Three Canadian Sports School Hockey League (CSSHL) student-athletes have signed to play in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) with the Vernon Vipers for the 2021/22 season.
Luke Ashton, Ethan David, and Seiya Tanaka-Campbell will all join the Vipers next season for their first season at the junior ranks.
A third-round pick by the Red Deer Rebels in the 2020 Western Hockey League (WHL) Bantam Draft, Ashton has spent the last three seasons with BWC Academy. In 62 CSSHL games at the U15, U15 Prep and U18 Prep divisions, the 6’5 defensemen had 41 points.
David has spent the last four seasons with Shawnigan Lake School, though the team was unable to play any games this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He joined the program at the U15 level in 2017/18, before moving up to U17 Prep, and ultimately U18 Prep. David won a U17 Prep CSSHL League Championship, and finished the 2019/20 season with the best goals against average (1.45) in the U18 Prep division.
Another Shawnigan Lake School product, Tanaka-Campbell has spent four seasons in the CSSHL. He joined Shawnigan in 2016/17 and played 47 U15 Prep games, recording 34 points. In 2018/19 he would make the jump to U18 Prep and tally 84 points over 64 games. In 2019/20 he was named to the CSSHL U18 Prep All-Academic Team and was named the Most Sportsmanlike Player. That season he would play four games for the Vipers scoring once and adding one assist.