Spokane to Select First Overall in 2006 WHL Bantam Draft

By pbadmin

WHL Press Release

Calgary, AB – The Bantam Draft Lottery was held this morning at the Western Hockey League Office in Calgary, Alberta and a Spokane ball was drawn, giving the Chiefs the first overall pick in the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft. The second selection will be by the Red Deer Rebels, the third selection will be by the Chilliwack Bruins, the fourth overall selection will be by the Prince Albert Raiders and the fifth overall selection by the Kamloops Blazers. The 2006 WHL Bantam Draft will be held in Calgary on Thursday, May 4th, 2006.

Following is the order of selection for the 1st round of the Bantam Draft.

1) Spokane Chiefs

2) Red Deer Rebels

3) Chilliwack Bruins

4) Prince Albert Raiders

5) Kamloops Blazers

6) Swift Current Broncos

7) Lethbridge Hurricanes

8) Tri-City Americans

9) Brandon Wheat Kings

10) Portland Winter Hawks

11) Seattle Thunderbirds

12) Prince George Cougars

13) Everett Silvertips

14) Regina Pats

15) Saskatoon Blades

16) Kootenay Ice

17) Moose Jaw Warriors

18) Kelowna Rockets

19) Vancouver Giants

20) Calgary Hitmen

21) Medicine Hat Tigers

Following is the order of selection for the 2nd and all subsequent rounds of the Bantam Draft.
Note: Traded selections in the 2nd round do not show. In case of a tie in regular season standings, the first tie-breaker is victories and the second tie-breaker is head-to-head in the regular season.

1) Chilliwack Bruins

2) Spokane Chiefs

3) Red Deer Rebels

4) Prince Albert Raiders

5) Swift Current Broncos

6) Lethbridge Hurricanes

7) Tri-City Americans

8) Brandon Wheat Kings

9) Portland Winter Hawks

10) Kamloops Blazers

11) Seattle Thunderbirds

12) Prince George Cougars

13) Everett Silvertips

14) Regina Pats

15) Saskatoon Blades

16) Kootenay Ice

17) Moose Jaw Warriors

18) Kelowna Rockets

19) Vancouver Giants

20) Calgary Hitmen

21) Medicine Hat Tigers

Eligible players for the Bantam Draft will be 1991 born players who reside in Alberta, B.C., 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 Lottery involved the four non-playoff teams (Kamloops, Prince Albert, Red Deer and Spokane) from the 2005-06 season along with the expansion franchise Chilliwack Bruins and determined the order of the first five picks in the 1st round of the Bantam Draft.

A representative of KPMG in Calgary supervised the Lottery.