Nov 14 2023

2023 SJHL Draft - June 1, 2023

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The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) hosted their 2023 draft on June 1, 2023.  The 12-team league had six rounds of 2007 birth year players coming off their first season of U18 and two rounds of 2008 birth year players coming out of U15.

1st Overall Pick from SMHA in 2007 and 2008 birth years!

Congratulations to Preston Baerwald who was selected 1st overall in the 2007 birth year group by the Melville Millionaires.  Preston is a former Redwing who played for the Provincial Champion Saskatoon Blazers in 2022-23.

Congratulations as well to Kohen Volk on being selected 1st overall in the 2008 portion of the SJHL Draft!  Kohen is a former Wild player who played for the Saskatoon Bandits in 2022-23 and will play for the Saskatoon Contacts in 2023-24.

87 selections in total were made in the 07 & 08 drafts with 24/87 from SMHA - 28%.  Great showing by these players!

Below are the 24 SMHA picks made today in the draft:

2007 Birth Years (15 SMHA picks)

1st overall to Melville - Preston Baerwald, Redwings (home zone), Blazers (22-23 team)

4th overall to Flin Flon - Leo Seitz, Bobcats, Blazers

5th overall to Melfort - Tao Flory, Flyers, Battleford Stars

8th overall to Humboldt - Rylan Hue, Bobcats, Contacts

16th overall to Humboldt - Grayson Malinoski, Redwings, Blazers

18th overall to Nipawin - Sean Shiels, Renegades, Riverkings

19th overall to Flin Flon - Benett Leibel, Redwings, Riverkings

23rd overall to Humboldt - Kristian Lacelle, Bobcats, Riverkings

29th overall to La Ronge - Dylan Danyluk, Aces, Riverkings

36th overall to Battlefords - Jackson Fox, Flyers, Riverkings

44th overall to La Ronge - Ryder McKinnon, Wild, Riverkings

55th overall to Estevan - Wyatt Bouvier, Flyers, Yorkton Maulers

56th overall to La Ronge - Thomas Harding, Renegades, Sabercats

58th overall to Flin Flon - Logan Edmonstone, Aces, Contacts

62nd overall to Kindersley - Fynn Harasmychuk, Renegades, Riverkings

2008 Birth Years (9 SMHA picks)

1st overall to Melville - Kohen Volk, Wild, Bandits

2nd overall to Humboldt - Luke Senick, Wild, Bandits

6th overall to Nipawin - Barret Berger, Wild, Stallions

11th overall to Humboldt - Shaan Basran, Flyers, Outlaws

12th overall to North Battleford- Sam Lukenchuk, Wild, Outlaws

18th overall to Nipawin - Davey Fisher, Bobcats, Generals

19th overall to Estevan- Brock Kolibab, Flyers, Stallions

21st overall to Melfort - Eric Grandberg, Redwings, Outlaws

23rd overall to Humboldt - Cooper Ernewein, Wild, Outlaws

It was excellent to see all SMHA zones represented with each zone having multiple draft picks!

Congratulations to all players selected!  Keep working hard!

Not selected?  Keep working hard and get the scouts to list you to their team!




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