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Sixteen Michigan natives selected in Phase I of 2020 United States Hockey League Draft

By: , May 5, 2020, 11:20 am

A total of 16 Michigan natives were selected in Phase I of the United States Hockey League draft on Monday, led by Lansing native and Honeybaked player Christian Kocsis, who was drafted by the Lincoln Stars with the eighth pick of the second round, 23rd overall. 

The UHSL is a Tier I junior hockey league, the top league sanctioned by USA Hockey, and has 16 teams across the Midwest. 

Phase I is 10 rounds in which USHL teams can select futures-aged players, ones who would play under-17 in the following season — or born in 2004 for the purposes of this year’s draft. Phase II is Tuesday, starting at 2 p.m. EST, and is open to all junior hockey-aged players whose rights are not currently held by another UHSL team. 

A full list of the draftees is below: 

2020 USHL DRAFT PHASE I

Second Round

Lansing’s Christian Kocsis (LW | Detroit Honeybaked 15) selected by Lincoln Stars (pick 8/23 overall).

Third Round

Allendale’s Dominic Elliott (RD | Fox Motors HC 15) selected by Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (pick 3/33 overall).

Howell’s Owen Baker (RW | Detroit Honeybaked 15) selected by Waterloo Black Hawks (pick 5/35 overall)

Troy’s Dylan Gordon (LD | Detroit Honeybaked 15) selected by Lincoln Stars (pick 15/45 overall

Fourth Round

Northville’s Nathan Lewis (RW | Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 15) selected by Madison Capitols (pick 1/46 overall)

Shelby Township’s Justin Varner (LW | Detroit Honeybaked 15) was selected by Sioux Falls Stampede (pick 7/52 overall)

East Grand Rapids’ Cole Knuble (RW | Fox Motors HC 15) went to Fargo Force (pick 12/57 overall)

Holt’s Tucker Shedd (RD | Detroit Compuware 15) selected by Waterloo Black Hawks (pick 13/58 overall)

Fifth Round

Washington Township’s John Emmons (C | Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 15) selected by Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (pick 3/63 overall).

Northville’s Seth Constance (RD | Detroit Compuware 15) selected by Tri-City Storm (pick 10/70 overall).

Sixth Round

South Lyon’s Cameron Korpi (G | Detroit Little Caesars 15) selected by Muskegon Lumberjacks in the sixth round (pick 11/86 overall).

Ninth Round

Bloomfield Hills’ Patrick Czarnecki (LD | Detroit Honeybaked 15) selected by Madison Capitols (pick 1/121 overall)

Birmingham’s Anthony Kahl (C | Detroit Little Caesars 15)  selected by Lincoln Stars (pick 8/128 overall)

Battle Creek’s Brendan Lamb (C | Fox Motors HC 15) was selected by Fargo Force (pick 12/132 overall)

Tenth Round

Plymouth’s Michael Mesic (C | Detroit Compuware 15) selected by Omaha Lancers (pick 11/146 overall)

Trenton’s Brent Litchard (F | Detroit Compuware 15) selected by Dubuque Fighting Saints (pick 14/149 overall)