Albuquerque, NM (Tuesday, May 12) – Today the New Mexico Ice Wolves selected three players in the North American Hockey League’s Supplemental Draft.
Coming into the draft, Ice Wolves head coach Phil Fox was looking to “target some areas of needs that we have. We’ll be bringing back a bulk of our players but we are still a younger team so we’ll look to find one or two players with a couple years of junior hockey experience who can help us next season.”
Coach Fox found that experience with the New Mexico’s first selection and 4th overall pick, defenseman Michael Ferrandino. Entering his last season of junior eligibility after spending the past 4 seasons in the USHL, the top junior league in the U.S., Ferrandino will bring age and experience to a young Ice Wolves roster.
The second round of the Supplemental Draft the Ice Wolves drafted 2001-born forward Timothy Washe. At 6-foot-3 and 209 pounds, the Michigan native will bring welcome size to New Mexico. Washe spent the 2019-20 season in Canada playing for Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL) and ended the season with 19 points (10g, 9a).
The Ice Wolves finished the Supplemental Draft strong by selecting Minnesota native Jack Bayless in the third round. Jack joins the Ice Wolves’ ranks with a season of junior experience under his belt after spending the 2019-20 season with the Wenatchee Wild in the BCHL.
Phil Fox is confident with the Ice Wolves selections today and is looking forward to building the roster out for the team’s sophomore season, “I am very happy with our draft. I feel that we were able to add a lot of depth to our roster with our three picks and accomplished what we wanted to.”
With 3 solid draftees chosen in the Supplemental Draft, Ice Wolves fans can look forward to the NAHL Entry Draft which will be held on July 21st at 12pm MST. For fans who would like to see the players in action, Main Camp will be held at the Outpost Ice Arenas on July 30th – August 2nd. Players interested in becoming an Ice Wolves player can register for the Colorado Pre Draft camp here.