Ralston, NE - The Omaha Lancers selected 11 players in the USHL Phase I Draft Monday evening. Phase I of the Draft is ten rounds of “Futures” age players only, which are U-17 players for next year’s season. (2003 birth year players only for the 2019 Draft).
Here is the complete list of the Lancers Phase I picks:
ROUND 1 | PICK 4: Bennett Schimek, Forward (Gentry Academy Galaxy 15’s)
ROUND 3 | PICK 35: Hudson Thornton, Defenseman (Rink Hockey Academy Nationals Midget Prep)
ROUND 3 | PICK 42: Nikita Tarasevich, Forward (Detroit Little Caesars 15’s)
ROUND 3 | PICK 46: Tyler Dunbar, Defenseman (Soo Thunderbirds MMAAA)
ROUND 4 | PICK 57: Tyler Procious, Defenseman (Buffalo Jr. Sabres 16U)
ROUND 5 | PICK 65: Nicholas Von Kaufmann, Goaltender (Vaughan Kings MMAAA)
ROUND 5 | PICK 75: Colin Doherty, Defenseman (Chicago Young Americans 16U)
ROUND 6 | PICK 80: Shawn O’Donnell, Forward (Pittsburgh Penguins Elite 16U)
ROUND 7 | PICK 95: Alexander Babich, Forward (Chicago Mission 15’s)
ROUND 10 | PICK 140: Drew Jeffers, Defenseman (Detroit Compuware 16U)
ROUND 10 | PICK 147: Jackson Morehouse, Forward (Pittsburgh Penguins Elite 16U)
“We are extremely happy with our 2019 Phase I draft picks," Head Coach David Wilkie said. "We feel that we have a really solid balance of positional players that will most certainly add a lot of different dimensions to our hockey team moving forward. The Omaha Lancers would like to welcome and congratulate all of our new players drafted tonight.”
The USHL Draft will continue with Phase II tomorrow, Tuesday, May 7th at 10 AM CT. Stay up to date with the Phase II draft on all Lancer's social media and on the USHL website.