Amarillo, Tx-The Wranglers, made seven selections in the 2022 NAHL Draft on Wednesday afternoon.
The draft was the latest event in the 2022 offseason for the Wranglers. Amarillo has been busy tendering and drafting players in preparation for their main camp in August. The Wranglers will look toward returning players to set the standard for the upcoming season.
“We will be placing a lot of responsibility on our returning players,” Head Coach Harry Mahood said. “We worked hard to establish a West Texas culture within our program on and off the ice. Their leadership will be critical to taking the next step as a program.”
To supplement the crop of returning players, coach Mahood is excited about the handful of tendered players Amarillo is looking to bring in.
“Having a full recruiting season will allow us to blend youth with experience and move our program along this season,” Mahood said.
The Wranglers are excited about the group of players they selected in this year’s draft and look forward to seeing them develop.
“Our initial focus was to identify, recruit and draft players that could immediately impact our lineup,” coach Mahood said. “We are confident in Karlis’ decisions and look forward to seeing them at Main Camp in August.”
The Wranglers will look toward their main camp, which will be held in August in Detroit, MI. Coach Mahood knows how vital the main camp is to determine a team’s roster for the season.
“Every player knows that they have to earn their way through effort and performance. We will see many free agents at Main Camp that will make our roster in September,” Mahood said.
The Wranglers have taken advantage of their first full-length offseason and are eager to build off a successful inaugural season on and off the ice.
“Our goal is to make Main Camp as competitive as possible in order to identify the group that will report to Amarillo in late August. It’s a long hot summer, and we are just getting warmed up for 2022-23,” Mahood said.