The 2013 USHL Main Entry Draft was held May 7, and the Colorado Thunderbirds continue to position players for their next level of hockey with the drafting of 4 current players drafted in the 2013 USHL Main Entry Draft.
- Brendan Smith, a defenseman on the 2012-2013 U16 team, was drafted in the sixth round, 76th overall, by the Muskegon Lumberjacks.
- Austin Shaw, a goalie on the 2012-2013 U16 team, was drafted in the eighth round, 112th overall, by the Omaha Lancers.
- Hayden Hawkey, a goalie on the 2012-2013 U18 team, was drafted in the ninth round, 127th overall, by the Omaha Lancers.
- Alex Overhardt, a forward on the 2012-2013 U16 team, was drafted in the tenth round, 145th overall, by the Green Bay Gamblers
The 2013 USHL Futures Draft was held May 6, and the Colorado Thunderbirds were well represented with the drafting of 3 current players from the Tbirds U16 team.
- Troy Terry, a forward, was drafted in the 3rd round at number 14 (44th overall) by the Indiana Ice
- Logan Fauber, a defenseman, was drafted in the 4th round at number 2 (47th overall) by the Tri-City Storm
- Zach Goberis, a forward, was drafted in the 8th round at number 4 (109th overall) by Sioux City Musketeers
The following Thunderbirds alumni were also drafted in the 2013 USHL Main Entry Draft.
- Tyler Andrew, a forward who played for the Thunderbirds U18 team during the 2011-2012 season before playing for Topeka this season, was chosen in the 2nd round, 16th overall, by the Indiana Ice.
- Daniel Billet, a former Thunderbirds defenseman, was selected in the seventh round, 102nd overall, by the Muskegon Lumberjacks
- Gavin Stoick, a forward/defense who played several seasons with the Thunderbirds and was part of the 2010 Thunderbirds team that won the first National Championship. Gavin played for Cornell during the 2012-2013 season and was taken in Round 14, 205th overall, by the Green Bay Gamblers.
- Will Graber, a former Thunderbirds forward, was drafted in the eighteenth round, 269th overall, by the Sioux Falls Stampede.
This a special day for all these young men. The Thunderbirds continue to place our elite players in the top junior league in the country. In the past four years, the Thunderbirds program has been fortunate to have 41 players selected in the USHL Main Entry and Futures Draft.
All players will attend their team’s main camp this summer and work to make the active USHL roster in the next 1-2 years. Congratulations to each of these players on being drafted in the USHL.