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2018 WHL Bantam Draft on Thursday

The 2018 WHL Bantam Draft will be held in Red Deer, AB, on Thursday, May 3, 2018.

The Kelowna Rockets will have the 18th overall selection in the first round of the draft.

The order of the second round and all other rounds will be the inverse order of final 2017-18 WHL regular season standings.

Players eligible for the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft will be 2003-born players who reside 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.

Recent draft selections by the Rockets include current forwards Nolan Foote (2nd round, 43rd overall, 2015), Ted Brennan (3rd round, 65th overall, 2015), and Liam Kindree (4th round, 87th overall, 2015), defencemen Kelvin Hair (6th round, 113th overall, 2015), Kyle Pow (6th round, 131st overall, 2015), and Kaedan Korczak (1st round, 11th overall, 2016), and goaltenders James Porter (7th round, 153rd overall, 2015) and Roman Basran (3rd round, 64th overall, 2016).

2018 WHL BANTAM DRAFT 1st ROUND ORDER OF SELECTION

Following is the order of selection for the first round of the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft:

1. Edmonton Oil Kings
2. Kootenay ICE
3. Prince George Cougars (traded to Prince Albert Raiders)
4. Calgary Hitmen
5. Kamloops Blazers
6. Saskatoon Blades
7. Red Deer Rebels
8. Lethbridge Hurricanes
9. Prince Albert Raiders (traded to Prince George Cougars)
10. Seattle Thunderbirds
11. Medicine Hat Tigers
12. Vancouver Giants
13. Victoria Royals
14. Tri-City Americans
15. Brandon Wheat Kings
16. Regina Pats (traded to Red Deer Rebels)
17. Spokane Chiefs
18. Kelowna Rockets
19. Portland Winterhawks
20. Everett Silvertips (traded to Edmonton Oil Kings)
21. Swift Current Broncos (traded to Prince George Cougars)
22. Moose Jaw Warriors

2nd ROUND (AND ALL SUBSEQUENT ROUNDS) ORDER OF SELECTION
Following is the order of selection for the 2nd and all subsequent rounds of the WHL Bantam Draft:
(Please note that traded picks are not indicated)

1. Edmonton Oil Kings
2. Prince George Cougars
3. Calgary Hitmen
4. Kootenay ICE
5. Kamloops Blazers
6. Red Deer Rebels
7. Lethbridge Hurricanes
8. Saskatoon Blades
9. Prince Albert Raiders
10. Seattle Thunderbirds
11. Medicine Hat Tigers
12. Vancouver Giants
13. Victoria Royals
14. Tri-City Americans
15. Brandon Wheat Kings
16. Regina Pats
17. Spokane Chiefs
18. Kelowna Rockets
19. Portland Winterhawks
20. Everett Silvertips
21. Swift Current Broncos
22. Moose Jaw Warriors

 

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