The Alberta Junior Hockey League’s (AJHL) newest team has added four players with Canadian Sports School Hockey League (CSSHL) experience to their inaugural 2021/22 roster.
The Blackfalds Bulldogs have signed Kai Matthew, Kyle Uganecz, Wyatt Wilson, and Tristan Zarsky to Letters of Intent (LOI) for the 2021/22 AJHL season.
Matthew spent two seasons with the Northern Alberta Xtreme (NAX). In 2019/20 he recorded 38 points in 25 games at the U15 Prep level and was selected in the fifth round, 107th overall by the Kamloops Blazers in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft. This past season the forward would tally five points in six games suiting up for the NAX U18 Prep team.
A three-year student-athlete with OHA Edmonton, Uganecz finished his CSSHL career with 29 points in 66 games across the U16 Prep and U18 Prep levels. The 2003 born defenseman joins Blackfald from Lac La Biche, AB.
Wilson, who is from Swift Current, SK, spent two seasons with Yale Hockey Academy playing for them from 2017-2019. In 2017/18 he would play 25 U15 Prep games, recording nine points. At the conclusion of the season he would be selected in the sixth round, 116th overall by the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft. The 6’3 defenseman would finish the 2018/19 season with 23 points in 36 U16 Prep games.
Another OHA Edmonton product, Zarsky spent two years in the CSSHL with the OHA Edmonton U18 Prep team. In 41 games the Edmonton, AB defenseman would tally 20 points.
The Bulldogs previously operated in the AJHL as the Calgary Mustangs before current owner Doug Quinn purchased the team and began the relocation process of moving them north to Blackfalds.