(Wausau, WI)- The Cyclones work for the 2021 NA3HL Draft was completed before the draft got underway this afternoon. Wausau traded their 1st round pick to the El Paso Rhinos in exchange for defensemen Jack Boyd and forward Luke Anderson. Boyd is 6’4″ and 200lbs, he tallied six assists with the Rhinos last season. Anderson is 5’11” and 170lbs, he notched four goals and seven assists last season. Boyd is a native of Richboro, PA and Anderson hails from Plymouth, MI.
In the 2nd round, Wausau traded their pick back in October to the Alexandria Blizzard for forward Caeden Phelps. Phelps contributed four goals and five assists with Wausau in 18 games before being traded to Sheridan.
In the 3rd round, Wausau traded the pick back in January to the El Paso Rhinos for forward Pavel Bakhtin. Bakhtin netted five goals and nine assists in 22 games after the trade.
In the 4th round, Wausau traded the pick to the St. Louis Jr. Blues in exchange for a player tender.
“These roster moves will help to build the foundation for the Cyclones 2021-22 season roster. I am looking forward to getting these guys on the ice this fall and getting the most out of their talent,“ stated Head Coach Colin Bailey.
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(Wausau, WI)- The Wausau Cyclones will participate in the 2021 NA3HL Draft on April 28th at 3pm. Fans can watch live round-by-round coverage on HockeyTV or follow the draft online via NA3HLDraft.com. The NA3HL Entry Draft will consist of four rounds. Each eligible NA3HL Club shall be entitled to one selection per round unless it has acquired or lost selections due to approved trades with other NA3HL Clubs. The Cyclones currently own picks in the 1st and 4th round heading into the draft.
Amateur players less than 21 years of age on December 31, 2021 who are not listed on an NA3HL team roster or are listed on an NA3HL team roster but played less than (10) NA3HL regular season and/or playoff games during the 2020-21 season and did not accept a tender from an NA3HL team prior to the 2021 NA3HL Entry Draft are eligible for selection in the draft.
Be sure to follow Cyclones Hockey all off-season long on social media @wausaucyclones. The Cyclones 2021-22 season schedule and promotional nights will be released in the coming months. The Cyclones are members of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), one of three USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior leagues, serves as one of the top training grounds in the country by providing the best coaching, exposure and developmental vehicles available for student-athletes in its classification. The primary mission of the NA3HL is to provide a structured developmental environment for student-athletes who have aspirations of playing in the NAHL or United States Hockey League and eventually the NCAA or American College Hockey Association. For more information, visit wausaucyclones.com.
(Wausau, WI)- The Wausau RiverWolves participated in the 2020 NA3HL Draft today as they build their roster for the 2020-2021 season. Wausau selected forward Ryan Blackburn from Allendale, Michigan with their 1st round pick. Blackburn tallied 13 goals and 26 assists this past season at Hudsonville High. Ryan also received All-State recognition by being a honorable mention forward in Division 1.
In the 2nd round Wausau selected defenseman Gage Everson from Eveleth, Minnesota. Everson netted 14 goals and 48 assists in 62 games during his high school career.
Wausau finished up the draft selecting forward Cade Schiefelbein from Glendale, Arizona. Schiefelbein joins the RiverWolves after playing for the Lake Tahoe Academy. This past season he registered 5 goals and 5 assists in 20 games.
“It was an exciting day for the future of the RiverWolves as we build the 2020-21 roster. I am looking forward to getting these guys on the ice this fall and bringing the most out their talent,“ stated Head Coach Colin Bailey.
Below is a complete summary of the RiverWolves 2020 draft picks.
Round 1 – 4th Overall Pick – Ryan Blackburn | F
Hudsonville High | Allendale, MI
Round 2 – 51st Overall Pick – Gage Everson | D
Eveleth-Gilbert High | Eveleth, MN
Round 3 – 67th Overall Pick – Cade Schiefelbein| F
Tahoe Prep Academy | Glendale, AZ