Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Local flair to USHL Futures Draft
By Scott Barboza
The United States Hockey League held its annual Futures Draft on Tuesday night and there were four Massachusetts-based players and one Rhode Islander taken in the six-round selection process.
Boston Advantage Midget Major forward and Maine commit Liam Pecararo (Canton, Mass.) was the No. 2 overall selection. Scituate's Conor Garland of the Boston Junior Bruins went to the Muskegon Lumberjacks in the third round. La Salle Academy (R.I.) standout winger Bryan Lemos was taken in the fourth round by the Youngstown Phantoms. Malden Catholic freshman center Ara Nazarian was the first pick of the sixth round, going to the Des Moines Buccaneers. Also going in the sixth round was Dexter School forward Ryan Donato.
The players selected in the futures draft selected were from the 1996 birth year. The respective teams hold the player rights for three years.
However, it is expected that Nazarian will return to MC for his sophomore season as the Lancers look for a third straight Super title, sources say.