by Arch Ecker
He will celebrate his 16th birthday in November, but Lukas Svejkovsky has been playing with older players for years now, and welcomes the challenge as he joins the Wenatchee Wild this season.
For the last three seasons, Svejkovsky has been playing in the Delta Hockey Academy in Delta, BC, Canada, with his father, Yogi, helping as a coach along the way. His point production has been noteworthy, exploding last season for 44 points in 22 games. “Delta was a great fit for my development over the past 3 years”, he says. “I think staying in the same environment with great coaches and committed teammates prepared me well for the next level.” He went on to add, “I’m very excited for the new opportunity in Wenatchee.”
He came to Wenatchee for the June camp, and quickly felt comfortable. The young forward reveals, “I’ve always heard great things about the coaching staff here and I know I’m going to be in great hands. When I came for the camp I realized right away that this is where I want to play because of the fantastic organization. I know I’m surrounded by great teammates, and the fans here are unbelievable!” His goals for the season and beyond are simple. “I think with the team we have we can go far and I’m going to try to contribute as much as I can to help the team win, and hopefully win a championship.”
At 5’ 8.5” and 145 lbs., Svejkovsky is clear about the type of player he is, and strives to be. “My identity as a player has always been to create offense by being on the puck, so that’s definitely what I’m going to try to continue this year”, he declares. “I want people to see my speed and skill, and also playing solid defensively.”
Head Coach / GM Bliss Littler is excited about the potential displayed by Svejkovksy, who was drafted by Muskegon in the USHL Phase I draft in May. “Lukas does a lot of things that will remind our fans of Brendan Harris. We love his compete and skill level.” Svejkovsky officially reports to his new club on August 21.
Season ticket packages are on sale now at the Wild office by calling 509-888-7825. Single game tickets and group packages will be available soon. Plans are also underway for select fan bus trips this season and will be announced soon.
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