42 WHL Alumni players Named academic All- Canadians


(ISN) – CALGARY, AB – The Western Hockey League is proud to announce that 42 players were named Canadian Interuniversity Sport Academic All-Canadians for the 2013-14 season.

This distinction is given to all CIS student-athletes who achieve an academic average of 80 per cent or higher while representing their institution on a varsity team.

The University of Alberta led all schools with nine players that achieved this honour, while St. Francis Xavier had six players. In total, there were 16 different institutions that these players attended. These players were headlined by the 2013-14 CIS goaltender of the year, Jacob DeSerres, who plays for the University of Calgary Dinos.



Colin Archer Acadia University Red Deer

Taylor Makin Acadia University Prince George, Vancouver

Joel Ridgeway Acadia University Tri-City, Portland

Thomas Carr University of Alberta Medicine Hat

James Dobrowolski University of Alberta Prince Albert, Prince George

Brett Ferguson University of Alberta Red Deer

Colin Joe University of Alberta Kelowna, Saskatoon

Kurtis Mucha University of Alberta Portland, Kamloops

Sean Ringrose University of Alberta Medicine Hat

Jordan Rowley University of Alberta Kamloops, Prince Albert

Jarrett Toll University of Alberta Tri-City

Brennan Yadlowski University of Alberta Lethbridge, Everett

Neil Manning University of British Columbia Vancouver

Matthew Wray University of British Columbia Kamloops

Brett Bartman University of Calgary Spokane

Jacob DeSerres University of Calgary Seattle, Brandon

Colton Grant University of Calgary Medicine Hat, Chilliwack

Brett Plouffe Dalhousie University Calgary, Tri-City

Cason Machacek University of Lethbridge Kootenay, Lethbridge, Seattle

Max Moline University of Lethbridge Tri-City, Lethbridge

Dylan Tait University of Lethbridge Lethbridge

Joe Caligiuri University of Manitoba Brandon, Prince George

Jesse Paradis University of Manitoba Kelowna, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon

Jeremy Schappert University of Manitoba Seattle

Neal Prokop McGill University Moose Jaw, Regina, Tri-City

Matt Strong Mount Royal University Everett, Red Deer, Chilliwack

Cam Braes University of New Brunswick Lethbridge, Moose Jaw

Cam Maclise University of New Brunswick Edmonton

Grant Toulmin Nipissing University Swift Current

Craig Cuthbert University of Regina Kelowna , Saskatoon

Ryan Dech University of Regina Edmonton

John Niebrandt University of Regina Kootenay, Vancouver

Alex Pym Royal Military College Regina

Cole Grbavac St. Francis Xavier University Kamloops, Medicine Hat

Steven Kuhn St. Francis Xavier University Spokane

Bronson Maschmeyer St. Francis Xavier University Vancouver, Kamloops

Drew Owsley St. Francis Xavier University Tri-City, Prince George

Brennen Wray St. Francis Xavier University Moose Jaw, Red Deer

Michael Stickland St. Mary’s University Kootenay, Swift Current

Jeff Einhorn University of Waterloo Chilliwack

Ryan Molle University of Waterloo Vancouver, Swift Current, Kootenay

Isak Quakenbush University of Windsor Seattle, Chilliwack