2019 WHL Bantam Draft Lottery to be Held Tomorrow

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The WHL Bantam Draft lottery will be held Wednesday, March 20 at 11 a.m. MT at the WHL Office in Calgary to determine the order of the first six selections in the first round of the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.

The WHL Bantam Draft Lottery will involve the six non-playoff teams (Swift Current, Winnipeg, Regina, Prince George, Kamloops or Kelowna, and Brandon) from the 2018-19 WHL Regular Season. A team may only move up a maximum of two positions in the WHL Bantam Draft.

The WHL Bantam Draft lottery will use a total of 21 balls, the allotment of which is as follows:

Swift Current                           –          Six balls (Pick previously traded to Prince George)
Winnipeg                                 –          Five balls
Regina                                     –          Four balls (Pick previously traded to Saskatoon)
Prince George                         –          Three balls
TBD (Kamloops or Kelowna)   –          Two balls
Brandon                                   –          One ball

The allocation of odds for the lottery draw of the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft Lottery is as follows:

WHL Bantam Draft Lottery Odds (Fewest Points to Most)
Swift Current*                         –          28.6%
Winnipeg                                 –          23.8%
Regina**                                 –          19.0%
Prince George                         –          14.3%
TDB (Kamloops or Kelowna)   –          9.5%
Brandon                                  –          4.8%

*Pick previously traded to Prince George
**Pick previously traded to Saskatoon

The lottery position still to be determined will be clarified with the outcome of the 2019 WHL Tiebreaker Game, scheduled for tonight – Tuesday, March 19 (7 p.m. PT) – between the Kelowna Rockets and Kamloops Blazers. The winner of the 2019 WHL Tiebreaker Game will advance to face the Victoria Royals in the first round of the 2019 WHL Playoffs. The team that does not advance to the 2019 WHL Playoffs will receive two balls in the WHL Bantam Draft lottery.