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Broncos Select 11 Players in 2024 WHL Prospects Draft

May 9, 2024 - Western Hockey League (WHL)
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Swift Current, Sask. - The Swift Current Broncos added 11 players to their prospect pool on Thursday at the WHL Prospect Draft.

Round 1

With the 17th Overall selection, the Broncos stayed at home for their pick, taking forward Carter Moen (5'11"/154lbs) out of Swift Current, who played for the Swift Current Broncos U15 AA club scoring 27 goals in 25 goals and adding 20 assists for 47 points, finishing second on the team in both goals and points.

In the playoffs this season, Moen scored seven goals in seven games, and had 14 points.

"Just a 200-foot guy, competes hard," said Broncos General Manager Chad Leslie. "He effects the game in so many different ways, I think he's got a lot of offensive upside."

Moen also has some NHL connections as his father Travis played over 800 regular season and playoff games across 12 NHL seasons, winning a Stanley Cup in 2007 with Anaheim. Moen also works with the Broncos as a Skills Coach.


The Broncos then made a trade with the Medicine Hat Tigers, adding the 42nd Overall Pick in the draft along with two other conditional draft picks in exchange for 2004-born forward Mathew Ward.

Ward ultimately played 199 regular season games, and eight playoff games for the Broncos in his career after being the 14th Overall Pick in 2019.

Round 2

With that 42nd Overall selection that they acquired in the trade, the Broncos then drafted Calum Brownlee (5'11"/168lbs) from Winnipeg, Man. and the Winnipeg Bruins Black U15 AAA program.

Brownlee played in 32 games for the Bruins this season while being the Assistant Captain, scoring seven times and adding 22 assists for 29 points. He was second among Defencemen on his team in the regular season in scoring.

"I just think he's a tremendous complete defenceman," Leslie said. "He does a lot of really good things, makes good decisions, defends hard, high character, he can play a lot of minutes."

In the playoffs, Brownlee led the team among Defencemen in points with one goal and four assists.

Round 5

The Broncos then had to wait until the fifth round for their next pick in the draft, and at 106th Overall, they drafted Defenceman Nolan Pilsner (6'1"/168lbs) out of Lethbridge, Alta. and the Lethbridge Golden Hawks U15 AAA program.

Pilsner had three goals and 13 assists in 34 games this season with the Golden Hawks and added two more points in three playoff games.

Round 7

In round seven, the Broncos opted to select forward Gavin Harrison (5'7"/143lbs) out of Cold Lake, Alta. and the Northern Alberta Extreme U15 Prep team.

In 25 games this season, Harrison scored 14 goals and added 16 assists for 30 points while adding four points in five playoff games.

Round 8

The Broncos added to their blue line once again in the eighth round with Lincoln Ball (5'10"/150lbs), a defender out of Sherwood Park, Alta. where he played for the Sherwood Park Flyers U15 AAA squad.

In 34 games this season, Ball scored 13 goals and added 40 assists for 53 points, good for a tie for third on his team, and most among blueliners on his team. He lead the team in assists and was named the AEHL U15 Top Defenceman and was named to the First All-Star Team.

In the playoffs, Ball would scored four goals and added six assists in 10 games.


The Broncos then acquired a ninth-round draft pick, the 183rd Overall selection from the Calgary Hitmen in exchange for a 10th round pick in 2025.

Round 9

With their first pick in the ninth round, 183rd overall, the Broncos selected forward Jamie Kirwan (5'2"/100lbs) out of Gull Lake, Sask. and the Swift Current Broncos U15 AA program, making him the second player the Broncos drafted out of that team on the day (Carter Moen - Round 1).

In 26 games this season, Kirwan scored nine goals and added 24 assists for 33 points. In the playoffs, Kirwan scored three times and added nine assists for 12 points in seven games.

Kirwan's Uncle, Jeff is a former Swift Current Bronco, playing with the organization between 1993 and 1998. His Dad Chris played for Melville in the SJHL and played NCAA Division I Hockey with the University Alaska-Fairbanks.

Later in the ninth round, 194th Overall, the Broncos went back to Alberta for their next selection, taking forward Michael Ross (5'11"/169lbs) from Calgary, Alta. and the Calgary Flames U15 AAA program.

Ross played 30 games in the regular season, scoring 17 goals and adding 20 assists for 37 points. He would also add one assist in four playoff games.

Round 10

Into the double-digit round, the Broncos then drafted forward Ashton McCann (5'10"/132lbs) from Okotoks, Alta. and the Okotoks Oilers U15 AAA program in the 10th round, 216th Overall.

McCann played 23 games for the Oilers this season, scoring 14 goals and adding 15 assists for 29 points to go along with another two points in two playoff games.

Round 11

In round 11, 238th Overall, the Broncos decided to go south of the border with their selection, taking forward Brock Burch (5'6"/140lbs) out of Dubuque, Iowa, U.S.A. and the Detroit Victory Honda 14U AAA team.

He played 27 games this season and scored 14 goals to go along with seven assists for 21 points, and adding one goal in two playoff games.

Round 12

In the 12th round of the draft, the Broncos selected another forward, Jackson Tetreault (5'11"/146lbs), 260th Overall.

Out of Edmonton, Alta., Tetreault played for the Northern Alberta Extreme U15 Prep team and scored 10 times and added 11 assists for 21 points in 25 games. He added two assists in five playoff games as well.

Round 13

With their final pick in the draft, 282nd Overall in the 13th round, the Broncos went back to the blue line and selected defenceman Holden Sexsmith (5'10"/149lbs).

The Calgary, Alta. product played for the Calgary Bisons U15 AAA club and scored seven goals and added 10 assists for 17 points in 34 games, while also adding one assists in two playoff games.

Sexsmith's brother Aiden was drafted by the Broncos in 2023.

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