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 […]


When is the NAHL Entry Draft? The NAHL has added a new Supplemental Draft, which will be held on Tuesday, May 12th, while the regular NAHL Entry Draft will now be held on Tuesday, July 21st. Both Drafts will be broadcast live on HockeyTV and be done online at nahldraft.com. The NAHL Supplemental Draft is […]

NAHL launches Virtual Scouting

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) is pleased to announce a new initiative for prospects called, NAHL Virtual Scouting. NAHL Virtual Scouting is designed to provide future hockey prospects the opportunity to use video and analytics to accelerate exposure directly to NAHL and NA3HL teams. The NAHL Virtual Scouting process focuses on providing education to […]

NAHL announces 2020 Virtual Robertson Cup Playoffs

APRIL 15, 2020 The North American Hockey League (NAHL) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting and simulating the 2020 Robertson Cup Playoffs and Championship live on the NAHL TV YouTube channel beginning Wednesday, April 15th. Using an XBox One and the EA Sports NHL video game, the NAHL staff constructed the rosters […]

Wilderness defenseman Holmes makes NCAA commitment

APRIL 15, 2020 The Minnesota Wilderness of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that defenseman Blake Holmes has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Utica College. Holmes, 20, just completed his second season playing junior hockey in the NAHL and is also another Ladder of Development success story. The 6’2/205 lbs. […]

NAHL 50 Players, 50 Days: Ryan Nelson

APRIL 13, 2020 Ryan Nelson had 22 points in 50 games during the 2019-20 season. During the current and unforeseen cancelation of th   e 2019-20 season, the players in the NAHL saw their seasons cut prematurely short. In some cases, players saw their junior hockey careers come to an end as well. However, the […]