NAHL Tryout Success Stories: Aaron Myers

Aaron Myers, a Wilderness Alum is heading to play his first season of  Division I NCAA hockey at Bemidji State this upcoming season. Myers,  A Thief River Falls graduate, has played in 89 games with the Wilderness over the last two seasons and put up 83 points. The NAHL recently covered Aaron Myers NAHL journey: […]

2020 Entry Draft Takes Place July 21, 2020

The 2020 NAHL Entry Draft will take place on Tuesday, July 21st  at 1pm (central) and will be conducted online at Fans and players will be able to follow the draft one of three ways: 1)         Follow online at 2)         Follow each selection on twitter at: @NAHLHockey 3)         Listen to a free live broadcast of the […]

Wilderness Forward Garrett Worth Commits to LIU

CLOQUET, MN – Minnesota Wilderness forward Garrett Worth has announced his commitment to play Division I hockey at Long Island University. Worth, the Duluth East Greyhound alum, made appearances with the Wilderness in the 2017-2018 and second half of the 2019-2020 season. Before the season was cut short, Worth put up 14 goals and 25 points. […]

NAHL Commissioner Releases Return To Play Statement

June 19, 2020 – NAHL Commissioner and President Mark Frankenfeld has issued the following state of the league update concerning the upcoming 2020-21 season: Over the course of the last three months, we have been extremely focused on primarily two things, player advancement and returning NAHL hockey to the ice for the 2020-21 season. Regarding player advancement, […]

Wilderness Forward Adrian Commits to St. Scholastica

CLOQUET, MN – The Minnesota Wilderness is excited to announce the commitment of Nathan Adrian to St. Scholastica College. Adrian appeared in 50 games with the Wilderness and will attend St. Scholastica in the fall of 2020 for the NCAA Divison III 2020-2021 hockey season. Head Coach Jon Vaillancourt commented on Adrian’s recent commitment news, […]

Wilderness Captain Nelson Commits to Iowa State

CLOQUET, MN –  The Minnesota Wilderness is pleased to announce team captain Ryan Nelson has committed to play for the Iowa State Cyclones at the Division I level in the ACHA. Nelson, a local CEC Lumberjack Alum from Esko, has played in over 100 games during his three-season career with the Wilderness. During the 19-20 season, […]

NAHL League Results of 2020 Supplemental Draft

It was a return to a little bit of normalcy and also an exciting day for the NAHL on Tuesday, May 12th as the league held its first ever Supplemental Draft. Back on April 10th, the NAHL Board of Governors approved changes to the NAHL Player Procurement System due to unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, which prematurely […]

NAHL Supplemental Draft Concludes | Wilderness take 3 Picks

CLOQUET, MN – The North American Hockey League Supplemental Draft has concluded & here are the Wilderness picks: Evan Bushy | Defense | 14th Overall – Bushy put up 38 points for Theif River Falls last season & gained game-experience in the USHL. Carter Primo Self | Forward | 74th Overall – Primo is a forward and […]

Into the Wilderness | May 2020

CLOQUET, MN – Head Coach Jon Vaillancourt sits down virtually with Wilderness commentator Marty Hill to discuss the end of the 2012-2020 season, how the 2020 NAHL Draft will be formatted, and our tenders/returning players for the upcoming season. The North American Hockey League Supplemental Draft is tomorrow, May 12th. View more information about the 2020-2021 Draft […]