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McCarron is currently in Russia for the World U-18 Championships.
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Future Broncos McCarron and Stoykewych Ranked by NHL Central Scouting

Courtesy: Adam Bodnar, assistant director of media relations
Release: 04/24/2013
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Two future members of the Western Michigan Bronco hockey team have been ranked amongst the best skaters in North America by the NHL Central Scouting department.

Michael McCarron (Macomb, Mich./USNTDP U-18, USHL) has been ranked 35th and Paul Stoykewych (Winnipeg, Manitoba/Winnipeg Blues, MJHL) was slotted 204th in the final NHL Central Scouting rankings heading into the 2013 NHL Entry Draft this summer in Newark, N.J.

McCarron, a 6-foot-5 and 220-pound forward has been in the Central Scouting rankings all year while playing the the United States National Team Development Program in both the United States Hockey League and in international tournaments. Through 56 games in all competitions he has racked up 34 points on 13 goals and 21 assists with 174 penalty minutes. McCarron, who signed with WMU in November, is currently playing with Team USA in the World U-18 Championships in Sochi, Russia.

Stokyewych, a 6-foot and 200 pound defenseman, has also maintained a strong position in the rankings all season. He is finishing up his second season with the Winnipeg Blues of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, where he has racked up 10 goals and 52 points in 109 games played from the blue line. Like McCarron, he also signed in November of 2012 with WMU.