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WHL to host 2019 #WHLBantamDraft Thursday in Red Deer

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Red Deer, Alta. – The Western Hockey League will host the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft Thursday at the Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre in Red Deer, Alta.

The entirety of the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft will stream live at WHL.ca, beginning at 8:30 a.m. MT, with the first round hosted by Sam Cosentino of Sportsnet. Throughout the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft, selections will be updated live on the pick-by-pick tracker found at WHL.ca/draft.

The Winnipeg ICE hold the first overall selection after winning the WHL Bantam Draft Lottery on March 20. The Prince George Cougars will select second overall, followed by the Saskatoon Blades with the third overall pick. The complete selection order for the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft can be found at WHL.ca/draft.

2019 WHL BANTAM DRAFT FIRST ROUND ORDER OF SELECTION

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

Players eligible for the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft will be 2004-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.

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