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BLAZERS SELECT 12 PLAYERS IN 2022 WHL PROSPECTS DRAFT

KAMLOOPS BLAZERS SELECT 12 PLAYERS IN 2022 WHL PROSPECTS DRAFT

Kamloops, BC – The Kamloops Blazers selected 12 players in the WHL Prospects Draft including seven forwards, four defensemen and a goaltender.

The Blazers traded up to select forward Nathan Behm in the 1st round, 13th overall. The Blazers traded their 19th overall selection along with a 3rd and 6th round pick to select Behm.

Two players were selected by the Blazers in the third round as they chose forwards Jack Bakker and Andrew Thomson. Bakker is from Surrey, BC and Thomson is from Sherwood Park, AB

In the fourth round, the Blazers selected their first defenseman as they went to Burnaby, BC to grab Isa Guram from the Delta Hockey Academy.

In the fifth round, the hockey club selected Zach Pantelakis from North Vancouver, BC and in the seventh round the Blazers chose Teigan Semchyshen from Warman, SK

With two picks in the 8th round, the Blazers selected goaltender Logan Edmonstone and forward Tommy Lafreniere.

The Blazers chose four players in rounds nine through twelve as they selected defenseman Nicholas Morin in the ninth round, defenseman Tyson Moss in the 10th round, forward Hunter Yanick in the 11th round and forward Evan Cook in the 12th round.

 

1nd round, 13th overall
Forward – Nathan Behm
6’0″ 173lbs
DOB – April 18, 2007
Hometown – Calgary, AB
Team – Edge U15 Prep
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“We are thrilled to be able to select Nathan. We see him as one of the most skilled players in the draft, he is a dynamic offensive player. A dual threat with the puck. He loves the game and wants to be a player. We look forward to seeing him in a Blazer jersey!” – Director of Player Personnel, Robbie Sandland.

 

3rd round, 57th overall
Forward – Jack Bakker
5’11″ 148lbs
DOB – May 31, 2007
Hometown – Surrey, BC
Team – BWC Academy U15 Prep
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“We are very excited to be able to select Jack with the 57th overall pick. He is a player that has high end skill and can score goals. Elite skater and is a threat off the rush with the puck.” – BC Scout Scott Blakeney.


3rd round, 63rd overall

Forward – Andrew Thomson
5’10″ 160lbs
DOB – January 1, 2007
Hometown – Sherwood Park, AB
Team – OHA Edmonton U15 Prep
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“Andrew is a very smart player, great sense in all zones and has terrific vision. We are extremely excited to have Andrew and his family join the Blazers.” – AB Scout Jason Pashelka

 

4th round, 85th overall
Defense – Isa Guram
6’0″ 145lbs
DOB – May 10, 2007
Hometown – Burnaby, BC
Team – Delta Hockey Academy U15 Prep
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“Isa Guram is a puck moving d-man that has great poise with the puck and always makes the right play. Sees the ice very well and has very good hockey sense. Great skill set and we look forward to seeing Isa in Blue & Orange one day.” – BC Scout Scott Blakeney

 

5th round, 109th overall
Forward – Zach Pantelakis
5’9″ 137lbs
DOB – October 18, 2007
Hometown – North Vancouver, BC
Team – Delta Hockey Academy U15 Prep

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“Zachary Pantelakis has good hockey sense and awareness in the offensive zone. Great hands and finish around the net. 200’ player and competes in both ends of the rink.” BC Scout Scott Blakeney

 

7th round, 146th overall
Defense – Teigan Semchyshen
5’8″ 138lbs
DOB – March 20, 2007
Hometown – Warman, SK
Team – Martensville Marauders U15 AA
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“Teigan Semchyshen is a puck moving guy that skates well plays with some bite.” – SK Scout Ken Fox.

 

8th round, 173rd overall
Goaltender – Logan Edmonstone
5’10″ 155lbs
DOB – October 3, 2007
Hometown – Saskatoon, SK
Team – Saskatoon Generals U15 AA

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“Logan is an athletic goaltender with a good glove hand and gets out to challenge shooters.” – SK Scout Ken Fox

 

 

8th round, 174th overall
Forward – Tommy Lafreniere
5’6″ 141lbs
DOB – January 16, 2007
Hometown – Hornby Island, BC
Team – Yale Hockey Academy U15 Prep
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“Tommy Lafreniere has high end hockey sense and great vision for the game. Great skillset and hands. He comes from a great program at Yale Academy. We look forward to watching Tommy continue to develop.” BC Scout Scott Blakeney


9th round, 195th overall

Defenseman – Nicholas Morin
5’8″ 135lbs
DOB – August 20, 2007
Hometown – Coquitlam, BC
Team – Vancouver NE Chiefs U15 AAA

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10th round, 217th overall
Defenseman – Tyson Moss
5’8″ 128lbs
DOB – February 22, 2007
Hometown – Port Moody, BC
Team – Yale Hockey Academy U15 Prep

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“Tyson Moss has good mobility and moves the puck well . Plays with poise and sees the ice well and we see great upside to his game and look forward to watching Tyson develop.” – BC Scout Scott Blakeney


11th round, 239th overall

Forward – Hunter Yanick
5’8″ 137lbs
DOB – January 25, 2007
Hometown – Fort Saskatchewan, AB
Team – Fort Saskatchewan Rangers U15 AA

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“Hunter is very athletic. Excellent skater with skill! We think he has terrific growth potential and is scratching the surface of the player he will become.” AB Scout Jason Pashelka.

 

12th round, 261st overall
Forward – Evan Cook
5’7″ 154lbs
DOB – May 13, 2007
Hometown – Surrey, BC
Team – Valley West Giants U15 AAA

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“Evan Cook is an honest player that competes hard every shift and plays hard in both ends of the rink. Great release on shot and can put the puck in the net. Good skater and skillset.” BC Scout Scott Blakeney

 

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