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WHL completes First Round of 2018 WHL Bantam Draft in Red Deer

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Red Deer, Alta. The Western Hockey League completed the first round of the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft this morning at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel in Red Deer, Alta.

After retaining the first-overall pick from the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft Lottery, the Edmonton Oil Kings used the pick to select forward Dylan Guenther (Edmonton, Alta./Northern Alberta Xtreme Bantam Prep).

Of the 22 players selected there were 14 forwards, seven defencemen, and one goaltender. Of those, 11 came from Alberta, with five from British Columbia and three each from Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

A record 15 players were selected from Canadian Sports School Hockey League teams in the first round.

Players eligible for the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft were 2003-born players residing in Alberta, B.C., Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Click HERE for a complete list of all players selected, including vitals. Photos of players can be found via this Dropbox link. Please credit all photos to the CSSHL.

2018 WHL Bantam Draft Results – First Round

#1 – Edmonton Oil Kings
Name: Dylan Guenther Position: Forward             Hometown: Edmonton, Alta.
Previous Team: Northern Alberta Xtreme Bantam Prep
Stats: 30 GP – 56G – 47A – 103PTS – 22 PIM

#2 – Kootenay ICE
Name: Carson Lambos           Position: Defence             Hometown: Winnipeg, Man.
Previous Team: Rink Hockey Academy Nationals Bantam Prep
Stats: 30 GP – 15G – 25A – 40PTS – 52 PIM

#3 – Prince Albert Raiders
Name: Nolan Allan       Position: Defence             Hometown: Davidson, Sask.
Previous Team: Humboldt Broncos Bantam AA
Stats: 26 GP – 12G – 32A – 44PTS – 57 PIM

#4 – Calgary Hitmen
Name: Sean Tschigerl                 Position: Forward       Hometown: Whitecourt, Alta.
Previous Team: OHA Edmonton Bantam Prep
Stats: 30 GP – 31G – 39A – 70PTS – 26 PIM 

#5 – Kamloops Blazers
Name: Logan Stankoven                Position: Forward            Hometown: Kamloops, B.C.
Previous Team: Yale Hockey Academy Bantam Prep
Stats: 30 GP – 57G – 33A – 90PTS – 6 PIM

#6 – Saskatoon Blades
Name: Colton Dach             Position: Forward       Hometown: Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.
Previous Team: OHA Edmonton Bantam Prep
Stats: 30 GP – 22G – 47A – 69PTS – 28 PIM

#7 – Red Deer Rebels
Name: Jayden Grubbe         Position: Forward             Hometown: Calgary, Alta.
Previous Team: Calgary CBHA Bisons Bantam AAA
Stats: 35 GP – 29G – 37A – 66PTS – 104 PIM

#8 – Lethbridge Hurricanes
Name: Zack Stringer            Position: Forward             Hometown: Lethbridge, Alta.
Previous Team: Lethbridge Hurricanes Midget AAA
Stats: 32 GP – 32G – 36A – 68PTS – 86 PIM

#9 – Prince George Cougars
Name: Craig Armstrong       Position: Forward             Hometown: Airdrie, Alta.
Previous Team: Airdrie Xtreme Bantam AAA
Stats: 34 GP – 23G – 31A – 54PTS – 69 PIM

#10 – Seattle Thunderbirds
Name: Kai Uchacz       Position: Forward             Hometown: De Winton, Alta.
Previous Team: Okotoks Oilers Bantam AAA
Stats: 33 GP – 25G – 17A – 42PTS – 71 PIM 

#11 – Medicine Hat Tigers
Name: Cole Sillinger            Position: Forward             Hometown: Regina, Sask.
Previous Team: Okanagan Hockey Academy Bantam Prep
Stats: 30 GP – 46G – 32A – 82PTS – 36 PIM

#12 – Vancouver Giants
Name: Zack Ostapchuk         Position: Forward             Hometown: St. Albert, Alta.
Previous Team: Northern Alberta Xtreme Bantam Prep
Stats: 30 GP – 24G – 21A – 45PTS – 12 PIM

 #13 – Victoria Royals
Name: Nolan Bentham                Position: Defence             Hometown: Victoria, B.C.
Previous Team: Yale Hockey Academy Bantam Prep
Stats: 30 GP – 5G – 17A – 22PTS – 34 PIM

#14 – Tri-City Americans
Name: Marc Lajoie              Position: Defence             Hometown: St. Albert, Alta.
Previous Team: Northern Alberta Xtreme Bantam Prep
Stats: 20 GP – 12G – 18A – 30PTS – 22PIM

#15 – Brandon Wheat Kings
Name: Jake Chiasson      Position: Forward             Hometown: Abbotsford, B.C.
Previous Team: Yale Hockey Academy Bantam Prep
Stats: 30 GP – 20G – 48A – 68PTS – 26 PIM

#16 – Red Deer Rebels
Name: Kyle Masters         Position: Defence             Hometown: Edmonton, Alta.
Previous Team: Okanagan Hockey Academy Edmonton Bantam Prep
Stats: 29 GP – 7G – 19A – 26PTS – 24 PIM

#17 – Spokane Chiefs
Name: Graham Sward             Position: Defence              Hometown: Abbotsford, B.C.
Previous Team: Yale Hockey Academy Bantam Prep
Stats: 26 GP – 2G – 16A – 18PTS – 48 PIM

#18 – Kelowna Rockets
Name: Trevor Wong         Position: Forward             Hometown: Vancouver, B.C.
Previous Team: St. George’s School Bantam Varsity
Stats: 30 GP – 64G – 77A – 141PTS – 34 PIM

#19 – Portland Winterhawks
Name: Gabe Klassen     Position: Forward             Hometown: Prince Albert, Sask.
Previous Team: Prince Albert Pirates Bantam AA
Stats: 31 GP – 52G – 37A – 89PTS – 18 PIM

#20 – Edmonton Oil Kings
Name: Keegan Slaney       Position: Defence             Hometown: Airdrie, Alta.
Previous Team: Airdrie Xtreme Bantam AAA
Stats: 35 GP – 13G – 23A – 36PTS – 40 PIM

#21 – Prince George Cougars
Name: Tyler Brennan   Position: Goal    Hometown: Winnipeg, Man.
Previous Team: Rink Hockey Academy Nationals Bantam Prep
Stats: 1.52 GAA – .947 SV% – 5 SO

#22 – Moose Jaw Warriors
Name: Eric Alarie    Position: Forward             Hometown: Winnipeg, Man.
Previous Team: Rink Hockey Academy Nationals Bantam Prep
Stats: 30 GP – 28G – 27A – 55PTS – 4 PIM

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Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.

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