DHA is extremely proud and congratulates alum Lukas Svejkovsky on signing a Western Hockey League Standard Player Agreement with the Vancouver Giants for the 2018-2019 campaign.

The five-foot-nine forward was drafted by the Giants in the second round, 36th overall, at the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.

Good luck in the upcoming season with the Giants Lukas! #wild pride

http://www.csshl.ca/leagues/newsletter.cfm?clientID=4542&leagueID=15269&page=104698

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DHA Alumni Selected in the 2018 NHL Draft

DHA is extremely proud and congratulates alumni Ty Smith and Ty Taylor on being selected 17th and 214th overall in the 2018 NHL Draft.

Ty Smith, 18, was selected in Round 1, 17th overall by the New Jersey Devils.Smith attended the Delta Hockey Academy during the 2014-15 season, leading the CSSHL’s Bantam Prep Division in scoring with 28 points (9-16-28) in 16 games en route to being named the Bantam Prep Division MVP.

The Lloydminster, Alta. product also registered seven points (3-4-7) in four post-season games.

Smith has spent the past two seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Spokane Chiefs, tallying 107 points (19-88-107) in 137 career games. He was named the 2018 WHL Scholastic Player of the Year.

Ty Taylor, 18, was selected Round 7, 214th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Taylor attended the Delta Hockey Academy during the 2015-16 season where he helped his team capture the CSSHL’s Midget Prep Championship posting a division-best 1.46 goals-against average and a league-best .943 save-percentage.

The Richmond, B.C. product has spent the past two seasons in the British Columbia Hockey League with the Vernon Vipers. During the 2017-18 season he led the BCHL in goals-against average (1.87), save-percentage (.943), while being named the BCHL Top Goaltender and to the BCHL First All-Star Team.

Taylor will attend and play NCAA hockey at the University of New Hampshire beginning in 2019.

DHA wishes to congratulate Ty Smith, Ty Taylor and 4 other CSSHL Alumni, including Jacob Bernard-Docker (Edge), Joel Hofer (POE), Angus Crookshank (BWC), and Matthew Thiessen (Rink) on being selected in the 2018 NHL Draft.

http://www.csshl.ca/leagues/newsletter.cfm?clientID=4542&leagueID=15269&page=104424

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Smythe signs with Portland Winterhawks


DHA is extremely proud and congratulates Kurtis Smythe on signing a Standard Player Agreement with the Portland Winterhawks.

Smythe, a 3 year DHA defenseman who posted 13 points (4-9-13) with the Midget Prep team this season was acquired by the Winterhawks in a trade after being drafted 42nd overall in 2017 by the Saskatoon Blades.

Best of luck Kurtis!  #wildpride

http://www.csshl.ca/leagues/newsletter.cfm?clientID=4542&leagueID=15269&page=104320

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Moy commits to Suffolk University for 2018-2019

DHA is extremely proud and congratulates Stephanie Moy on committing to the Division 3 Suffolk Rams in Boston, MA. for the 2018-2019 season.

Steph is a solid stay at home defenceman who has been with the Delta Hockey Academy for 2 years and was awarded the CSSHL’s Top Defenceman for Female Varsity in 2017.

DHA wishes Steph all the success as she pursues her passions in hockey and Psychology. #wildpride

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Eight players drafted to WHL

DHA is extremely proud and congratulates the following players on being drafted in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft in Red Deer today:

3rd round (45) Matt Smith, Edmonton Oil Kings
3rd round (48) Carson Latimer, Edmonton Oil Kings
3rd round (65) Ethan Samson, Prince George Cougars

6th round (126) Brendan Pentecost, Vancouver Giants

7th round (147) Cage Newans, Victoria Royals

8th round (174) Cardinal Holden, Everett Silvertips

9th round (184) Spencer Shugrue, Saskatoon Blades

11th round (228) Sammy May, Saskatoon Blades

Best of luck to all DHA players as they continue to pursue their hockey careers! #wildpride

 

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5 DHA Alumni on final NHL Central Scouting list

DHA is extremely proud and congratulates 5 DHA alumni on cracking the final NHL Central Scouting list.

North American Skaters include:

14) Ty Smith (Spokane Chiefs, WHL)

Smith, 18, attended the Delta Hockey Academy during the 2014-15 season, where he led the Bantam Prep Division in scoring with 28 points (9-19-28) in 16 games, while being named the Bantam Prep MVP.

108) Sean Comrie (Spruce Grove Saints, AJHL)

Comrie, 18, attended the Delta Hockey Academy during the 2015-16 season, netting 33 points (14-19-33) in 34 games with their CSSHL Championship winning Midget Prep team, while also being named the Midget Prep Top Defenceman award winner. The Edmonton, Alta. product will attend the University of Denver in 2019.

125) Brendan Budy (Langley Rivermen, BCHL)

Budy, 17, attended the Delta Hockey Academy from 2014 to 2016. During the 2015-16 season, the Langley, B.C. product helped his team capture the CSSHL Midget Prep Championship after collecting 43 points (19-24-43) in 27 games, while being named the Midget Prep Freshman of the Year. Budy will attend the University of Denver in 2018.

129) Brodi Stuart (Kamloops Blazers, WHL)

Stuart, 18, attended the Delta Hockey Academy from 2014 to 2016. During the 2015-16 season, the Langley, B.C. product helped his team capture the CSSHL Midget Prep Championship after registering 32 points (11-21-32) in 3

North American Goaltenders include:

25) Ty Taylor (Vernon Vipers, BCHL)

Taylor, 18, attended the Delta Hockey Academy during the 2015-16 season, where he posted the Midget Prep Division’s best goals-against average and save-percentage while capturing the 2016 CSSHL Midget Prep Championship. The Richmond, B.C. product will attend the University of New Hampshire in 2019.

#wildpride

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Former NHLer Rick Lanz named Head Coach of E15 team

DHA is excited to announce Rick Lanz as their Head Coach for the E15 team for the 2018-2019 campaign.

Lanz was the Assistant Coach with DHA’s Bantam Prep Green team for 2017-2018 however his coaching career began in 1994 with Penticton, which was the beginning of his BCHL resume. The following year he was behind the bench in Langley before moving on to the Surrey Eagles where he took the team to the RBC Championship game in 1997. After one season as the head coach with the Western Hockey League’s Tri-City Americans, Lanz returned to the BCHL for eight more seasons which included winning the RBC Championship in 2006 with the Burnaby Express.

Prior to coaching, Lanz had an extensive playing career, which included 569 games in the National Hockey League with Vancouver, Toronto and Chicago. After three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Oshawa Generals, Vancouver selected the defenceman seventh overall at the 1980 NHL Draft.

Lanz has spent the last several seasons as a scout for the Colorado Avalanche and this past season for the St. Louis Blues.

#wildpride

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