Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Top 5

The WHL bantam draft has started. The top 5 are as follows

1. Portland-Derrick Pouliot D-Weyburn
2. Moose Jaw-Morgan Reilly D-West Vancouver BC (playing at Notre Dame)
3. Edmonton(gets pick from Chilliwack)-Griffin Reinhart D-West Vancouver BC (Paul Reinhart's boy)
4. Red Deer-Matt Dumba D-Calgary
5. Regina-Chandler Stephenson-F-Saskatoon. The 5 foot 9, 155 pound Stephenson is compared to Doug Gilmour. He had 110 points(49 G-61A) in 46 games with the bantam Saskatoon Generals. His plan is to play for the Saskatoon Contacts next year.

The Raiders took Trochu, Alberta centre Mike Winther with their first pick 6th overall. The Broncos made center Evan Richardson from Nanaimo the 15th selection and the Blades take center Ryan Olsen from Delta BC.

You can follow the proceedings by going to

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