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WHL BANTAM DRAFT LOTTERY ON WEDNESDAY

Calgary, AB – The 2011 WHL Bantam Draft Lottery will be held at the Western Hockey League office in Calgary, Alberta on Wednesday, March 23, at 11:00 MST.

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The Bantam Draft Lottery will involve the six non-playoff teams from the 2010-11 season, and will determine the order of the first six picks in the 1st round of the WHL Bantam Draft.

The Lottery will use a total of 21 balls and the allotment of balls will be as follows:

Calgary Hitmen – Six balls

Swift Current Broncos – Five balls

Regina Pats – Four balls

Lethbridge Hurricanes – Three balls

Seattle Thunderbirds – Two balls

Kamloops Blazers – One ball

A team can move up a maximum of two positions in the Bantam Draft.  Only one ball is drawn in the Lottery.

The following are the scenarios that can take place following the Lottery selection:

1).  If Calgary wins the lottery, Calgary will have the first pick, Swift Current will have the second pick, Regina will have the third pick, Lethbridge will have the fourth pick, Seattle will have the fifth pick and Kamloops will have the sixth pick in the first round of the WHL Bantam Draft.

2).  If Swift Current wins the lottery, Swift Current will have the first pick, Calgary will have the second pick, Regina will have the third pick, Lethbridge will have the fourth pick, Seattle will have the fifth pick and Kamloops will have the sixth pick in the first round of the WHL Bantam Draft.

3).  If Regina wins the lottery, Regina will have the first pick, Calgary will have the second pick, Swift Current will have the third pick, Lethbridge will have the fourth pick, Seattle will have the fifth pick and Kamloops will have the sixth pick in the first round of the WHL Bantam Draft.

*Note: Regina has previously traded their first round pick to Lethbridge, so if a Regina ball is drawn, it will be announced that Lethbridge (from Regina) has won the lottery.

4).  If Lethbridge wins the lottery, Calgary will have the first pick, Lethbridge will have the second pick, Swift Current will have the third pick, Regina will have the fourth pick, Seattle will have the fifth pick and Kamloops will have the sixth pick in the first round of the WHL Bantam Draft.

5).  If Seattle wins the lottery, Calgary will have the first pick, Swift Current will have the second pick, Seattle will have the third pick, Regina will have the fourth pick, Lethbridge will have the fifth pick and Kamloops will have the sixth pick in the first round of the WHL Bantam Draft.

6).  If Kamloops wins the lottery, Calgary will have the first pick, Swift Current will have the second pick, Regina will have the third pick, Kamloops will have the fourth pick, Lethbridge will have the fifth pick and Seattle will have the sixth pick in the first round of the WHL Bantam Draft.

The Lottery only applies to the first round of the WHL Bantam Draft.  For each round following the first round, WHL teams shall draft in the inverse order of final regular season standings with Calgary receiving the first pick.

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