Rockets take 11 in 2018 WHL Bantam Draft

The Kelowna Rockets added 11 prospects to the list of young players on Thursday in Red Deer at the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft.

Kelowna opened the draft with the 18th overall selection in the first round. The Rockets selected forward Trevor Wong of Vancouver, BC. The 5’8, 135 pound forward recorded 64 goals and 77 assists for a whopping 141 points in just 30 games this season with his bantam team. He also added 5 goals and 18 assists for 23 points in five post season games. Rockets General Manager Bruce Hamilton said Trevor is an exciting young player.

“Trevor is a very highly skilled player. He’s a great skater with above average skill and hockey IQ,” said Hamilton.

The Rockets selected a total of three centres, two wingers, five defencemen, and one goaltender.

List of players drafted by the Rockets in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft:

First Round, 18th overall – Trevor Wong – 5’8, 135lbs – Centre – Vancouver, BC – St. George’s School Bantam Varsity

Second Round, 40th overall – Elias Carmichael – 6’1, 182lbs – Defence – Langley, BC – BWC Academy Bantam Prep

Fourth Round, 84th overall – Jackson DeSouza – 6’1, 147lbs – Defence – Erie, CO – Pursuit Of Excellence H.A. Bantam Prep.

Fourth Round, 88th overall – Noah Dorey – 5’11, 167lbs – Defence – Surrey, BC – Okanagan H.A. Bantam Prep.

Fifth Round, 89th overall – Steel Quiring – 6’1, 175lbs – Forward – Vernon, BC – Okanagan H.A. Bantam Prep.

Fifth Round, 106th overall – Hayden Wilm – 5’9, 170lbs – Centre – Central Butte, SK – Swift Current Broncos BAA

Sixth Round, 128th overall – William Irvine – 5’10, 184lbs – Defence – Morden, MB – Pacific Coast H.A. Bantam Prep.

Seventh Round, 150th overall – Ryan Nutt – Defence – Vacaville, CA – Golden State Elite Eagles 14UAA North

Eighth Round, 171st overall – Arvega Hovsepyan – 5’7, 147lbs – Centre – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Jr. Kings 14U

Ninth Round, 191st overall – Turner McMillen – 5’8, 134lbs – Forward – Carievale, SK – Estevan Bruins BAA

Tenth Round, 204th overall – Justin Dueck – 6’0, 187lbs – Goalie – Waldeck, SK – Swift Current Broncos BAA



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