Coming off its first ever draft, the Ohio Machine looks carry the momentum it has built up so far into the MLL Supplemental Draft. The Machine is looking to bolster its veteran-laden line-up through the Supplemental Draft to fill in the few gaps it has left on the team.
“There are a lot of talented guys who didn’t get picked up that we have had on our radar so we’re going to go back and see who will fit within our plan,” said Head Coach Ted Garber. “We only have two attackmen on our roster so that would be a good place to start.”
The Machine will look to use its 19 picks in the Supplemental Draft to continue to build towards its end goal of building a championship-caliber team. “I think we can probably look for more of the same type of players that are versatile and willing to do what it takes to win,” said President and GM John Algie. “We know we’ve got a core group of players that bring a fantastic mix of youth and veteran experience that our fans are going to love to cheer for and see win come 2012.”
Fans will be able to see the team the Machine has assembled in person come May. After playing its first two weeks on the road, the Machine will come home for its 2012 inaugural season home opener at historic Selby Stadium on Saturday, May 19, at 8 p.m. against the Rochester Rattlers, from whom the Machine received its first four players (Anthony Kelly, Greg Bice, Brett Garber and Stefan Schroder) via trade in September.
After the Supplemental Draft, the Machine has one more draft before training camp in April – the 2012 MLL Collegiate Draft on January 13 in Philadelphia, where the Machine holds the 2nd and 8th overall picks.
Season tickets are now on sale, starting at only $100! Sections are filling up fast so make sure to call us at (614) 754-1973 or visit www.theohiomachine.com/tickets today to purchase your 2012 inaugural season tickets.