey.  If he decides to go that route, he will lose his NCAA eligibility and will not be able to play collegiate hockey.  It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

It's hard to believe, but less than a month from now the Lincoln Stars will hold their 2011 tryout camp at Ridder Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.  Click here and here to read more about the camp.  I will be in attendance for all four days of the tryout camp, and I'm really looking forward to it.  The camp will be held from June 9th-12th.  I hope to receive more information from the Stars soon about the times of the scrimmages.  Right now we know dates, but not times.

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starsfan said...

Just wondering-does anyone know when they will post the initial protected list? I know it has to be in before the entry draft to determine how many players each team can take. Be very interested in seeing if we have any new faces on it!!!

Yeti said...

I really doubt the Stars will release that protected list, starsfan. The most current protect list I have dates back to September of 2010, so it's old and outdated. After the tryout camp, we'll see a protected roster released around July 1st by the Stars.