The Swan Valley Stampeders will be welcoming several new players to the Organization this weekend as the annual MJHL Bantam Draft is set for Sunday June 3rd in Winnipeg. The draft will see all 11 MJHL teams selecting 2003 born players from across Manitoba and will consists of 6 rounds. The Stampeders hold the 4th overall pick.
Head Coach and General Manager Taurean White as well as Head Scout Darren Webster, have been working steadily over the past several weeks to prepare for the upcoming draft.
“This is a very busy, but exciting time of year for our organization,” said Head Coach and General Manager Taurean White. “The most important thing is the future of any hockey club, and that starts with the the draft.”
The organization has drafted some key players in the past that have stepped in and contributed on a nightly basis at the Junior A level. Brett Evans who hails from Grandview, MB was selected in the 4th round in 2013. Dane Hirst from Lac du Bonnet, MB was selected 5th overall in 2014. Gimli, MB product Noah Basarab was picked 38th overall in the 2014 Bantam Draft while Matt Osadick was taken in the 3rd round in 2015.
This year the MJHL partnered with Hockey Tech by utilizing the RinkNet Live Draft Centre tool to operate the draft. As players are selected the system will automatically update for online followers to stay up to date. RinkNet will maintain a Draft Centre website so that media, fans, and scouts can reference the results at any time.
Follow all Stampeder social media accounts for extensive coverage of this years MJHL Bantam Draft. Selections will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday.