Crusaders Add Five CSSHL Student-Athletes

The Sherwood Park Crusaders have signed five current or former Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) student-athletes for the 2023/24 Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) season.

Quinn Abbott played three seasons in the CSSHL. The North Vancouver, BC defenseman joined West Van Academy for the 2018/19 U15 season, finishing with 17 points in 30 games. The following year he would tally 5 points in 24 U15 Prep games with West Van. Abbott spent the 2022/23 season with the BWC Academy U18 Prep team. In 32 games he scored 5 goals and assisted on 19 more.

A defenseman from Cobden, ON, Wyatt Davis played two seasons in the CSSHL with Notre Dame. He would play seven games for Notre Dame U15 Prep team in 2019/20, recording two assists. In 2021/22 Davis would finish fourth in team scoring while leading all Notre Dame U17 Prep defensemen with 12 goals, 23 assists and 35 points in 30 games.

Originally from St. John’s, NL, Conor Ryan headed west to Shawnigan Lake School for the 2022/23 U18 Prep season. In 32 games he would finish fifth in team scoring while leading Shawnigan defensemen with 9 goals, 19 assists and 28 points.

Selected in the seventh round, 142nd overall by the Prince George Cougars at the 2021 Western Hockey League (WHL) Draft, Garrett Thom spent two seasons in the CSSHL with OHA Edmonton, During the 2020/21 season the Edmonton, AB forward recorded three points in three U15 Prep games. The following season Thom would tally 6 goals and 11 assists in 33 U18 Prep games. He would play in four games for the Crusaders this past season, finishing with one goal.

A forward from Wimborne, AB, Drew Williamson joined the Northern Alberta Xtreme (NAX) for the 2022/23 U18 Prep season. In 33 games the seventh round, 152nd overall selection by the Brandon Wheat Kings at the 2021 WHL Draft, would record 6 goals and 16 assists.