Postseason for the Oklahoma City Blazers and Eagle River native Brady Snedden came to an end last week as the team fell in the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) Fraser Cup semifinals by a score of 2-1 to the North Iowa Bulls.

Over the course of the 2020-’21 season, Snedden has seen time for two different teams, beginning the season in Iowa with the Bulls in Mason City before being traded to the Oklahoma City Blazers where he’s spent the last two months.

With the Bulls earlier this year, Snedden played in eight games, scoring three goals and also posting two assists. In whole, he’s played in 35 games this season, split between the North Iowa Bulls and the Blazers.

Playing at forward, Snedden finished the year with seven goals to go along with 10 assists while getting to within a game of playing for the NA3HL championship.

Entering its 11th season in 2020-21, the  NA3HL, one of two USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior leagues, serves as one of the top training grounds in the country by providing the best coaching, exposure and developmental vehicles available for student-athletes in its classification.

Each team has a North American Hockey League affiliate which would be the step before many athletes commit to a NCAA college program.

Snedden, who in his senior season with Northland Pines was named the Wisconsin Hockey Coaches Association’s Player of the Year, finished the year as the 13th leading scorer for the squad with 14 points. That is off a roster that this season included 53 different players across 40 games.

In four varsity seasons for the Northland Pines Eagles, Snedden played in 94 career regular season games scoring 69 goals and assisting on another 123. He played in an additional seven postseason games, scoring five goals and also recording five assists.

He helped lead the Pines team to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 2 championship game in 2019 where after defeating Somerset 9-2, the team fell 5-1 to Fond du Lac Springs in the championship game.

Currently with Oklahoma City, Snedden is under the direction of head coach and general manager Josh Berge who prior to coming to the Juniors ranks had led the University of Oklahoma Sooners for the previous two seasons.

During that time he led the Sooners to a 27-26-2 record in a tough Western Collegiate Hockey League conference, and earning an appearance in the American Collegiate Hockey Association National Championship tournament.

For more information on Snedden and the Blazers visit okcityhockey.com.