Carels Signs WHL Scholarship and Development Agreement With Cougars

May 23, 2023 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Prince George Cougars News Release

Prince George, BC - The Prince George Cougars have signed defenceman Carson Carels ('08) to a WHL Scholarship and Development Agreement.

Carels was the Cougars' 1st round selection in the 2023 WHL Prospects Draft. The Cypress River, MB product spent the 2022-23 season with the Pilot Mound Academy U15 Prep Team of the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL). The 14-year-old (turns 15 on June 23rd) posted 32 points in 20 games, consisting of 10 goals and 22 assists. In 4 playoff games with Pilot Mound, Carels owned 12 points (3-9-12).

"It is really exciting to sign Carson," said Cougars' Director of Scouting Bob Simmonds. "Carson is a tremendous person and comes from a great family and checks all our boxes. He has all the makings to be an outstanding defenceman in the Western Hockey League and we cannot wait to see him at camp in the fall."

The Cougars would like to congratulate Carson and his family on achieving this milestone!

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