RiverWolves Select Former Wausau West Product 1st Overall in 2017 NA3HL Draft

Christian Bardarson First Draft Pick in Franchise History

(Wausau, WI)- Christian Bardarson didn’t have to wait long Wednesday night as the NA3HL held their annual draft. The former Wausau West product was selected 1st overall in the 2017 NA3HL Draft by the Wausau RiverWolves, who will begin their inaugural season this coming fall at Marathon Park. The forward recorded 38 points in 24 games for Wausau West High School this past season.

In addition to Bardarson, the RiverWolves made 8 other selections in the 2017 NA3HL draft.

2nd Round #60 Overall: Kellen Tharaldson, D Wausau West High School

4th Round #142 Overall: Matej Huncik, F Bay Port High School

4th Round #154 Overall: Cade McEwen, G Hermantown High School

5th Round #189 Overall: Andrew Trelstad, F Chicago Lakes High School

6th Round #236 Overall: Dawson Schwengler, F Eau Claire Memorial High School

6th Round #242 Overall: Garrett Alton, F Kenosha Komets

7th Round #295 Overall: Jeff Bishop, D Verona High School

8th Round #330 Overall: Barak Broad, F Sheridan High School


RiverWolves Head Coach Tim Brownell was pleased with how the organization’s first draft in franchise history played out.

“I believe the draft was a total success for our organization. We were able to key in on some big-time impact players that will help the success of the program from day one. Getting local Wausau boys in the draft was our main goal and focus, and to be able to grab two of them with our first two picks was unbelievable,” said Brownell. “The draft is another stepping stone to building a successful team, and I cannot wait until September when we can get these talented players together on the ice.”

The countdown to the RiverWolves inaugural season is just a few months away! Promotional Nights, Season Ticket, Group Ticket and Regular Season Schedule information will be released in the coming weeks. For questions on anything RiverWolves Hockey please Email: zach@riverwolveshockey.com for more details.