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ICE To Pick Second In WHL Bantam Draft
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Calgary, AB – The WHL Bantam Draft Lottery was held today at the WHL Office in Calgary to determine the order of the first six selections in the first round of the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.

The WHL Bantam Draft Lottery involved the six non-playoff teams (Kootenay, Vancouver, Prince Albert, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Spokane) from the 2016-17 season. The winning team could only move up a maximum of two positions in the first round of the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.

The Lottery selection process was performed by Ian Cashin from KPMG. The 2017 WHL Bantam Draft will be held in Calgary, AB, on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

A Prince Albert Raiders ball was drawn, meaning the Raiders will pick first overall. The Kootenay ICE will have the second selection, the Vancouver Giants will have the third selection, the Edmonton Oil Kings will have the fourth selection, the Saskatoon Blades will have the fifth selection and the Spokane Chiefs will select sixth.

The order of the second round and all other rounds will be the inverse order of final 2016-17 WHL regular season standings.

Players eligible for the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft will be 2002-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.

2017 WHL BANTAM DRAFT 1st ROUND ORDER OF SELECTION

Following is the order of selection for the first round of the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft:

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

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