Seven Sign with WHL Western Conference Teams

Seven current or former CSSHL student-athletes have signed Western Hockey League (WHL) Scholarship and Development Agreements with WHL Western Conference teams.

Selected in the seventh round, 139th overall at the 2021 WHL Draft by the Spokane Chiefs, Coco Armstrong spent the 2021/22 CSSHL season with the Shawnigan Lake School U17 Prep team. In 23 games the West Vancouver, BC forward finished first in team scoring with 35 points in 30 games.

An undrafted forward from Kamloops, BC, Caden Cail has signed with the Vancouver Giants after suiting-up for Delta Hockey Academy the last two seasons. During the 2021/22 U15 Prep season he would record 14 points in 26 games with Delta Black. This season Cail would appear in 33 U17 Prep games, scoring 5 times and assisting on 11 goals.

Owen Chapman would spent the 2022/23 season with the Northern Alberta Xtreme U15 Prep team, finishing with 11 goals and 10 assists in 29 games. Selected in the third round, 59th overall at the 2023 WHL Draft by the Portland Winterhawks, the Saskatoon, SK forward added five points in five playoff games as NAX captured the 2023 CSSHL U15 Prep Western Championship.

Ben Edwards has signed with the Victoria Royals after going undrafted at the 2020 WHL Draft. The Grand Forks, BC defenseman spent the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons with the Pursuit of Excellence U15 and U15 Prep teams. In 53 career CSSHL games Edwards tallied 17 points.

A forward from Sparwood, BC, Brayden Holberton was selected in the 10th round, 214th overall by the Seattle Thunderbirds at the 2022 WHL Draft. Holberton played the 2022/23 U17 Prep season with RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna, recording 8 goals and 10 assists in 32 games.

Bryce Minten joined the North Shore Warriors U15 team in 2019/20, tallying 46 points in 29 games. He would add six points in five playoff games as North Shore captured the 2020 CSSHL U15 Western Championships. The Vancouver, BC forward would join Armstrong with the Shawnigan Lake U17 team in 2021/22, finishing second in team scoring with 30 points in 27 games while being named to the CSSHL U17 All-Academic Team. Selected in the seventh round, 154th overall by the Kamloops Blazers at the 2021 WHL Draft, Minten finished the 2022/23 season with 13 points in 26 U18 Prep games with Shawnigan.

Selected in the third round, 62nd overall by the Royals at the 2023 WHL Draft, Cole Prelusky spent two seasons with Edge School. He would lead the U15 team to a 2022 CSSHL U15 Western Championship, recording a 12-3-1 record with a .917 SV%, 2.99 GAA and 2 shutouts. This season the Calgary, AB netminder would finish with a 15-5-0 record with 3 shutouts, a .927 SV%, and 2.41 GAA. Prelusky will join the Calgary International Hockey Academy U17 Prep team for the 2023/24 CSSHL season.