CSSHL at the WHL Draft: 2018

The 2018 WHL Draft was a record breaker for the Canadian Sport School Hockey League as 15 student athletes were selected in the first round.

A total of 81 CSSHL student athletes were selected, breaking the record of 66 the previous year, while the 15 fist-rounders surpassed the 2017 total of 13.

For the second straight year, and third time in the past four years, a CSSHL student athlete was selected with the first overall pick as the Edmonton Oil Kings took Dylan Guenther of the Northern Alberta Xtreme. The Edmonton, Alta. product just completed his first season with the Oil Kings, notching 59 points (26-33-59) in 58 games, earning him WHL Eastern Conference Rookie of the Year honours.

The 2018 WHL Draft also marked the fourth consecutive year a student athlete was selected from the CSSHL’s U15 Division, as Trevor Wong of St. George’s School went in the first round, 18th overall, to the Kelowna Rockets. In total, five student athletes from the St. George’s School U15 team were selected.

Of the 81 CSSHL student athletes selected, 46% were drafted in the first, three rounds.

All 22 WHL clubs selected at least two CSSHL student athletes, with the Rockets leading the way with six selections.

 

ROUND

OVERALL

WHL TEAM

STUDENT ATHLETE

CSSHL PROGRAM

1

1

Edmonton Oil KingsDylan GuentherNorthern Alberta Xtreme

1

2

Kootenay IceCarson LambosRink Hockey Academy

1

4

Calgary HitmenSean TschigerlOHA Edmonton

1

5

Kamloops BlazersLogan StankovenYale Hockey Academy

1

6

Saskatoon BladesColton DachOHA Edmonton

1

11

Medicine Hat TigersCole SillingerOkanagan Hockey Academy

1

12

Vancouver GiantsZach OstapchukNorthern Alberta Xtreme

1

13

Victoria RoyalsNolan BenthamYale Hockey Academy

1

14

Tri-City AmericansMarc LajoieNorthern Alberta Xtreme

1

15

Brandon Wheat KingsJake ChiassonYale Hockey Academy

1

16

Red Deer RebelsKyle MastersOHA Edmonton

1

17

Spokane ChiefsGraham SwardYale Hockey Academy

1

18

Kelowna RocketsTrevor WongSt. George’s School

1

21

Prince George CougarsTyler BrennanRink Hockey Academy

1

22

Moose Jaw WarriorsEric AlarieRink Hockey Academy

2

23

Edmonton Oil KingsKobe VerbickyYale Hockey Academy

2

24

Brandon Wheat KingsBrett HylandNorthern Alberta Xtreme

2

25

Calgary HitmenTyson GallowayYale Hockey Academy

2

26

Kootenay IceKarter ProsofskyPacific Coast Hockey Academy

2

29

Kootenay IceSkyler BruceRink Hockey Academy

2

31

Prince Albert RaidersTyson LaventureOHA Edmonton

2

32

Seattle ThunderbirdsLucas CionaNorthern Alberta Xtreme

2

33

Prince George CougarsHudson ThorntonRink Hockey Academy

2

40

Kelowna RocketsElias CarmichaelBWC Academy

2

42

Everett SilvertipsOlen ZellwegerOHA Edmonton

2

43

Calgary HitmenZachary FunkYale Hockey Academy

3

45

Edmonton Oil KingsMatt SmithDelta Hockey Academy

3

46

Vancouver GiantsDrew SimOHA Edmonton

3

48

Edmonton Oil KingsCarson LatimerDelta Hockey Academy

3

49

Kamloops BlazersCaeden BankierBWC Academy

3

50

Red Deer RebelsJosh MedernachOHA Edmonton

3

51

Seattle ThunderbirdsThomas MilicBWC Academy

3

54

Swift Current BroncosFinlay WilliamsBWC Academy

3

55

Medicine Hat TigersLiam VanderkooiYale Hockey Academy

3

57

Portland WinterhawksLochlan GordonNorthern Alberta Xtreme

3

64

Everett SilvertipsTy GibsonPacific Coast Hockey Academy

3

65

Prince George CougarsEthan SamsonDelta Hockey Academy

4

72

Red Deer RebelsJeremy HancockOHA Edmonton

4

78

Vancouver GiantsNicco CamazzolaBWC Academy

4

79

Moose Jaw WarriorsJosh HoekstraOHA Edmonton

4

82

Spokane ChiefsMason BeaupitOkanagan Hockey Academy

4

84

Kelowna RocketsJackson DeSouzaPursuit of Excellence

4

88

Kelowna RocketsNoah DoreyOkanagan Hockey Academy

5

89

Kelowna RocketsSteel QuiringOkanagan Hockey Academy

5

93

Kamloops BlazersMatthew SeminoffBWC Academy

5

95

Brandon Wheat KingsOwen WeihsRink Hockey Academy

5

100

Moose Jaw WarriorsCorson CeulemansOHA Edmonton

5

102

Tri-City AmericansParker BellYale Hockey Academy

5

104

Prince George CougarsMike SvensonRink Hockey Academy

5

109

Portland WinterhawksJonah BevingtonOHA Edmonton

6

113

Calgary HitmenJacob RomanchukNorthern Alberta Xtreme

6

116

Lethbridge HurricanesWyatt WilsonYale Hockey Academy

6

118

Tri-City AmericansMason DunsfordBWC Academy

6

119

Prince Albert RaidersTayem GislasonRink Hockey Academy

6

124

Tri-City AmericansBen CoghlanPacific Coast Hockey Academy

6

126

Vancouver GiantsBrendan PentecostDelta Hockey Academy

6

128

Kelowna RocketsWilliam IrvinePacific Coast Hockey Academy

6

129

Portland WinterhawksAidan LitkeRink Hockey Academy

7

137

Kamloops BlazersLuke RybinskiSt. George’s School

7

143

Medicine Hat TigersDevin BensonYale Hockey Academy

7

147

Victoria RoyalsCage NewansDelta Hockey Academy

7

148

Lethbridge HurricanesJared PicklykOkanagan Hockey Academy
7153Swift Current BroncosBlake HewardNorthern Alberta Xtreme

8

158

Kootenay IceEvan WaldieOHA Edmonton

8

164

Seattle ThunderbirdsReid SchaeferOHA Edmonton

8

165

Victoria RoyalsKeegan MaddocksPacific Coast Hockey Academy

8

172

Moose Jaw WarriorsKeenan AllanRink Hockey Academy

8

174

Everett SilvertipsHolden CardinalDelta Hockey Academy

8

175

Swift Current BroncosBrian MajicOkanagan Hockey Academy

9

178

Saskatoon BladesBrayden MelnykYale Hockey Academy

9

179

Regina PatsAdam GrenierBWC Academy

9

180

Kootenay IceKevin AndersonNotre Dame Hounds

9

181

Kamloops BlazersOliver GabrielsonSt. George’s School

9

182

Red Deer RebelsDylan FaderSt. George’s School

9

184

Saskatoon BladesSpencer ShugrueDelta Hockey Academy

9

192

Regina PatsMarcus TaylorBWC Academy

9

195

Lethbridge HurricanesKayden Sadhra-KangSt. George’s School

10

200

Victoria RoyalsRoss RolosonShawnigan Lake School
11228Saskatoon BladesSammy MayDelta Hockey Academy

11

241

Swift Current BroncosAshton BillesbergerPursuit of Excellence

12

254

Vancouver GiantsKyle BochekNotre Dame Hounds