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Ontario Hockey League Completes 2010 Priority Selection

May 1, 2010 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL)

Toronto, ON - The Ontario Hockey League today completed the 2010 Priority Selection with 301 players selected over 15 rounds.

The 301 players selected include 172 forwards, 97 defencemen, and 32 goaltenders. The Greater Toronto Hockey League led the way with 72 players selected including 15 from the Toronto Young Nationals. 70 players were selected from the Ontario Minor Hockey Association, followed by 62 players selected from hockey programs in the United States. 48 players were drafted from the ALLIANCE, with 24 selected from the Ottawa District Hockey Association, 13 from the Northern Ontario Hockey Association, 10 from Hockey Northwestern Ontario, and 2 from various other programs in Canada. 175 players of the 301 selected competed at the 2010 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament.

"I would like to congratulate the 301 young men that were drafted in the 2010 OHL Priority Selection" said OHL Director of Central Scouting and Player Development Rob Kitamura. "Every player should be proud of this accomplishment, but I want to also wish the best of luck to all of the players not selected today, and hope for them to keep in mind that continued hard work will bring future success."

First round results:

1. Sarnia Sting - Alex Galchenyuk, Chicago Young Americans (LC)

2. Belleville Bulls - Brendan Gaunce, Markham Waxers (LC)

3. Oshawa Generals - Scott Laughton, Toronto Marlboros (LC)

4. Owen Sound Attack - Jarrod Maidens, Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs (LC)

5. Sudbury Wolves - Matthew Campagna, Toronto Young Nationals (LC)

6. Niagara IceDogs - Jesse Graham, Toronto Young Nationals (RD)

7. Peterborough Petes - Slater Koekkoek, Notre Dame Hounds (LD)

8. Niagara IceDogs - Luke Mercer, Toronto Young Nationals (LD)

9. Brampton Battalion - Marcus McIvor, Whitby Wildcats (RD)

10. Kingston Frontenacs - Alex Gudbranson, Ottawa Jr. 67's (RD)

11. Erie Otters - Chris Marchese, Toronto Marlboros (LW)

12. Guelph Storm - Mathew Finn, Toronto Marlboros (LD)

13. Saginaw Spirit - Justin Kea, Central Ontario Wolves (LC)

14. Soo Greyhounds - Gianluca Curcuruto, Mississauga Reps (LD)

15. Plymouth Whalers - Max Iafrate, Detroit Belle Tire (RD)

16. Ottawa 67's - Sean Monahan, Mississauga Rebels (LC)

17. Mississauga St. Michael's Majors - Nick Ebert, Waterloo Jr. A (RD)

18. Kitchener Rangers - Matia Marcantuoni, Toronto Marlboros (RC)

19. London Knights - Chris Tierney, York Simcoe Express (LC)

20. Windsor Spitfires - Grant Webermin, Detroit Honeybaked (LD)

21. Barrie Colts - Kerby Rychel, Detroit Belle Tire (LW)

Full results are available at www.ontariohockeyleague.com

The first three rounds of the 2010 OHL Priority Selection were shown live on a draft show presented by State Farm. The show is still available in archived format with the following teams making selections at the times listed below.

2010 OHL Priority Selection Draft Show presented by State Farm

TIME Round 1

1 0:07 SARNIA

2 0:09 BELLEVILLE

3 0:15 OSHAWA

4 0:19 OWEN SOUND

5 0:23 SUDBURY

6 0:25 NIAGARA

7 0:27 PETERBOROUGH

8 0:29 NIAGARA

9 0:31 BRAMPTON

10 0:34 KINGSTON

11 0:36 ERIE

12 0:39 GUELPH

13 0:41 SAGINAW

14 0:44 SAULT STE MARIE

15 0:49 PLYMOUTH

16 0:51 OTTAWA

17 0:54 MISSISSAUGA

18 0:56 KITCHENER

19 1:00 LONDON

20 1:02 WINDSOR

21 1:08 BARRIE

TIME Round 2

1 1:17 ERIE

2 1:21 SARNIA

3 1:24 OSHAWA

4 1:27 NIAGARA

5 1:30 SUDBURY

6 1:32 PLYMOUTH

7 1:35 PETERBOROUGH

8 1:39 GUELPH

9 1:44 KINGSTON

10 1:47 ERIE

11 1:52 SAGINAW

12 1:59 SAGINAW

13 2:02 KITCHENER

14 2:06 SAULT STE MARIE

15 2:09 OTTAWA

16 2:10 MISSISSAUGA

17 2:12 WINDSOR

18 2:15 NIAGARA

19 2:23 SUDBURY

20 2:25 OTTAWA

TIME Round 3

1 2:34 SAGINAW

2 2:37 BELLEVILLE

3 2:39 OSHAWA

4 2:42 BELLEVILLE

5 2:44 GUELPH

6 2:46 OWEN SOUND

7 2:52 PETERBOROUGH

8 2:54 LONDON

9 2:58 ERIE

10 3:04 ERIE

11 3:06 OWEN SOUND

12 3:11 NIAGARA

13 3:14 SAULT STE MARIE

14 3:18 BARRIE

15 3:20 KITCHENER

16 3:23 SARNIA

17 3:24 OSHAWA

18 3:26 OSHAWA

19 3:29 BRAMPTON

20 3:32 BARRIE

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