Handful of California connections chosen in 2022 NA3HL Entry Draft
The NA3HL held its annual entry draft on April 20 and several players with California connections were selected in the four-round draft.
“The NA3HL Draft is an important part of the team-building process and credit to our teams for the work they put this season and during the NAHL Combines in identifying players that could potentially be a part of their plans next season,” said NA3HL commissioner Blake MacNicol. “We have seen time and time again how the NA3HL Draft works for teams and players. For teams, it helps them identify players that fit into their plans and someone they have identified as a player that can make a difference.
“For the players, this gives them some sense of resolve when they are making their hockey plans for next season.”
A total of 135 players were drafted in the event that took just under two hours to complete.
1st round, 9th overall, Liam Krupcyznski, F, Sheridan Hawks (San Diego native, San Diego Saints, Anaheim Jr. Ducks)
1st round, 23rd overall, Ben Palmershiem, F, Texas RoadRunners (Palm Springs native, Anaheim Jr. Ducks, Los Angeles Jr. Kings, California Wave, Tahoe Prep Academy) – pictured
2nd round, 43rd overall, Jackson Albano, D, Sheridan Hawks (El Segundo native, Los Angeles Jr. Kings)
2nd round, 53rd overall, Mattias Godfrey, D, Bozeman Icedogs (Riverside native, Anaheim Jr. Ducks, California Wave, Empire Hockey Club)
3rd round, 70th overall, Chase LaRiviere, F, Minnesota Loons (San Jose native, San Jose Jr. Sharks, Tahoe Prep Academy)
3rd round, 76th overall, Michael Marquez, F, Atlanta Capitals (Upland, Anaheim Jr. Ducks, Orange County Hockey Club, Damien High School)
3rd round, 84th overall, Ryan Sachs, F, Minnesota Loons (Tahoe Prep Academy)
(April 21, 2022)