With their final pick (Round 13, 267th overall) in the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft, the Vancouver Giants are pleased to announce that they have drafted 2007-born defender Chloe Primerano. Primerano, who hails from North Vancouver, B.C. is the first female skater ever selected in a Canadian Hockey League Prospects Draft.
In 30 games last season with the Burnaby Winter Club’s U15 Program, Primarano notched two goals and 17 assists for 19 points. She added two assists in three playoff games.
“Chloe’s play this season in the top U15 league in Canada made her fully deserving of this selection today,’ said Vancouver Giants General Manager, Barclay Parneta. “The Vancouver Giants are happy to recognize her strong play by drafting her to the Western Hockey League.”
Chloe Primerano was the Giants final selection in the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft.
– In 2002, Shannon Szabados made history when she became the first female to appear in a Western Hockey League regular season game. She took the ice on September 22nd. 2002 for the Tri-City Americans.
– Three females have appeared in games in the Quebec Major Junior League. In March, 2022 goaltender Eve Gascon started a game for the Gatineau Olympiques. Prior to that in 1999-2001, goaltender Charline Labonte appeared in 28 games for Acadie-Bathurst. Manon Rheaume suited up for Trois-Rivieres during the 1991-1992 season.
– In 2021 goaltender Taya Currie became the first female drafted to the Ontario Hockey League when she was selected by the Sarnia Sting in the 14th round (267th overall).