Ultra-Skilled Defenseman Jerrett Overland of Las Vegas to BCHL Wenatchee Wild

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Jerrett Overland of Las Vegas in action with AAA Anaheim Ducks 18u

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Wenatchee, Washington – The ultra-skilled defenseman Jerrett Overland of Las Vegas will play for legendary coach Bliss Littler and the BCHL Wenatchee Wild which plays home games here at the 4,300 seat Toyota Center. Jerrett will play one season with the Wild, then go to NCAA Air Force Academy where he has a scholarship in place for the 2020-2021 season. Jerrett last season played for the AAA Anaheim Ducks 18u and a high school team Santa Margarita Catholic in the Ducks League.

Littler said “Jerrett’s committment to the Air Force Academy reinforces the type of character he has. Jerrett will bring a solid set of skills and excellent mobility to our lineup.”

Overland, 18, is listed at 5’10, 160.

The Wenatchee Wild staff includes the great radio broadcaster Arch Ecker who has been calling junior hockey games for over 20 seasons – he is an all-out legend in the sport of hockey. Littler is GM/Head Coach of the Wild which is a big force in the BCHL. Las Vegas star player Brendan Harris played for the Wild as well.


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Brendan Harris of Las Vegas is in the main camp of the NAHL Bismarck Bobcats. Brendan last season skated for the AAA California Titans 16u and has a college commitment to St. Cloud State….

Goalie Talon Miller, who played two seasons with AAA Las Vegas Storm, is making plans to return to the WSHL Salt Lake City Moose. He takes a red eye flight on Tuesday from Anchorage to Las Vegas, then drives to Salt Lake.

CJ Stubbs, the top goal scorer last winter for the AAA Las Vegas Storm 18u, and his father Chad are driving from Salt Lake City to the main camp of the NAHL Minot, ND. Minotauros.  CJ was drafted by Minot. The trip winds from Utah to Idaho to Montana before reaching North Dakota – about a 15 hour journey.

Goal scorer Johnny Kemp of Arcadia, California – who played with the USHL Indiana Ice, then U of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks – is going into the main camp of the ECHL Ontario Reign. Johnny, an ’87, is 26.

Judd Blackwater, goal scorer last winter for the ECHL Las Vegas Wranglers, signed with Olimpija Ljubljana in Slovenia. He will be there this weekend.

Evan Butcher of Anchorage who played for the AAA Las Vegas Storm has signed with the AAA Pikes Peak Miners 18u…..Chris Hausinger, also from Anchorage and an AAA Storm alum, will play for the AAA Maryland Skipjacks 18u…Other former Storm skaters including Colton St. John and Kenny Hausinger are in tryout camps this weekend…

Ron White, president of the WSHL, has been in Las Vegas talking about launching a Prospects League for 18u midget teams….

Gage Roberts, Zane Branson are the goalies for the AA Las Vegas Jr Wranglers 16u who head out tomorrow to the OC Labor Day Hockey Festival.

Aaron Kinslow, the former coach of the WSHL Salt Lake City Moose, notes that some of his former players are off to college this fall including goalie Alex Burdekin to Concordia College in Wisconsin, Artem Savalyev to Waldorf College and Anthony Mancini to Bottineau State University. Kinslow is a scout for the NAHL Bismarck Bobcats…