WILD SIGN HANK LEVY
The Wenatchee Wild have signed 19-year-old goaltender and Colorado native Hank Levy. During the 2019-20 season, he played for the Colorado Thunderbirds 18U AAA team. In nine games, he had a .930 save percentage with 1.64 goals allowed on average. Head coach Chris Clark touched on what Levy brings to the team and his jump to the junior hockey ranks with the Wild. “Hank came to us during our extended training camp and did a great job. He is a goaltender we have been watching for some time dating back to his years with the Colorado Thunderbirds program. He is a highly competitive goaltender who is technically solid as well. He carries himself in a very professional manner off the ice. We look forward to working with Hank as he too makes the jump to junior hockey here in Wenatchee,” Clark said. Levy touched on how it’s nice to be able to play on a US team in a league known to be great and arguably one of the best to pursue a college scholarship in. But Levy really emphasized the proximity of Wenatchee compared to the other teams in the league.
Director of Scouting Leigh Mendelson talked about what Levy brings to the team. “Hank is a goaltender we are very familiar with, as he spent 4 seasons in the Colorado Thunderbirds organization. He is a goaltender who has a very calm demeanor, while at the same time being competitive and relentless in goal. Hank tracks pucks well and gives himself a chance to stop the puck with good consistency, we are looking forward to helping his transition to Junior hockey, and development into an NCAA recruit in the future,” Mendelson said. Levy touched on how he’s looking forward to playing in front of the fans at Town Toyota Center. “Coming from playing AAA, you don’t really get that many fans so that’ll be super fun just being
able to have fans in the stands, even at away games,” Levy said. Levy also talked about playing at the high level of hockey that the BCHL is. “Just playing at a super high level, it’ll just be fun to play such competitive hockey,” Levy said.