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Spruce Kings lock up New Jersey prospect for 2024/25 season

Ryan Wachtel is committed to playing for Princeton after his junior career

The Prince George Spruce Kings have announced the signed commitment of Ryan Wachtel (’06) for the 2024/2025 season.

Wachtel is a 5’8, 150-pound forward from Rumson, NJ, who spent the last three seasons at Brunswick School of the USHS-Prep League. In 90 USHS-Prep games, Wachtel had 25 goals and 32 assists for 57 points. He also added 5 goals and 6 assists for the Long Island Gulls between their 16U AAA and 18U AAA programs over the past two seasons.

Wachtel is committed to Princeton University to play NCAA Division I hockey following his junior career.

Spruce Kings general manager Mike Hawes said: “Ryan is a very talented player that we’re very thrilled to add to the group. We’re excited to work with him on his development and preparation for college hockey”

“I’m excited to play for Prince George and would like to thank the coaching staff and management for this opportunity. I can’t wait to get started and help contribute to the success of the Spruce Kings next season," said Wachtel.