The MJHL’s annual bantam draft took place earlier this morning and Virden’s Grady Lane was the first player selected by the Winkler Flyers. Lane registered 42 points in 35 regular season games while skating with the Southwest Cougars. With the second overall selection in the draft the Dauphin Kings drafted Sloan Stanick who amassed 59 points in just 36 games for the Yellowhead Chiefs. Other notable selections in today’s first round include Foxwarren’s Colby Wotton who went to Waywayseecapo with the 7th overall pick and Treherne’s Roux Bazin who was selected 10th overall by Virden. Wotton spent the 2017/18 season with the Yellowhead Chiefs while Bazin suited up for the Pembina Valley Hawks.
Nolan Wallace was the lone player from Brandon selected. The 5’8″ defensemen was selected in the 5th round, 46th overall by the Virden Oil Capitals. This year’s draft was held in Winnipeg and featured players born in 2003. A complete listing of those drafted can be found at this link.