The 2022 MJHL Draft took place earlier today and a pair of teammates on the Brandon Wheat Kings U18 AAA squad were among the selections. Cole Slobodian, a defensemen, was selected by Virden in the 1st round, while another defensemen Owen Wallace was selected in the 3rd round by Neepawa. Slobodian registered 18 points in 43 regular season games last season and Wallace totaled 13 points in 43 contests.
Several members of the Brandon Wheat Kings U17 AAA team also heard their name called today including:
Earlier in the week, the Winkler Flyers and OCN Blizzard completed a trade that saw Winkler acquire the first overall pick in the 2022 MJHL Draft. Winkler used the selection to draft Marek Miller, a forward who spent last season with the Pembina Valley U18 AAA Hawks.