Saturday, January 17, 2009

Three Michigan natives added to NAHL showcase

The North American Hockey League announced this week that Wichita Falls Wildcats forward Sean McKenzie will replace Kyle Delaurell on the South Division Top Prospects Tournament roster, Wentachee Wild forward Michael Voran will replace Nic Dowd on the West Division roster and Mahoning Valley Phantoms forward Nick Shkreli will replace Brandon Saad on the North Division Top Prospects Tournament roster.

Both Delaurell, a forward for the Wildcats, and Dowd, a forward with the Wild, are unable to compete at the tournament due to injuries.

The 19-year-old McKenzie, a second-year forward from Howell, has four goals and five assists after 21 games this season. Voran, an 18-year-old from Livonia, leads the Wild in scoring with eight goals and 23 points in 24 games. Shkreli, a 19-year-old from Romeo, has eight goals and 17 assists after 30 games this season. Last year, he played in 31 games with Wichita Falls, scoring six goals and 21 points in 31 regular-season games.

The second annual Top Prospects Tournament will be held January 18-20 at the Ice Cube in Ann Arbor. For more information on the event, visit

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