WENATCHEE, Wash. – The Wenatchee Wild, proud members of the British Columbia Hockey League, have announced that Hunter Alden has committed, as the team prepares for its first season in the BCHL.
Alden, a 16-year old left-handed shooting forward from Walla Walla, Washington, stands 5’8” and weighs 160lbs. He spent last season with the Wenatchee Wolves of the Northern Pacific Hockey League, with 27 goals, 55 assists and 34 penalty minutes in 42 games. He also appeared in 4 games with the Wild last season, recording 2 penalty minutes.
“Hunter, after having an outstanding season with the Wenatchee Wild’s development team, the Wenatchee Wolves U18 finished the year and got some valuable experience at the end of the year.” said Wenatchee Wild Head Coach/General Manager Bliss Littler. “Hunter loves to play the game and is a rink rat. I would think as his playing time increases, he will become a fan favorite with his work ethic.”
“I’ve been watching the Wild games since I was 11.” said Alden. “The opportunity for me to actually be on the ice wearing a Wild sweater in indescribable. It’s going to be exciting to see how we fit in in the new league and with the new league; I think a bunch of guys will get opportunities to move on to college hockey. I can’t wait for the season to start. ”
The Wenatchee Wild opens the BCHL regular season with a pair of games at the Prince George Spruce Kings on September 11th and 12th. The home opener will be on October 10th against the Coquitlam Express. Season tickets for all 28 home games are available at the Wild office in the Town Toyota Center, or by calling 509-888-7825.
THE BATTLE FOR THE BORDER BEGINS