Winnipeg picking first
— The WHL (@TheWHL) March 20, 2019
The newly named Winnipeg ICE will be selecting first overall on May 2nd at the WHL Bantam Draft. The ICE had the second best odds to win the pick with 23.8% chance of winning, behind Prince George (previously Swift Current’s pick) who had a 28.6% chance. The franchise has picked first three previous times (1996, Steve McCarthy…1997, Jarret Stoll…and in 2016 where they picked current captain Peyton Krebs. To round out the lottery day, Prince George is picking second and fourth while Saskatoon (previously Regina’s pick) will pick third, Kelowna will pick fifth and Brandon will pick sixth.
WHL Awards handed out
Coach of the Year: Marc Habscheid, Prince Albert Raiders
Executive of the Year: Curtis Hunt, Prince Albert Raiders
Most Sportsmanlike: Justin Almeida, Moose Jaw Warriors
Rookie of the Year: Brayden Tracey, Moose Jaw Warriors
Defenceman of the Year: Josh Brook, Moose Jaw Warriors
Goaltender of the Year: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
Player of the Year: Trey Fix-Wolansky, Edmonton Oil Kings
Coach of the Year: Michael Dyck, Vancouver Giants
Executive of the Year: Garry Davidson, Everett Silvertips
Most Sportsmanlike: Cody Glass, Portland Winterhawks
Rookie of the Year: Lassi Thomson, Kelowna Rockets
Defenceman of the Year: Ty Smith, Spokane Chiefs
Goaltender of the Year: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Player of the Year: Joachim Blichfeld, Portland Winterhawks
First All-Star Teams
Forwards: Trey Fix-Wolansky, Edmonton Oil Kings. Brett Leason, Prince Albert Raiders. Tristin Langan, Moose Jaw Warriors.
Defencemen: Josh Brook, Moose Jaw Warriors. Dawson Davidson, Saskatoon Blades.
Goaltender: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
Forwards: Joachim Blichfeld, Portland Winterhawks. Connor Dewar, Everett Silvertips. Cody Glass, Portland Winterhawks.
Defencemen: Bowen Byram, Vancouver Giants. Ty Smith, Spokane Chiefs.
Goaltender: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silverips
Second All-Star Teams
Forwards: Brandon Hagel, Red Deer Rebels. Stelio Mattheos, Brandon Wheat Kings. Mark Kastelic, Calgary Hitmen.
Defencemen: Jett Woo, Moose Jaw Warriors. Brayden Pachal, Prince Albert Raiders.
Goaltender: Mads Sogaard, Medicine Hat Tigers
Forwards: Parker AuCoin, Tri-City Americans. Matthew Wedman, Seattle Thunderbirds. Riley Woods, Spokane Chiefs.
Defencemen: Lassi Thomson, Kelowna Rockets. Scott Walford, Victoria Royals.
Goaltender: Beck Warm, Tri-City Americans.