Record 95 CSSHL Student-Athletes Selected in WHL Draft

A record 95 Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) student-athletes were selected in the 2021 Western Hockey League (WHL) Draft on Thursday, December 9, 2021.

The 95 student-athletes selected beat the previous record of 85 set in 2019 and makes up 44.6% of the 214 total players selected in this year’s draft.

Along with the 95 student-athletes selected December 9, Delta Hockey Academy forward Mikhail Levaniuk was selected 18th overall by the Vancouver Giants in the 2021 WHL U.S. Priority Draft which took place December 8.

12 players were selected in the first round, with Delta Hockey Academy forward Jordan Gavin holding the honour of the first CSSHL player selected, as the Tri-City Americans drafted him second overall. Charlie Elick of Edge School was the highest drafted defenseman, selected third overall by the Brandon Wheat Kings. Notre Dame netminder Ethan McCallum was the first goalie selected, taken in the second round, 39th overall by the Medicine Hat Tigers.

By the numbers:

Round 1: 12/22
Round 2:14/22
Round 3:14/22
Round 4:12/22
Round 5: 12/22
Round 6: 9/22
Round 7: 6/22
Rounds 8-13: 16/59
Total: 95/213

The CSSHL would like to congratulate the following players on all of their hard work and dedication which has led them to this moment:

PickWHL TeamNamePostionCSSHL Team
2Tri-City AmericansJordan GavinFDelta Hockey Academy
3Brandon Wheat KingsCharlie ElickDEdge School
8Medicine Hat TigersTomas MrsicFDelta Hockey Academy
9Seattle ThunderbirdsTij IginlaFRHA Kelowna
10Lethbridge HurricanesMiguel MarquesFDelta Hockey Academy
11Vancouver GiantsColton RobertsDDelta Hockey Academy
12Calgary HitmenCarson WetschFBWC Academy
14Prince Albert RaidersRyder RitchieFRHA Kelowna
17Lethbridge HurricanesTristen DoyleDNorthern Alberta Xtreme
19Edmonton Oil KingsGavin HodnettFRHA Winnipeg
21Regina PatsJaxsin VaughanFRHA Kelowna
22Brandon Wheat KingsCaleb HadlandFYale Hockey Academy
23Victoria RoyalsHiroki GojsicFSt. George’s School
24Seattle ThunderbirdsHyde DavidsonDNorthern Alberta Xtreme
25Swift Current BroncosMaddix McCaghertyFRHA Kelowna
27Moose Jaw WarriorsLynden LakovicFWest Van Warriors
28Spokane ChiefsWilliam McIsaacDSt. George’s School
30Regina PatsCorbin VaughanDRHA Kelowna
31Tri-City AmericansGavin GarlandFDelta Hockey Academy
33Prince George CougarsHunter LaingFRHA Kelowna
37Medicine Hat TigersDiego ButtazzoniFBWC Academy
39Medicine Hat TigersEthan McCallumGNotre Dame
41Spokane ChiefsLuka ShcherbynaFSt. George’s School
42Kamloops BlazersJesse SancheGOkanagan Hockey Academy
43Prince Albert RaidersSeth TansemDRHA Kelowna
44Swift Current BroncosOtto HansonFEdge School
47Red Deer RebelsZane SaabFOHA Edmonton
49Tri-City AmericansMerrek ArpinDRHA Winnipeg
51Spokane ChiefsNathan MayesDYale Hockey Academy
53Saskatoon BladesEvan GardnerGRHA Kelowna
54Medicine Hat TigersCayden LindstromFDelta Hockey Academy
57Moose Jaw WarriorsOwen BergeFNorthern Alberta Xtreme
58Calgary HitmenChase ValliantFYale Hockey Academy
59Portland WinterhawksReid VarkonyiFNorthern Alberta Xtreme
61Kelowna RocketsGabriel GuilbaultDBWC Academy
62Saskatoon BladesSmyth RebmanFRHA Kelowna
63Prince George CougarsMatt LaheyDPacific Coast Hockey Academy
65Saskatoon BladesEJ EmeryDYale Hockey Academy
66Everett SilvertipsJesse HeslopFYale Hockey Academy
67Winnipeg IceMiles CooperFEdge School
68Saskatoon BladesFraser LeonardDEdge School
69Prince Albert RaidersLandon CowperDRHA Kelowna
70Swift Current BroncosEthan SimcoeGRHA Winnipeg
71Seattle ThunderbirdsRylan BonkowskiDBWC Academy
73Spokane ChiefsCole WadsworthFOkanagan Hockey Academy
74Victoria RoyalsMatthew KellerDEdge School
78Prince George CougarsTerik ParascakFEdge School
79Vancouver GiantsJustin IvanusecFBWC Academy
80Calgary HitmenEthan MernerFYale Hockey Academy
82Edmonton Oil KingsEthan MackenzieDRHA Kelowna
86Brandon Wheat KingsCarter RimstadDOHA Edmonton
88Prince Albert RaidersEvhan AllanFPrairie Hockey Axademy
90Edmonton Oil KingsRhys PedersonDNorthern Alberta Xtreme
91Red Deer RebelsKeith McInnnisDYale Hockey Academy
95Red Deer RebelsEvan SmithDYale Hockey Academy
96Seattle ThunderbirdsSpencer MichnikGNorthern Alberta Xtreme
99Vancouver GiantsLinden BurrettDDelta Hockey Academy
102Calgary HitmenJaren AshbeeDDelta Hockey Academy
104Moose Jaw WarriorsRyan SeeleyDNorthern Alberta Xtreme
105Calgary HitmenJack BirchDOHA Edmonton
106Saskatoon BladesMichael GallandDDelta Hockey Academy
107Regina PatsBrock SouchFNorthern Alberta Xtreme
110Medicine Hat TigersNolan DupontFEdge School
111Spokane ChiefsWill JamiesonFOkanagan Hockey Academy
112Red Deer RebelsDerek ThurstonDDelta Hockey Academy
114Brandon Wheat KingsEthan EskitGYale Hockey Academy
117Winnipeg IceOscar LovsinFEdge School
118Lethbridge HurricanesCoy PighinFYale Hockey Academy
120Seattle ThunderbirdsDiego JohnsonFOkanagan Hockey Academy
121Prince Albert RaidersTy GordonFOHA Edmonton
127Kelowna RocketsLogan PeskettFWest Van Warriors
130Kamloops BlazersJordan MurrayDRHA Winnipeg
131Everett SilvertipsCameron SytsmaDBWC Academy
134Victoria RoyalsSteven FosterFYale Hockey Academy
139Spokane ChiefsCohen ArmstrongFShawnigan Lake School
140Lethbridge HurricanesLuke CozensFYale Hockey Academy
142Prince George CougarsGarrett ThomFOHA Edmonton
146Calgary HitmenKabir ShahiDDelta Hockey Academy
154Kamloops BlazersBryce MintenFShawnigan Lake School
165Winnipeg IceNoah StenvigGDelta Hockey Academy
166Prince George CougarsReis NylandFNorthern Alberta Xtreme
167Vancouver GiantsMcCarthy RichardsonFYale Hockey Academy
178Calgary HitmenKalan AnderliniDYale Hockey Academy
183Spokane ChiefsRyan TamelinGOkanagan Hockey Academy
184Lethbridge HurricanesJosh EvaschesenFEdge School
190Everett SilvertipsKenyon McIsaacDBWC Academy
191Portland WinterhawksCohen MasseyDYale Hockey Academy
195Kelowna RocketsJacob LabantFOHA Edmonton
199Edmonton Oil KingsMichael SullivanDRHA Winnipeg
200Victoria RoyalsBrendon HallFPacific Coast Hockey Academy
203Tri-City AmericansBen PolhillGEdge School
206Victoria RoyalsSeth FryerDPacific Coast Hockey Academy
216Saskatoon BladesJackson KostiukFRHA Winnipeg
243Edmonton Oil KingsBowman KlippensteinFNotre Dame
281Kelowna RocketsKayden LongleyFNorthern Alberta Xtreme