The Western Hockey League (WHL) held their annual Prospects Draft yesterday, featuring the 2007 birth year class, who patiently awaited for their names to be called. The annual event is an opportunity for WHL clubs to restock their cupboards with prospects who they hope will make an impact in the WHL in the next few years.
It was a banner day for the Hockey Super League and its member franchises as there was a total of 18 HSL athletes who had their names called by the various franchises across the WHL. In total, there were six (6) current athletes who were selected directly from the Hockey Super League as well as another 12 athletes who have played in the HSL in the past two seasons.
SPHA Grey - U15 Prep (3rd Round - 58th) - Spokane Chiefs
SPHA Blue - U15 Prep (4th Round - 82nd) - Seattle Thunderbirds
SPHA Blue - U15 Prep (9th Round - 186th) - Red Deer Rebels
SPHA Blue - U15 Prep (9th Round - 192nd) - Seattle Thunderbirds
SPHA Blue - U15 Prep (12th Round - 258th) - Seattle Thunderbirds
SPHA Grey - U15 Prep (13th Round - 285th) - Edmonton Oil Kings
There were 11 HSL alumni who were also selected:
Capital City Knights - 2020-21 (2nd Round - 26th) - Swift Current Broncos
Calgary Crusaders - 2020-21 (2nd Round - 36th) - Moose Jaw Warriors
West Coast Wild - 2020-21 (3rd Round - 48th) - Lethbridge Hurricanes
West Coast Wild - 2020-21 (3rd Round - 54th) - Vancouver Giants
Calgary Crusaders - 2020-21 (3rd Round - 62nd) - Saskatoon Blades
Gorillas - 2019-20 (4th Round - 71st) - Spokane Chiefs
West Coast Wild - 2020-21 (6th Round - 123rd) - Victoria Royals
West Coast Wild - 2020-21 (7th Round 7 - 139th) - Calgary Hitmen
Airdrie Stars - 2019-20 (7th Round - 145th) - Prince George Cougars
West Coast Wild - 2019-20 (10th Round - 208th) - Prince Albert Raiders
Airdrie Stars - 2019-20 (11th Round - 241st) - Edmonton Oil Kings
Sharpshooter Hockey Academy - 2020-21 (13th Round - 280th) - Seattle Thunderbirds
Congratulations to all the 2007s who heard their names called yesterday during the Prospects Draft. It is always an exciting time of a young athlete’s career.
The Hockey Super League is heading into its sixth season in operation and continues to strive towards providing our athletes with the best development programing possible. The League and its member franchises are looking forward to dropping the puck in the fall.