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The Columbus Blue Jackets Select Peter Thome!

This past weekend Aberdeen Wing goaltender Peter Thome was selected in the 6th round, 155th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2016 NHL Draft held in Buffalo, NY.  Thome joins former Aberdeen Wing players Zach Nagelvoort (4th round 111th overall, Edmonton Oilers) & Steven Johnson (4th round 120th overall, Los Angeles Kings) who were both drafted in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Thome was one of 5 NAHL players selected in the Draft.  Thome is a University of North Dakota commit who played in 47 games for the Wings last season and went 17-21-6, with a 2.43 GAA and .929 SV%.  His efforts with the Wings earned him a spot on the NAHL Top Prospects team as well as a spot of the NAHL All-Rookie Team.

Peter is currently in Columbus at the Blue Jackets rookie camp.

Okeson Commits to Concordia!

Former Aberdeen Wings Captain Tanner Okeson has committed to DIII Concordia College of Moorhead, MN!  In his 3 years with the Aberdeen Wings Tanner had 62 points, 14 goals and 48 assists.  Concordia College finished the 15-16 season with a 10-14-2 overall record including a 8-7-1 conference record.  The Aberdeen Wings Organization would like to wish Tanner the best of luck in his college career and as he begins the next chapter in his life!  

Aberdeen Wings Draft Results

Aberdeen Wings 2016 Draft Results.


The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has concluded and announced the results of the 2016 NAHL Draft, which was held on Tuesday, June 7th. 


In total, 250 players were selected in the draft, which took just under three and a half hours to complete. 


View the results of the 2016 NAHL Draft here


“The draft is a special day for the players and is one of the important ways that our teams build their rosters for the upcoming season. There is a lot of hard work that goes into the evaluation of the players by coaches, scouts and their respective staffs. We congratulate everyone who was selected and wish them continued success in their next steps toward playing in the NAHL,” said NAHL Commissioner Mark Frankenfeld.


For the Aberdeen Wings and New Head Coach Scott Langer and his staff it was a familiar job with a new backdrop.  “Aberdeen is a franchise put together and ran by good people. Everything is first class, The ownership, The staff and the facilities.”  In total the Wings selected 3 defensemen, 3 forwards and a goaltender.  All drafted players will join previously tendered, and returning players at Final Camp to be held July 14-17 at St. Thomas Ice Arena in Mendota Heights, MN.


Aberdeen’s first pick was the 6th overall and selected Nick Minerva, a 5’10” 203 LB, 96 born, RH Defenseman from New Brunswick, NJ.  “Nick is a veteran player who brings a lot of offense and maturity to this team” Last season Nick played for the Fort Frances Lakers of the SIJHL.  Nick had 21 goals and 52 assists in 52 games played for the Lakers.


The Wings next pick came in the 3rd round pick number 54th overall.  With that selection they took Eric Otto, a 6’2” 181 LB, 97 born, RH Forward from Burnsville, MN.  “Eric plays extremely determined and at a very good pace. He possesses good size and very good feet.”  Eric played last season with Burnsville High School in 25 games Eric had 12 goals and 18 assists.


In round 5 the Wings had the 102nd overall pick and took Timmy Makowski a 5’11” 146 LB, 98 born, LH Defenseman from Ballwin, MO. “Timmy is one of the top 98 defenseman in the country, he has a solid skill set that will deepen our back end” Timmy spent last season with the St. Louis AAA Blues U18 team, in 32 games played he has 1 goal and 3 assists. 


With the 126th overall pick in the 6th round the Wings Selected RH Forward Gage Mackie, a 6’3” 185 LB, 97 born player from Anchorage, AK. “Gage is a veteran player that can bring a lot of leadership to the team. He has size and the ability to help both offensively and defensively.”  Gage spent his 15-16 season playing for the Surrey Eagles out of the BCHL.  In 54 games played Gage had 9 goals and 8 assists.  Gage is currently committed to Arizona State University. 


In the 7th round with the 151st overall pick the Wings selected Bobby Dugan, a 6’1 190 LB, 97 born, goaltender from Seminole, FL.  “Bobby is a good sized goaltender who has played at some of the highest levels of junior hockey. His Preperation, work ethic will a welcomed addition.” Bobby played last season with the Miramichi Timberwolves out of the MJAHL.  In 30 games played Bobby had a 3.75 GAA and .890 SVS%. 


Zach Noble was the Wings 8th round selection and number 174th overall pick.  Zach is a 6’2” 165 LB, 98 born, RH Forward from Toms River, NJ. “Zach is a big rangy center that plays a 200 ft game. He is a player that can play in all situations and has a skill set that allows him to.” Zach spent last season with the New Jersey Jr. Titans 18U team in both the AYHL and NAPHL leagues.  In his 44 games played Zach had 25 goals and 15 assists. 


With their final pick in the draft and pick 198 overall the Wings selected Nicholas Jenny a 5’10” 185 LB, 96 born, RH Defenseman from Strongsville, OH.  “Nick is a player with a lot of compete, highly skilled two way Defenseman. Nick is another player that can bring leadership to the Locker room.” Last season Nicholas played in 57 games for the Omaha Lancers of the USHL, where he tallied 2 goals and 10 assists.  Nicholas is committed to Robert Morris University. 


“I felt the staff was very prepared. They did a great job of identifying the needs of this year’s team and put together a solid draft to fill those areas”- Head Coach Scott Langer.


Each team’s protected list now stands at 30 players. All rosters must be reduced to 25 players by September 1st and 23 players by October 1st.

Wings Tender Andrew Sinard

The Aberdeen Wings, proud members of the North American Hockey League, are pleased to announce that 1997 born Forward Andrew Sinard has signed a tender agreement for the 2016-2017 season.

Andrew is a 6'7" 185 LB defenseman from Brentwood, TN.  Sinard spent the 2015-2016 season playing for the TPH Thunder of the T1EHL U18 league.  In 30 games played Sinard had 12 points (3 goals, 9 assists)

"Andrew is a good skating defenseman who possesses a great shot. This combined with his size and reach will make him an impact in our league" – Aberdeen Wings Head Coach Scott Langer.

Wings Tender Logan Jenuwine!

The Aberdeen Wings, proud members of the North American Hockey League, are pleased to announce that 1998 born Forward Logan Jenuwine has signed a tender agreement for the 2016-2017 season.

Jenuwine is a 6'2" 190 pound Left handed Forward, who played his 2015-2016 hockey as captain of the Romeo, MI High School team.  In 30 games played Logan had 96 points, (46 goals & 50 assists) earning him Mr. Hockey in the state of Michigan.  

'Logan is a big forward who possesses a great work ethic and the ability to score. Logan’s upside is high end. Logan was named Mr. Hockey Michigan for a reason."- Aberdeen Wings Head Coach Scott Langer.

Wings Tender Ross Bartlett!

The Aberdeen Wings, proud members of the North American Hockey League, are pleased to announce that 1998 born Forward Ross Bartlett has signed a tender agreement for the 2016-2017 season.

Bartlett is a 5'7" 148 pound forward with a left handed shot.  Ross played his 2015-2016 season with the Atlanta Capitals under Wings new assistant coach Anthony Bohn.  Bartlett had 23 points (10 goals, 13 assists) in 39 games played with the Capitals.  

"Ross is a highly skilled, playing making forward. His skating ability, hockey IQ and commitment to being a pro everyday will help his jump to the Aberdeen Wings"  -Anthony Bohn, Aberdeen Wings Assistant Coach

Wings Hire Assistant Coach Anthony Bohn!


[ABERDEEN] The Aberdeen Wings of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) have hired Coach Anthony Bohn as their new Assistant Coach. Bohn will join recently hired Head Coach Scott Langer for the 2016-2017 season.

Coach Bohn played hockey for four years at St. Mary's University earning several accomplishments, and has been coaching for 6 years. He served the last 3 of those seasons as Head Coach of the Atlanta/Topeka Capitals of the NA3HL. During that time, Bohn hit a 100-win milestone and won a South Division Regular Season Championship. He was also named Coach of the NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament all three years he coached in the league.

Bohn has moved over 30 players to the NAHL and NCAA Division 3 programs in his position with the Capitals. It is these accomplishments, and his great work ethic that drove the organization to hire him.

“Anthony is a young energetic coach who takes a lot of pride in doing things right,” said Head Coach Scott Langer. “He is a winner and we are extremely happy to bring his ability to develop hockey players to the Aberdeen Wing Family.”

Owner Greg Odde is equally impressed with Coach Bohn, “Anthony brings us a wealth of experience on and off the ice. Four years of college hockey, combined with assistant and head coaching jobs, has brought us an individual who can really relate to today's players.”

Coach Bohn will be making the move to Aberdeen soon and is looking forward to becoming a part of the organization, “My family and I are excited to become part of the Wings family. I would like to thank the Odde family and Scott Langer for the opportunity to be part of building a team the Aberdeen community will be proud of." 


The Wings hockey staff have begun recruiting for the 2016-2017 hockey season. For more information on Pre-Draft Camps, visit aberdeenwings.com.