Multiple Wolverines’ Players Selected in the USHL Draft

May 3, 2023

Anchorage, Alaska |5/3/23 | Isaac Smoldon

            The Anchorage Wolverines had two players picked in phase II of the 2023 USHL draft, with Tyler Hennen and Trent Powell going 22nd and 246th respectively. They are the fourth and fifth players drafted into the USHL after playing for Anchorage.

            Tyler Hennen was selected in the second round with the 22nd overall pick of the draft by the Sioux City Musketeers. After joining the Wolverines late into the season, Hennen had three goals and one assist in his seven games played with Anchorage.

Later in the draft, Trent Powell was selected 246th by the Sioux Falls Stampede. Powell was fifth on the team in scoring and first among defenseman with 14 goals and 25 assists on the season.

Both players have two more years of eligibility at the junior hockey level. Their NAHL rights remain with the Wolverines. In addition to Hennen and Powell, Cole Christian, an Anchorage tender, was also selected by Sioux Falls, 276th overall.

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The Anchorage Wolverines are a tier-II USA Hockey Jr. Hockey team competing in the North American Hockey League. The Wolverines are owned by Marissa Flannery and Aaron Schutt, Jena and Jay Frawner, and Kari and John Ellsworth, Jr.