Wenatchee has signed Cade Stibbe from Fargo, ND and committed to Arizona State University for the 2022-23 season. He’s played two seasons of junior hockey already with three teams making Wenatchee his fourth stop. In 2019-20, Stibbe played for the Minot Minotaurs collecting 16 goals and 17 assists for 33 points in 41 games. He then signed with the USHL’s Fargo Force where he picked up two assists in six games. Stibbe returned to the NAHL and Minot for the 2020-21 season where he grabbed 13 goals and 19 assists for 32 points in 49 regular season games. During the playoffs, he one goal and two assists for three points in five games.
“Coach Clark and I watched a lot of video during the last season while we weren’t playing. While watching Cade, we saw a player who plays the way we want to in Wenatchee. Cade has an offensive mentality, always attacking and creating. His skating and speed will push teams back and his creativity will make players around him better. Adding a Junior hockey veteran with his skill set is big for us, and we look forward to helping him round out his game and be an impact player for ASU when he steps on campus next fall,” Mendelson said.
In his freshman year at ASU, Stibbe will be part of the first team to play at the new arena. He’ll be joining players such as Jackson Niedermayer and Trey Fechko who both spent or are currently spending time in the BCHL. Both Mendelson and Clark feel he fits the mold for Wenatchee’s style of play.
“Cade is another player who plays very quick and has great offensive instincts. Cade also has a couple years of junior hockey under his belt and has been a proven scorer at the junior hockey level. His experience and competitiveness will be a great addition to our group as well. We are excited to have Cade continue his development in Wenatchee before heading to Arizona State next fall,” Clark said. With his experience in junior hockey and what he can bring to the team, fans should expect him to make an immediate impact.