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Yakimowicz Drafted by NHL’s St. Louis Blues
by PaulMaciejewski posted 05/21/2014

History was made in more ways than one during the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. CJ Yakimowicz is the first Luzerne County, Pennsylvania native to be drafted by a National Hockey League team. Yakimowicz is also the first player from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights organization to be drafted into the NHL.

Over the June 27-28 weekend, the NHL held its annual Entry Draft at the home of the Philadelphia Flyers – Wells Fargo Center. Many highly talented draft hopefuls were in attendance – including Yakimowicz. Yakimowicz was taken on the second day of the draft in the 6th round, 172nd overall by the St. Louis Blues. However, it didn’t matter to the 1996-born, 6-foot-2-inch, 205 pound power forward where or when he was taken in the draft.

“Being drafted by the Blues didn’t really sink in at the time,” explained Yakimowicz when asked about St. Louis’s selection. “It didn’t sink in until the day after when I just sat down and really thought about it. I couldn’t be happier being drafted by such a great organization. It’s a dream come true.”

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by PaulMaciejewski posted 05/21/2014

The Knights would like to announce that they will be placing two teams in the Senior Chowder Cup showcase held on July 17 – 20. They will be fielding a team in the Jr. A ELITE Division and also in the College Open Division. The Senior Chowder Cup is one of the most well-known summer hockey showcases on the east coast. The showcase has teams from all over the United States and Canada. In addition to the numerous amount of teams entered to play; scouts from many different junior leagues and NCAA Division I & III colleges are in attendance.

Playing for the Knights in this showcase will not only give you a chance to put your talents on display in front of many high level coaches and scouts, but it will also be a chance to try out for the Knights. The organization has always used summer showcase teams as tryouts for players looking for a roster spot in the program.

If interested in trying out for the Knights or for a chance to play in the Chowder Cup, please click on the following link, fill out the application, and mail it in with the appropriate fee.

Mailing address is as follows:

ATTN: Jonathan Park

12 Old Boston Road

Pittston, PA 18640



2014 Chowder Cup Application 

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Marcus Joseph Drafted to MN Magicians NAHL
posted 05/21/2014

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights are pleased to announce that Marcus Joseph (U18AAA) has been drafted by the Minnesota Magicians of the North American Hockey League.

Marcus Joseph is a 5-foot-10-inch, 1997-born defenseman from nearby Mountain Top, Pennsylvania. Joseph plays with an edge and has developed all aspects of a high-level hockey player. He has played his entire youth hockey career with the WBS Knights. Last season, Joseph accumulated 3 goals and 7 assists for 10 points in 24 AYHL regular season games for the Knights U18AAA team. This upcoming season, Joseph has signed to play for the Knights U18AAA team. The Minnesota Magicians drafted Joseph in the 7th round, 140th overall of the NAHL Entry Draft.

The Minnesota Magicians were formed to play in the NAHL in 2013, and they play out of the Midwest Division. The home rink of the Magicians is the Richfield Ice Arena. Last season, the Magicians ended the season with a 21-31-8 record – last in the Midwest Division. With additions like Marcus Joseph, they hope to improve on that record and establish themselves as a powerhouse in the highly competitive NAHL. 

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Two Knights Drafted to QMHL
posted 05/21/2014

The Knights are pleased to announce that Alex Rowella and Derek Hamelin have been drafted in the 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft.


Alex Rowella is a 1997-born, 5-foot-11-inch, 165-pound forward from Ridgefield, Connecticut. This past season, Rowella accounted for 10 goals and 17 assists in 24 games of AYHL play. Rowella’s rights were drafted by the Shawinigan Cataractes in Round 12, 204th overall.


Derek Hamelin is a 1997-born defenseman who is a native of Canada. The 6-foot, 170-pound Hamelin spent his third season with the Knights organization this past year. Over the course of the season, Hamelin scored 4 goals and tallied 10 assists in 22 AYHL games. Baie-Comeau Drakkar drafted the multi-faceted defenseman in Round 12, 219th overall. 

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