Given the connections that General Manager Matt Dibble has and his relationships as scouting director for the Charlotte Rush of the USPHL, and architect of many successful Roc City Elite summer teams, it makes sense that at least one tender for next year’s group would go to a member of the Rush.
He already has one goal in one NAHL game he played with the team last year. Wilson brings high energy and speed that should buttress a group expected to lose some forward depth to graduation, and his speed will also make him competitive even with other players that could be coming back from USHL camps.
What stands out about Wilson is his development path. He made the final all star game at main camp for the Generals and choose to go play for the Rush. He could have earned time on the NA3HL team. Wilson wanted to play for the Rush, defending their Premier Division National Championship. In all situations he plays and he is a big part of the Rush and should be a key player for Bryan Erikson’s NAHL group in the 22-23 campaign. Erikson and Dibble love versatile players that skate fast and make other players react to them, and their team now, and team next year projects to have a lot of those players, like Wilson.
General Manager Matt Dibble talked a lot about Wilson and what he brings to the team, along with the Generals’ relationship with the Rush and their NA3HL group.
“I’ve known Jacob for a while through Roc City Elite. I’ve always been a fan of his, which is why he made our final All-Star game this year at main camp.
After that, we discussed a multitude of options with him that we truly believe in. He ultimately decided on the Charlotte Rush, where it has been evident that he has grown and developed there.
We feel that we have development happening at our midget program, our NA3HL team, and the Charlotte Rush. I think all have served us well as you see Jared Scott, Nick Ramm, Tyler Ramm, and Jacob Kaminski all being big parts of what we are doing this year.
As far as what we brings to the Generals, we see a Kyle Schroeder/Matt Boczar hybrid type player. We think he’s someone who can be a good 200 foot player and can contribute offensively. He has had good success this year producing and our hope is he continues to do that while also adding strength which should give him some versatility within the lineup.”