Brandon’s Caswell selected 6th overall by Swift Current

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Clarke Caswell
Photo: Jeremy Champagne (Scramble Studios)

Brandon’s Clarke Caswell was selected 6th overall by the Swift Current Broncos in today’s 2021 WHL Prospects Draft for players born in 2006. Caswell, a forward, is currently playing with the Brandon Wheat Kings in the Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League where he has amassed an impressive 51 points in 20 games to date.

“I am glad I went to the team that wanted me the most and am thrilled that it was Swift Current. I’m Pumped to be a Bronco!” Caswell told bdnmb.ca. “It was a long process with the draft being pushed back so yeah I’m real happy it’s over and I can now plan my path going forward.”

“Several of the Swift players, current and former have contacted me today already which is amazing. It’s been very welcoming!”

Caswell recently competed at the 2021 Western Hockey League (WHL) Cup in Red Deer, Alberta with Team Manitoba. As for his future Caswell stated “My next goal is to play in Swift Current as a 16 year old and be a contributor right away. Lots of work ahead of me but can’t wait to be playing as a Bronco.”

Photo: Jeremy Champagne (Scramble Studios)

It should be noted that with the 7th overall pick, the Broncos drafted Boissevain’s Josh Fluker. The talented rearguard has suited up in 19 games with the Southwest Cougars of the Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League this season. He has registered 16 points in those 19 games.

Brandon’s Ethan McCallum, a goaltender, was selected in the 2nd round, 39th overall by the Medicine Hat Tigers. This season McCallum is playing for the Notre Dame Hounds U16 Prep in the CSSHL.

Owen Wallace, a teammate of Caswell’s on the Brandon Wheat Kings U18 AAA squad, was drafted in the 7th round, 138th overall by the Prince Albert Raiders.