Union, RPI recruits selected in Phase 2 of USHL draft
The second phase of the U.S. Hockey League draft is taking place today, and recruits from Union and RPI are being selected.
Both teams have had four players picked. We'll start with the Union recruits.
New Jersey Titans left winger Ryan Walter, who is expected in 2015 or 2016, with a sixth-round selection of the Sioux City Musketeers, who are coached by former Dutchmen Jay Varady. Millbrook Prep center Brett Supinski, a 2016 recruit, was picked in the ninth round by the Sioux Falls Stampede. Nobles and Greenough defenseman J.C. Brassard, a 2015 recruit, was a 10th-round pick of the Youngstown Phantoms. New Jersey Colonials right winger Wade Novak, who will be at Union in 2016, was taken in the 15th round by the expansion Bloomington Thunder. He is the brother of Dutchmen junior center Max Novak.
RPI had its recruits taken in the first five rounds. Victoria Grizzlies goalie Alex Dillon, a 2015 recruit, was a second-round selection by the Tri-City Storm. Another 2015 recruit, Shattuck St. Mary's left winger Alex Rodriguez, was picked in the third round by Sioux City. Toronto Lakeshore Patriots center Jacob Hayhurst, a 2016 recruit, was drafted in the fifth round by the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders. St. Andrews College High School defenseman Austin Cho, another 2016 recruit, was a sixth-round pick of the Lincoln Stars.
Albany Academy forward Shawn Knowlton, the son of RPI athletic director Jim Knowlton, was picked in the 13th round by the Chicago Steel.
Glenmont resident Derek Barach, who is a forward at Salisbury Prep, was sixth-round pick of the Green Bay Gamblers.