The Brandon Wheat Kings made a pair of selections in the first annual US Prospects Draft today.
With the 17th overall pick, the Wheat Kings selected forward Zach Nehring from Minot, North Dakota.
The 6’0” forward played last season with Shattuck St. Mary’s prep school, scoring 20 times and adding 26 assists in 46 games.
Nehring could be an easy recruit, his mom grew up and graduated in Melita and he has family in the southwest corner of the province.
Eleven picks later, the Wheat Kings went back to Faribault, Minnesota, home of the Shattuck St Mary’s academy, to take 6’1” forward Ty Henricks.
Henricks, who is listed as from Mission Viejo, California scored 37 times and added 31 assists for 68 points in 55 games.
Players eligible for the 2020 WHL U.S. Prospects Draft were 2005-born players who reside in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Players not selected in the Draft today remain eligible to be selected in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft, or listed by a WHL Club at any time thereafter.