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.

Matthew Lesyk
SPHA Grey - U15 Prep (3rd Round - 58th) - Spokane Chiefs

Antonio Martorana
SPHA Blue - U15 Prep (4th Round - 82nd) - Seattle Thunderbirds

Cole Connolly
SPHA Blue - U15 Prep (9th Round - 186th) - Red Deer Rebels

Samuel Charko
SPHA Blue - U15 Prep (9th Round - 192nd) - Seattle Thunderbirds

Jaxson Pawlenchuk
SPHA Blue - U15 Prep (12th Round - 258th) - Seattle Thunderbirds

Ashton Lee
SPHA Grey - U15 Prep (13th Round - 285th) - Edmonton Oil Kings

There were 11 HSL alumni who were also selected:

Jace McFaul
Capital City Knights - 2020-21 (2nd Round - 26th) - Swift Current Broncos

Noah Degenstein
Calgary Crusaders - 2020-21 (2nd Round - 36th) - Moose Jaw Warriors

Koen Cleaver
West Coast Wild - 2020-21 (3rd Round - 48th) - Lethbridge Hurricanes

Colton Alain
West Coast Wild - 2020-21 (3rd Round - 54th) - Vancouver Giants

Lochlan Tetarenko
Calgary Crusaders - 2020-21 (3rd Round - 62nd) - Saskatoon Blades

Owen Schoettler
Gorillas - 2019-20 (4th Round - 71st) - Spokane Chiefs

Wyatt Daneyleyko
West Coast Wild - 2020-21 (6th Round - 123rd) - Victoria Royals

Wyatt Blace
West Coast Wild - 2020-21 (7th Round 7 - 139th) - Calgary Hitmen

Mitchell DeCoste
Airdrie Stars - 2019-20 (7th Round - 145th) - Prince George Cougars

Cooper Anderson
West Coast Wild - 2019-20 (10th Round - 208th) - Prince Albert Raiders

Owen Mastroianni
Airdrie Stars - 2019-20 (11th Round - 241st) - Edmonton Oil Kings

Brett Woodard
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.

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