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Previewing the NAPHL: Wenatchee Wolves

September 21, 2016
The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) is pleased to announce a series entitled Previewing the NAPHL. Over the course of the next two weeks, the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) will preview each of the organizations in the NAPHL for the 2016-17 season. Each day, leading all the way up to the first event of the season at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, MN, the league will feature a different organization and take a look at their teams.
 
Wenatchee Wolves
Location: Wenatchee, Washington
Member Since: 2015
Teams: 18U
Coaching Staff: 18U Ryan McKelvie
Director: Bliss Littler
 
Second season in the NAPHL and our expectations are much higher with a year in the league under our belt. Last year, the team was competitive, winning 2 games at every showcase, and we were in the mix to make the play-offs until the final game of the regular season. This year, we have six returning players that all played significant roles on last year’s team and should be top players in the league as veteran U18 players. This year’s team looks to have very good depth and we expect to compete with the top teams in the league. 
 
18U notable players
Richie Stickle, 1998, FWD
Thomas Hendry, 1998, FWD
Brady Mistler, 1999, FWD
Connor Karo, 1999, DEF
Raymond Fleming, 1998, DEF
Johnny Schacher, 1998, DEF
Hayden Chieffo, 1998, GOAL
Tod Speer, 1998, GOAL
 
Notable Alumni
Last year, was first year in league – some alumni at training camp with junior teams but too early to tell who will make their teams.
 
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