Five LIers chosen in U.S. Hockey League draft

Daniel LaFontaine is seen with his father and

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Daniel LaFontaine is seen with his father and coach, Pat LaFontaine, during a Long Island Royals practice at Superior Ice Rink in Kings Park. (Nov. 8, 2011) (Credit: Gregory A. Shemitz)

Four Long Island high school hockey players were selected last week in the United States Hockey League draft, along with 2011 Connetquot grad Frankie DiChiara.

Three of the players -- Michael Marnell and Daniel LaFontaine of St. Anthony's, and Nick Hutchinson (St. Mary's) are members of the Long Island Royals. Also picked were St. Anthony's James Mazza, who played for the New York Bobcats.

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