Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Mechanics scattered in UHL dispersal draft

The United Hockey League conducted a dispersal draft today to allocate players from the Motor City Mechanics, Roanoke Valley Vipers and Missouri River Otters.

Several Mechanics players were drafted, including 51-goal scorer Adam Edinger, who went first overall to the expansion Bloomington Prairie Thunder. The Muskegon Fury, Flint Generals, Port Huron Flags and Colonial Cup champion Kalamazoo Wings also took part.

Motor City ceased operations at the end of the season, citing monetary concerns as the main reason to end their two-year stay in the UHL. They may relocate and Traverse City has been mentioned as a possible destination.

Bloomington Adam Edinger (C), Motor City
Port Huron Mike Wiggins (LW), Roanoke Valley
Elmira Brent Gretzky (C), Motor City
Flint Peter Szabo (F), Motor City
Chicago Kevin Hansen (D), Motor City
Quad City Bill Ruggiero (G), Motor City
Adirondack Matt Smith (D), Motor City
Rockford Mike Burgoyne (D), Motor City
Muskegon Tyler Donati (RW), Motor City
Kalamazoo David Herring (F), Motor City

Bloomington Chris Bogas (D), Motor City
Port Huron Tyler Butler (D), Missouri
Elmira Tom Kotsopoulos (F), Motor City
Flint Tim O’Connell (D), Missouri
Chicago Kris Vernarsky (C), Motor City
Rockford Ryan VanBuskirk (D), Motor City
Muskegon Matt Miller (C), Roanoke Valley
Kalamazoo Scott Dobben (F), Missouri

Port Huron Rico Fatticci (D), Roanoke
Elmira Andrei Lupandin (D), Motor City
Flint Rod Branch (G), Motor City
Quad City Chris Gignac (C), Motor City
Rockford Vlad Serov (RW), Motor City
Danbury Greg Bullock (C), Motor City
Muskegon Jordan Owens (LW), Motor City
Kalamazoo Jimmy Callahan (F), Missouri

Port Huron Steve Makway (D), Missouri
Elmira Kyle Kos (D), Motor City
Flint Travis Smith (D), Roanoke Valley
Muskegon Clay Wilson (D), Missouri
Kalamazoo Mike Richards (D), Missouri

Port Huron Mike Olynyk (F), Missouri
Elmira Mel Angelstad (LW), Motor City
Flint Brian Heckendorn (D), Missouri
Muskegon pass
Kalamazoo pass

Also today, the expansion draft for Bloomington went through its process and the four remaining Michigan teams each lost a player.

Chad Wilcox (F), Flint
Jeff Reynaert (G), Kalamazoo
Jason Lawmaster (RW), Muskegon
Jeremy Symington (G), Port Huron

Complete dispersal draft list
Complete expansion draft list


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