By Mason Lyttle
JANESVILLE, WI – With the 68th overall selection in the United States Hockey League’s (USHL) Phase II Draft Tuesday morning, the Madison Capitols selected Janesville Jets defenseman Blake Wareham, beginning a highlight day for the Jets organization. In all, five players from the 2015-16 Jets were selected, in addition to three other players with Jets experience.
Following Wareham’s selection, the Omaha Lancers selected future University Alaska-Anchorage forward Kip Hoffmann in the 9th round (137th overall), the Fargo Force selected forwards Cole Paskus in the 9th round (141st overall) and Martin Sundberg in the 15th round (237th overall), and the Lincoln Stars selected future Brown University forward Michael Maloney in the 16th round (257th overall).
Defenseman Zak Galambos, who played for the Jets last season, was selected in the 3rd round (36th overall) by Madison. With the 93rd overall selection in the 6th round, the Dubuque Fighting Saints picked Austin Rueschhoff, who played in a pair of games with the Jets last season as an affiliate player. Then, in the 13th round, the Stars picked 2015-16 affiliate player and Middleton native Jack Vincent with the 209th overall pick.
The eight players combine for 311 total games played with the Janesville Jets.
“We’re incredibly proud of these guys,” said Jets head coach and general manager Joe Dibble. “Every one of them earned their selection, and we want to wish them the best next year, whether it’s here, in the USHL, or in college. Days like this are what this organization is about.”
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