MHKY: WHL grads power CW through opening month

MHKY: WHL grads power CW through opening month

138 CW players utilizing their WHL Scholarship this semester

EDMONTON – A total of 138 Canada West men’s hockey players are making the most of their WHL Scholarship this semester. 

The Western Hockey League (WHL) released their fall WHL Scholarship data Thursday, and once again WHL grads are fuelling Canada West men’s hockey, as WHL grads account for 66 per cent of current CW rosters.

All eight CW men’s hockey programs have a significant WHL presence on their roster, with the Saskatchewan Huskies leading all CW teams in terms of WHL grads competing at the Canada West level. The first-place Huskies feature 22 former WHLers, who have helped Saskatchewan to a 7-1-0 start this season. 

Coming in just behind Saskatchewan in terms of WHL grads on their rosters are the Alberta Golden Bears (21), and UBC Thunderbirds (20).

Heading into the month of November, WHL grads have scored a total of 145 goals this season in Canada West play, representing 75 per cent of all conference goals.

In net, WHL grads have registered a total of 24 wins through 32 conference games in 2018-19.

Through Canada West’s continued partnership with the WHL, players are given the opportunity to achieve their athletic and career goals. Canada West’s eight hockey members provide additional scholarship opportunities, as well as excellent coaching and academic support to WHL grads.

WHL graduates who made the most of their WHL Scholarship at Canada West schools now compete in pro leagues across North America and Europe, while others are making an impact in their communities in various professions.

Overall, the WHL issued 386 scholarships during the fall semester, with 242 recipients furthering their education at post-secondary institutions in Western Canada. 

The University of Saskatchewan leads all post-secondary institutions with 39 WHL graduates enrolled in full-time studies, while 32 former WHL players are registered at the University of Alberta. The University of British Columbia (27), University of Calgary (23), University of Lethbridge (23), University of Regina (23), Mount Royal University (22) and University of Manitoba (20) also lead the way in WHL graduate enrollment.

Administered by the WHL Office, WHL Scholarships are solely funded by the member Clubs of the WHL. This season, WHL Clubs will contribute in excess of $2.6 million to WHL graduates utilizing the WHL Scholarship. Over the past 10 years, WHL Clubs have awarded 3,458 WHL Scholarships, representing a contribution in excess of $20 million by WHL ownership to WHL graduates.

For more on the WHL Scholarship numbers, click here.

 

WHL grads playing Canada West:

NAME / HOMETOWN / MOST RECENT WHL CLUB

University of Saskatchewan Huskies (22)

  • Gordon Ballhorn – Wetaskiwin, AB – Kelowna
  • Kohl Bauml – Saskatoon, SK – Everett
  • Levi Cable – Hudson Bay, SK – Kootenay
  • Travis Child – Killam, AB – Swift Current
  • Shane Collins – Rosetown, SK – Prince George
  • Evan Fiala – Clavet, SK – Spokane
  • Carter Folk – Regina, SK – Lethbridge
  • Alex Forsberg – Waldheim SK – Prince George
  • Jesse Forsberg – Waldheim SK – Moose Jaw
  • Connor Gay – Saskatoon, SK – Regina
  • Colby Harmsworth – Saskatoon, SK – Calgary
  • Andrew Johnson – Saskatoon, SK – Swift Current
  • Wyatt Johnson – Saskatoon, SK – Red Deer
  • Taran Kozun – Nipawin, SK – Kamloops
  • Tanner Lishchynsky – Saskatoon, SK – Kootenay
  • Logan McVeigh – Kenaston, SK – Medicine Hat
  • Donovan Neuls – Grenfell, SK – Seattle
  • Sam Ruopp – Regina, SK – Prince George
  • Collin Shirley – Saskatoon, SK – Kootenay
  • Carson Stadnyk – Saskatoon, SK – Everett
  • Jordan Tkatch – Prudhomme, SK – Prince George
  • Jaimen Yakubowski – Dalmeny, SK – Seattle

 

University of Alberta Golden Bears (21)

  • Tyson Baillie – Edmonton, AB – Kelowna
  • Brendan Burke – Scottsdale, AZ – Portland
  • Ben Carroll – Sherwood Park, AB – Edmonton
  • Taylor Cooper – Sherwood Park, AB – Lethbridge
  • Trevor Cox – Surrey, BC – Medicine Hat
  • Graeme Craig – Red Deer, AB – Saskatoon
  • Jason Fram – Delta, BC – Spokane
  • Jayden Hart – Spruce Grove, AB – Prince Albert
  • Clayton Kirichenko – Sherwood Park, AB – Vancouver
  • Sawyer Lange – Prince Albert, SK – Prince Albert
  • Cole Linaker – Edmonton, AB - Kelowna
  • Brandon Magee – Edmonton, AB – Victoria
  • Curtis Miske – Beaumont, AB – Spokane
  • Lucas Nickles – Salmon Arm, BC – Tri-City
  • Steven Owre – Edmonton, AB – Medicine Hat
  • Grayson Pawlenchuk – Edmonton, AB – Red Deer
  • Luke Philp – Canmore, AB – Kootenay
  • Ryan Rehill – Edmonton, AB – Kamloops
  • Cole Sanford – Coldstream, BC – Medicine Hat
  • Zach Sawchenko – Calgary, AB – Moose Jaw
  • Wil Tomchuk – Ft. McMurray, AB – Tri-City

 

University of British Columbia Thunderbirds (20)

  • Kyle Becker – Langley, BC – Medicine Hat
  • Joe Carvalho – Burnaby, BC – Prince George
  • Chase Clayton – Abbotsford, BC – Saskatoon
  • Josh Connolly – Prince George, BC – Prince George
  • Patrick Dea – St. Albert, AB – Edmonton
  • Shaun Dosanjh – Richmond, BC – Vancouver
  • Devan Fafard – Carlyle, SK – Lethbridge
  • Tanner Faith – Wilcox, SK – Kootenay
  • Austin Glover – Saskatoon, SK – Kelowna
  • Raymond Grewal – Prince George, BC – Prince George
  • Riley Guenther – Calgary, AB – Prince Albert  
  • Maxwell James – Vancouver, BC – Tri-City
  • Colton Kehler – Port Coquitlam, BC – Edmonton
  • Carter Popoff – Richmond, BC – Vancouver
  • Matt Revel – Abbotsford, BC – Saskatoon
  • Adam Rossignol – Surrey, BC – Portland
  • Tyler Sandhu – Richmond, BC – Everett
  • Jerret Smith – Surrey, BC – Seattle
  • Rylan Toth – Saskatoon, SK – Red Deer
  • Austin Vetterl – Surrey, BC – Kootenay
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University of Lethbridge Pronghorns (17)

  • Taz Burman – Vancouver, BC – Red Deer
  • Ryan Chynoweth – Lethbridge, AB – Tri-City
  • Clint Filbrandt – Calgary, AB – Kootenay
  • Jonny Hogue – Lethbridge, AB – Lethbridge
  • Garret Hughson – Medicine Hat, AB – Spokane
  • Spenser Jensen – Airdrie, AB – Medicine Hat
  • Brooks Maxwell – Calgary, AB – Red Deer 
  • Russell Maxwell – Magrath, AB – Lethbridge
  • Sam McKechnie – Airdrie, AB – Lethbridge
  • Blake Orban – Calgary, AB – Vancouver
  • Jeff Rayman – Cranbrook, BC – Spokane
  • Jordan Roy – Lethbridge, AB – Tri-City
  • Connor Sanvido – Maple Ridge, BC – Seattle
  • Dalton Sward – Abbotsford, BC – Vancouver
  • Dallas Valentine – Red Deer, AB – Moose Jaw
  • Evan Wardley – Calgary, AB – Seattle
  • Torrin White – Balzac, AB – Moose Jaw

 

University of Calgary Dinos (16)

  • Matt Alfaro – Calgary, AB – Kootenay
  • Cal Babych – North Vancouver, BC – Calgary
  • Dylan Busenius – Sherwood Park, AB – Prince Albert
  • Logan Fisher – Red Deer, AB – Victoria
  • Ryan Gagnon – Quesnel, BC – Victoria
  • Coda Gordon – Cochrane, AB – Swift Current
  • Ryan Graham – Calgary, AB – Saskatoon
  • Luke Harrison – Westbank, BC – Victoria
  • Jared Hauf – Calgary, AB – Seattle
  • Jordan Henderson – Surrey, BC – Spokane
  • Regan Nagy – Ogema, SK – Victoria
  • Jordan Papirny – Edmonton, AB – Brandon
  • James Shearer – Brandon, MB – Brandon
  • Riley Sheen – Edmonton, AB – Medicine Hat
  • Josh Uhrich – Rosetown, SK – Moose Jaw
  • Tim Vanstone – Swift Current, SK – Prince Albert

 

Mount Royal University Cougars (16)

  • Austin Adamson – Richmond, BC – Red Deer
  • Brandan Arnold – Dodsland, SK – Swift Current
  • Colton Bobyk – Red Deer, AB – Spokane
  • Connor Chartier – Calgary, AB – Spokane
  • Taylor Green – Calgary, AB – Brandon
  • Tyson Helgesen – Fairview, AB – Spokane
  • Wyatt Hofflin – Spruce Grove, AB – Kootenay
  • Keegan Iverson – Minneapolis, MN – Portland
  • Kade Jensen – Calgary, AB – Lethbridge
  • Colton Kroeker – Port Coquitlam, BC – Regina
  • Jesse Lees – Calgary, AB – Kelowna
  • Ryley Lindgren – East St. Paul, MB – Brandon
  • Mitchell Lipon – Regina, SK – Kamloops
  • Kord Pankewicz – Leduc, AB – Brandon
  • Connor Rankin – Calgary, AB – Tri-City
  • Jamal Watson – Calgary, AB – Lethbridge

 

University of Regina Cougars (15)

  • Tyler Adams – Regina, SK – Swift Current
  • Keith Anderson – Hermiston, OR – Victoria
  • Conner Chaulk – Regina, SK – Swift Current
  • Tate Coughlin – Victoria, BC – Kelowna
  • Ben Dupperault – Wilcox, SK – Moose Jaw
  • Michael Herringer – Comox, BC – Victoria
  • James Hilsendager – Lloydminster, AB – Regina
  • Tyler King – Pilote Butte, SK – Spokane
  • Dawson MacAuley – Prince Albert, SK – Medicine Hat
  • Zach McPhee – Vernon, BC – Kootenay
  • Arthur Miller – Regina, SK – Swift Current
  • Landon Peel – Virdin, MB – Kootenay
  • Brennan Riddle – Balgonie, SK – Calgary
  • Isaac Schacher – Kimberley, BC – Saskatoon
  • Zak Zborosky – Regina, SK – Kootenay

 

University of Manitoba Bisons (11)

  • Garrett Armour – Winnipeg, MB – Saskatoon
  • Tyler Brown – Winnipeg, MB – Regina
  • Mackenzie Dwyer – Winnipeg, MB – Saskatoon
  • Adam Henry – Winnipeg, MB – Lethbridge
  • Thomas Lenchyshyn – Steinbach, MB – Lethbridge
  • Dawson Martin – Winnipeg, MB – Calgary
  • Justin Paulic – Thompson, MB – Moose Jaw
  • Devon Skoleski – St. Adolphe, MB – Everett
  • Lucas Skrumeda – Winnipeg, MB – Everett
  • Brett Stovin – Stony Mountain, MB – Saskatoon
  • Nick Zajac – Headingley, MB – Saskatoon

 

WHL grads playing CW by most recent WHL club: 

  • Kootenay ICE – 12
  • Lethbridge Hurricanes – 10
  • Spokane Chiefs – 10
  • Saskatoon Blades – 9
  • Medicine Hat Tigers – 8
  • Moose Jaw Warriors – 7
  • Prince George Cougars – 7
  • Swift Current Broncos – 7
  • Victoria Royals – 7
  • Kelowna Rockets – 6
  • Red Deer Rebels – 6
  • Seattle Thunderbirds – 6
  • Tri-City Americans – 6
  • Brandon Wheat Kings – 5
  • Everett Silvertips – 5
  • Prince Albert Raiders – 5
  • Vancouver Giants – 5
  • Calgary Hitmen – 4
  • Regina Pats – 4
  • Portland Winterhawks – 3
  • Edmonton Oil Kings – 3
  • Kamloops Blazers – 3