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Thirty-one Manitobans selected in 2012 WHL Bantam Draft

by Hockey Manitoba  |  May 3, 2012 5:37 pm

WINNIPEG, MB – Hockey Manitoba is pleased to recognize the 31 Manitoban players selected today in the 2012 Western Hockey League (WHL) Bantam Draft hosted in Calgary, AB. The WHL Bantam Draft is the first opportunity for WHL Clubs to replenish their systems with graduating Bantam-aged players. Players eligible for the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft were 1997-born players who reside in Alberta, B.C., Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

2012 Manitoba selections:

1st round:

D – Thomas Lenchyshyn (Steinbach) – 18th overall Lethbridge Hurricanes

F – Keegan Kolesar (Winnipeg) – 20th overall Seattle Thunderbirds

2nd round:

F – Aaron Boyd (Winnipeg) – 43rd overall Tri-City Americans

3rd round:

F – Braden Purtill (Winnipeg) – 46th overall Tri-City Americans

D – Ryan Gardiner (Winnipeg) – 52nd overall Moose Jaw Warriors

F – Colt Conrad (Ste. Alphonse) – 53rd overall Lethbridge Hurricanes

G – Tyson Verhelst (Brandon) – 58th overall Spokane Chiefs

4th round:

F – Jackson Keane (Winnipeg) – 73rd overall Swift Current Broncos

F – Kirklan Lycar (Elma) – 78th overall Brandon Wheat Kings

F – Jordan Stallard (Brandon) – 83rd overall Calgary Hitmen

5th round:

F – Ethan Williams (Winnipeg) – 90th overall Moose Jaw Warriors

F – Meyer Nell (Boissevain) – 96th overall Red Deer Rebels

F – Scott Petkau (Steinbach) – 105th overall Calgary Hitmen

F – Travis Kilbrei (Arborg) – 108th overall Portland Winterhawks

F – Rylee Zimmer (Russell) – 109th overall Tri-City Americans

6th round:

F – Dallas Miller (Winnipeg) – 111th overall Prince Albert Raiders

F – Mark Taraschuk (Winnipeg) – 112th overall Brandon Wheat Kings

G – Cole Kehler (Altona) – 123rd overall Kamloops Blazers

D – Mitchell Dyck (Winkler) – 126th overall Medicine Hat Tigers

7th round:

F – Garrett Armour (Winnipeg) – 135th overall Edmonton Oil Kings

F – Wade Allison (Roland) – 144th overall Brandon Wheat Kings

9th round:

F – Tyler Jeanson (Graysville) – 184th overall Kamloops Blazers

F – Liam Macleod (La Salle) – 188th overall Brandon Wheat Kings

D – James Shearer (Brandon) – 193rd overall Calgary Hitmen

F – Shane Roullette (Winnipeg) – 194th overall Moose Jaw Warriors

10th round:

D – Desmond Nevin (Mitchell) – 202nd overall Everett Silvertips

D – Riley Thomsen (Oakbank) – 216th overall Moose Jaw Warriors

11th round:

F – Micheal Wirth (Morden) – 224th overall Everett Silvertips

D – Kruz Listmayer (Winnipeg) – 227th overall Swift Current Broncos

D – Mackenzie Dwyer (Winnipeg) – 233rd overall Saskatoon Blades

F – Dexter Kuczek (East St. Paul) – 234th overall Saskatoon Blades


Previous WHL Bantam Draft results for Manitoba:

2006 – 36 selections

2007 – 31 selections

2008 – 36 selections

2009 – 32 selections

2010 – 24 selections

2011 – 30 selections


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