The La Ronge Ice Wolves ended up picking eight players during Thursday’s SJHL Draft.
With the 17th overall selection, the La Ronge Ice Wolves drafted 2007-born forward Logan Mehl from Regina. Mehl tallied 51 points in 35 regular season games with the Regina Vics U18 AA team this past season.
“Logan does everything well,” said Ice Wolves Head Scout Rob Fiola. “He skates well, he can finish, he plays a physical game, his 200-foot game overall is very, very good.”
It was a busy third round for the Ice Wolves as the team selected forwards Dylan Danyluk and Ty Dauvin. Danyluk, from Saskatoon, recorded 32 points in 33 games with the Saskatoon Riverkings U18 AA team this past season. Meanwhile, Dauvin hails from Bruno and he notched 19 points in 41 games with the Warman Wildcats U18 AAA program.
In the fourth round, the Ice Wolves drafted 2007-born defenceman Ryder McKinnon of Saskatoon. McKinnon had seven points in 32 games with the Saskatoon Riverkings U18 AA club.
Thomas Harding had his name called by the La Ronge Ice Wolves in the fifth round. The 2007-born defenceman recorded six points in 32 games with the Saskatoon Sabrecats U18 AA team this past season. Also in the fifth round, La Ronge drafted 2007-born forward Kale Pratte from Moose Jaw. Pratte tallied 25 points in 30 games with the Prairie Hockey Academy U16 Prep team.
In the 2008-born portion of the SJHL Draft, the Ice Wolves took defenceman Cameron Jacobson and forward Rory Dewar. Jacobson, from Wakaw, had 41 points in 29 games with the Humboldt Broncos U15 AA squad. Dewar recorded 26 points in 27 games with the same Humboldt team.
“I think we were ecstatic on how the day went,” said Fiola. “Like all head scouts and organizations, all of them are happy – but we truly are happy with how we did .”
Meantime, the Ice Wolves also completed a trade with the Weyburn Red Wings Thursday. The Ice Wolves sent 2003-born forward Jacob Visentini and a third round pick to the Red Wings in exchange for a player development fee and a second round selection. Visentini recorded 30 points in 52 games with the Ice Wolves this past season.