The Tier 1 Hockey Federation (THF) continues to demonstrate its prowess in developing top-tier hockey talent, as evidenced by the impressive representation in the 2024 North American Hockey League (NAHL) Draft. Held on Wednesday, June 12th, the draft saw a total of 40 THF players and alumni being selected, highlighting the federation’s role as a key contributor to the junior hockey pipeline.

The breakdown of the 40 drafted players is as follows: 8 current THF member players, 4 current THF guest players, 16 THF member alumni, and 12 THF guest alumni. These players hail from 23 different THF teams, underscoring the widespread talent across the federation.

NAHL Commissioner and President Mark Frankenfeld emphasized the significance of the draft in shaping the league’s teams for the upcoming season. “The NAHL Draft is a very important part of the process in building a team for the upcoming season,” said Frankenfeld. “A drafted player has been scouted by the team’s coaching or scouting staff. Whether it is skill, strength, speed, compete, character or all of the above, that coach wants that individual on their team. Congratulations to all the players chosen in the NAHL Draft and good luck to every player working hard to play NAHL Hockey in their pursuit of playing NCAA hockey someday.”

The THF congratulates all the drafted players and extends its best wishes as they embark on the next phase of their hockey careers. The federation remains committed to nurturing the next generation of hockey stars and looks forward to seeing more of its players succeed in the NAHL and beyond.

372Elmira AviatorsJack Broderick5.091602007-11-10LWRye, NYWestchester Express 16UTHF Member
Gus Elbert61752006-11-12LDWest Fargo, NDSioux Falls POWER 18UGuest Team
4123Minnesota WildernessFrantisek Netusil5.11802007-05-14CPrague, CzeRockets Hockey Club 16UTHF Member
4125Danbury Jr.
Michael Sciabarra5.111852006-02-14LDKatonah, NYWestchester Express 18UTHF Member
5150Lone Star
Adam Brown5.111702005-01-01RDLincoln, NELincoln Stars 18UTHF Member
5163New Mexico Ice WolvesAnders Miller6.021842006-10-04GMound, MNSioux Falls POWER 18UGuest Team
6176Watertown ShamrocksCooper Jacobson5.081752006-07-31CChapel Hill, NCSioux Falls POWER 18UGuest Team
8261St. Cloud NorsmenMartins Klaucans61792008-07-08RWRiga, LatRockets Hockey Club 16UTHF Member
10321Danbury Jr.
Paul Triggiani5.081352008-07-26RDBedford, NYWestchester Express 15’sTHF Member
10335Oklahoma WarriorsJosh Petrini5.111652006-11-23CToronto, ONSt. Francis Red Raiders Prep/18UTHF Member
13437Minnesota WildernessBrenden Espenell6.021732007-07-18RDWinnipeg, MBSioux Falls POWER 16UGuest Team
16545Oklahoma WarriorsTyler Webb5.111502006-05-02RDLodi, CATeam Illinois 18UTHF Member
THF Member OrganizationsTHF Guest Organizations
Luke SantilliIslanders HCAidan StubbingsLake Forest Academy
Mike MalatinoNY DynamoSam EspositoSF Power
Kyle OzgunHitmen/Flyers EliteJaxon GrosdidierSF Power
Stephen ChenMercerPrice GrimesSF Power
Owen BoucherBiggbyJackson RudhLoons
Henry WilsonIslanders HCOcean FancyBoston Advantage
Luc LampertWestchester expressDominic ThomasMN Voyageurs
Caden OlenczakSkipjacksTristen May RobinsonMN Green Giants
Ethan RamonettiPALZane IrionCO Spring tigers
Anthony CardilliTeam IllinoisJacob GuilleMN Moose
Jackson DelleoJunior BruinsRyan SolariBoston Advantage
Niko TournasRocketsAndrew BastianMN Lakers
AJ BongiornoIslanders HC
Andrew PiccirilloRockets
Jameson O’FlynnTri state spartans
Ty LevyRockets

For more information on the NAHL Draft and the full list of drafted players, please visit the official NAHL website.

About the North American Hockey League

Celebrating its 49th season in 2023-24, the NAHL, the only USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier II Junior league boasting 35 teams in 17 states from across North America.

The NAHL is part of the USA Hockey National Junior Development Model, which includes the USHL and the US National Team Development Program. The NAHL works closely with NCAA College Hockey, the NHL, the USHL, and USA Hockey’s National Development Program in order best serve as an imperative piece in the development system for collegiate and professional hockey.

During the 2022-23 season, the NAHL had over 380 NCAA commitmented players with over 75% of those being NCAA Division I commitments. Additionally, 38% of all NCAA Division I freshmen played hockey in the NAHL. Over the course of the last seven seasons, 1,850+ NAHL players have made NCAA commitments and 36 have been drafted into the NHL.