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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Kootenay wins Bantam Draft Lottery

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 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.
 
The WHL Bantam Draft Lottery involved the six non-playoff teams (Kootenay, Vancouver, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Tri-City, and Medicine Hat) from the 2015-16 season. The winning team could only move up a maximum of two positions in the first round of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.

The Lottery selection process was performed by David Evans from KPMG. The 2016 WHL Bantam Draft will be held in Calgary, AB, on Thursday, May 5, 2015.

A Kootenay ICE ball was drawn, meaning the order of the first round of the draft remains unchanged and the ICE will pick first overall. The Vancouver Giants will have the second selection, the Saskatoon Blades will select third, the Swift Current Broncos have the fourth selection, the Medicine Hat Tigers will select fifth, and the Tri-City Americans will also have the sixth overall selection.

The order of the second round and all other rounds will be the inverse order of final 2015-16 WHL regular season standings.
 
Players eligible for the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft will be 2001-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.
 
2015 WHL BANTAM DRAFT 1st ROUND ORDER OF SELECTION
Following is the order of selection for the first round of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft:
 
#  CLUB                                              TRADED TO
1. Kootenay ICE
2. Vancouver Giants
3. Saskatoon Blades
4. Swift Current Broncos
5. Medicine Hat Tigers
6. Tri-City Americans
7.  Edmonton Oil Kings
8.  Spokane Chiefs
9.  Portland Winterhawks              Forfeit
10.  Prince George Cougars
11.  Regina Pats                               Red Deer
12.  Moose Jaw Warriors
13.  Prince Albert Raiders
14.  Everett Silvertips
15.  Kamloops Blazers
16.  Calgary Hitmen
17.  Red Deer Rebels                       Swift Current (from SAS)
18.  Seattle Thunderbirds
19.  Lethbridge Hurricanes
20.  Kelowna Rockets
21.  Brandon Wheat Kings
22.  Victoria Royals

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

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