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: