NAHL announces Showcase, Windigo’s first games of inaugural season

The North American Junior Hockey League announced the 2022-23 Showcase schedule on Thursday afternoon, officially marking the beginning of the Wisconsin Windigo’s inaugural season. Our first four games of the year include two home and two away games. Here are the Windigo’s Showcase games (home games in bold; all times Central): Sept. 14: at North […]

Windigo seeking host families

Wisconsin Windigo Players are in Need of Host Families The Wisconsin Windigo are seeking host families for the 2022-23 season, our inaugural season in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Host families, called billets, are a unique element of life in Junior A hockey in North America. Not only is it a great opportunity for players to meet […]

Windigo Sign Beckford to Tender

Windigo Sign Standout Goaltender … Canadian Tier-2 Junior A National Champion Max Beckford Signs Tender to Play for the Windigo… The Wisconsin Windigo, proud members of the North American Hockey League, are pleased to announce the signing of Max Beckford of London, Ontario, Canada, to an NAHL tender to backstop their team commencing the 2022-23 […]

Windigo select nine in NAHL Draft

The Wisconsin Windigo, proud members of the North American Hockey League, completed their first NAHL Entry Draft on June 15, 2022. Head coach Blake Hietala and assistant coach Casey Kirley executed the draft with the help of their scouting staff. Due to trades made by the Minnesota Magicians’ organization prior to sale of the team […]

Zach Burfoot signs tender with Windigo

Wisconsin Windigo are pleased to announce the signing of veteran forward Zach Burfoot to a tender for the 2022-23 season. The 18-year old will don the Windigo sweater after playing last season in Saskatchewan with the Estevan Bruins. Burfoot appeared in 38 games with the Bruins during 2021-22 scoring eight goals and 12 assists. A […]

Veteran blueliner Mickel acquired in trade with Minot

Day 1 of the NAHL offseason began with the first roster move today when the Wisconsin Windigo acquired two-year veteran defenseman Cole Mickel from the Minot Minotauros. In exchange the Windigo sent forward Hunter Longhi to Minot. A product of Culver Academy, the Broomfield, Colorado native has skated the past two seasons with the Minotauros. […]

Goaltender Seeley makes NCAA DI commitment

The Minnesota Magicians, formerly of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that goaltender Josh Seeley has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Bentley University in Atlantic Hockey. Seeley, 21, just completed his second and final season playing in the NAHL, which was spent between the Minnesota Magicians and Danbury Jr. Hat […]

Eagle River NAHL team to be named Wisconsin Windigo

The Copper Island Hockey Club LLC, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce the results of their team naming contest.  A total of 153 names were offered for consideration. The name ultimately selected was submitted on March 20, 2022, by Jonathon Gould.  Jonathon is a thirteen year-old goaltender in […]

Blake Hietala named new head coach

The Copper Island Hockey Club, LLC, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce the coaching staff for their inaugural season in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Blake Hietala will join the team as head coach effective May 1, 2022, and Casey Kirley will remain with the franchise as assistant coach after serving […]