WHL COMPLETES 2017 BANTAM DRAFT LOTTERY

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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 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.
 
The WHL Bantam Draft Lottery involved the six non-playoff teams (Kootenay, Vancouver, Prince Albert, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Spokane) from the 2016-17 season. The winning team could only move up a maximum of two positions in the first round of the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.

The Lottery selection process was performed by Ian Cashin from KPMG. The 2017 WHL Bantam Draft will be held in Calgary, AB, on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
A Prince Albert Raiders ball was drawn, meaning the Raiders will pick first overall. The Kootenay ICE will have the second selection, the Vancouver Giants will have the third selection, the Edmonton Oil Kings will have the fourth selection, the Saskatoon Blades will have the fifth selection and the Spokane Chiefs will select sixth.

The order of the second round and all other rounds will be the inverse order of final 2016-17 WHL regular season standings.
 
Players eligible for the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft will be 2002-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.
 
2017 WHL BANTAM DRAFT 1st ROUND ORDER OF SELECTION
Following is the order of selection for the first round of the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft:
 
1.  Prince Albert Raiders 
2.  Kootenay ICE
 
3.   Vancouver Giants
 
4. Edmonton Oil Kings
 
5. Saskatoon Blades
 
6. Spokane Chiefs
 
7. Calgary Hitmen
 
8. Brandon Wheat Kings
 
9. Red Deer Rebels
Swift Current
10. Victoria Royals
Saskatoon
11. Portland Winterhawks
 
12. Tri-City Americans
 
13. Swift Current Broncos
 
14. Kamloops Blazers
 
15. Moose Jaw Warriors
 
16. Lethbridge Hurricanes
 
17. Kelowna Rockets
 
18. Prince George Cougars
 
19. Seattle Thunderbirds
 
20. Everett Silvertips
 
21. Medicine Hat Tigers
 
22. Regina Pats
Red Deer

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

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