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26 OMHA Players Chosen in OHL U18 Priority Selection

By Ontario Minor Hockey Association, 04/08/20, 1:45PM EDT

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Fourth year in a row an OMHA player selected first overall

The fourth annual OHL Under-18 Priority Selection draft wrapped up Wednesday afternoon for Midget-aged players to be selected by OHL teams.

For the fourth year in a row, the first overall pick was used on an OMHA player. Kevin Henstock from the Oakville Rangers was selected by the North Bay Battalion, joining Aidan Spooner (Kingston Frontenacs), Mitchell Weeks (Sudbury Wolves) and Victor Hadfield (Barrie Colts) as players chosen with the top selection. In total there were eight OMHA players selected in the first round.

The Ontario Minor Hockey Association had 26 players from 13 teams picked. The Whitby Wildcats led the way with four players chosen followed by the Ajax-Pickering Raiders, Guelph Jr.  Gryphons, North Central Predators and Oakville Rangers each with three. See a full list of all the OMHA players chosen at the bottom of the page.

The draft lasted two rounds with a team receiving a third round selection if they chose a goalie within their first two picks.

More information, including a full draft list, can be found here.

2020 OHL UNDER-18 PRIORITY DRAFT RECAP

Round Overall Pick Name OMHA Team OHL Team
1 1 Kevin Henstock Oakville Rangers North Bay Battalion
1 8 Ethan Broderick Guelph Jr. Gryphons Erie Otters
1 9 Benjamin Bonisteel Niagara North Stars Barrie Colts
1 10 Anthony Bax Oakville Rangers Owen Sound Attack
1 12 Braedyn McIntosh Burlington Eagles Guelph Storm
1 13 Andrew Whitton Brampton 45's Oshawa Generals
1 17 Matthew Cato Ajax-Pickering Raiders Kitchener Rangers
1 19 Chad Muller Kingston Jr. Gaels London Knights
2 21 Wade Monague North Central Predators North Bay Battalion
2 23 Will Gourgouvelis Ajax-Pickering Raiders Sarnia Sting
2 24 Cole Williamson Whitby Wildcats Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
2 27 Nicholas Dowling North Central Predators Mississauga Steelheads
2 29 Jordan Fuller York-Simcoe Express Barrie Colts
2 33 Sebastian Resar Whitby Wildcats Oshawa Generals
2 35 Lucas Lapalm Peterborough Minor Petes Peterborough Petes
2 36 Ethan Fraser Quinte Red Devils Flint Firebirds
2 37 Tyler Hunt Halton Hurricanes Kitchener Rangers
2 38 Noah Pak Oakville Rangers Windsor Spitfires
3 42 Liam Shwedyk Niagara North Stars Niagara IceDogs
3 43 James Ingram Whitby Wildcats Sarnia Sting
3 44 Henry Brock Ajax-Pickering Raiders Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
3 45 Jackson Mowatt Burlington Eagles Hamilton Bulldogs
3 47 Blake Yetman Whitby Wildcats Erie Otters
3 51 Henry Turner Guelph Jr. Gryphons Guelph Storm
3 54 Jackson Phillips Guelph Jr. Gryphons Flint Firebirds
3 55 Ian Phillips North Central Predators Saginaw Spirit

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