Crusaders Add Two CSSHL Student-Athletes

The Sherwood Park Crusaders have signed two Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) student-athletes for the 2022/23 Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) season.

Jerome Maharaj spent three seasons in the CSSHL with Delta Hockey Academy. The Delta, BC forward joined the program in 2018/19, recording 7 points in 27 U15 Prep games. He would play 34 U16 Prep games the following season, scoring 7 goals to go along with 12 assists. This season, Maharaj lead his Delta U18 Prep team with 32 assists, and would finish tied for second in team scoring with 44 points in 36 games.

A forward from Edmonton, AB, Brock Souch has spent the past two seasons in the CSSHL with the Northern Alberta Xtreme (NAX). In four U15 Prep games in 2020/21, Souch recorded one goal and three assists. In 33 U16 Prep games this season, Souch would finish second on his team and sixth in the league with 61 points, while adding 9 points in 5 playoff games as NAX captured a U16 Prep League Championship. Souch would win silver with Team AB at the 2021 WHL Cup, scoring twice while adding one assist in five games.

The Regina Pats selected Souch in the fifth round, 107th overall in the 2021 Western Hockey League (WHL) Draft.