The 2018 edition of the WHL Bantam Draft was held today (Thurs) in Red Deer, AB with some local players getting picked.
The first local player selected was Roblin MB’s and man Aidan Brook who was picked in the 4th round, 76th overall by the Seattle Thunderbirds.
Two more were selected in the 6th and 7th rounds as Virden’s Braeden Lewis, the forward went 114th overall to the Swift Current Broncos while F Colby Wotton of Foxwarren, MB was picked by the Regina Pats with the 136th overall selection.
In the 8th round, there were 3 local players picked including Carrot River product and forward Jayden Wiens with 155th pick of the Saskatoon Blades, then the next pick it was Virden’s Grady Lane to the Spokane Chiefs and with the 160th overall pick, goaltender Zane Winter (Carlyle SK) to the Red Deer Rebels.
Lastly, Moosomin’s Kyle Bochek who played this past season with the Notre Dame Bantam Hounds, went to the Vancouver Giants with the 254th overall selection.