Four CSSHL Student-Athletes Sign in WHL

Four CSSHL student-athletes have signed Western Hockey League (WHL) Scholarship and Development Agreements with their respective teams after being selected at the 2024 WHL Prospects Draft.

A forward from Calgary, AB, Shaun Hildebrandt was selected in the second round, 43rd overall by the Calgary Hitmen. Hildebrandt joined Yale Hockey Academy for the 2022/23 season, finishing third on his team and fourth in the U15 division with 50 points in 27 games. This season his 58 points in 27 games were most among U15 Prep forwards, and second in league scoring, earning him CSSHL U15 Prep (BC Division) Second Team All-Star honours.

Jordin St. Louis joined Edge School this season with their U15 Prep team. In 27 games the Airdrie, AB forward tallied 14 goals and 27 assists leading to the Portland Winterhawks selecting him in the first round, 20th overall.

Selected in the third round, 46th overall by the Kamloops Blazers, Madden Tymchak played the 2023/24 season with the RHA Winnipeg U15 Prep team. In 25 games the Oakbank, MB defenseman recorded 1 goal and 29 assists.

A defenseman from Edmonton, AB, Kayne Wright spent the last two seasons with the Northern Alberta Xtreme (NAX). During the 2022/23 season he would tally 23 points in 27 games before adding 8 assists in 5 playoff games to lead NAX to a 2023 CSSHL U15 Western Championship. This season he would record 19 points in 26 U15 Prep games and 8 more in his 5 playoff games as he captured his second straight CSSHL Western Championship with NAX, this time at the U15 Prep level. The Medicine Hat Tigers selected Wright in the eighth round, 171st overall.