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Giants Select Blake Chorney 10th Overall in 2024 WHL Draft

May 9, 2024 - Western Hockey League (WHL)
Vancouver Giants News Release

Forward Blake Chorney with the Northern Alberta Xtreme U15 Prep
Forward Blake Chorney with the Northern Alberta Xtreme U15 Prep
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Ladner, B.C. - The Vancouver Giants made one selection in the first round of the 2024 WHL Prospects Draft on Thursday morning, taking forward Blake Chorney from Northern Alberta Xtreme U15 Prep with the 10th overall pick.

Chorney, a product of Nipawin, Sask., was a driving force for NAX this season, helping the program secure their second consecutive U15 Prep Western Championship , recording five goals and seven assists for 12 points in five playoff games. The left-shot forward recorded 19 goals and 23 assists for 42 points in 24 games in the regular season, which were second on a very deep NAX team and just outside the top-10 in the U15 Prep division.

"He competes so hard without the puck," Giants Head Scout Terry Bonner said. "He's a great skater. Good size. A real complete forward. He'll get involved in every play. Makes good passes; scored some big goals, but he never quits working. He's an honest to goodness, hard-working two-way forward."

The 5-foot-11 forward scored four shorthanded goals in the regular season, which tied for the most in the U15 Prep division. His 12 playoff points were second amongst all skaters, trailing only teammate Jaggar John. In the Championship game against Edge, Chorney recorded a goal and an assist.

"I am extremely honoured and grateful to be picked by such a great organization like the Vancouver Giants," Chorney said. "I look forward to helping the Giants bring a championship to Vancouver."

Chorney will play for the Saskatoon Blazers in the Saskatchewan Male U18 AAA Hockey League for the 2024-25 season.

The 2024 WHL Prospects draft continues to take place online on Thursday, where the Giants will hold multiple mid-round picks. Results are available or at . All picks will also be announced on the Giants social media channels .

A recap of Thursday's draft will be sent following the conclusion of the draft.

On Wednesday, the G-Men made two selections in the U.S. Priority Draft. Click here for those results.

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Forward Blake Chorney with the Northern Alberta Xtreme U15 Prep
Forward Blake Chorney with the Northern Alberta Xtreme U15 Prep


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