Heaps of Minnesota, North Dakota players selected in NAHL Draft

Over 30 players from Minnesota and North Dakota were selected in the 2022 NAHL draft

Grand Forks Red River’s Dillon Jackson reaches to congratulate Carter Sproule for his goal against Fargo South during their North Dakota Boys Hockey Tournament semifinal game Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, at Scheels Arena, Fargo. Sproule was selected 60th overall in the 2022 NAHL draft.
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The North American Hockey League's annual draft is now complete and over 30 Minnesotan and North Dakotan players heard their names called during the event.

While some area players were selected before the draft by signing a tender , many others were hoping to be selected to a team during Wednesday afternoon's draft.

The Janesville Jets selected two Minnesota players who last played with Waterloo of the USHL in the first round. Jacob Jeanette of Duluth went sixth while Jake Schneider of Plymouth, Minn., went 15th overall.

The Minot Minotarous took the first North Dakota player off the board when the team selected Carter Sproule of Grand Forks Red River at No. 60 in the third round.

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Prior Lake forward Sam Rice (9) tries to block a pass by Cretin-Derham Hall forward Jake Sondreal (16) during the third period Thursday, March 10, 2022, in the State Hockey Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Sondreal was selected 79th overall in the 2022 NAHL draft.
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Below is a list of players with ties to Minnesota and North Dakota who were selected in the June 15 draft.


Over a hundred girls competed at the National Girls 16/17 Development Camp, but only 13 advanced on to the U-18 Select Camp.

Sydney Wolf is a reporter for The Rink Live, primarily covering youth hockey. She joined the team in November of 2021 and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a B.S. in Mass Communications and a minor in Writing and Rhetoric Studies and was a part of the University Honors Program.
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