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Wildcats make two selections in this year’s CHL Import Draft

WILDCATS SELECT HIGH-SCORING FORWARD AND BIG DEFENSEMANFROM GERMAN NATIONAL TEAM IN CHL IMPORT DRAFT

Moncton, NB – The Moncton Wildcats are very pleased with the results of today’s CHL Import draft.  The Wildcats selected two former members of the German National Junior Hockey team, MANUEL WIEDERER and MAXIMILIANGLASSL. Both played for Germany at the World Junior Hockey Championships.

MANUEL WIEDERER is a centreman/right winger and was picked by Moncton in the first round, 44th overall. The 18-year-old Wiederer is six feet tall, and weighs 160 pounds.  Manuel is very excited about coming over to Canada, “It’s an awesome feeling, we had good talks with Moncton and I’ve had a good summer so far with off-ice conditioning. I’ve heard many good things about the Wildcats organization and coaches and can’t wait to arrive in Moncton.”

Wildcats Director of Hockey Operations Roger Shannon said Wiederer has some goal-scoring ability, “For the Wildcats, it was a case of landing of a mature player (18 years old) to fit into our top six. Manuel was the youngest player in German Pro Hockey last season and played for Germany at the World Junior Hockey Championships.”

Wiederer posted some impressive scoring numbers as a developing Junior Hockey player with goal totals of 47, 51 and a 69 goal output in 2012-2013 campaign with Deggendorfer. Wiedererwill be arriving this weekend and will continue his training in New Brunswick all summer.

The Wildcats also selected defenseman MAXIMILIAN GLASSL  in the 2nd round, 72nd overall pick in the CHL Import Draft. The 18-year-old rearguard stands six feet, two inches tall and weighs 201 pounds. GLASSL played for Germany at the World Junior Hockey Championships following a solid career with EC Salzburg, Austria.

Wildcats Director of Hockey Operations, Roger Shannon says the Cats landed an excellent player, “Well most importantly, he’s big and steady. He also shows some savvy and a mean streak, good qualities for a defenseman in the Q.  Max is a big kid and quite excited at coming to North America to play for our Wildcats and for NHL draft exposure.”

GLASSL will also be arriving in Moncton soon and will resume his conditioning in New Brunswick this summer.

For more information, please contact:

Roger Shannon

Director of Hockey Operations

(506) 449-0853

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