Bouchard, Cripps, Marrelli Sign in WHL

CSSHL student-athletes Aden Bouchard, Brock Cripps, and Torretto Marrelli have signed WHL Scholarship and Development Agreements with their respective WHL teams.

A defenseman from Airdrie, AB, Bouchard joined Edge School for the 2023/24 U15 Prep season. In 27 games he would tally 9 goals and 27 assists for 36 points, all a season high among Edge defensemen. A finalist for the U15 Prep Top Defenseman Award and a First Team All-Star (Prairie Division), Bouchard has signed with the Tri-City Americans after they selected him 3rd overall at the 2024 WHL Prospects Draft.

2023/24 was a record setting season for Cripps as he set the single season U15 Prep record for goals (25) and points (70) by a defensemen. In his two seasons U15 Prep season with St. George’s School he amassed 108 points in 52 career games, best among defenseman and sixth all-time among all skaters. This season Cripps lead all skaters with 70 points and was named a First Team All-Star (B.C. Division), Top Defenseman and MVP.  Cripps has signed with the Prince Albert Raiders after they selected him 2nd overall at the 2024 WHL Prospects Draft.

After going undrafted at the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft, Marrelli has signed with the Vancouver Giants. The Devon, AB forward joined the Northern Alberta Xtreme (NAX) for the 2021/22 U15 Prep season, finishing with 18 points in 30 games. The following U17 Prep season he would record 15 goals and 34 assists in 34 games. He would add four points in four playoff games as NAX captured the 2023 CSSHL U17 Prep Western Championship. This season Marrelli finished fourth on the NAX U18 Prep team with 46 points in 29 games.