A pair of UND recruits were selected in the first round of the USHL Phase I Draft (1998-born players) on Monday night.
Offensive defenseman Matt Kiersted went No. 6 overall to the Chicago Steel in the first round. Kiersted currently plays for Elk River.
Forward Mitchell Mattson went three picks later at No. 9 overall to the Bloomington Thunder in the first round. Mattson currently plays for Grand Rapids.
There were two other UND-connected picks of note.
Devils Lake’s Cole Thompson, the brother of current UND defenseman Keaton Thompson, was picked in the fifth round by Cary Eades and the Sioux Falls Stampede.
One round earlier, the Sioux City Musketeers selected Barrett Dachyshyn, the son of former UND tough guy Dean Dachyshyn. Barrett currently plays in Halifax.
The USHL will pick all other birth years Tuesday.