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Bobcats duo, Jr. Coyotes pair selected in 2018 WHL Bantam Draft


The Western Hockey League held its annual Bantam Draft on Thursday and a handful of players with Arizona ties were selected.

Players eligible for the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft were 2003-born players residing in Alberta, British Columbia, 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.

The WHL is widely considered one of the premier junior leagues in North America. It has developed countless players for the professional ranks, including the NHL.


Fourth Round
David Hymovitch, F, Calgary Hitmen (Phoenix, Jr. Coyotes) – 69th overall

Seventh Round
Matthew Gross, F, Prince Albert Raiders (Arizona Bobcats) – 141st overall

Ninth Round
Ty Nash, F, Lethbridge Hurricanes (Scottsdale, Bobcats) – 183rd overall

Tenth Round
Jake Johnson, D, Regina Pats (Scottsdale, Jr. Coyotes) – 201st overall

(May 4, 2018)

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