WHL Bantam Draft Lottery Set for Thursday

By pbadmin

WHL Press Release

Calgary, AB – The 2006 WHL Bantam Draft Lottery is set to take place at the Western Hockey League Office in Calgary, Alberta on Thursday, March 23rd, 2006 at 11:00 MST.

The Bantam Lottery will involve the four non-playoff teams from the 2005 – 06 season, along with the expansion franchise Chilliwack Bruins and will determine the order of the first five picks in the 1st round of the WHL Bantam Draft.

The Lottery will use a total of 15 balls and the allotment of balls will be as follows:

Spokane Chiefs, Five balls

Red Deer Rebels, Four balls

Chilliwack Bruins, Three balls

Prince Albert Raiders, Two balls

Kamloops Blazers, One ball

A team can move up a maximum of two positions in the Bantam Draft.

Only one ball is drawn in the Lottery.

The following are the scenarios, which can will take place following the Lottery selection.

i. If Spokane wins the lottery, Spokane will have the first pick, Red Deer will have the second pick, Chilliwack will have the third pick, Prince Albert will have the fourth pick, and Kamloops will have the fifth pick in the first round of the WHL Bantam Draft.

ii. If Red Deer wins the lottery, Red Deer will have the first pick, Spokane will have the second pick, Chilliwack will have the third pick, Prince Albert will have the fourth pick, and Kamloops will have the fifth pick in the first round of the WHL Bantam Draft.

iii. If Chilliwack wins the lottery, Chilliwack will have the first pick, Spokane will have the second pick, Red Deer will have the third pick, Prince Albert will have the fourth pick, and Kamloops will have the fifth pick in the first round of the WHL Bantam Draft.

iv. If Prince Albert wins the lottery, Spokane will have the first pick, Prince Albert will have the second pick, Red Deer will have the third pick, Chilliwack will have the fourth pick and Kamloops will have the fifth pick in the first round of the WHL Bantam Draft.

v. If Kamloops wins the lottery, Spokane will have the first pick, Red Deer will have the second pick, Kamloops will have the third pick, Chilliwack will have the fourth pick and Prince Albert will have the fifth pick in the first round of the WHL Bantam Draft.

The Lottery only applies to the first round of the WHL Bantam Draft. For each round following the first round, WHL teams shall draft in the inverse order of final regular season standings with Chilliwack receiving the first pick.