MUSKEGON, MI- The Muskegon Lumberjacks have made two roster moves, adding forward Philip Tresca and defenseman Tyler Procious.
Tresca, a 2002-born forward, played last year for the Rivers School in Massachusetts, compiling 10 goals and 18 assists in 28 games. Tresca hails from Boston, stands 5-foot-11, and weighs in at 181 pounds. Tresca is committed to play NCAA hockey at Yale University.
Tresca was added from free agency by President of Hockey Operations Steve Lowe, who is excited about the young forward.
“He’s a player we have been actively recruiting since December of 2019,” said Lowe. “Philip was set to play in the BCHL, so went undrafted this year, but would have been a high draft pick in the 2020 USHL draft. Because of the high level of uncertainty in today’s world, he chose to stay state-side and closer to home. We are extremely excited to add him to our forward group and we have high expectations for Philip.”
Muskegon also picked up defenseman Tyler Procious from the Omaha Lancers in a separate move that sent two fourth-round draft picks to Omaha. Muskegon also receives a 7th-round pick from Omaha in the deal.
Procious, a 2003-born defenseman from Pittsford, New York, played last year for the Buffalo Jr. Sabres U16 team. In 48 games as the Sabres’ captain, Procious scored 10 goals and added 25 assists. Procious also saw three games of USHL action with the Lancers.
“Anytime you’re able to acquire a defenseman of his IQ, you have to look at it,” said Lowe. “We feel that as a program, he will be able to add to our team this year, and following years. Whenever we look at a trade, we look at both of these aspects, and Tyler was an obvious fit.”
The USHL is targeting a November 6th start to the regular season, but Muskegon is still awaiting their official schedule for 2020-2021.