The Ontario Hockey League held the sixth annual OHL Under-18 Priority Selection for ‘AAA’ hockey players in Ontario on May 5, featuring a leading 18 players from Greater Toronto Hockey League.
The top three selections included Thunder Bay Kings’
With a total of 52 players selected from 32 different teams, GTHL players made up 34 per cent of the draft representing 11 clubs. The Central Region U18 ‘AAA’ champion, Reps Hockey Club, led the way with five players selected, with the Markham Majors, North York Rangers, and Toronto Young Nationals right behind with two each. The Don Mills Flyers, Mississauga Rebels, Mississauga Senators, Thunder Bay Kings, Toronto Jr. Canadiens, Toronto Red Wings, and the Vaughan Kings all had one player selected.
The 18 players selected included nine forwards, four defensemen, and five goaltenders.
The top three selections included Thunder Bay goaltender Nate Krawchuk to the Sudbury Wolves at third overall.
|RD||OV||OHL TEAM||PLAYER||GTHL TEAM|
|1||3||SUDBURY WOLVES||NATE KRAWCHUK (G)||THUNDER BAY KINGS|
|1||5||SARNIA STING||COLE COOKSEY (F)||REPS HOCKEY CLUB|
|1||9||KITCHENER RANGERS||KRISTIAN LAMANNA (F)||REPS HOCKEY CLUB|
|1||18||NORTH BAY BATTALION||ANDREW LANNI (D)||VAUGHAN KINGS|
|2||21||SAGINAW SPIRIT||TRENT WARREN (D)||NORTH YORK RANGERS|
|2||22||ERIE OTTERS||ZACHARY BENAVON (F)||TORONTO RED WINGS|
|2||25||SARNIA STING||MARCUS OUELLET (G)||DON MILLS FLYERS|
|2||26||PETERBOROUGH PETES||CHRISTOPHER QUIZI (G)||MARKHAM MAJORS|
|2||29||KITCHENER RANGERS||YANNI KOUKOUVES (F)||TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS|
|2||30||BARRIE COLTS||ALEXANDER CHU (G)||MISSISSAUGA REBELS|
|2||33||MISSISSAUGA STEELHEADS||JEREMY HIRSH (F)||TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS|
|2||35||SAULT STE. MARIE GREYHOUNDS||CALEB LABELLE (D)||NORTH YORK RANGERS|
|2||36||KINGSTON FRONTENACS||SEBASTIAN MONCADA (G)||MISSISSAUGA SENATORS|
|3||43||NIAGARA ICEDOGS||GIANCARLO CERPNJAK (F)||MARKHAM MAJORS|
|3||48||OWEN SOUND ATTACK||JACOB STRIZZI (F)||TORONTO JR. CANADIENS|
|3||49||KINGSTON FRONTENACS||COOPER LEE (F)||REPS HOCKEY CLUB|
|3||51||WINDSOR SPITFIRES||ALEC STEWART (F)||REPS HOCKEY CLUB|
|3||52||HAMILTON BULLDOGS||ROBERT PALERMO (D)||REPS HOCKEY CLUB|