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Wenatchee Wild: Graduating players and eligible returnees

The Wenatchee Wild finished seventh in the BC Hockey League’s Interior Conference this season with a 28-23-1-2 record and faced the Cranbrook Bucks in the first round of the Fred Page Cup playoffs. Wenatchee upset the Bucks in six games before the Wild faced the Penticton Vees in the second round and was swept in four games.

The Wild has 10 players committed to NCAA Division I schools for this September as of this writing, and one aging out in Travis Bohnet.

All college commitment data is taken from each team’s individual roster page on the BCHL website and College Hockey News website.

Wenatchee general manager Bliss Littler and head coach Chris Clark have four forwards, five defenders, and both goalies eligible to return in 2023-24.

These numbers will likely change as players move to other leagues like the Western Hockey League, U.S. Hockey League, or North American Hockey League. They may drop to junior B, be sent away in trades, retire, or commit to college before September, and don’t return to their BCHL club.

The depth chart is based on the league going with a 24-player roster next season and coaches going with 14 forwards, eight defenders, and two goaltenders.

Graduating players

Micah Berger (Miami University (Ohio))
Mario Gasparini (University of Vermont)
David Hedjuk (Harvard University)
Christian Kim (Michigan State University)
Cade Littler (Minnesota State University)
Ean Somoza (Western Michigan University)
Jason Stefanek (Dartmouth College)
Garrett Szydlowski (Western Michigan University)
Michael Valdez (Colorado College)
Luke Weilandt (Merrimack College)
Travis Bohnet (aged out)

Eligible returnees (* indicates an open spot – assuming the team goes with 14 forwards and eight defenders)

Arvega Hovsepyan (03)
Parker Murray (03)
Jackson Ebbott (04)
Alexios Georgaklis (05)

Dane Westen (03)
Noah Jones (04)
Lucas Marshell (04)
Damon Bickler (05)
Lukas McCloskey (05)

Owen Millward (03)
Andy Vlaha (03)