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50 BC and Yukon Players Selected in WHL Bantam Draft

Thursday, May 05, 2016
 
The Western Hockey League (WHL) held their annual bantam draft on Thursday, May 5, 2016, and a total of 50 players from BC and the Yukon were selected.
 
The players drafted are:
Rd
Pick
WHL Team
Player
Pos.
Minor Hockey Association
Hometown
1
5
Medicine Hat
Josh Williams
F
Yale Hockey Academy
Langley
1
6
Tri-City
Sasha Mutala
F
Burnaby Winter Club
Vancouver
1
15
Kamloops
Massimo Rizzo
F
Burnaby Winter Club
Burnaby
1
16
Calgary
Jackson Van de Leest
D
Yale Hockey Academy
Kelowna
1
17
Swift Current
Jacson Alexander
D
Shawnigan Lake School
Victoria
1
19
Lethbridge
Dylan Cozens
F
Delta Hockey Academy
Whitehorse
2
23
Kootenay
Jesse Makaj
G
North Shore Winter Club
North Vancouver
2
29
Tri-City
Mitchell Brown
D
Okanagan Hockey Academy
Salmon Arm
2
34
Medicine Hat
Henrik Rybinski
F
Burnaby Winter Club
Vancouver
3
61
Swift Current
Connor Horning
D
Pursuit of Excellence
Kelowna
3
62
Seattle
Alex Swetlikoff
F
Yale Hockey Academy
Kelowna
3
63
Medicine Hat
Jalen Price
F
Delta Hockey Academy
Campbell River
3
64
Kelowna
Roman Basran
G
Delta Hockey Academy
Richmond
3
65
Moose Jaw
Austin Herron
D
Yale Hockey Academy
Abbotsford
3
66
Seattle
Layton Ahac
D
North Shore Winter Club
North Vancouver
4
70
Kootenay
Kabore Dunn
D
Shawnigan Lake School
Duncan
4
71
Swift Current
Nolan Corrado
F
Pursuit of Excellence
Campbell River
4
73
Portland
Jason Chu
D
North Shore Winter Club
Coquitlam
4
74
Red Deer
River Fahey
F
Campbell River
Campbell River
4
80
Edmonton
Boston Bilous
G
Delta Hockey Academy
Langley
4
84
Kamloops
Jimmy Darby
D
North Shore Winter Club
North Vancouver
4
88
Victoria
Tyus Gent
F
Delta Hockey Academy
Delta
5
94
Medicine Hat
Kaleb McEachern
G
Kelowna
Penticton
5
98
Prince George
Keegan Craik
F
Delta Hockey Academy
Richmond
5
99
Lethbridge
Alex Cotton
D
Yale Hockey Academy
Langley
5
106
Moose Jaw
Joshua O'Keefe
F
Burnaby Winter Club
Burnaby
6
113
Vancouver
Aidan Barfoot
F
Delta Hockey Academy
Richmond
6
122
Moose Jaw
Alek Sukunda
D
Burnaby Winter Club
Burnaby
6
132
Victoria
Elan Bar-Lev-Wise
F
Burnaby Winter Club
Burnaby
7
133
Portland
Connor Bowie
F
Fort St. John
Fort St. John
7
135
Saskatoon
Ryan Denney
F
Burnaby Winter Club
Maple Ridge
7
138
Medicine Hat
Corson Hopwo
F
Delta Hockey Academy
Duncan
7
144
Calgary
Juliano Santalucia
D
Burnaby Winter Club
Burnaby
7
145
Prince George
Zachary Bolton
F
North Shore Winter Club
North Vancouver
7
154
Victoria
Isaac Alvarado
F
Burnaby Winter Club
West Vancouver
8
155
Kootenay
Cody Shepheard
F
Shawnigan Lake School
Ladysmith
8
160
Spokane
Ethan Leyh
F
Yale Hockey Academy
Anmore
8
165
Regina
Logan Nijhoff
F
Okanagan Hockey Academy
Comox
8
169
Kamloops
Blake Wood
G
Yale Hockey Academy
Nanaimo
9
177
Kootenay
Colton Kitchen
D
Prince George
Prince George
9
181
Edmonton
Ben Wozney
D
Delta Hockey Academy
Richmond
9
191
Kamloops
Matthew Ubriaco
D
Campbell River
Campbell River
9
192
Calgary
Alex Rolfe
G
Yale Hockey Academy
Abbotsford
9
196
Tri-City
Xavier Cannon
G
Kamloops
Kamloops
9
198
Saskatoon
Logan Doust
F
North Shore Winter Club
North Vancouver
10
202
Kelowna
Jayden Lee
D
North Shore Winter Club
North Vancouver
10
208
Prince George
Francis La Roue
D
Delta Hockey Academy
Surrey
10
216
Seattle
Cole Schwebius
G
Okanagan Hockey Academy
Kelowna
10
219
Brandon
Timber Lewis
D
Okanagan Hockey Academy
Terrace
11
229
Portland
Holden Kodak
F
Yale Hockey Academy
Surrey
 
The WHL Bantam Draft is typically held on the first Thursday in May, at which time WHL Clubs select players who have graduated from the Bantam age category. In the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft, 2001 born players were eligible to be selected. All players in the proper age group and WHL territory are automatically eligible for the Draft. The WHL territory includes British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, as well as Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
 
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