Wausau Cyclones Hockey Shapes Roster with 2021 Draft Moves

1st Round Pick Traded

(Wausau, WI)- The Cyclones work for the 2021 NA3HL Draft was completed before the draft got underway this afternoon. Wausau traded their 1st round pick to the El Paso Rhinos in exchange for defensemen Jack Boyd and forward Luke Anderson. Boyd is 6’4″ and 200lbs, he tallied six assists with the Rhinos last season. Anderson is 5’11” and 170lbs, he notched four goals and seven assists last season. Boyd is a native of Richboro, PA and Anderson hails from Plymouth, MI.

In the 2nd round, Wausau traded their pick back in October to the Alexandria Blizzard for forward Caeden Phelps. Phelps contributed four goals and five assists with Wausau in 18 games before being traded to Sheridan.

In the 3rd round, Wausau traded the pick back in January to the El Paso Rhinos for forward Pavel Bakhtin. Bakhtin netted five goals and nine assists in 22 games after the trade.

In the 4th round, Wausau traded the pick to the St. Louis Jr. Blues in exchange for a player tender.

“These roster moves will help to build the foundation for the Cyclones 2021-22 season roster. I am looking forward to getting these guys on the ice this fall and getting the most out of their talent,” stated Head Coach Colin Bailey.

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The Cyclones are members of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), one of three USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior leagues, serves as one of the top training grounds in the country by providing the best coaching, exposure and developmental vehicles available for student-athletes in its classification.  The primary mission of the NA3HL is to provide a structured developmental environment for student-athletes who have aspirations of playing in the NAHL or United States Hockey League and eventually the NCAA or American College Hockey Association.  For more information, visit wausaucyclones.com.

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David Keech
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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]