The 2016 WHL Bantam Draft is underway from the Hotel Arts in Calgary.
With the first overall pick the Kootenay Ice selected forward Peyton Krebs out of Okotoks Alberta.
The fist Saskatchewan born player drafted was Humboldt's Logan Barlage by the Swift Current Broncos, 4th overall.
- In the second round, 33rd overall the Pats selected center Cole Muir out of Vista Manitoba. Muir in 35 games with the Yellowhead Chiefs of the WBAAA had 37 goals and 39 assists for 76 points. He is listed at 6'2 and 187 lbs.
Muir says he is so excited to join the organization. "It's just an amazing feeling, I am so happy to be drafted so close to home and to a good team."
- With the 76th overall pick in the 4th round the Pats took centerman Tristen Robins out of Brandon. With the Wheat Kings Bantam AAA he scored 51 goals and had 91 points in 35 games. He is listed at 5'5" and 126 lbs. Robins is the son of former Brandon Wheat Kings goaltender Trevor Robins.
- With the 108th overall pick in the 5th round the Pats selected defenceman Michael Ladyman from Winnipeg. The 5'9", 126 lbs defenceman had 44 points in 35 games with the Winnipeg Monarchs Bantam AAA.
- In the 8th round with the 165th overall pick the Pats took forward Logan Nijhoff from Comox B.C. Playing at the Okanagan Hockey Academy he scored 4 goals and had 9 assists in 20 games. Nijhoff is listed at 5'10" and 157 lbs.
- In total the Pats drafted 8 players, 5 forwards and 3 defenceman.
Post draft interview with Head Coach and GM John Paddock: http://bit.ly/24vn3X8
Post draft interview with Director of Scouting Dale McMullin: http://bit.ly/1TuZ6US