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Jr. Coyotes grads Boser, Littler sign with BCHL’s Wild for upcoming ’21-22 season

 

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The Wenatchee Wild have looked to Arizona for their latest player signings ahead of the 2021-22 BCHL season.

This week, the club signed defenseman Brasen Boser and forward Cade Littler, a pair of Jr. Coyotes products.

Boser, a Minot, N.D., native is what Wenatchee head coach Chris Clark calls “a skilled offensive defenseman who loves to join the rush and create offense.”

Participating in the Wild’s spring development camp helped Boser decide to commit to Wenatchee.

“I fell in love with the place,” said Boser. “I really like the facilities, and the coaches were good so when I came through main camp, I had a good talk with the coaches and they said I had a good spot with the team, so I decided on Wenatchee. I’m just glad to be playing hockey, good to be back in a normal season again.

“I’m a good skating, puck-moving defenseman, I like to get up on the rush, create offense and, hopefully, score a couple goals.”

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Wenatchee director of scouting Leigh Mendelson talked about Boser’s addition to the team.

“Brasen is a player we are very familiar with as we’ve had the opportunity to watch him for the past two years with the Jr. Coyotes program,” said Mendelson. “He is a highly competitive, mobile defenseman who likes to be involved at both ends of the rink. He has the drive and skill level to become a very good player in the BCHL and a strong NCAA defenseman in the future. We are very excited to have him playing in Wenatchee this year.”

Littler is a hometown player from East Wenatchee, Wash., and during the 2019-20 season, he split time between the Jr. Coyotes’ 15U AAA team, Wenatchee Wilderness 16U AAA team and the Wild BCHL team. With the Jr. Coyotes that season, he picked up two goals and six assists for eight points in 14 games.

Also drafted by the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings, Littler’s rights have since been traded to the Tri-City Americans. He was also taken third overall in the first round of the USHL Draft by the Cedar Rapids Roughriders and was selected for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program final 48 tryout. He spent three games with the NTDP last season in the USHL.

“Cade is someone I have seen grow as a hockey player and person for nearly 10 years now,” said Clark. “He has incredible hockey sense and has proven to be able to score at every level he has played. He also has a real passion for the game and is always working to improve his game. He will bring some good size to our lineup down the middle as well. We look forward to working with Cade as he, too, starts his junior hockey career in Wenatchee.”

Mendelson discussed what he sees Littler bringing to the team.

“Cade will bring a very good combination of ability, size, and intelligence to our lineup,” Mendelson said. “He is a possession player who can take abuse and still make plays in the offensive zone. He also has the ability to score a lot of different ways, with power or finesse. Cade will be a highly sought-after NCAA recruit as he transitions to junior hockey, and we look forward to seeing his game expand with the Wild.”

Littler talked about his experiences with the multiple teams the past few seasons and the lessons he’s learned with each one.

“Every detail matters,” Littler said. “You learn something new from every place, how hard you have to keep working, just hard work, doesn’t matter what level you’re at,” Littler said.

The Wild start the 2021-22 BCHL regular season on Saturday, October 9 with a 7 p.m. PDT game in Penticton.

(September 16, 2021)


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