#25 Brady Wacker
|HOMETOWN||Jansen, Saskatchewan (SJHL- Humbolt)|
2011-12 / Junior
Played in 37 of 38 games for the Beavers in 2011-12... Established new career-highs for goals scores (4) and points (11)... Finished third among BSU defenders in scoring (11)... Logged time on the Bemidji State power-play unit finishing the season with four points (2g-2a) on the man advantage... Broke out of a streak of eight games without a point to begin the season netting an assist in a 3-2 victory at Lake Superior State (11/2/11)... Netted the first goal of his junior season in a 3-3 tie versus Nebraska-Omaha (11/11/11)... Recorded the first of two multi-point games with a goal and an assist to help the Beavers tie St. Cloud State, 6-6 (12/2/11)... Was whistled for a game misconduct at St. Cloud State (12/3/11)... Led the Beavers to a nonconference series sweep of Alabama-Huntsville, posting an assist in a 3-0 victory (12/16/11) and a goal and an assist in the Beavers’ 5-0 victory (12/3/11)... Missed the second game of the Minnesota series (2/18/12) due to injury... Logged a career-high five shots on goal in BSU’s 2-1 victory at Alaska-Anchorage (3/2/12)... Finished the season posting helpers in two of the Beavers’ final three games... Was sixth on the team with 46 blocked shots... Was selected to WCHA All-Academic team... Earned a spot on the 2012 WCHA Scholar Athlete list.
2010-11 / Sophomore
Participated in 11 games as a for BSU in 2010-11... Posted three assists... Recorded first points of the season against Minnesota Duluth (10/29/10) with assist on Jordan George’s game-tying goal in the first period which would eventually send BSU to overtime where it lost 3-2 to the Bulldogs... Tallied an assist against Alaska-Anchorage (11/12/10)... Logged an assist versus former CHA rival Alabama-Huntsville (1/8/11)... Made his made final appearance at Minnesota State (2/4/11)... Was one of BSU’s WCHA-leading 11 recipients of the scholar-athlete award... Selected to WCHA All-Academic team.
2009-10 / Freshman
Participated in 28 games as a freshman... Made debut as a Beaver when BSU opened the season versus Air Force, posting his first collegiate goal the following night as BSU completed a nonconference sweep, 7-3 (10/10/09)... Netted his first assist in the green and white in a 5-0 BSU win at Northern Michigan (10/24/09)... Posted helpers in back-to-back games at Minnesota (11/15/09) and versus Ala.-Huntsville (11/20/09)... Added an assist in each game of a series at Niagara, which included a helper on the deciding goal in a 4-3 win over the Purple Eagles (1/16/10)... Collected an assist in the 2009-10 home finale (2/20/10)--the final game in the John S. Glas Fieldhouse... Contributed a helper in the next game as he posted the third two-game scoring string of his rookie campaign (2/26/10)... BSU was 9-1-0 in games that he recorded a point.
Prior to BSU
Wacker spent three seasons (2006-09) as a defenseman for the Humbolt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL)... He finished third in the league in scoring, pacing the Broncos to their third consecutive SJHL Credit Union Cup with 17 goals and 65 assists for 82 points in 2008-09... His 65 assists led all SJHL players and his total of 50 points on the power play (10g-40a) was second to none... Wacker concluded the 2008-09 regular season as the first player in SJHL history to be selected Player of the Year and Defenseman of the Year while he fell just six points shy of the league’s scoring championship... The defenseman was also named to the SJHL ITECH Conference All-Star roster and was a finalist for the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s (CJHL) National Player of the Year... Wacker and the Broncos extended their season to May by advancing the Royal Bank Cup Finals... Humbolt fell short of a repeat Junior “A” National Championship falling to the Vernon Vipers.
Brady Justin Wacker... Born June 26, 1988... Son of Curtis and Jodi Wacker... Is a Dean’s list member and is majoring in business administration.