CSSHL Sets Records for Second Straight WHL Draft

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

 

RoundOverallWHL TeamPlayerPositionCSSHL Team
11Medicine Hat TigersGavin McKennaFRINK Hockey Academy Kelowna
12Tri-City AmericansJackson SmithDEdge School
13Victoria RoyalsCole ReschnyFNorthern Alberta Xtreme
14Calgary HitmenReese HamiltonDNorthern Alberta Xtreme
16Swift Current BroncosPeyton KettlesDRINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg
17Vancouver GiantsCameron SchmidtFRINK Hockey Academy Kelowna
18Spokane ChiefsChase HarringtonFDelta Hockey Academy
110Seattle ThunderbirdsBraeden CootesFYale Hockey Academy
111Lethbridge HurricanesWill SharpeDYale Hockey Academy
112Brandon Wheat KingsJoby BaumullerFNotre Dame Hounds
113Kamloops BlazersNathan BehmFEdge School
114Moose Jaw WarriorsConnor SchmidtDOkanagan Hockey Academy
116Medicine Hat TigersHayden HarsanyiFNorthern Alberta Xtreme
118Portland WinterhawksGraham JonesFRINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg
120Everett SilvertipsJulien MazeFOHA Edmonton
122Vancouver GiantsJakob OreskovicFDelta Hockey Academy
223Medicine Hat TigersKadon McCannFRINK Hockey Academy Kelowna
224Tri-City AmericansCash KochFEdge School
225Moose Jaw WarriorsMax FinleyFRINK Hockey Academy Kelowna
226Swift Current BroncosJace McFaulDPacific Coast Hockey Academy
235Saskatoon BladesHudson KibblewhiteFRINK Hockey Academy Kelowna
236Moose Jaw WarriorsNoah DegensteinFEdge School
237Seattle ThunderbirdsKaleb HartmannDDelta Hockey Academy
239Red Deer RebelsMatthew GardFRINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg
241Saskatoon BladesJordan MartinDYale Hockey Academy
243Calgary HitmenBenjamin KindelFBWC Academy
345Medicine Hat TigersMatt ParanychDOHA Edmonton
346Tri-City AmericansSavin VirkFYale Hockey Academy
347Victoria RoyalsGrant ReidFYale Hockey Academy
348Lethbridge HurricanesKoen CleaverGPacific Coast Hockey Academy
351Vancouver GiantsColton AlainDPacific Coast Hockey Academy
357Kamloops BlazersJack BakkerFBWC Academy
359Moose Jaw WarriorsJonah TonhauserGOkanagan Hockey Academy
363Kamloops BlazersAndrew ThomsonFOHA Edmonton
365Edmonton Oil KingsPresley KernerFOkanagan Hockey Academy
366Portland WinterhawksRyan MillerFNorthern Alberta Xtreme
467Spokane ChiefsAdam BoatterDBWC Academy
469Red Deer RebelsTate DolinskyDRINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg
470Saskatoon BladesBrayden KlimpkeDNorthern Alberta Xtreme
471Spokane ChiefsOwen SchoettlerDNorthern Alberta Xtreme
473Tri-City AmericansRyan GroutGNorthern Alberta Xtreme
478Brandon Wheat KingsGradey HopeDOkanagan Hockey Academy
480Moose Jaw WarriorsLanden McFaddenFOHA Edmonton
485Kamloops BlazersIsa GuramDDelta Hockey Academy
487Tri-City AmericansDamian KravcakFDelta Hockey Academy
592Winnipeg IceDaniel MorozovFBWC Academy
598Prince Albert RaidersLiam BursawFNorthern Alberta Xtreme
5102Regina PatsWyatt StintonFRINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg
5103Kelowna RocketsNathan KamGBWC Academy
5107Kamloops BlazersZachary PantelakisFDelta Hockey Academy
5108Everett SilvertipsEthan MakokisF/DOHA Edmonton
5109Edmonton Oil KingsEliot ComptonFShawnigan Lake School
5110Winnipeg IceOwen BreesDNorthern Alberta Xtreme
6111Medicine Hat TigersJordan SwitzerGNorthern Alberta Xtreme
6112Tri-City AmericansKainoah BrankovicDYale Hockey Academy
6113Portland WinterhawksCallum StoneDRINK Hockey Academy Kelowna
6117Calgary HitmenConnor BearFRINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg
6118Swift Current BroncosLevi BensonFYale Hockey Academy
6119Vancouver GiantsBurke HoodGRINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg
6120Prince Albert RaidersEthan BibeauFRINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg
6121Lethbridge HurricanesShea BuschFYale Hockey Academy
6123Victoria RoyalsWyatt DanyleykoFPacific Coast Hockey Academy
6126Prince Albert RaidersNoah SmithDRINK Hockey Academy Kelowna
6130Everett SilvertipsLukas KaplanFNorthern Alberta Xtreme
7133Medicine Hat TigersBrody GreenFRINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg
7134Kelowna RocketsRhett SerfasDRINK Hockey Academy Kelowna
7139Calgary HitmenWyatt BlaceFPacific Coast Hockey Academy
7142Prince Albert RaidersWill ShepardFDelta Hockey Academy
7143Victoria RoyalsDylan RuffFRINK Hockey Academy Kelowna
7147Lethbridge HurricanesGage NagelFNotre Dame Hounds
7149Saskatoon BladesTyler DeakosFEdge School
7152Vancouver GiantsLiam MagnusonDSt. George’s School
8159Spokane ChiefsAshton BerianaFBWC Academy
8160Prince George CougarsLogan FlintFRINK Hockey Academy Kelowna
8165Winnipeg IceAyden CollinsDRINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg
8167Saskatoon BladesHudson RobergeDOkanagan Hockey Academy
8172Brandon Wheat KingsLiam LougheryDShawnigan Lake School
8174Kamloops BlazersTommy LafreniereFYale Hockey Academy
8175Edmonton Oil KingsJordan RamsayFPacific Coast Hockey Academy
9180Vancouver GiantsSimon WardFBWC Academy
9181Spokane ChiefsDane PyattFDelta Hockey Academy
9184Swift Current BroncosBrennen HocherDEdge School
9188Brandon Wheat KingsBrendyn Van OeneFShawnigan Lake School
9189Victoria RoyalsMorgan HackmanFRINK Hockey Academy Kelowna
9193Red Deer RebelsJovan SandhuFDelta Hockey Academy
10200Tri-City AmericansChayse JohnsonGPacific Coast Hockey Academy
10202Vancouver GiantsMatson WaringDBWC Academy
10204Lethbridge HurricanesZachary LarmourDNorthern Alberta Xtreme
10209Lethbridge HurricanesNate CrashleyFEdge School
10217Kamloops BlazersTyson MossDYale Hockey Academy
11241Edmonton Oil KingsOwen MastroianniFEdge School
11242Winnipeg IceLogan MurrayFEdge School
12246Vancouver GiantsMarkus LamFSt. George’s School
12263Edmonton Oil KingsJack ToogoodFNorthern Alberta Xtreme
13268Vancouver GiantsChloe PrimeranoDBWC Academy
13280Seattle ThunderbirdsBrett WoodardDDelta Hockey Academy