Posted 2 years 54 days ago ago by David Fine
Kearney, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm selected defenseman Mike Koster with the second overall pick in the 2017 USHL Phase I Draft. The 16-year-old tied for a team-best 16 goals and 35 points with Chaska High School this season and is committed to the University of Minnesota.
Koster stands 5-foot-9, 160 pounds. The Chaska native attended USA Hockey’s Select 15s camp this season and also skated for the Minnesota Blades.
As a freshman in 2015-16, Koster led the high school team with 18 goals and 36 points.
Phase I of the USHL Draft finishes on Monday, May 1 and the Storm is eligible to select players born in 2001. Phase II of the USHL Draft is Tuesday, May 2 and Tri-City will pick junior-eligible players not protected by other USHL teams.
On May 4 at 7 p.m., the Storm will hold a 2017 Draft Party at the Viaero Center open to season ticket holders. Tri-City will raffle off three big prizes: a vacation (hotel and plane tickets) to Las Vegas, a trip (hotel and game tickets) to the College World Series and tickets to a Kansas City Royals game. Tri-City will also raffle Storm prize packs and have free food and drinks served.
Call 308-338-8144 to register for 2017-18 Storm season tickets. The Viaero Center Box Office is open Monday-Friday from 11-5.