RHA Winnipeg Pair Ink Pro Contracts

Former RHA Winnipeg student-athletes Eric Alarie and Hudson Thornton have signed professional contracts, with Alarie joining his ECHL team for the remainder of the season.

The Winnipeg, MB duo of Alarie and Thornton joined RHA Winnipeg for the 2017/18 U15 Prep season. Alarie tallied a team high 55 points in 30 games, leading to the Moose Jaw Warriors would select the forward in the first round, 22nd overall at the 2018 WHL Draft. Thornton would finish with 29 points in 30 games as the Prince George Cougars selected the defenseman in the second round, 33rd overall at the 2018 WHL Draft.

The following U18 Prep season Thornton and Alarie would finish first and second in team scoring with 47 and 46 points respectively.

Alarie spent five season in the WHL with the Warriors before joining the Seattle Thunderbirds early this season. In 280 WHL games he tallied 79 goals and 108 assists. Alarie has signed an ECHL contract with the Adirondack Thunder, having played six games with two points so far.

Thornton joined Prince George full time for the 2021/22 season. He would spend three seasons with the team including captaining them this year. In 207 total WHL games Thornton has tallied 56 goals and 140 assists. Thornton remains with the Cougars in the middle of their WHL playoffs, but has signed an AHL contract with the Hershey Bears.

11 CSSHL alumni have signed Amateur Try-out Agreements with AHL and ECHL clubs for the remainder of the season:

Lukas Dragicevic Delta Hockey Academy Coachella Valley Firebirds AHL
Marc Lajoie Northern Alberta Xtreme Bakersfield Condors AHL
Connor Ungar Northern Alberta Xtreme Bakersfield Condors AHL
Brett Hyland Northern Alberta Xtreme Hershey Bears AHL
Scott Ratzlaf Northern Alberta Xtreme Rochester Americans AHL
Saige Weinstein Northern Alberta Xtreme Colorado Eagles AHL
Evan Friesen RHA Winnipeg Utah Grizzlies ECHL
Connor Levis St. George’s School Manitoba Moose AHL
Emmitt Finnie Yale Hockey Academy Grand Rapids Griffins AHL
Sawyer Minio Yale Hockey Academy Abbotsford Canucks AHL
Parker Bell Yale Hockey Academy Calgary Wranglers AHL