In Round 8 of the 2017 Draft the Cougars snagged Saanich, B.C. native Michael Hoekstra who really turned some heads during the B.C. Cup. The rugged forward also has a family connection to the Cougars in the form of alumnus d-man Cody Carlson.
MICHAEL HOEKSTRA AUDIO:
In Round 9 the Cougars stayed local and chose Prince George’s own Mathew Magrath. The talented defenceman has been a Cougars stick boy for each of the past four seasons, and it’s a dream come true for him to now represent his home town team in the WHL.
MATHEW MAGRATH AUDIO:
In the 10th round the Cougars made two picks. First they traded up to draft forward Mitch Kohner (Beaumont, MN). Kohner marked the second Minnesota-born player selected by the Cougars in Calgary on May 4th.
MITCH KOHNER AUDIO:
A few picks later in Round 10 the Cougars grabbed goaltender Logan Terness of Burnaby, B.C. Terness played last season with the Burnaby Winter Club, and already has a strong working relationship with Cougars goaltending Coach Sean Murray.
LOGAN TERNESS AUDIO:
Then in Round 11 the Cougars selected another goaltender. This one hails from Littleton, CO. Kannon Flageolle has a great story about why he decided to become a goaltender. You can hear it below!
KANNON FLAGEOLLE AUDIO: