Kevin Gravel and Nic Dowd play for St. Cloud State. Their first opponent is Notre Dame on Saturday, March 30 at 1:30. They are the #4 seed of the Midwest. If there are any fans who happen to be in Toledo, Ohio that weekend, you can watch the games at the Huntington Center.
Nic Dowd (Jr) - 39 GP, 14 g, 25 a, 39 pts, 39 PIM
Kevin Gravel (Jr) - 39 GP, 1 g, 9 a, 10 pts, 25 PIM
Michael Mersch and Wisconsin's first opponent is UMass-Lowell on Friday, March 29th at 4:30. They are the #4 seed of the Northeast. I certainly know we have some Manchester fans who regularly read this site. They will be able to see the game at Verizon Wireless Arena this weekend if they are so inclined.
Michael Mersch (Jr) - 41 GP, 23 g, 13 a, 36 pts, 22 PIM
Nick Shore and Denver are the #3 seed in the Northeast bracket. Their first opponent is New Hampshire on Friday, March 29th, at 8:00. Once again, our Manchester fans have a chance to watch Nick Shore, as they also play at Verizon Wireless Arena.
Nick Shore (Jr) - 39 GP, 14 g, 19 a, 33 pts, 30 PIM
Finally, Derek Forbort and North Dakota make the #2 seed in the West bracket. Their first opponent is Niagara on Friday, March 29th, at 5:30. Anyone in the Grand Rapids area next weekend will be able to go to the Van Andel Arena to watch.
Derek Forbort (Jr) - 40 GP, 4 g, 11 a, 15 pts, 18 PIM
i was talking about Mersch today with one of the guys I coach with. he went to high school with him and has seen a few U of W games. he thinks LA is going to love the kid and got him as a steal in the 4th round. i've only seen him play a few games so far, so i can't say much about him. sounds like he is likely a 3 or 4 line LW, most likely King's replacement in a few years. he was telling me that Mersch will fit in perfect with LA's style, that LA's style is Mersch's favorite way to play
I just saw that they rated him as the #6 rated OHL drafted defensemen in the recent article done by HF... dont know if its by scouts or just people who view the OHL... but it looks like a sleeper 5th rounder...
Sometimes they release players of their tryouts in order to sign them to a contract. I'm sure he wasn't cut due to performance.
Released from an amateur tryout, which would be standard protocol if he were to sign a Pro contract be it in with the Reign, Monarchs, or Kings. I think you can only play a number of games (5?) on ATO any ways. If he's still on the roster then it will likely be before the next game that he signs a PTO someplace.