81 CSSHL student athletes selected at 2020 WHL Bantam Draft

The 2020 WHL Bantam Draft saw 81 Canadian Sport School Hockey League student athletes selected, including 11 in the first round.

Connor Bedard became the fourth consecutive CSSHL student athlete, and fifth in the past six years, to be selected first overall as he went to the Regina Pats with the top pick.

Lukas Dragicevic of the Delta Hockey Academy went fourth overall to the Tri-City Americans, while Tanner Molendyk of the Yale Hockey Academy was selected fifth overall by the Saskatoon Blades to round out the top five.

The Yale Hockey Academy led the way with 12 student athletes drafted, while the Northern Alberta Xtreme and West Van Academy each saw 11 student athletes selected.

All 22 WHL clubs selected at least one CSSHL student athlete, with the Victoria Royals leading the way with seven CSSHL selections.

The 11 first-round picks from the CSSHL brings the four-year total to 52, which represents 59% of all first-round selections over the past four WHL Bantam Drafts.

The 81 overall selections are tied for the second most in CSSHL history with the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft, trailing only the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft, which saw 85 student athletes selected. Overall, the CSSHL has seen 247 student athletes selected at the WHL Bantam Draft the past three years.

ROUND

OVERALL

TEAM

STUDENT ATHLETE

CSSHL PROGRAM

1

1

Regina PatsConnor BedardWest Van Academy

1

4

Tri-City AmericansLukas DragicevicDelta Hockey Academy

1

5

Saskatoon BladesTanner MolendykYale Hockey Academy

1

8

Kelowna RocketsAndrew CristallSt. George’s School

1

9

Victoria RoyalsAustin ZemlakOHA Edmonton

1

12

Calgary HitmenOliver TulkDelta Hockey Academy

1

14

Winnipeg IceZach BensonYale Hockey Academy

1

15

Prince Albert RaidersTerrell GoldsmithDelta Hockey Academy

1

17

Prince George CougarsCaden BrownDelta Hockey Academy

1

18

Spokane ChiefsSaige WeinsteinNorthern Alberta Xtreme

1

19

Kamloops BlazersKaden HammellWest Van Academy

2

25

Tri-City AmericansDeagan McMillanDelta Hockey Academy

2

27

Kamloops BlazersGrayden SlipecWest Van Academy

2

31

Red Deer RebelsMatteo FabriziYale Hockey Academy

2

32

Vancouver GiantsTy HalaburdaPacific Coast Hockey Academy

2

34

Calgary HitmenAndrew LacroixWest Van Academy

2

36

Red Deer RebelsArjun BawaSt. George’s School

2

40

Spokane ChiefsKooper GizowskiNorthern Alberta Xtreme

2

41

Regina PatsMatthew WoodWest Van Academy

3

45

Lethbridge HurricanesLogan WormaldYale Hockey Academy

3

46

Prince George CougarsRylan BrownOHA Edmonton

3

48

Saskatoon BladesJordan KellerYale Hockey Academy

3

49

Kelowna RocketsMarcus PachecoOHA Edmonton

3

50

Red Deer RebelsLuke AshtonBWC Academy

3

51

Medicine Hat TigersShane SmithEdge School

3

52

Kamloops BlazersLuke KorteWest Van Academy

3

54

Medicine Hat TigersWalker GelbardWest Van Academy

3

55

Saskatoon BladesTyler ParrRink Hockey Academy

3

56

Vancouver GiantsEthan SemeniukDelta Hockey Academy

3

57

Brandon Wheat KingsTeydon TrembeckyNorthern Alberta Xtreme

3

59

Victoria RoyalsAnthony WilsonNorthern Alberta Xtreme

3

62

Kamloops BlazersRyan MichaelYale Hockey Academy

3

63

Seattle ThunderbirdsSawyer MynioYale Hockey Academy

3

64

Victoria RoyalsNate MisskeyPacific Coast Hockey Academy

4

67

Swift Current BroncosNolan StevensonNotre Dame Hounds

4

72

Victoria RoyalsReggie NewmanYale Hockey Academy

4

78

Calgary HitmenDayton ArnesonWest Van Academy

4

79

Brandon Wheat KingsEastyn MannixNorthern Alberta Xtreme

4

81

Everett SilvertipsHoyt StanleySt. George’s School

4

82

Kamloops BlazersEmmitt FinnieYale Hockey Academy

4

84

Spokane ChiefsJake GudeljWest Van Academy

4

86

Edmonton Oil KingsCarter KowalykNorthern Alberta Xtreme

4

88

Swift Current BroncosVan EgerNotre Dame Hounds

5

90

Prince Albert RaidersZachary WilsonNorthern Alberta Xtreme

5

91

Calgary HitmenHunter SawkaEdge School

5

96

Brandon Wheat KingsCarter CaptonYale Hockey Academy

5

98

Vancouver GiantsColin ReayOHA Edmonton

5

100

Spokane ChiefsTyler ChanBWC Academy

5

102

Prince George CougarsDylan ComptonShawnigan Lake School

5

107

Kamloops BlazersKai MatthewNorthern Alberta Xtreme

6

112

Calgary HitmenDavid AdaszynskiBWC Academy

6

113

Tri-City AmericansCarter SavageDelta Hockey Academy

6

114

Prince George CougarsLiam HallettWest Van Academy

6

117

Seattle ThunderbirdsNiko TsakumisDelta Hockey Academy

6

118

Kelowna RocketsJackson RomerilOHA Edmonton

6

119

Spokane ChiefsCooper MichalukOHA Edmonton

6

123

Lethbridge HurricanesBrady SmithYale Hockey Academy

6

124

Medicine Hat TigersHunter St. MartinOHA Edmonton

6

126

Victoria RoyalsJustin KipkieEdge School

6

130

Edmonton Oil KingsLuke McCradyEdge School

6

132

Prince Albert RaidersScott MinerRink Hockey Academy

7

136

Moose Jaw WarriorsCosmo WilsonWest Van Academy

7

137

Regina PatsOwen BecknerSt. George’s School

7

141

Portland WinterhawksDonavan BodnarRink Hockey Academy

7

143

Red Deer RebelsRyan ArnoldNorthern Alberta Xtreme

7

150

Victoria RoyalsLogan CunninghamNorthern Alberta Xtreme

7

152

Victoria RoyalsMatthew GillardNorthern Alberta Xtreme

8

164

Vancouver GiantsRandy McLaughlinPacific Coast Hockey Academy

8

165

Saskatoon BladesTait HumphriesBWC Academy

9

177

Brandon Wheat KingsEvan GroeningRink Hockey Academy

9

181

Regina PatsBrady MilburnYale Hockey Academy

9

184

Kelowna RocketsTy MasonNotre Dame Hounds

9

186

Vancouver GiantsHunter McInnesSt. George’s School

9

190

Winnipeg IceConnor DaleOHA Edmonton

9

193

Medicine Hat TigersBrett CalhoonOkanagan Hockey Academy

9

195

Everett SilvertipsEric JamiesonEdge School

10

211

Brandon Wheat KingsThomas StewartRink Hockey Academy

10

216

Spokane ChiefsCarter NailenDelta Hockey Academy

10

218

Edmonton Oil KingsBen WrightShawnigan Lake School

10

220

Portland WinterhawksNicholas JohnsonEdge School

11

222

Moose Jaw WarriorsHarper LolacherNotre Dame Hounds