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Rockets make a pair of selections at 2020 WHL U.S. Prospects Draft

The Kelowna Rockets selected a pair of teammates out of Minnesota during the 2020 WHL U.S. Prospects Draft on Wednesday.

The 2020 WHL U.S. Prospects Draft consisted of two rounds, 44 selections, with each WHL Club afforded the opportunity to make two draft choices. The Rockets selected 15th and 30th overall.

Round 1, pick 15: 

PLAYER: Wyatt Olson
POSITION: RW
HEIGHT: 6’0
WEIGHT: 161
BIRTHDATE: May 24, 2005
WHL.ca player info link

Round 2, pick 30: 

PLAYER: Finn Brink
POSITION: LW
HEIGHT: 5’7
WEIGHT: 146
BIRTHDATE: April 6, 2005
WHL.ca player info link 

2020 WHL Bantam Draft First Round Order of Selection Determined  

The Western Hockey League announced today the Regina Pats will select first overall in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft, following the completion of the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft Lottery at the WHL Office in Calgary, Alta. The Pats hold the first-overall selection, having previously acquired the first-round pick belonging to the Swift Current Broncos. As a result of the lottery proceedings, the Prince George Cougars will move up two places and will select second overall in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft.

The WHL Bantam Draft Lottery involved the six lowest-place Clubs (Swift Current, Moose Jaw, Tri-City, Prince George, Regina, and Red Deer) from the 2019-20 WHL Regular Season. A team may only move up a maximum of two positions in the WHL Bantam Draft.

The 2020 WHL Bantam Draft will be conducted online on Wednesday, April 22. Kelowna will select eighth-overall in the opening round.

Players eligible for the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft will be 2005-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.

Following is the order of selection for the first round of the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft

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

SECOND ROUND (AND ALL SUBSEQUENT ROUNDS) ORDER OF SELECTION
Following is the order of selection for the second and all subsequent rounds of the WHL Bantam Draft:

(Please note that traded picks are not indicated)

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

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