Yesterday marked the third consecutive WHL Prospects Draft which featured numerous current and former Saints Pro Hockey Academy (SPHA) athletes who had their names called by various Western Hockey League teams. When the dust settled, a total of nine (9) athletes were chosen in the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft and one (1) selected in the United States WHL Priority Draft.
There were three (3) Saints Pro Hockey Alumni who were selected in the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft:
Braeden Cootes (SPHA - 2016-17)
1st Round - 10th Overall - Seattle Thunderbirds
Matt Paranych (SPHA - 2016-17)
3rd Round - 45th Overall - Medicine Hat Tigers
Owen Schoettler (SPHA - 2016-17)
4th Round - 71st Overall - Spokane Chiefs
There was also one (1) Saints Pro Hockey Alumni who was selected in the 2022 WHL United States Priority Draft:
Lukas Sawchyn (SPHA - 2016-17)
1st Round - 6th Overall - 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.