Former CSSHL student-athletes Carson Bjarnason and Aidan De La Gorgendiere have signed professional contracts.
Bjarnason, a second round, 51st overall pick at the 2023 NHL Draft has signed an NHL Entry Level Contract with the Philadelphia Flyers. The Carberry, MB netminder is currently in his third Western Hockey League (WHL) season with the Brandon Wheat Kings. In 72 career WHL games Bjarnason has a 30-30-6 record, 3 shutouts, .894 SV% and 3.37 GAA.
Prior to his time in the WHL, Bjarnason played the 2020/21 CSSHL U16 Prep season with RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg. In games he would post a 2.01 GAA and .914 SV%.
A defenceman from Abbotsford, BC, De La Gorgendiere spent three seasons in the CSSHL. He joined Delta Hockey Academy for the 2015/16 U15 season, recording 28 points in 24 games. He would add one point in four playoff games as Delta captured a 2016 CSSHL Western U15 Championship.
De La Gorgendiere would suit-up for the Yale Hockey Academy U15 Prep team the following season, finishing with 26 points in 30 games. The Saskatoon Blades would then select him in the first round, fifth overall at the 2017 WHL Draft. De La Gorgendiere would spend one more season with Yale, tallying 17 points in 19 U18 Prep games.
In 2018/19 he would join the Blades, spending five seasons with the team, including two as team captain. In 248 WHL games De La Gorgendiere finished with 22 goals and 133 assists. In 2022/23 he had a career season, recording 65 points in 65 games.
The Atlanta Gladiators have signed De La Gorgendiere for the 2023/24 ECHL season.