Wheaties Welcome New Faces

02.05.2019 09:15
By: Branden Crowe

Bantam Draft jumpstarts off-season


Red Deer, AB (CKLQ) - The Brandon Wheat Kings added 10 new faces to the hockey club at the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft on Thursday

The Brandon Wheat Kings entered the day with 15 selections in their back pocket, including four picks in the first 23. 

Below is a detailed list of all of the Brandon Wheat Kings draft day selections, trades, and roster moves. 

2019 WHL Brandon Wheat Kings Draft Picks

Round #1 - Pick #5 (Via Kelowna) - Nate Danielson - FWD - Red Deer Rebels - Red Deer, AB

"He sees the ice well, has a great shot, plays with pace, and that's what the game is all about right now," said Director of Scouting Darren Ritchie. "In the league finals in Fort Saskatchewan I thought he was the best player on the ice."

Round #1 - Pick #6 - Tyson Zimmer - Forward - OHA Bantam - Russell, MB

"We feel this (last two picks) is two-thirds of a top line in a couple years. Tyson has a great shot that reminds me of Stelio's. From the 03's to the 04's we have the makings of a good team."

Round #1 - Pick # 10 (Via Victoria) - TRADED to the Kelowna Rockets along with 00' D Sean Comrie for the 2019 - 5th Overall Pick. 

Round #1 - Pick #16 (Via Moose Jaw) - Rylan Roersma - Lethbridge Hawks - Lethbridge

"He's another good player to our team and you can never have enough of those.  We are excited to get Rylan and add him. He brings speed, he's a goal scorer and a 200-foot player. We want to be quick and tough to play against and Rylan is that guy."

Round #2 - Pick #23 (Via Swift Current) - TRADED to the Red Deer Rebels in exchange for the 9th pick in the 2nd Round (31st Overall) and the 4th round (75th Overall). 

Round #2 - Pick #31 (Via Red Deer) - Zach Turner - Southwest Cougars - Boissevain, MB

Round #3 - Pick #52 - Jesiah Bennett - RHA Academy - Winnipeg, MB

Round #3 - Pick #53 (Via Red Deer) - Owen Harris - Southwest Cougars - Wawanesa, MB 

Round #4 - Pick #75 (Via Red Deer) - Liam Watkins - Edge Academy - Okotoks, AB

Round #5 - Pick # 93 (Via Kelowna) - Nicholas Jones - Calgary Bisons - Calgary, AB

Round #5 - Pick #96 - Kaiden Ellertson - Red Deer Rebels - Red Deer, AB

Round #5 - Pick #106 (Via Edmonton) - Cyle Clayton - Okotoks Oilers - Strathmore, AB 

Round #6 - Pick #118 - TRADED to Kelowna in exchange for a 2020 5th round pick

Round #7 - Pick #140 - TRADED to Kelowna in exchange for a 2020 5th round pick

Round #8 - Pick #162 - TRADED to Kelowna in exchange for a 2020 5th round pick

Round #9 - Pick #184 - TRADED to Portland for a 2022 8th Round Pick

Round #9 - Pick #190 (Via Portland) - TRADED to Portland for a 2022 8th Round Pick

Manitoba Born Selections

Round #1 - Pick #2 - Winnipeg ICE select Strathclair, MB's Conor Geekie. 

Trade - Winnipeg native Jett Woo of the Moose Jaw Warriors, traded to the Calgary Hitmen in exchange for Vladislav Yeryomenko, Ryder Korczak and the 11th overall selection in the 2019 Bantam Draft.

Round #1 - Pick #11 - Moose Jaw Warriors select Dominion City, MB's Denton Mateychuk.

Round #2 - Pick #25 - Medicine Hat Tigers select Brandon, MB's Cayden Glover. 

Round #2 - Pick # 29 - Seattle Thunderbirds select Blumenort, MB's Spencer Penner.

Round #3 - Pick #45 - Swift Current Broncos select Winkler, MB's Reid Dyck

Round #3 - Pick #46 - Swift Current Broncos select Winnipeg, MB's Sam Court. 

Round #3 - Pick #51 - Red Deer Rebels select Thompson, MB's Carter Anderson

Round #3 - Pick #63 - Regina Pats select Winnipeg, MB's Matthew Kieper

Round #4 - Pick #67 - Swift Current Broncos select Winnipeg, MB's Josh Filmon

Round #4 - Pick #77 - Calgary Hitmen select Winnipeg, MB's Ethan Buenaventura

Round #5 - Pick #89 - Saskatoon Blades select Carberry, MB's Ben Saunderson 

Round #6 - Pick #111 - Swift Current Broncos select Warren, MB's Karson King

Round #6 - Pick #117 - Moose Jaw Warriors select Winnipeg, MB's Jaden Waddell

Round #6 - Pick #125 - Spokane Chiefs select Winnipeg, MB's Michael Cicek

Round #6 - Pick #129 - Medicine Hat Tigers select Winnipeg, MB's Ben Bonni 

Round #6 - Pick #132 - Prince Albert Raiders select Landmark, MB's Bryce Warkentine 

Round #7 - Pick #139 - Seattle Thunderbirds select Winnipeg, MB's Kyle Grysiuk 

Round #7 - Pick #147 - Spokane Chiefs select Gladstone, MB's Carson Buydens 

Round #7 - Pick #152 - Everett Silvertips select Virden, MB's Dexter Whittle 

Round #8 - Pick #159 - Lethbridge Hurricanes select Plum Coulee, MB's Kaden Dyck

Round #8 - Pick #167 - Seattle Thunderbirds select Winnipeg, MB's Tyler Dodgson

Round #9 - Pick #177 - Swift Current Broncos select Ste.Adolphe, MB's Owen Pickering 

Round #9 - Pick #178 - Moose Jaw Warriors select Carberry, MB's Luke Robson 

Round #9 - Pick #192 - Moose Jaw Warriors select Winnipeg, MB's Dakota McIntosh 

Round #10 - Pick #214 - Moose Jaw Warriors select Portage, MB's Darian Schaan 

Round #12 - Pick #262 - Everett Silvertips select Winnipeg, MB's Ryder Ringor