Tuesday, May 15, 2007

USHL Draft Notes

The United States Hockey League (USHL) held its annual entry draft Tuesday with two notable draftees for Marquette hockey fans.

The Rangers Jake Hauswirth was taken in the fifth round, No. 53 overall by the Omaha Lancers. In comparison, six other North American Hockey League players were taken ahead of Hauswirth including two from Mahoning Valley. The Phantoms Alden Hirschfeld was taken second overall by Columbus.

Another NAHL player, Kory Kaunisto from Sault Ste. Marie, was taken in the sixth round, No. 69 overall, by the Waterloo Blackhawks. Kaunisto, the younger borther of Ray Kaunisto, spent last season with Traverse City and is a 2008 commitment of NMU. Waterloo is where NMU's Matt Maunu played his junior hockey.

Western College hockey put in a shift Tuesday blogging the draft. You can read more about the players taken there.

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