Lancaster sophomore Josh Gabriel was selected by the Tri-City Storm in the second round of the United States Hockey League's future's draft, making him the top player selected from Western New York. Orchard Park's Charlie Manley also was selected.
Gabriel, a forward. was the first pick of the second round (16th overall) after playing last season for the Buffalo Junior Sabres 16-under team. He has been among the most dominant players in his age group for the past several years while playing for West Seneca and the Regals.
Manley, of Orchard Park, was selected by Waterloo with the second pick of the third round (32nd overall). He played youth hockey for the Regals and spent last season playing for Selects Hockey, a program in Connecticut. The smooth-skating defenseman plans to eventually play for RPI.
The future's draft was for players born in 1996 or later. The USHL Entry draft will be held May 22.
--- Bucky Gleason