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Cranbrook Bucks: Graduating players and eligible returnees

The Cranbrook Bucks finished second in the BC Hockey League’s Interior Conference this season behind the Penticton Vees with a 36-14-1-4 record and faced the Wenatchee Wild in the first round of the Fred Page Cup playoffs. The Bucks were upset by the Wild in six games.

The Bucks have 11 players committed to NCAA Division I schools for this September as of this writing, and two aging out in Jeremy Tremblay and Bauer Morrissey.

All college commitment data is taken from each team’s individual roster page on the BCHL website and the College Hockey News website.

Cranbrook general manager and head coach Ryan Donald has five forwards, four defenders, and one goalie eligible to return in 2023-24.

These numbers will likely change as players move to other leagues like the Western Hockey League, U.S. Hockey League, or North American Hockey League. They may drop to junior B, be sent away in trades, retire, or commit to college before September, and don’t return to their BCHL clubs.

The depth chart is based on the league going with a 24-player roster next season and coaches going with 14 forwards, eight defenders, and two goaltenders.

Graduating players

Nathan Airey (University of Minnesota)
Rhys Bentham (Yale University)
Donovan Frias (Yale University)
Julian Frias (Yale University)
Jack Henry (Yale University)
Kellan Hjartarson (Bentley University)
Cameron Kungle (Lake Superior State University)
Nick Peluso (University of Maine)
Luke Pfoh (Bowling Green State University)
Noah Quinn (Bemidji State University)
Cooper Boulanger (Air Force Academy)
Jérémy Tremblay (aged out)
Bauer Morrissey (aged out)

Eligible returnees (* indicates an open spot – assuming the team goes with 14 forwards and eight defenders)

Jack Silich (03)
Jaden Fodchuk (03)
Jarrod Smith (04)
Blake Cotton (04)
Jaxon Fuder (06)

Carsyn Good (03)
Markus Yim (04)
Bryce Sookro (04)
Willem Terwoord (05)

Carter Capton (05)