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USHL Completes Dispersal Draft

04/22/2019, 12:30pm CDT

League teams select players from Central Illinois Flying Aces roster and affiliate list.

The United States Hockey League today completed a dispersal draft of players that were on the Central Illinois Flying Aces season-ending roster and affiliate list for the 2018-19 season.  All players that have junior hockey eligibility for the 2019-20 season were selected by USHL Member Clubs.


The Central Illinois Flying Aces requested and received approval from the USHL Board of Directors for the temporary withdrawal from on-ice competition in order to focus on the future of the organization. 


The selection order for the dispersal draft was determined via a weighted lottery. USHL Member Clubs received the amount of ping pong balls that correspond with their position in the final Regular Season standings, excluding Central Illinois and Team USA. 


Team USA did not participate in the dispersal draft as they hold a separate player-selection process that is completed in cooperation with the other USHL Member Clubs.


USHL Dispersal Draft Results 
(results in alphabetical order based on last name)

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders

Josh Barnes - Center 
Jason Siedem - Right Wing 

Chicago Steel

Tyler Gratton - Left Wing

Des Moines Buccaneers

John Driscoll - Left Defense
Kent Johnson - Forward 
Jonathan Panisa - Right Wing

Dubuque Fighting Saints

Mitchell Gibson - Goaltender
Stephen Halliday - Left Wing
Caden Villegas - Right Wing

Fargo Force

Lynden Breen - Center
Max Bronstine - Left Defense
Joseph Dunlap - Forward
Ryan Siedem - Right Defense 

Green Bay Gamblers

Chad Hillebrand - Left Wing
Philipp Mass - Left Defense 
Scout Truman - Left Wing

Lincoln Stars

Jake Boltmann - Right Defense
Colby Enns - Right Defense 

Madison Capitols

Kaleb Ergang - Right Wing
Ethan Leyer - Right Wing

Muskegon Lumberjacks

Trevor Janicke - Center
Philippe Lapointe - Right Wing

Omaha Lancers

Joseph Teasdale - Center

Sioux City Musketeers

Cal Kiefiuk - Left Wing 
Jackson Nieuwendyk - Forward 

Sioux Falls Stampede

Chase Foley - Left Defense
Connor Mayer - Left Defense 
Kobe Pane - Right Defense

Tri-City Storm 

Michael Ferrandino - Right Defense
Trevor Griebel - Left Defense

Waterloo Black Hawks

Luke Bast - Left Defense
Noah Marino - Right Defense 

Youngstown Phantoms

Robert Griffin - Center
Bradley Marek - Left Wing
Tomas Vochozka - Left Wing 

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 17th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2018-19. The USHL had a record 45 players selected at the 2018 NHL Draft, more than any junior league in the world, and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.

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