WHL Awards And Bantam Draft This Week


Tim 0’Donovan
April 30, 2013, Kamloops, BC (ISN) – The WHL Awards Luncheon and WHL Bantam Draft is set for this week. The WHL Awards Banquet will be held on Wednesday, May 1st and the WHL Bantam Draft on Thursday, May 2nd.

Both events will be held in the Sundance Room at the Deerfoot Inn in Calgary, AB.

The Kamloops Blazers are the Western Conference nominee for the WHL Marketing / Business Award.

The WHL Bantam Draft will be held this Thursday starting at 7:30am/PT and the Blazers will have the 19th overall pick. Those eligible for the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft include graduating Bantam age players born in 1998 from the four Western Provinces and the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Previous first round picks of the Blazers in the WHL Bantam Draft include Jordan Thomson (2011), Matt Needham (2010), Colin Smith (2008), and Brendan Ranford (2007).

For the third consecutive year, both of the WHL annual events will be available, free of charge, via LIVE webcast available at http://www.whl.ca/.

To get updates or information on the Kamloops Blazers selections, connect with us socially on twitter @blazerhockey.

Kamloops Blazers 2012 WHL Bantam Draft Picks:

· 1st round, 19th overall

· 2nd round, 41st overall (To Vancouver)

· 3rd round, 48th overall (From Everett)

· 3rd round, 58th overall (From Red Deer)

· 3rd round, 63rd overall (To Tri-City)

· 4th round, 85th overall

· 5th round, 107th overall (To Calgary)

· 6th round, 129th overall

· 7th round, 151st overall

· 8th round, 173rd overall

· 9th round, 195th overall

· 10th round, 217th overall

To purchase your 2013-2014 season tickets contact Ticketing & Promotions Coordinator, Missy Cederholm by phone at 778-471-8068 or by email at mcederholm@blazerhockey.com.  For pricing information, follow this link