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WHL Completes First Round of 2019 WHL Bantam Draft in Red Deer

May 2, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) News Release

Red Deer, Alta. - The Western Hockey League completed the first round of the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft this morning at the Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre in Red Deer, Alta.

After retaining the first-overall pick from the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft Lottery, the Winnipeg ICE used the pick to select forward Matthew Savoie (St. Albert, Alta. / Northern Alberta Xtreme Bantam Prep).

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

A total of 13 players were selected from Canadian Sports School Hockey League teams in the first round.

Players eligible for the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft were 2004-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.

2019 WHL Bantam Draft Results - First Round

#1 - Winnipeg ICE

Name: Matthew Savoie Position: Forward Hometown: St. Albert, Alta.

Previous Team: Northern Alberta Xtreme Midget Prep

Stats: 31 GP - 31G - 40A - 71PTS - 53 PIM

#2 - Winnipeg ICE

Name: Conor Geekie Position: Forward Hometown: Strathclair, Man.

Previous Team: Yellowhead Bantam AAA Chiefs

Stats: 31 GP - 49G - 37A - 86PTS - 58 PIM

#3 - Prince George Cougars

Name: Keaton Dowhaniuk Position: Defence Hometown: Sherwood Park, Alta.

Previous Team: OHA Edmonton Bantam Prep

Stats: 25 GP - 8G - 27A - 35PTS - 34 PIM

#4 - Prince George Cougars

Name: Koehn Ziemmer Position: Forward Hometown: Mayerthorpe, Alta.

Previous Team: OHA Edmonton Bantam Prep

Stats: 29 GP - 37G - 39A - 76PTS - 16 PIM

#5 - Brandon Wheat Kings

Name: Nate Danielson Position: Forward Hometown: Red Deer, Alta.

Previous Team: Red Deer Bantam AAA Rebels

Stats: 29 GP - 26G - 33A - 59PTS - 16 PIM

#6 - Brandon Wheat Kings

Name: Tyson Zimmer Position: Forward Hometown: Russel, Man.

Previous Team: Okanagan Hockey Academy Bantam Prep

Stats: 26 GP - 22G - 30A - 52PTS - 27 PIM

#7 - Kamloops Blazers

Name: Mats Lindgren Position: Defence Hometown: North Vancouver, B.C.

Previous Team: Burnaby Winter Club Bantam Prep

Stats: 27 GP - 4G - 22A - 26PTS - 20 PIM

#8 - Seattle Thunderbirds

Name: Jordan Gustafson Position: Forward Hometown: Ardrossan, Alta.

Previous Team: Fort Saskatchewan Bantam AAA Rangers

Stats: 33 GP - 31G - 39A - 70PTS - 16 PIM

#9 - Saskatoon Blades

Name: Brandon Lisowsky Position: Forward Hometown: Port Coquitlam, B.C.

Previous Team: Burnaby Winter Club Bantam Prep

Stats: 26 GP - 32G - 17A - 49PTS - 50 PIM

#10 - Seattle Thunderbirds

Name: Kevin Korchinski Position: Defence Hometown: Saskatoon, Sask.

Previous Team: Saskatoon Bantam AA Generals

Stats: 31 GP - 10G - 37A - 47PTS - 34 PIM

#11 - Moose Jaw Warriors

Name: Denton Mateychuk Position: Defence Hometown: Dominion City, Man.

Previous Team: Eastman Bantam AAA Selects

Stats: 36 GP - 23G - 38A - 61PTS - 12 PIM

#12 - Medicine Hat Tigers

Name: Oasiz Wiesblatt Position: Forward Hometown: Calgary, Alta.

Previous Team: Calgary Bantam AAA Bisons

Stats: 28 GP - 19G - 36A - 55PTS - 94 PIM

#13 - Calgary Hitmen

Name: Grayden Siepmann Position: Defence Hometown: Abbotsford, B.C.

Previous Team: Yale Hockey Academy Bantam Prep

Stats: 29 GP - 8G - 21A - 29PTS - 14 PIM

#14 - Swift Current Broncos

Name: Matthew Ward Position: Forward Hometown: Richmond, B.C.

Previous Team: Delta Hockey Academy Bantam Prep

Stats: 30 GP - 24G - 40A - 64PTS - 42 PIM

#15 - Spokane Chiefs

Name: Ben Thornton Position: Forward Hometown: Abbotsford, B.C.

Previous Team: Yale Hockey Academy Bantam Prep

Stats: 30 GP - 13G - 32A - 45PTS - 28 PIM

#16 - Brandon Wheat Kings

Name: Rylen Roersma Position: Forward Hometown: Raymond, Alta.

Previous Team: Lethbridge Bantam AAA Golden Hawks

Stats: 29 GP - 23G - 21A - 44PTS - 30 PIM

#17 - Regina Pats

Name: Layton Feist Position: Defence Hometown: Coldstream, B.C.

Previous Team: North Zone Bantam AAA Kings

Stats: 20 GP - 8G - 14A - 22PTS - 14 PIM

#18 - Edmonton Oil Kings

Name: Caleb Reimer Position: Forward Hometown: Surrey, B.C.

Previous Team: Delta Hockey Academy Bantam Prep

Stats: 30 GP - 18G - 27A - 45PTS - 12 PIM

#19 - Victoria Royals

Name: Jason Spizawka Position: Defence Hometown: Victoria, B.C.

Previous Team: Yale Hockey Academy Bantam Prep

Stats: 28 GP - 2G - 23A - 25PTS - 26 PIM

#20 - Kamloops Blazers

Name: Connor Levis Position: Forward Hometown: Vancouver, B.C.

Previous Team: St. George's School Bantam Prep

Stats: 26 GP - 24G - 38A - 62PTS - 22 PIM

#21 - Swift Current Broncos

Name: Tyson Jugnauth Position: Defence Hometown: Richmond, B.C.

Previous Team: Central Zone Bantam AA Rockets

Stats: 16 GP - 8G - 6A - 14PTS - 12 PIM

#22 - Prince Albert Raiders

Name: Niall Crocker Position: Forward Hometown: Delta, B.C.

Previous Team: Delta Hockey Academy Bantam Prep

Stats: 30 GP - 18G - 27A - 45PTS - 36 PIM


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