SOLID GROUP OF BANTAM PICKS BOLSTER KLIPPERS DEPTH.
June 2nd was the first step towards playing Junior A hockey for 72 Bantam aged players selected in the 2017 SJHL Draft, and the Ironhorse Kindersley Klippers are happy to welcome 8 excellent young men to the club.
4th Round, 40th Overall:
Colby Ralston, West Central Wheat Kings Bantam AA
Colby is a high character player from a solid local program. We have followed Colby closely and have been impressed with his dedication to the two-way game. Colby plays a smart game and we are pleased with his ability to produce at the bantam level and hope that projects.
4th Round, 42nd Overall:
Andrew Urbaniak, Prince Alberta Raiders Bantam AA
Andrew has impressed with his physical style of play coupled with a knack for getting the puck to the net and producing points. To put up 21 points in 30 games as a defenseman in the AA league is a great indicator of Andrew’s upside.
5th Round, 52nd Overall:
Charlie Keller, Saskatoon Outlaws Bantam AA
Charlie brings a lot of offensive moxie to the ice. He plays with a good balance of a scorer’s and set-up-man mentality as shown by his 14 goals and 17 assists. Charlie shows he is willing to get to the scoring areas of the ice and works hard to regain puck control.
5th Round, 53rd Overall:
Kaedan Watkins, Saskatoon Generals Bantam AA
Kaedan brings size to the Blue Line that is extremely difficult for opposing teams to deal with. At 6’5″ with room to fill in, we look to Kaeden to be a future force for us as a lock down defenseman with the ability influence the game with his length.
6th Round, 62nd Overall:
Brayden Buck, Saskatoon Generals Bantam AA
Brayden has the ability to explode offensively and score in bunches, as evidenced by his multiple 3 point games and 5 point game last season versus Melville. We like Brayden’s ability to play on both ends of the ice and bring a bring a gritty mindset every night.
6th Round, 64th Overall:
Mac Gross, Swift Current Broncos Bantam AA
Mac was taken in the 3rd round, 50th overall by the Spokane Chiefs in this year’s WHL bantam draft. Mac has good size and mobility on the blue-line and with his coachable nature will be a very good player.
6th Round, 68th Overall:
Ty Bahm, West Central Wheat Kings Bantam AA
Ty is well known to the Klippers and impressed at Spring Camp. Ty brings a tenacity to the ice that will pay dividends as he continues to develop finishing skill around the net and gets bigger and stronger. We see Ty as a player with great upside and we know he will put in the work to be the best he can be.
6th Round, 70th Overall
Carson Dobson, West Central Wheat Kings Bantam AA
Carson is another local player well-known to the Klippers. We have kept an eye on his development and feel he has improved his positional and physical play and are excited to see him in the coming years. Carson is a high character kid and is a great teammate, something we value highly.
We are happy with what each of these players brings to the table and wish them the best of luck in their respective leagues the upcoming season.