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RiverKings name 13 to protected list

SOUTHAVEN, Miss.—Mississippi RiverKings Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Derek Landmesser announced today the team’s 13-player protected list for the 2016-17 season.

Protected were forwards Devin Mantha, Cullen Bradshaw, Linden Bahm, Charles Mosey, Ryan Marcuz, Matt Harrington and Todd Hosmer, defensemen Richard Coyne, Sam Higgins, Mike Grace, Donald Oliveri and Dean Willmott, and goaltender Peter Di Salvo.

All unprotected players, including those from Louisiana which suspended operations earlier in the day, were eligible for the 2016 SPHL expansion draft hosted on Monday for the new teams in Roanoke and Evansville. RiverKings defenseman Tim Boyle was selected by Roanoke. 

A full list of the SPHL expansion draft and league protected lists can be found below.

Expansion draft:

(1) Roanoke - Travis Armstrong (Louisiana)

(2) Evansville - Luke Sandler (Louisiana)

(3) Roanoke - Steve Mele (Macon)

(4) Evansville - Nick Lazorko (Fayetteville)

(5) Roanoke - Massimo Lamacchia (Louisiana)

(6) Evansville - Patrick Murphy (Columbus)

(7) Roanoke - Jackson Brewer (Macon)

(8) Evansville - John Daniels (Louisiana)

(9) Roanoke - Tim Boyle (Mississippi)

(10) Evansville - Steven Hoshaw (Fayetteville)

(11) Roanoke - Ryan de Melo (Huntsville)

(12) Evansville - Michael Hill (Knoxville)

Protected lists:

Columbus - Brandon Jaeger, Alex Pompeo, Kyle Shapiro, Rusty Hafner, Craig Simchuk, Patrick McCadden, Andy Bathgate, Chad Bennett, Alex Kromm, Shawn Bates, Ben O’Quinn, Chris Rial, Kyle Johnson

Evansville - Luke Sandler, Nick Lazorko, Patrick Murphy, John Daniels, Steven Hoshaw, Michael Hill

Fayetteville - Sean Bonar, Nicholas Rivait, Joseph Manno, Derek Elliott, Kyle Gibbons, Brad Drobot, Tayler Thompson, Chris Porter, Josh McQuade, Brad Plumton, Graeme Strukoff, Alex Brooks, Parker Van Buskirk

Huntsville - Scott Henegar, John McGinnis, John Lidgett, Jeremy Beirnes, Dylan Nowakowski, Nolan Kaiser, Justin Tateson, Stuart Stefan, Jeff Jones, Josh Ranalli, Jason Popek, Dave Williams, Jordan Ruby

Knoxville - Brian Billett, Andrew Bonazza, Danny Cesarz, Jake Flegel, Corey Hale, Trever Hertz, Zach LaRue, Brad Pawlowski, Jason Price, Mark Pustin, Doug Reid, Dennis Sicard, Garrett Vermeersch

Macon - Shawn Skelly, Matt Summers, Daniel Gentzler, Jake Trask, Stephen Pierog, Vadim Guskov, Travis Howe, Mark Rivera, Ryan Michel, Nick Grasso, Zach Josepher, Nicholas Kuqali, Garrett Bartus

Mississippi - Devin Mantha, Cullen Bradshaw, Linden Bahm, Charles Mosey, Ryan Marcuz, Matt Harrington, Peter Di Salvo, Richard Coyne, Sam Higgins, Mike Grace, Donald Oliveri, Todd Hosmer, Dean Willmott

Pensacola - Matt Zenzola, John McLean, Jeremy Gates, Mike Krieg, Brandon Blair, Anthony Calabrese, Corey Banfield, Joe Caveney, Paul Rodrigues, Brandon Zurn, Charlie Adams, Josh Cousineau, Stephen Buco

Peoria - Ben Oskroba, Mike Gurtler, Dan Bremner, Mark Corbett, Walker Wintoneak, Steve Morra, Kyle Rank, Dave Pszenyczny, Connor Toomey, Alec Hagaman, Josh Harris, Chris Wilson, Christian Weidauer

Roanoke - Travis Armstrong, Steve Mele, Massimo Lamacchia, Jackson Brewer, Tim Boyle, Ryan de Melo


Longtime RiverKings forward Matt Harrington was named to the team's protected list for the 2016-17 season. © Mark Mathews

The RiverKings begin their 2016 season at home on October 21. Book your group of 10 or more for as low as $7 per person by calling 662-342-1755.

About the Mississippi RiverKings

The RiverKings are supported by our community partners, season ticket holders, fans, and grants from the Maddox Foundation, an independent private foundation based in Hernando, Miss. To find out more about the RiverKings, call 662.342.1755 or visit www.riverkings.com.

Posted by Mississippi RiverKings at 2:46 PM

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5/16/2016 at 06:21 PM by Wood

So far so good. Looking forward to up coming season.


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