Former Canadian Sport School Hockey League student athletes Jake Sanderson, Seth Jarvis, Kaiden Guhle and Jake Neighbours were selected in the first round of the 2020 NHL Draft on Tuesday.
Sanderson was picked fifth overall by the Ottawa Senators, Jarvis was selected thirteenth overall by the Carolina Hurricanes, Guhle went sixteenth to the Montreal Canadiens while Neighbours was drafted twenty-sixth overall by the St. Louis Blues.
This year marks the fourth time in five years that a minimum of two CSSHL alums were selected in the first round of the NHL Draft and the first time that four former student athletes were selected.
Sanderson, 18, skated for the Edge School’s U16 Prep team in 2017-18 where he registered 16 goals and 27 assists (16-27-43) in 32 regular season games. The 2002 born defenseman added three points (1-2-3) in the 2018 BDO CSSHL Championships.
The Whitefish, MT native spent the past two seasons playing for the US Development Program.
Jarvis, 18, competed for the Rink Hockey Academy’s Midget Prep squad for two seasons, most recently in the 2017-18 campaign where he scored 32 goals and 28 points (32-28-60) in the 32 regular season games.
During the 2018 BDO CSSHL Championships, the 2002 born forward added three goals and two assists (3-2-5) in five playoff games.
The Winnipeg, MB product laced up for the Western Hockey League’s Portland Winterhawks for the 2019-20 season where he netted 42 goals and 56 assists (42-56-98) in 58 regular season games.
Guhle, 18, suited up for OHA Edmonton for two seasons, most recently during the 2017-18 where he registered 39 points (14-25-39) in 35 games for OHA’s Midget Prep team and two points (1-1-2) in three 2018 BDO CSSHL Championship games.
The Sherwood Park, Atla. born defensemen has spent the past two seasons playing for the Westen Hockey League’s Prince Albert Raiders where he tallied 14 goals and 44 assists (14-44-58) in 137 career games.
Neighbours, 18, netted 31 goals and 42 assists (31-42-73) in 34 regular season games for the Pursuit of Excellence’s Bantam Prep team and added 11 points (5-6-11) during the 2017 CSSHL Championships.
In three seasons playing for the Edmonton Oil Kings, the Airdrie, Alta native recorded 34 goals and 64 assists (34-64-98) in 122 career WHL games.