Arizona natives selected in NA3HL, USHL, USPHL, WHL drafts
Arizona products were selected in this month’s Western Hockey League (WHL) Bantam Draft, two phases of the United States Hockey League (USHL) Draft and the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) NCDC Draft, in addition to April’s North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) Draft.
In the May 2 WHL Draft, two Jr. Coyotes players from the club’s 14U AAA team – forward Oren Shtrom (Gilbert, Medicine Hat Tigers, third round, 57th overall) and forward Colton Langkow (Scottsdale, Vancouver Giants, fifth round, 99th overall) were chosen.
In Phase I of the USHL Draft on May 6, Jr. Coyotes’ 15U AAA forward and Phoenix native David Hymovitch (pictured) went to the Sioux City Musketeers in the seventh round (96th overall) and the next day in Phase II, forward Joey Strada (Scottsdale, Jr. Coyotes alum, Arizona State commit) was selected by the Des Moines Buccaneers in the ninth round (131st overall), Jr. Coyotes’ 16U AAA forward and former Bobcat Matthew Gross went to the Tri-City Storm in the 13th round (199th overall) and Jr. Coyotes’ 16U AAA defenseman and ex-Bobcat Andrew Ramsey was selected by the Green Bay Gamblers in the 17th round (247th overall).
Then on May 15 during the USPHL NCDC Draft, Jr. Coyotes’ 18U AAA forwards Aidan Carney (Paradise Valley, New Jersey Rockets) and Logan Beller (Flagstaff, Rochester Monarchs) were selected.
The April 18 NA3HL Draft saw Jr. Coyotes 18U forward Tyler Kiley Ram go in the third round (70th overall) to the Texas Brahmas and Mission AZ 18U forwards Nic Coppola (third round, 98th overall, North Iowa Bulls) and Jordan Werner (fourth round, 124th overall, Gillette Wild) also get drafted.
— Matt Mackinder
(May 23, 2019)