The Tier 1 Hockey Federation (THF) is proud to announce a remarkable achievement in the recently concluded 2024 United States Hockey League (USHL) draft. A total of 24 talented players from THF members and guest teams have been selected, marking a significant recognition of the Federation’s commitment to nurturing top-tier hockey talent.

In Phase 1 of the draft, THF witnessed 12 players have their names called by eight different teams. Among them, 2 players hailed from THF member organizations, demonstrating the high caliber of talent cultivated within the Federation. Nine Players from THF Guest Teams were drafted as well as one player from a new member team. 

Moving into Phase 2, the momentum continued with 12 more players finding their place in the USHL. Impressively, 8 players hailed from THF member organizations, solidifying the Federation’s reputation as a breeding ground for hockey excellence. Three players who participated in THF events also caught the attention of USHL scouts, reaffirming the significance of THF competitions in player development. Once again, a player from a new member organization for the 2024-25 season made their mark on the draft, showcasing the immediate impact of THF expansion efforts.

Among the standout performances in the draft, the New Jersey Rockets emerged as a beacon of success, with an impressive tally of 6 players drafted across both phases. 

The Tier 1 Hockey Federation extends its heartfelt congratulations to all 24 players selected in the USHL 2024 draft. This achievement not only reflects the dedication and hard work of the players but also underscores the collective efforts of THF member organizations, coaches, and staff in fostering a thriving hockey ecosystem. As these talented athletes embark on the next chapter of their hockey journey, THF stands proud as a driving force behind their success, committed to shaping the future of hockey in the United States.

Phase One Draft Picks:

114DubuqueNicholas DesiderioNew Jersey Rockets 15’sTHF Member Organization
218Des MoinesReed BrownOkanagan (Colorado) 15OTHF Guest Team
333Des MoinesBrayden ThompsonSioux Falls POWER 16UTHF Guest Team
455Sioux CityBlake SinclairMinnesota Lakers 15’sTHF Guest Team
459DubuqueKane JohnsonSioux Falls POWER 16UTHF Guest Team
566Sioux FallsLuke WilfleyOkanagan (Colorado) 15OTHF Guest Team
572OmahaMax BiesMinnesota Blue Ox 15’sTHF Guest Team
573MuskegonLars HutsonTeam Illinois 15’sTHF Guest Team
797Green BayNathan BienstockNew Jersey Rockets 15’sTHF Member Organization
8112Tri-CityJake GustafsonSan Jose Jr. Sharks 15’sTHF Guest Team
8114MadisonTate SpauldingOkanagan (Colorado) 15OTHF Guest Team
8119DubuqueBeksultan MakyshBoston Hockey Academy 15’sNew THF Organization 24-25

Phase Two Draft Picks:

451MuskegonCarter SandersonSioux Falls POWER 16UTHF Guest Team
6113Sioux FallsSheldon RiouxColorado Thunderbirds 16U #92New THF Organization 24-25
10141MuskegonSebastian VitaliRockets Hockey Club 18UTHF Member Organization
10144Tri CityJake BroderickWestchester Express 16UTHF Member Organization
11155Des MoinesBrendan EspenellSioux Falls POWERTHF Guest Team
12170Des MoinesLogan HughesTeam Maryland 18UTHF Member Organization
13193YoungstownKade KanalyFlyers Elite 15UTHF Member Organization
15223YoungstownAnthony CasperFlyers Elite 18UTHF Member Organization
16228OmahaAlex HriczovRockets Hockey Club 15UTHF Member Organization
18263Sioux FallsCamden PantekoekSioux Falls POWER 15’sTHF Guest Team
19274Cedar RapidsJoseph FentonRockets Hockey Club 18UTHF Member Organization
22329Green BayFrantisek NetusilRockets Hockey Club 16UTHF Member Organization