CSSHL Announces MVP Award Winners

The Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) has announced the nine division winners of the MVP Award:

Eastern U17 Prep: Max Patenaude – Champions Hockey Academy

In his first season in the CSSHL the Casselman, ON forward finished second in league scoring with 25 points. In 13 games Patenaude recorded 16 goals and 9 assists.

Eastern U18 Prep: Marc-Antoine Riopel – Bourget College

Riopel led all skaters with 45 points in 24 games, tallying 19 goals and 26 assists. In 74 career games with Bourget College the St-Bruno, QC forward tallied 55 goals and 71 assists, winning a 2022 CSSHL Eastern U17 Prep and 2023 CSSHL Eastern U18 Prep Championship.

Female U18 Prep: Chloe Primerano – RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna

For the second straight year Primerano has been named the Female U18 Prep MVP Award Winner. It was a historic season for Primerano as she set single season Female U18 Prep records with 35 goals, 54 assists and 89 points, smashing the previous record of 63. Her 137 career points are third among all skaters and most among all defensemen. Primerano is committed to the University of Minnesota for next season after capturing MVP, Best Defender, Tournament Allstar and Leading Scorer honours at the 2024 U18 Women’s Worlds, where she set the record for most points by a defender at one U18 Women’s Worlds (16) and most points by a Canadian at one U18 Women’s Worlds

U15 presented by the WHL: Easton Doran – Northern Alberta Xtreme

Doran finished with a division best 47 assists and 2.96 points-per-game after recording 74 points in 25 games. This was the Falher. AB forward’s first season in the CSSHL, helping NAX capture their second straight U15 Western Championship.

U15 Prep presented by the WHL: Brock Cripps – St. George’s School

Cripps led all U15 Prep skaters with 70 points, setting CSSHL U15 Prep defensemen records for goals (25) and points (70) in a single season. His 45 assists were 1 off the single season record held by Nashville Predators prospect Tanner Molendyk. The Victoria, BC product holds the all-time U15 Prep record among defensemen with 108 points in 52 career games, sixth all-time among all skaters.

U17 Prep Tier I presented by the WHL: Brendan Rudolph – Calgary International Hockey Academy

Rudolph led his team while finishing fifth among U17 Prep skaters with 59 points in 31 games. A 2023 WHL Draft pick by the Seattle Thunderbirds, the Calgary, AB forward added seven points in five playoff games capturing the U17 Prep Tier I Western Championships MVP as he led his team to a CSSHL Championship. Rudolph spent the previous two season with Edge School, having tallied 132 points in 93 career CSSHL games.

U17 Prep Tier II presented by the WHL: Carson Carels – Pilot Mound Hockey Academy

The Prince George Cougars 2023 WHL Draft first round pick led all U17 Prep defensemen with 50 points in 27 games. The Cypress River, MB products 18 goals and 32 assists were also most among all U17 Prep defensemen, while his 50 points ranked 11th among all skaters. Carels played the previous three seasons with the Pilot Mound U15 Prep team, tallying 51 points in 46 games.

U17 Prep Tier III presented by the WHL: Mark Lee – BWC Academy White

In his first season in the CSSHL, Lee finished with 24 goals and 16 assists in 26 games. The Busan, South Korean forward would add 13 points in 5 playoff games, capturing the U17 Prep Tier III Western Championships MVP as he led his team to a CSSHL Championship.

U18 Prep presented by the WHL: Tommy Lafreniere – Yale Hockey Academy/Daxon Rudolph – Northern Alberta Xtreme

After a tie in the coaches vote, Lafreniere and Rudolph have been named Co-MVP’s for the U18 Prep division.

An eighth round pick by the Kamloops Blazers at the 2022 WHL Draft, Lafreniere led his team with 58 points in 30 games, good enough for ninth in league scoring. The Whistler, BC forward spent the previous two seasons with the Yale U17 Prep and U15 Prep teams. In his three year CSSHL career he has 139 points in 97 games.

The first overall pick at the 2023 WHL Draft by the Prince Albert Raiders, Rudolph finished second among all defenseman with 59 points in 28 games, scoring 22 goals and assisting on 37 more. His 59 points are second most all time in a single U18 Prep season by a defensemen, trailing only the record set this season by Landon DuPont (62). Last season Rudolph tallied 50 points in 30 U15 Prep regular season games, before scoring the OT winner to give NAX their first CSSHL U15 Prep Western Championship.