The 2019 WHL Bantam Draft will be held this Thursday in Red Deer, Alberta. Thanks to a series of trades, the Wheat Kings have 3 picks in the first round and 15 overall. Players born in 2004 are eligible to be selected in this year’s draft. The Winnipeg Ice will select first overall.
Brandon’s Cayden Glover is the lone ranked Brandon prospect (Western Elite Hockey Prospects) entering Thursday’s draft. They rank Glover as the number 44 top rated prospect. A total of 260 players were ranked. According to WEHP “The ’04 winger used his big frame to protect the puck and shield out opponents. He has a strong stride and was flying around the ice making plays”. The 6’0″, 162lb forward notched 66 points (47g,19a) in 36 games for the Brandon AAA Bantam Wheat Kings this past season.
Strathclair’s Conor Geekie is the 2nd ranked prospect by WEHP. Last season he suited up for the Yellowhead Chiefs AAA Bantam team and registered 86 points in 31 regular season games. Tyson Zimmer, of Russell, is rated 13th by WEHP. In 2018/19 Zimmer picked up 52 points in 26 games for the Okanagan Hockey Academy Bantam Prep team in the CSSBHL.