2010-11: Travis Sanheim played for the Elkhorn bantam AA team in Manitoba. He was selected by Calgary in the ninth round (177th overall) of the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.
2011-12: Sanheim skated with his twin brother Taylor, a forward, on the Yellowhead Chiefs midget major team in Manitoba. He scored 15 goals with 24 assists and 14 penalty minutes in 43 regular season games and had 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes in two playoff games.
2012-13: Sanheim made his junior hockey debut — joining the MJHL's Winkler Flyers following his second season with the Yellowhead Chiefs — and played for Canada Western in the 2013 U17 World Hockey Challenge. He had 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes in six games for Winkler. Sanheim once again led Yellowhead's defensemen in scoring; scoring 12 goals with 23 assists and 44 penalty minutes in 43 regular season games.He scored 2 goals with 3 assists and 2 penalty minutes in four playoff games. Sanheim had 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes in five games for Canada Western.
2013-14: Sanheim played in 67 of 72 regular season games as part of a talented defense corps for the WHL Central Division champion Calgary Hitmen in his first season. He scored 5 goals with 24 assists and was +25 with 14 penalty minutes. Sanheim was ranked 167th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's mid-term rankings prior to the 2014 NHL Draft.
Sanheim has limited experience in WHL with only one season in the books. Puck-moving defenseman with very good vision. Progressed very quickly with increased ice time during second half of season. Tall frame with room to add weight.