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2018 OHL Under-18 Priority Selection Recap

By Ontario Minor Hockey Association, 04/11/18, 8:00PM EDT

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Weeks goes first overall to lead OMHA draft class


Photo Credit: Kevin Sousa Photography

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

For the second year in a row, the first overall pick was used on an OMHA player. Netminder Mitchell Weeks of the North Central Predators was chosen by the Sudbury Wolves, joining first overall pick and Newmarket native Quinton Byfield in the OHL Priority Selection just a few days ago. Weeks was the first of six OMHA players selected in the first round.

The Ontario Minor Hockey Association led the way with 18 players from 13 teams, including the first overall pick in Weeks. The Richmond Hill Coyotes had three players selected while the OMHA Midget AAA Champion Ajax-Pickering Raiders had one player drafted. 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.

2018 OHL Under-18 Priority Draft Recap

Round Overall Pick Name OHL Team OMHA Team
1 1 Mitchell Weeks Sudbury Wolves North Central Predators
1 7 Tanner Wickware Guelph Storm Guelph Jr. Gryphons
1 13 Matthew Zebedee Kingston Frontenacs Richmond Hill Coyotes
1 17 Dakota Betts Kitchener Rangers Clarington Toros
1 18 Damon Beaver Hamilton Bulldogs Whitby Wildcats
1 20 Kyle McNair Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Kingston Jr. Frontenacs
2 25 Isaac Pascoal Saginaw Spirit Kingston Jr. Frontenacs
2 28 Jack McGovern Mississauga Steelheads Brampton 45's
2 29 Cal Schell North Bay Battalion Burlington Eagles
2 33 Jack Waddick Kingston Frontenacs Halton Hurricanes
2 36 Tyler Vaccari Barrie Colts Halton Hurricanes
2 37 Anthony Pinelli Kitchener Rangers Niagara North Stars
2 38 Sean Chisholm Hamilton Bulldogs Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs
3 47 Arthur Wang Windsor Spitfires Richmond Hill Coyotes
3 48 Brendan Kewley Oshawa Generals Richmond Hill Coyotes
3 50 Eric Maltby London Knights Guelph Jr. Gryphons
3 51 Alex Bourre Barrie Colts Central Ontario Wolves
3 53 Daniel Ebrahim Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Ajax-Pickering Raiders

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