NA3HL’s Wolves feature Las Vegas connection of Fehlig, Zucker
And Brenden Fehlig and Cameron Zucker will find out firsthand as the Vegas products have signed with the North American 3 Hockey League’s (NA3HL) Lansing Wolves for the 2017-18 season.
Fehlig, a Michigan transplant, is a Nevada Storm youth graduate who played junior hockey last season for the Las Vegas Storm in the Western States Hockey League (WSHL). Zucker also played for the youth Storm in 2016-17.
“It sure is exciting to be playing back in Michigan for the Wolves and in front of my extended family again,” said Fehlig.
“Brenden came here out of the blue and earned his stripes,” said Lansing coach-GM Mark Lawrence. “We see great things moving forward.”
Fehlig, a noted workhorse on the ice, scored six goals and had 11 assists for the Storm in the WSHL and was part of a Storm junior team that posted its best record to date with 23 wins under coach Gabe Gauthier.
Zucker popped 10 goals and 11 assists for the Storm 16U AAA team last season. He is a fast, smart, hard skater and is one of the top prospects in Las Vegas. Micah Sanford coached Zucker last season.
“He is exactly the kind of kid we want here with our program in Lansing,” added Lawrence. “Add to the fact that he and Brenden are best pals and this is a great stepping stone for the kids and we will make sure of that.”
For Zucker, he comes from a very elite pedigree as his father, Scott, runs, coaches youth hockey in Las Vegas and is the president of the Nevada Amateur Hockey Association. Cameron’s older brother, Jason, is a star forward in the NHL for the Minnesota Wild.
And with the NA3HL being a premier development spot for many high-end players, perhaps two of Vegas’ finest prospects will lend further credibility to the league and to the Wolves.
“With high-caliber kids like these two, needless to say, we think we struck gold,” said Lawrence.
— Matt Mackinder
(Oct. 13, 2017)