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2017 PROSPECT DRAFT – JULY 23rd, 2017

Prospect DraftThe 2017 Mid-West Hockey League Prospect Draft will start on July 23rd, 2017 at 10:00 AM.

Franchises with under 3 Un-Carded Prospects will have the rights to Draft (Maximum of 3 Un-Carded Prospects on any Franchises Roster).

Franchises may trade any Draft Picks they own, but once again please remember that you can never have more than 3 Un-Carded Prospects on a Roster at any given time.

This Draft will be done by E-Mail & could take a few days to complete.  Please bear in mind that some Franchises will be quick to pick & some others may not be so quick.   Please try & make your Franchises selections in a timely manor to keep the 2017 Prospect Draft moving along.

The complete 2 Round 2017 Prospect Draft Order.

 

2017 AUCTION SATURDAY – SEPTEMBER 30th, 2017

The Mid-West Hockey League 2017 Auction Saturday is scheduled for Saturday September 30th, 2017 at 10:00 AM ET.

We will conduct the Auction in the MWHL Chat Room this year & we will be welcoming in Stacy Corrado (Stray’s Wife) as the Official Mid-West Hockey League Auctioneer.  

More details will follow on the Rules & Regulations of the Auction, but for now please mark down the date of Saturday September 30th, 2017 at 10:00 AM ET.

2017 DRAFT LOTTERY

The 2017 Prospect Draft Lottery will take place on Monday June 19th, 2017 at 10:00 AM ET.

The following five MWWL Franchises will have the chance for the #1 Overall Pick in the 2017 Mid-West Hockey League Prospect Draft – which will begin on Sunday July 23rd, 2017 at 10:00 AM ET.

5 BALLS 4 BALLS 3 BALLS 2 BALLS 1 BALLS
Bathgate Columbus Chicago Corktown Long Beach

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MWHL NEW FRANCHISES & COMMISSIONERS OFFICE CHANGES

Press Release – 06/13/2017 

Franchise Changes:

Today the Mid-West Hockey League announced some changes to the League in structure of Franchises for the 2017/2018 MWHL Season.  

New in 2017/2018 will be the following four Franchises – Toledo Walleye, Brasher Falls Lightning, Clearfield Bison & the Gilbert Sharks.

ToledoWalleyeBrasher Falls LightningClearfieldBisonsGilbert Sharks


Commissioner’s Office News:

Also changing in the 2017/2018 MWHL Season will be the Commissioner Office as the MWHL will welcome John Niespodzianski into the mix as a Co-Commissioner.  

John Niespodzianski who owns the Jagr Mullets in the MWHL, will take on the roll as Co-Commissioner & is a veteran Commissioner of multiple (7 we believe) Baseball Leagues.  John will be taking over the files part of the MWHL, & many other roles that will be announced as they roll out.

As for the Commissioner’s Office, it’s now a four (4) headed monster.  

Stray Corrado will continue his role as webmaster, Draft Coordinator & stay on as a Co-Commissioner in efforts to making the Mid-West Hockey League a truly great experience for everyone..  

Mike Haley will continue to be the Commissioner’s Office right hand man with a multitude of duties (Way too many to list) – & continue his efforts into maintaining keep the MWHL on schedule & in a timely manner.

Bill Schindel will be handling the duties of Director of Contracts & Salary Cap Compliance. Bill will be getting contracts together in the next few weeks giving us all a chance to see who’s being signed to deals as we head forward into the 2017/2018 MWHL Season.  


Dispersal Draft News:

The Brasher Falls Lightning & the Gilbert Sharks are in the beginning stages of Dispersal Draft “B”, which will form their rosters (These players will come from the rosters of the Second City Chiefs & the Scottsdale X-Men).  Once these rosters are concluded the Lightning & Sharks will have one week to sign players to early contracts (They can sign only the average number of players from all existing MWHL Franchises).

LOOKING BACK AT THE 2016 PROSPECT DRAFT

MWHL400Last summer each team selected two prospects (players who have never played an NHL game and under 25 years old). In total 40 prospects were selected. This look back will only look at players who played at least 1 game in the NHL in 2016 – 2017. 15 of the 40 prospects (30%) never played in the NHL in 2016 – 2017.   11 prospects played more than 60 NHL  games. 

Having the 1st pick in the draft allowed Corktown to select Austin Mathews, who is not only our best prospect but & already one of the NHL elite. A generational player in the same mold as Conner McDavid, and Sidney Crosby.

The scoring system used was 5 to 1.
60+ NHL games would range from 3.5 to 5.0
30 – 59 NHL games would range from 2.0 to 3.4 
Under 29 NHL games would range from 1.0 to 1.9

Zach_Werenski17This is not to diminish the potential value of prospects who did not play in the NHL in 2016 – 2017. As an example of planning a year ahead.  Indiana drafted Nolan Patrick, who is currently the expected #1 pick in the 2017 NHL draft. He certainly has great future MWHL potential but in this look back he not be a MWHL contributor in 2017 – 2018. Continue reading

2016-2017 PLAYER & GOALIE OF THE WEEK #23

Oliver_Ekman-LarssonMartin_JonesRyan_SpoonerThomas_Greiss

EASTERN SKATER TEAM GP GOALS ASISSTS POINTS PM  +/-  SOG S%
Ekman-Larsson, Oliver BWB 3 0 6 6 2 5 8 0%
                   
EASTERN GOALIE TEAM GP GOALS AGAINST G.A. AVERAGE SAVES SAVE %
Jones, Martin LAK 2 2 0.96 62 .969
                   
WESTERN SKATER TEAM GP GOALS ASSISTS POINTS PM  +/-  SOG S%
Spooner, Ryan RIP 3 1 5 6 0 4 8 13%
                   
WESTERN GOALIE TEAM GP GOALS AGAINST G.A. AVERAGE SAVES SAVE %
Greiss, Thomas ALA 2 1 0.5 56 .982
                   

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