The Brandon Wheat Kings picked two players in the first-ever WHL U.S. Prospects Draft that took place on Wednesday, March 25.
Both players came from Shattuck St.Mary’s in Minnesota. Prior to the suspension of their season, the team was dominating their competition as they were 40-11-7 with the U14 team.
Their last game of the season was a 6-2 win against Providence.
Brandon’s first pick was in round #1, 17th overall. With that selection, the Wheat Kings selected Zach Nehring. From Minot, North Dakota, Nehring played in 46 of the team’s games and he scored 20 goals and added 26 assists.
Brandon’s next selection was in round #2, 28th overall. With this selection, Brandon picked up Ty Henricks who averaged well more than a point-per-game.
In 55 games with Shattuck-St. Mary’s, the 14-year-old scored 37 goals and he added 31 assists.
Henricks was able to add up 31 more points compared to last season. Playing with this same team, Ty scored 16 goals and he had 21 assists for a 37 point total.
Any players that weren’t picked in the U.S. Prospects Draft remain eligible for the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft and they can be listed by a WHL club at any time after that.