Tuesday the NAHL held their annual draft. The Wildcats had two selections in the first round. They picked Max Riesinger with the 10th pick and Henry Hart with the 11th pick.
Max Riesinger is a skilled forward from Austria. He played for the Cleveland Barons AAA team last year. Max is 6’0 and 185 pounds.
Henry Hart is from St. Thomas Academy in Minnesota. He led the Cadets to a state title this year. Hart scored 15 goals and added 13 assists during the regular season.
In round two, The Wildcats selected Zachary Dixon of the LA Jr. Kings with 33rd pick in the draft. Dixon is a 6’2 180 pound defenseman with a ’94 birth year. He played in 40 games for the Kings scoring two goals and 10 assists. Zachary also had 34 penalty minutes this season.
Wichita Falls selected Jared Coulter from Flint Power Catholic with the 46th pick of the draft. Jared is a 6’4 forward that plays center and left wing. He weighs 195 pounds and is a ’95 birth year. Coulter played on 4 district championship teams, two state runner-up’s, and was on two Silver Stick championship teams.
Hunter Routheau was Wichita Fall’s 3rd round selection. Routheau played for Green Bay United High School. Hunter is a forward who averaged 1.81 points a game in his 3 year high school career. Routheau stands 6’3 and weighs 180 pounds.
The 4th round had the Wildcats picking 11th and they selected Kelvin Walz out of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Kelvin is no stranger to the NAHL as he played for the Minot Minotauros in the 2011-2012 season scoring 7 goals and 5 assists. Last Season Walz played for the Lloydminster Bobcats scoring 6 goals and adding 13 assists. Kelvin is a ’93 birth year that is 5’9 and 170 pounds.
The 108th pick in the draft would be Wichita Falls final pick. Jack Kelly from the Dallas Ice Jets was the selection. Kelly is ’97 year defenseman. His dad, Tom, is a coach with the Ice jets. Jack was selected to the USA Hockey 16 Select Player Development Camp in Williamsburg New York.