MENU

Four Former Chiefs Set to Compete in Canada West Men’s Hockey Final

WHL Network

 

Saskatoon, Sask. – While the UBC Thunderbirds and Saskatchewan Huskies may have no history when a conference title is on the line, the players involved in this weekend’s Canada West Men’s Hockey Final won’t be strangers.

A combined 43 players with WHL experience dot the UBC and Saskatchewan rosters, as the influence of major junior hockey will once again be on full display in Saskatoon when the best-of-three CW Final opens Friday at Merlis Belsher Place (8 p.m. CST). Four former Chiefs will compete to help Saskatchewan take the title.

22 T-Birds and 21 Huskies played in the WHL before making the jump to university and are sure to dominate the action as the teams vie for a CW banner before travelling to Halifax later this month for the University Cup (March 12-15).

 

For a complete preview of the CW Final, click here.

You can watch all the action this weekend from Saskatoon by tuning into Canada West TV Presented by Co-op.

UBC THUNDERBIRDS – WHL GRADS IN THE CW FINAL
22 WHL grads / 5,315 combined WHL GP / 2,103 combined WHL points

NAME / POSITION / HOMETOWN / LAST WHL TEAM (WHL GP/PTS.)
Shaun Dosanjh / D / Richmond, B.C. / Prince George Cougars (191/15)
Tanner Faith / D / Wilcox, Sask. / Moose Jaw Warriors (152/39)
Dryden Michaud / F / Maple Ridge, B.C. / Saskatoon Blades (62/5)
Matt Revel / F / Abbotsford, B.C. / Portland Winterhawks (336/183)
Jarret Tyszka / D / Langley, B.C. / Seattle Thunderbirds (260/115)
Kyle Becker / D / Langley, B.C. / Medicine Hat Tigers (229/85)
Jake Kryski / F / Vancouver, B.C. / Calgary Hitmen (332/216)
Austin Vetterl / F / Surrey, B.C. / Kootenay ICE (299/119)
Tyler Sandhu / F / Richmond, B.C. / Tri-City Americans (332/236)
Austin Glover / F / Clavet, Sask. / Red Deer Rebels (248/150)
Quinn Benjafield / F / North Vancouver, B.C. / Edmonton Oil Kings (344/201)
Colton Kehler / F / Port Coquitlam, B.C. / Edmonton Oil Kings (207/109)
Joe Carvalho / D / Burnaby, B.C. / Prince George Cougars (254/84)
Jerret Smith / D / Surrey, B.C. / Seattle Thunderbirds (320/128)
Anthony Bishop / D / Kelowna, B.C. / Tri-City Americans (199/26)
Rylan Toth / G / Saskatoon, Sask. / Seattle Thunderbirds (172)
Brett Clayton / F / Abbotsford, B.C. / Regina Pats (230/30)
Jonathan Smart / D / Kelowna, B.C. / Kootenay ICE (254/83)
Carter Popoff / F / Richmond, B.C. / Vancouver Giants (283/181)
Ryan Pouliot / D / North Vancouver, B.C. / Swift Current Broncos (184/35)
Maxwell James / F / Pitt Meadows, B.C. / Tri-City Americans (242/63)
Patrick Dea / G / St. Albert, Alta. / Tri-City Americans (185)

SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES – WHL GRADS IN THE CW FINAL
21 WHL grads / 5,389 combined WHL GP / 2,184 combined WHL points

NAME / POSITION / HOMETOWN / LAST WHL TEAM (WHL GP/PTS.)
Sam Ruopp / D /  Zehner, SK / Prince George Cougars (272/95)
Gordie Ballhorn / D / Wetaskiwin, AB / Kelowna Rockets (214/64)
Colby Harmsworth / D / Saskatoon, SK / Calgary Hitmen (275/55)
Jeff Faith / D / Wilcox, SK / Kamloops Blazers (244/29)
Shane Collins / D / Rosetown, SK / Prince George Cougars (196/42)
Tanner Lishchynsky / D / Saskatoon, SK / Kootenay Ice (180/45)
Jordan Tkatch / F / Prud’homme, SK / Prince Albert Raiders (341/189)
Levi Cable / F / Hudson Bay, SK / Kootenay ICE (291/132)
Collin Shirley / F / Saskatoon, SK / Kamloops Blazers (362/246)
Carter Folk / F / Regina, SK / Victoria Royals (255/81)
Logan McVeigh / F / Kenaston, SK / Kamloops Blazers (340/156)
Jared Dmytriw / F / Craven, SK / Vancouver Giants (370/146)
Carson Stadnyk / F / Saskatoon, SK / Everett Silvertips (314/188)
Donovan Neuls / F / Grenfell, SK / Seattle Thunderbirds (332/219)
Kohl Bauml / C / Saskatoon, SK / Everett Silvertips (294/176)
Andrew Johnson / F / Saskatoon, SK / Swift Current Broncos (294/107)
Wyatt Johnson / C / Saskatoon, SK / Spokane Chiefs (250/143)
Evan Fiala / D / Clavet, SK / Saskatoon Blades (278/71)
Declan Hobbs / G / Saskatoon, SK / Spokane Chiefs (31)
Taran Kozun / G / Nipawin, SK / Seattle Thunderbirds (148)
Travis Child / G / Killam, AB / Edmonton Oil Kings (108)

About Canada West 
Since 1972, Canada West (CW) has been a leader in Canadian university sport, working to provide our student-athletes the opportunities to excel in sport, the classroom, and their communities. CW and our 17 members from across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba collectively carry on a legacy of competitive excellence, as our champions proudly go on to represent the conference at U SPORTS national championships.

Canada West – training leaders, building champions.

About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.

More News
Western Hockey League Announces Opening Date for 2020-21 Regular Season
7 days ago
Chiefs Sign Prospects Copeland Fricker and Ty Cheveldayoff
2 weeks ago
Bear Hughes Selected 148th Overall By Washington
2 weeks ago
Jack Finley Selected 57th Overall by Tampa Bay
2 weeks ago
2020 NHL Draft Preview: Finley Leads Chiefs Hopefuls
2 weeks ago
2020 NHL Draft Profile: Jack Finley, Spokane Chiefs
3 weeks ago