Friday, May 23, 2014

3 players selected by Lincoln Stars in USHL's dispersal draft

The Lincoln Stars participated in the USHL’s dispersal draft this morning for players on the Indiana Ice main and affiliate rosters.

For those unaware, the Ice will be going dormant starting the 2014-15 season.  So because of that, all players previously drafted or protected by the Ice had to be made available in today’s dispersal draft.  Players heading off to college this fall were drafted as well.


Click here to view all of the picks made today in the dispersal draft.  I will highlight the three players drafted by Lincoln below.

1st round:  Troy Terry (’97) - Forward - 5’10”, 160 pounds
A native of Highlands Ranch, CO, Terry was originally selected by the Indiana Ice in the 3rd round of the 2013 USHL Futures Draft.  Last season, Troy played for the Colorado Thunderbirds U16 program where he scored 41 points (16g, 25a) in 31 games played.  Terry has committed to play his college hockey at Denver University.  Troy’s linemate with the U16 Thunderbirds last season was Brian Hawkinson, the younger brother of former Stars forward Brad Hawkinson.  I’ve been told that Troy has a very good opportunity at making the Stars' roster in 2014-15.  Click here to follow Troy on Twitter.

2nd round:  Tyler Augustinsen (’97) - Forward - 6’0”, 185 pounds
A native of West Hartford, CT, Augustinsen was originally selected by the Indiana Ice in the 18th round of the 2013 USHL Entry Draft.  Last season, Tyler played for the Selects Hockey Academy U16 program where he scored 28 points (11g, 17a) in 24 games played.  Tyer just finished up his junior year at South Kent School in South Kent, CT.  Tyler is has not committed to a college to my knowledge.  Click here to follow Tyler on Twitter.

3rd round:  Joe Sullivan (’94) - Forward - 5'10", 187 pounds
Sullivan played 58 games for the Indiana Ice last season and scored 22 points (6g, 16a).  He will be enrolling at St. Lawrence University this fall where he will play his college hockey.  There's very little chance Joe will play for the Lincoln Stars next season.  As I stated above, every player on the Ice main and affiliate rosters were drafted today, even those set to enroll at colleges this fall.

Hopefully we see both Troy Terry and Tyler Augustinsen at Lincoln's tryout camp next month.

Go Stars.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Any guess as to why we didn't go after the Ices's goalie?? He was the Clark Cup MVP, and we have some big shoes to fill there.

Yeti said...

Anon,

Valid question. I'm not sure why the Stars didn't select Pawloski. Jon Hull did say he got the two goaltenders he wanted in the entry draft in Hunter Shepard and Peyton Jones. So I can only assume he was happy already with their goaltending depth.

8 other teams passed on Pawloski as well. I wonder if there is some concern among other USHL teams that he may enroll at Minnesota-Mankato a year earlier than expected. A lot depends on what happens at Mankato, and if they lose any goaltenders during the summer.

Anonymous said...

I hadn't heard Pawloski was headed off to college. What made me question why was an article I read where one of the Ice assistant coaches (Krug, I believe) was amazed he didn't get picked until Green Bay. I'll be interested in your take on the goalies after tryout camp.

Yeti said...

Anon,

I'm not saying Pawloski was heading off to college for sure, it was just rumored. Maybe those rumors are what scared off the 9 teams that didn't draft him. I'm not sure.

I guess the question is, would Hull have drafted Hunter Shepard and Peyton Jones early in the Entry Draft if he knew that Pawloski would be available at the #5 position in the dispersal draft? My guess is yes.

Stars are going to be a young team next season. I think Hull/Hartsburg want to grow something special year, and it's not going to grow overnight. It's going to take time. So that's why I think they want to bring in younger players they can develop over time. Maybe Pawloski didn't fit that mold.

Just my opinions on the outside looking in.