WHL AWARDS AND BANTAM DRAFT THIS WEEK
Kamloops, BC – The WHL Awards Luncheon and WHL Bantam Draft will be held in Calgary this week. The WHL Awards Banquet is on Wednesday, May 3rd and the WHL Bantam Draft takes place on Thursday, May 4th.
Goaltender Connor Ingram was named to the Western Conference Second All-Star Team. Forward Rudolfs Balcers is a finalist for the WHL Rookie of the Year (Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy). For a list of the WHL All-Star teams and WHL Award nominees, follow this link.
The WHL Bantam Draft will start Thursday morning at 7:30am/PT. The Blazers hold the 14th overall selection.
Those eligible for the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft include graduating Bantam age players born in 2002 from the four Western Provinces and the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
A few roster players previously chosen in the WHL Bantam Draft include Nick Chyzowski, Garrett Pilon, Jermaine Loewen, Nolan Kneen and Luke Zazula.
The WHL Awards Luncheon and the WHL Bantam Draft will be available, free of charge, via LIVE webcast available at http://www.whl.ca/ .
- 1st round, 14th overall
- 3rd round, 58th overall
- 4th round, 81st overall (From Moose Jaw)
- 5th round, 97th overall (From Spokane via Red Deer)
- 6th round, 125th overall (From Spokane via Moose Jaw)
- 7th round, 146th overall
- 7th round, 151st overall (From Edmonton via Seattle)
- 8th round, 168th overall
- 8th round, 170th overall (From Lethbridge)
- 9th round, 190th overall
- 10th round, 212th overall
- 11th round, 234th overall