The Wenatchee Wild, proud Interior Conference members of the British Columbia Hockey
League (BCHL), are pleased to make this major announcement:
Effective immediately, the State of Arizona has been approved by the BCHL as a “Territory” for
the Wild. This means players from Arizona are now considered to be “Territory Players”, and
not “American Import” players. “Territory Players” of any age are eligible to play in Wenatchee,
including high school age.
As the only US-based team in the BCHL, the Wild must build their roster with a minimum of
fifteen (15) players from it’s “Territories”, which now are as follows: California, Colorado,
Washington, and Arizona.
To round out the remaining eight (8) roster spots, the Wild are permitted to have four (4)
“American Import” players from any state in the country, after their Senior year in high school,
as well as four (4) Canadian players, also after their Senior year in high school.
Head Coach and General Manager Bliss Littler commented, “This is a great step forward for the
Wild, having another territory with a more geographic connection to the West only helps us
improve our brand, and provide more opportunities for players to reach the NCAA. Arizona is a
state that continually produces talented players, and we are excited for the potential to have
them in a Wild uniform in the future.” Littler also continued, “We would like to thank BCHL
Commissioner John Grisdale and the BCHL Board of Governors for the approval of our request.”
Please direct any media requests to Arch Ecker, Director of Media Relations at 509-888-7825
Wenatchee Wild – 1300 Walla Walla Avenue – Wenatchee, WA – 98801 – Tel. 509-888-7825