The Baltimore Skipjacks yesterday assigned two former first-round draft choices, goalie Ollie Kolzig and center Harry Mews, to the Hampton Roads Admirals of the East Coast Hockey League yesterday.
Kolzig, the No. 1 choice of the Washington Capitals in the 198 entry draft, played junior hockey last year with the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League, but had not seen any action with the Skipjacks this season.
Mews, who played for Northeastern University last year, was Washington's No. 1 choice in the 1988 supplemental draft. He had not played for the Skipjacks in Baltimore's first four games this season.
Former Baltimore Clippers defenseman and ex-head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, John Brophy, is the head coach of Hampton Roads. The Admirals began their preseason practice Sunday.
With the departure of Kolzig, Shawn Simpson, who was with the Skipjacks last season, will be the backup goaltender to Hrivnak.
The Skipjacks (3-1) return to action tomorrow night against the Maine Mariners at the Baltimore Arena and then will play the Utica Devils in Utica, N.Y., and the Capital District Islanders in Troy, N.Y., Sunday night.
Coach Rob Laird, now that Mews is gone, has 11 forwards,
seven defensemen and two goalies, with defenseman Chris Felix and left wing Steve Maltais on recall with the Washington Capitals.