The first USA Hockey protected lists for the 2016-2017 campaign are now public. The up-to 30 player list for the Phantoms is only at 22 players for now and we're likely not to get much in the way of updates until the Phantoms release their camp roster and/or when the August 19th deadline for final cuts to bring the list down to 23. That 23 man mark is actually 1 more than the 22 players actually on the list. Don't worry, most other teams don't protect a full 30 player list, as of now Sioux City only shows 7 players protected.
What's surprising is a couple players that aren't on the list. Ty Farmer and Eric Esposito were both cited as players returning from last season and were both in tryout camp. I'm not counting them off the roster yet but I do find this curious. Also curious is that we only list 2 overage (1996 born players) and no import players, both of which we're allowed 4 on the roster.
I've copied the list as of this morning here and updated the roster page. As any updates come in, I'll keep posting them here. Hopefully, the Phantoms will release their camp roster soon.
Edit 1: Full camp roster is here.
Edit 2: I updated the table with the addition of Ty Farmer, Eric Esposito and Coale Norris from the USA Hockey protected lists. The USHL Protected/affiliate list had Farmer and Esposito on the affiliate list.
|Last Name||First Name||Date of Birth||Citizenship||Position||Old Team||Protected Date||Injury|
|APAP||THOMAS||02/1996||USA||Forward||Youngstown Phantoms||USAH Junior Team||08/31/2016|
|CRAGGS||SAMUEL||05/1997||USA||Forward||Springfield Jr. Blues||USAH Junior Team||08/31/2016|
|DOCKERY||DOMINIC C||01/1997||USA||Defense||South Shore Kings||USAH Junior Team||08/31/2016|
|EKBERG||CARTER||05/1997||USA||Defense||Youngstown Phantoms||USAH Junior Team||08/31/2016|
|ELLIS||MAX||01/2000||USA||Forward||Honeybaked U16||USAH Youth Team||08/31/2016|
|ESPOSITO||ALEXANDER||06/1996||USA||Forward||Youngstown Phantoms||USAH Junior Team||08/31/2016|
|ESPOSITO||ERIC||08/1998||USA||Forward||Youngstown Phantoms||USAH Junior Team||09/14/2016|
|ESTES||BRANDON||02/1997||USA||Defense||Lone Star Brahmas||USAH Junior Team||08/31/2016|
|FARMER||TYLER||01/1998||USA||Forward||Youngstown Phantoms||USAH Junior Team||09/14/2016|
|GINGELL||JACOB||02/1997||USA||Defense||Omaha Lancers||USAH Junior Team||08/31/2016|
|GRESOCK||CHASE||08/1998||USA||Forward||Ohio Blue Jackets U18||USAH Youth Team||08/31/2016|
|HALL||CURTIS||04/2000||USA||Forward||Cleveland Barons U16||USAH Youth Team||08/31/2016|
|HALL||GARRETT||03/1997||USA||Forward||Youngstown Phntoms||USAH Junior Team||08/31/2016|
|HANSON||DARION||05/1997||USA||Goalie||Aston Rebels||USAH Junior Team||08/31/2016|
|KAROW||MICHAEL||12/1998||USA||Defense||Team Wisconsin||USAH Youth Team||08/31/2016|
|LALONDE||NOAH||03/1998||USA||Forward||Youngstown Phantoms||USAH Junior Team||08/31/2016|
|LOUGHRAN||GRIFFIN||11/1998||USA||Forward||Buffalo Jr. Sabres U18||USAH Youth Team||08/31/2016|
|MAHALAK||ALEC||09/1998||USA||Defense||Victory Honda U18||USAH Youth Team||08/31/2016|
|NORRIS||COALE||05/1997||USA||Forward||Amarillo Bulls||USAH Junior Team||09/14/2016|
|OBRIEN||CONOR||05/1997||USA||Goalie||Lone Star Brahmas||USAH Junior Team||08/31/2016|
|PETRILLO||ANDREW||03/1998||USA||Defense||Delbarton Prep||USA Prep School||08/31/2016|
|POOLEY||AUSTIN||07/1996||USA||Forward||Fargo Force||USAH Junior Team||08/31/2016|
|WISOCKY||EVAN||03/1998||USA||Forward||Sioux City Musketeers||USAH Junior Team||08/31/2016|