WHL Bantam Draft Lottery on Wednesday

Calgary, AB – The WHL Bantam Draft lottery will be held Wednesday, March 23 at 11:00am (MDT) at the WHL Office in Calgary to determine the order of the first six selections in the first round of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.

The WHL Bantam Draft Lottery will involve the six non-playoff teams (Kootenay, Vancouver, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Tri-City, and either Edmonton or Medicine Hat) from the 2015-16 season. A team may only move up a maximum of two positions in the WHL Bantam Draft.

The lottery selection process will be performed by David Evans from KPMG. The 2016 WHL Bantam Draft will be held in Calgary, AB, on Thursday, May 5, 2016. The lottery selection will be available live online at

The order of the second round and all other rounds will be the inverse order of final 2015-16 WHL regular season standings.

Players eligible for the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft will be 2001-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.

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