Total of Thirty Saskatchewan Born Players Selected in WHL Draft

MAY 2nd, 2019 – The 2019 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft concluded today at the Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre in Red Deer, Alberta. This year’s draft featured 2004 born eligible players residing in Alberta, B.C., Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Yukon and multiple American states. The WHL Bantam Draft is an opportunity for young players to take the next step in their hockey development and set their sights towards making a Western Hockey League' roster. Based on the WHL Draft Lottery, the Winnipeg Ice had first overall pick, with the Prince George Cougars picking second and the Swift Current Broncos picked third.

For Saskatchewan born players, It was in the first round, tenth overall that Saskatoon's Kevin Korchinski of the Saskatoon Generals was selected. The defencemen playing out of the Saskatchewan Bantam AA Hockey League heard his name called by the Seattle Thunderbirds organization. When all was said and done, a total of thirty (30) Saskatchewan born players were selected over the course of the day. Leading the way was Saskatoon born players which made up seven (7) of the thirty (30) selections, including Korchinski. For a complete list of Saskatchewan born players check out the chart belor or head to www.whl.ca/draft for results from the entire draft.

RD

OV

Team

Player Name

Pos

Last Team

Hometown

1

10

Seattle

Korchinski, Kevin

LD

Saskatoon Generals BAA

Saskatoon, SK

2

23

Red Deer

Mayo, Hunter

RD

Martensville Marauders BAA

Martensville, SK

2

26

Prince George

Gronick, Kyren

F

Regina Aces BAA

Regina, SK

2

27

Kelowna

Flamand, Nolan

C

Saskatoon Blazers MAAA

Saskatoon, SK

2

28

Kamloops

Ernst, Dylan

G

Weyburn Wings BAA

Weyburn, SK

2

32

Victoria

Parker, Kalem

RD

Martensville Marauders BAA

Clavet, SK

2

39

Victoria

Dereniwsky, Carter

RW

Yorkton Maulers MAAA

Canora, SK

3

47

Saskatoon

Chadwick, Ethan

G

Saskatoon Stallions BAA

Saskatoon, SK

3

50

Kamloops

Spencer, Tye

F

Saskatoon Maniacs BAA

Saskatoon, SK

3

60

Lethbridge

McCutcheon, Logan

RD

Saskatoon Maniacs BAA

Saskatoon, SK

4

74

Prince Albert

Fouquette, Tre

RD

Warman Wildcats BAA

Warman, SK

5

91

Regina

Cormier, Carter

LW

Notre Dame Hounds Bntm Prep

Kindersley, SK

5

92

Seattle

Tanchuk, Cole

LD

Prince Albert Pirates BAA

Prince Albert, SK

5

102

Victoria

Briltz, Carter

F

Regina Aces BAA

Regina, SK

6

114

Red Deer

Lalonde, Parker

F

Warman Wildcats BAA

Aberdeen, SK

6

126

Edmonton

Johnston, Eric

LD

Regina Pat Blues BAA

Regina, SK

6

130

Lethbridge

Lawrence, Jakin

RW

West Central Wheat Kings BAA

Rosetown, SK

6

131

Vancouver

Klassen, Mesele

F

Warman Wildcats BAA

Neuanlage, SK

7

133

Swift Current

Hvidston, Connor

F

North East Wolfpack BAA

Tisdale, SK

7

148

Portland

Shumanski, Ty

G

Battlefords Barons BAA

Hafford, SK

7 150 Edmonton Olafson, Kylynn F Humboldt Broncos BAA Lanigan, SK

8

163

Red Deer

Larson, Jhett

F

Notre Dame Hounds Bntm Prep

Delisle, SK

9

179

Regina

Barnett, Brayden

F

Martensville Marauders BAA

Martensville, SK

9

180

Saskatoon

Bueckert, Mason

F

Saskatoon Generals BAA

Saskatoon, SK

9

181

Red Deer

Norberg, Kody

LD

Warman Wildcats BAA

Warman, SK

10

207

Red Deer

Cosford, Declan

F

Regina Monarchs BAA

Regina, SK

10

220

Prince Albert

Peekeekoot, Dallyn

F

Battlefords Barons BAA

Canwood, SK

11

242

Prince Albert

Rodman, Liam

RD

Saskatoon Generals BAA

Saskatoon, SK

13

283

Saskatoon

Arntsen, Cash

F

Swift Current Broncos MAA

Swift Current, SK

13

286

Prince Albert

Hildebrand, Max

G

Martensville Marauders BAA

Martensville, SK

*A mistake was observed on the orignial posting of this story. This has since been corrected with the addition of Kylynn Olafson at #150, overall. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

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