Saskatchewan Players Have Strong Showing at 2020 WHL Bantam Draft

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 – The 2020 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft took place today online amongst the twenty-two WHL clubs. This year’s draft featured 2005 born eligible players residing in Alberta, B.C., Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Yukon and multiple American states.

When the final round concluded, Saskatchewan was fortunate to have fifty-three players selected overall. In comparison to the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft which saw a total of thirty players selected. The first Saskatchewan born player to hear their name called was Riley Heidt (Dundurn) of the Saskatoon Contacts who was taken 2nd overall by the Prince George Cougars. The following pick, another member of the Saskatoon Contacts in Brayden Yager (Dundurn) who was selected by the Moose Jaw Warriors. In total, Saskatchewan had seven players chosen in the first round. Round out the seven’ 1st round picks were Kalan Lind (Shaunavon) at #6, Sam Oremba (Regina) at #7, Reid Anderson (Saskatoon) at #11, Quinn Mantei (Weyburn) at #13, and Brady Birnie (Regina) at #21.

For a complete list of Saskatchewan born players check out the chart below or head to www.whl.ca/draft for results from the entire draft.

RD

OV

Team

Player Name

Pos

Last Team

Hometown

1

2

Prince George

Heidt, Riley

LW

Saskatoon Contacts MAAA

Dundurn, SK

1

3

Moose Jaw

Yager, Brayden

C

Saskatoon Contacts MAAA

Dundurn, SK

1

6

Red Deer

Lind, Kalan

C

Swift Current Broncos BAA

Shaunavon, SK

1

7

Seattle

Oremba, Sam

C

Regina Monarchs BAA

Regina, SK

1

11

Medicine Hat

Andresen, Reid

LD

Saskatoon Generals BAA

Saskatoon, SK

1

13

Brandon

Mantei, Quinn

LD

Weyburn Wings BAA

Weyburn, SK

1

21

Swift Current

Birnie, Brady

C

Regina Monarchs BAA

Regina, SK

2

26

Prince George

Dumanski, Bauer

LD

Humboldt Broncos BAA

Lockwood, SK

2

30

Kelowna

Price, Caden

LD

Saskatoon Generals BAA

Saskatoon, SK

2

33

Moose Jaw

Riche, Ben

C

Prairie Storm BAA

Bethune, SK

2

35

Brandon

Johnson, Trae

LW

Martensville Marauders BAA

Martensville, SK

2

38

Lethbridge

Chadwick, Noah

LD

Saskatoon Stallions BAA

Saskatoon, SK

3

52

Kamloops

Korte, Luke

LW

West Van Warriors Bntm Prep

Saskatoon, SK

3

59

Victoria

Wilson, Anthony

C

Northern Alberta Xtreme Bntm Prep

Swift Current, SK

3

61

Medicine Hat

Ekren-Bratton, Blake

LD

North East Wolfpack BAA

Porcupine Plain, SK

3

64

Victoria

Misskey, Nate

RD

Pacific Coast H.A. Bntm Prep

Melfort, SK

4

67

Swift Current

Stevenson, Nolan

RD

Notre Dame Hounds Bntm Prep

Swift Current, SK

4

68

Swift Current

Yaremko, Tyson

LW

Saskatoon Stallions BAA

Saskatoon, SK

4

69

Seattle

Blanchette, Karson

RW

West Central Wheat Kings BAA

Unity, SK

4

71

Regina

Herman, Carter

LD

Swift Current Broncos BAA

Swift Current, SK

4

73

Regina

Howe, Tanner

LW

Prince Albert Pirates BAA

Prince Albert, SK

4

75

Edmonton

Taylor, Ryan

RD

Battlefords Barons BAA

Battleford, SK

4

76

Vancouver

Edwards, Matthew

RW

Saskatoon Bandits BAA

Saskatoon, SK

4

83

Portland

Ravndahl, Rhett

RD

North East Wolfpack BAA

Birch Hills, SK

4

85

Kamloops

Pearce, Rylan

RD

Martensville Marauders BAA

Martensville, SK

4

87

Everett

Woodward, Roan

C

North East Wolfpack BAA

Nipawin, SK

4

88

Swift Current

Eger, Van

RW

Notre Dame Hounds Bntm Prep

Willow Bunch, SK

5

89

Swift Current

Gabriel, Connor

C

Saskatoon Bandits BAA

Saskatoon, SK

5

104

Lethbridge

Renas, Dustin

C

Saskatoon Maniacs BAA

Saskatoon, SK

5

108

Edmonton

Worthington, Alex

G

Warman Wildcats BAA

Waldheim, SK

6

122

Vancouver

Smith, Brady

RD

Prince Albert Pirates BAA

Prince Albert, SK

7

144

Calgary

Garrett, Alex

G

Saskatoon Generals BAA

Saskatoon, SK

7

146

Winnipeg

Arnold, Isaiah

RD

Saskatoon Bandits BAA

Saskatoon, SK

7

151

Moose Jaw

Sawatzky, Gavin

RD

Warman Wildcats BAA

Hague, SK

8

156

Moose Jaw

Mansuy, Keelan

RD

Regina Monarchs BAA

Regina, SK

8

160

Red Deer

Birnie, Carson

C

Regina Monarchs BAA

Arcola, SK

8

167

Brandon

Korte, Jeter

C

Saskatoon Maniacs BAA

Saskatoon, SK

8

170

Lethbridge

Bansley, Zach

RW

North East Wolfpack BAA

Tisdale, SK

8

176

Portland

Zakreski, Josh

LW

Saskatoon Maniacs BAA

Saskatoon, SK

9

184

Kelowna

Mason, Ty

C

Notre Dame Hounds Bntm Prep

Weyburn, SK

9

185

Saskatoon

Ronn, Matthew

LD

Yorkton Terriers BAA

Ebenezer, SK

9

187

Saskatoon

Calvert, Rowan

LW

Moose Jaw Warriors BAA

Moose Jaw, SK

9

189

Brandon

Asmundson, Noah

RW

Prairie Storm BAA

White City, SK

9

194

Spokane

Durant, Tysen

LW

Martensville Marauders BAA

Martensville, SK

10

203

Regina

Marquart, Kenneth

G

Regina Monarchs BAA

Pilot Butte, SK

10

204

Red Deer

Harkness, Boston

RD

Prairie Storm BAA

White City, SK

10

213

Prince Albert

McKay, Carter

C

Melville Millionaires BAA

Melville, SK

10

214

Lethbridge

Beamin, Adam

RD

Saskatoon Stallions BAA

Saskatoon, SK

11

222

Moose Jaw

Lolacher, Harper

C

Notre Dame Hounds Bntm Prep

Pilot Butte, SK

11

236

Lethbridge

Williams, Rylan

F

Swift Current Broncos BAA

Kyle, SK

11

240

Edmonton

Adrian, Easton

LD

Martensville Marauders BAA

Dalmeny, SK

12

250

Kelowna

Homeniuk, Wyatt

LD

Regina Pat Blues BAA

Regina, SK

13

278

Winnipeg

Sperling, Jaxon

LW

Yorkton Terriers BAA

Yorkton, SK

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