TRI-CITY ANNOUNCES ROSTER|
The Tri-City Storm made the final changes to their roster this week and announced the group of players who are ready to lead the team into the 2013-14 season.
While the Storms season doesnt begin until Sept. 28, the United States Hockey League will have their first set of regular season contests this coming weekend.
A USHL roster consists of 23 players and an 18-man affiliate list. The Storm have 25 players in Kearney, and they plan on keeping multiple affiliates in town as the season begins.
The Storm return seven players from last seasons roster, and will also have an additional seven players that suited up as affiliates in 2012-13.
While in Sioux City for the Fall Classic West a week ago, the Storm made a deal with Cedar Rapids to bring in forward Ross Olsson in exchange for future considerations. Olsson is included on the list of players who have made the team to open the season.
Among the players who have been released is Jason Cotton, who played in 45 games last season. Cottons rights are now owned by the West Kelowna of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL).
The current roster, in alphabetical order separated by position, is below.
Thomas Aldworth 4/30/1995 Keller, Tex. Cushing Academy
Chase Berger 11/14/1994 St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis AAA
Joey DiBenedetto 6/8/1995 Anchorage, Alaska Las Vegas Storm
Kyle Eastman 1/31/1995 Angola, N.Y. Tri-City Storm
Garrett Gamez 2/17/1995 Chino Hills, Calif. Tri-City Storm
Steven Haydon 3/9/1994 Plymouth, Mich. Odessa Jackalopes
Nick Hutchison 4/27/1995 Huntington, N.Y. Avon Old Farms
Joel LEsperance 8/18/1995 Brighton, Mich. Tri-City Storm
Dan Labosky 5/24/1995 Edina, Minn. Benidle St. Margarets
Drew Mayer 7/29/1993 - Troy, Mich. Texas Tornado
Chase McMurphy 2/15/1994 Chestermere, Alberta Calgary Mustangs
Ryan McMurphy 4/1/1994 Broken Arrow, Okla. Tri-City Storm
Ross Olsson 11/22/1994 Billerica, Mass. Cedar Rapids Roughriders
Robbie Payne 5/11/1993 Gaylord, Mich. Kalamazoo Wings
Austin Poganski 2/16/1996 St. Cloud, Minn. St. Cloud Cathedral
Chris Wilkie 7/10/1996 Omaha, Neb. USNTDP
Garrett Cecere 1/5/1995 West Des Moines, Ia. Tri-City Storm
Thomas Delaney 4/8/1995 Vadnais Heights, Minn. White Bear Lake HS
Tory Dello 2/14/1997 Crystal Lake, Ill. Chicago Mission
Nolan Gluchowski 1/24/1994 Wixom, Mich. Tri-City Storm
Kevin Kerr 2/9/1996 Bensalem, Penn. Team Comcast
Cutler Martin 7/20/1994 East Lansing, Mich. Tri-City Storm
Jalen Schulz 4/29/1995 Cambridge, Minn. Corpus Christi Ice Rays
Jacob Johansson 9/10/1993 Stockholm, Sweden - Linkoping
Hayden Lavigne 4/7/1996 Brampton, Ontario Wellington Dukes