Four Cochrane area hockey players have caught the eye of Western Hockey League (WHL) teams.

Yesterday, Kadon McCann, Jaxen Adam, Lochlan Tetarenko, and Tyler Deakos were among the 24 players selected by WHL teams in the prospect draft on May 19.

Kadon McCann, 15, was selected first in the second round, 23rd overall, by the Medicine Hat Tigers. The 6'3" forward played three games with the Airdrie XTreme AAA U15 team and spent the bulk of his season at the Rink Hockey Academy in Kelowna.

"I'm honoured to be drafted by such a great organization," he posted on Twitter. "Thank you to my family, friends, teammates, and coaches for everything they have done for me. Thank you to the Medicine Hat Tigers for drafting me can’t wait to get started."

His former teammate Jaxen Adam was selected in the fifth round, 90th overall by the Tri-City Americans. The 14-year-old, 6'1" defenceman played for the Airdrie Xtreme in the 2021-22 season and dressed for one game with the U16 AAA AC Avalanche. 

McCann and Adam played together with the Bow Valley Timberwolves before moving on to triple-A hockey. 

Bragg Creek's Lochlan Tetarenko, 14, was the first of two players selected by the Saskatoon Blades. The 5'8" centre was drafted in the third round, 43rd overall. He spent last season with the U15 AAA Okotoks Oilers.

Forward Tyler Deakos, 15, of the Edge School, was also selected by the Blades.

History was made in the 13th round when the Vancouver Giants used the 268th overall selection to call the name of defender Chloe Primerano, the first woman skater selected in any Canadian Hockey League selection draft.

Players eligible for the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft were 2007-born players residing in Alberta, B.C., Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.