CSSHL at the WHL Draft: 2022

For the second straight year the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) has set records at the Western Hockey League (WHL) Prospects Draft.

Chloe Primerano (BWC Academy) made history becoming the first ever female skater selected in a Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Draft when the Vancouver Giants selected the defenseman in the 13th round, 268th overall.

Gavin McKenna (RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna) became the first CSSHL student-athlete since Connor Bedard (West Van Academy/2020) to be selected first overall, and the sixth in league history joining Bedard, Matthew Savoie (Northern Alberta Xtreme & RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg/2019), Dylan Guenther (Northern Alberta Xtreme/2018), Kaiden Guhle (OHA Edmonton/2017), and Ty Smith (Delta Hockey Academy/2015).

The CSSHL set new highs in both the number of players selected in the first round (16), and total players selected (96), making up 40% of this year’s WHL Draft class. The previous high for both of these marks were 15 first rounders in 2018, and 95 total players selected in the 2021 WHL Draft.

An additional two CSSHL student-athletes were selected the day before in the U.S. Priority Draft as St. George’s School forward Rui Han (7th overall/Victoria Royals) and Trace Frieden (19th overall/Saskatoon Blades) both heard their names called.

By the Numbers

Program Breakdown:
Northern Alberta Xtreme (NAX) – 13
RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna – 11
Delta Hockey Academy – 10
RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg – 10
Yale Hockey Academy – 10
BWC Academy – 9
Edge School – 9
Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (PCHA) – 7
Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA) – 5
OHA Edmonton – 5
Shawnigan Lake School – 3
Notre Dame – 2
St. George’s School – 2

Round Breakdown:
First Round: 16/22
Second Round: 10/22
Third Round: 10/22
Fourth Round: 9/22
Fifth Round: 8/22
Sixth Round: 11/22
Seventh Round: 8:22
Eighth Round: 7:22
Ninth Round: 6/22
Tenth Round: 5/16
Eleventh Round: 2/12
Twelfth Round: 2/8
Thirteenth Round: 2/5
Fourteenth Round: 0/1
Total: 96/240


Round Overall WHL Team Player Position CSSHL Team
1 1 Medicine Hat Tigers Gavin McKenna F RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna
1 2 Tri-City Americans Jackson Smith D Edge School
1 3 Victoria Royals Cole Reschny F Northern Alberta Xtreme
1 4 Calgary Hitmen Reese Hamilton D Northern Alberta Xtreme
1 6 Swift Current Broncos Peyton Kettles D RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg
1 7 Vancouver Giants Cameron Schmidt F RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna
1 8 Spokane Chiefs Chase Harrington F Delta Hockey Academy
1 10 Seattle Thunderbirds Braeden Cootes F Yale Hockey Academy
1 11 Lethbridge Hurricanes Will Sharpe D Yale Hockey Academy
1 12 Brandon Wheat Kings Joby Baumuller F Notre Dame Hounds
1 13 Kamloops Blazers Nathan Behm F Edge School
1 14 Moose Jaw Warriors Connor Schmidt D Okanagan Hockey Academy
1 16 Medicine Hat Tigers Hayden Harsanyi F Northern Alberta Xtreme
1 18 Portland Winterhawks Graham Jones F RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg
1 20 Everett Silvertips Julien Maze F OHA Edmonton
1 22 Vancouver Giants Jakob Oreskovic F Delta Hockey Academy
2 23 Medicine Hat Tigers Kadon McCann F RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna
2 24 Tri-City Americans Cash Koch F Edge School
2 25 Moose Jaw Warriors Max Finley F RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna
2 26 Swift Current Broncos Jace McFaul D Pacific Coast Hockey Academy
2 35 Saskatoon Blades Hudson Kibblewhite F RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna
2 36 Moose Jaw Warriors Noah Degenstein F Edge School
2 37 Seattle Thunderbirds Kaleb Hartmann D Delta Hockey Academy
2 39 Red Deer Rebels Matthew Gard F RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg
2 41 Saskatoon Blades Jordan Martin D Yale Hockey Academy
2 43 Calgary Hitmen Benjamin Kindel F BWC Academy
3 45 Medicine Hat Tigers Matt Paranych D OHA Edmonton
3 46 Tri-City Americans Savin Virk F Yale Hockey Academy
3 47 Victoria Royals Grant Reid F Yale Hockey Academy
3 48 Lethbridge Hurricanes Koen Cleaver G Pacific Coast Hockey Academy
3 51 Vancouver Giants Colton Alain D Pacific Coast Hockey Academy
3 57 Kamloops Blazers Jack Bakker F BWC Academy
3 59 Moose Jaw Warriors Jonah Tonhauser G Okanagan Hockey Academy
3 63 Kamloops Blazers Andrew Thomson F OHA Edmonton
3 65 Edmonton Oil Kings Presley Kerner F Okanagan Hockey Academy
3 66 Portland Winterhawks Ryan Miller F Northern Alberta Xtreme
4 67 Spokane Chiefs Adam Boatter D BWC Academy
4 69 Red Deer Rebels Tate Dolinsky D RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg
4 70 Saskatoon Blades Brayden Klimpke D Northern Alberta Xtreme
4 71 Spokane Chiefs Owen Schoettler D Northern Alberta Xtreme
4 73 Tri-City Americans Ryan Grout G Northern Alberta Xtreme
4 78 Brandon Wheat Kings Gradey Hope D Okanagan Hockey Academy
4 80 Moose Jaw Warriors Landen McFadden F OHA Edmonton
4 85 Kamloops Blazers Isa Guram D Delta Hockey Academy
4 87 Tri-City Americans Damian Kravcak F Delta Hockey Academy
5 92 Winnipeg Ice Daniel Morozov F BWC Academy
5 98 Prince Albert Raiders Liam Bursaw F Northern Alberta Xtreme
5 102 Regina Pats Wyatt Stinton F RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg
5 103 Kelowna Rockets Nathan Kam G BWC Academy
5 107 Kamloops Blazers Zachary Pantelakis F Delta Hockey Academy
5 108 Everett Silvertips Ethan Makokis F/D OHA Edmonton
5 109 Edmonton Oil Kings Eliot Compton F Shawnigan Lake School
5 110 Winnipeg Ice Owen Brees D Northern Alberta Xtreme
6 111 Medicine Hat Tigers Jordan Switzer G Northern Alberta Xtreme
6 112 Tri-City Americans Kainoah Brankovic D Yale Hockey Academy
6 113 Portland Winterhawks Callum Stone D RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna
6 117 Calgary Hitmen Connor Bear F RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg
6 118 Swift Current Broncos Levi Benson F Yale Hockey Academy
6 119 Vancouver Giants Burke Hood G RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg
6 120 Prince Albert Raiders Ethan Bibeau F RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg
6 121 Lethbridge Hurricanes Shea Busch F Yale Hockey Academy
6 123 Victoria Royals Wyatt Danyleyko F Pacific Coast Hockey Academy
6 126 Prince Albert Raiders Noah Smith D RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna
6 130 Everett Silvertips Lukas Kaplan F Northern Alberta Xtreme
7 133 Medicine Hat Tigers Brody Green F RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg
7 134 Kelowna Rockets Rhett Serfas D RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna
7 139 Calgary Hitmen Wyatt Blace F Pacific Coast Hockey Academy
7 142 Prince Albert Raiders Will Shepard F Delta Hockey Academy
7 143 Victoria Royals Dylan Ruff F RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna
7 147 Lethbridge Hurricanes Gage Nagel F Notre Dame Hounds
7 149 Saskatoon Blades Tyler Deakos F Edge School
7 152 Vancouver Giants Liam Magnuson D St. George’s School
8 159 Spokane Chiefs Ashton Beriana F BWC Academy
8 160 Prince George Cougars Logan Flint F RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna
8 165 Winnipeg Ice Ayden Collins D RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg
8 167 Saskatoon Blades Hudson Roberge D Okanagan Hockey Academy
8 172 Brandon Wheat Kings Liam Loughery D Shawnigan Lake School
8 174 Kamloops Blazers Tommy Lafreniere F Yale Hockey Academy
8 175 Edmonton Oil Kings Jordan Ramsay F Pacific Coast Hockey Academy
9 180 Vancouver Giants Simon Ward F BWC Academy
9 181 Spokane Chiefs Dane Pyatt F Delta Hockey Academy
9 184 Swift Current Broncos Brennen Hocher D Edge School
9 188 Brandon Wheat Kings Brendyn Van Oene F Shawnigan Lake School
9 189 Victoria Royals Morgan Hackman F RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna
9 193 Red Deer Rebels Jovan Sandhu F Delta Hockey Academy
10 200 Tri-City Americans Chayse Johnson G Pacific Coast Hockey Academy
10 202 Vancouver Giants Matson Waring D BWC Academy
10 204 Lethbridge Hurricanes Zachary Larmour D Northern Alberta Xtreme
10 209 Lethbridge Hurricanes Nate Crashley F Edge School
10 217 Kamloops Blazers Tyson Moss D Yale Hockey Academy
11 241 Edmonton Oil Kings Owen Mastroianni F Edge School
11 242 Winnipeg Ice Logan Murray F Edge School
12 246 Vancouver Giants Markus Lam F St. George’s School
12 263 Edmonton Oil Kings Jack Toogood F Northern Alberta Xtreme
13 268 Vancouver Giants Chloe Primerano D BWC Academy
13 280 Seattle Thunderbirds Brett Woodard D Delta Hockey Academy