TWENTY-ONE NS PLAYERS SELECTED AT QMJHL DRAFT
Jun. 10, 2013
For almost two dozen young hockey players from across the province, Saturday represented the culmination of years of hard work and dedication to the game.
Twenty-one Nova Scotians were selected by major junior league teams at the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft in Chicoutimi over the weekend.
Nicholas Welsh of the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League’s Halifax Titans was the first Bluenoser taken in the draft. The Shawinigan Cataractes drafted the Halifax native in the second round with the 33rd overall pick. The defenseman, who was ranked 27th heading in to the draft, scored 5 goals and added 13 assists in 33 games for the Titans this season.
The Charlottetown Islanders were very interested in Nova Scotia hockey talent on Saturday, drafting seven players from the province. The Islanders made Antigonish’s Bradley Kennedy their top Nova Scotian pick, taking the high scoring forward 54th overall in the third round. Kennedy was the second leading scorer in the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League this season, putting up 34 goals and adding 36 assists for the Cape Breton West Islanders in just 35 games.
Bedford’s Jordan Boyd was the third Nova Scotian selected in Saturday’s draft. Boyd, who spent the past season at Rothesay Netherwood prep school, was taken 66th overall by the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. Boyd had 17 goals and 22 assists in 41 games for Rothesay this season.
Here is a look at all of the Nova Scotians selected at the draft:
33. D. Nicholas Welsh (Halifax Titans, NSMMHL) – Shawinigan Cataractes
54. F. Bradley Kennedy (CB West Islanders, NSMMHL) – Charlottetown Islanders
66. F. Jordan Boyd (Rothesay Netherwood, Prep) – Acadie-Bathurst Titan
69. D. Duncan McKie (Valley Wildcats, NSMMHL) – Charlottetown Islanders
78. F. Campbell Pickard (Halifax Titans, NSMMHL) – Baie-Comeau Drakkar
86. G. Logan Cooke (Cape Breton Tradesmen, NSMMHL) – Charlottetown Islanders
88. F. Colby Tower (CB West Islanders, NSMMHL) – Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
104. D. Cameron Lee (Northwood, Prep) – Blainville-Boisbriand Armada
111. D. Dillon Boucher (Halifax Titans, NSMMHL) – Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
133. F. Layton Parsons (Halifax Titans, NSMMHL) – Charlottetown Islanders
141. F. Lane Cormier (Weeks Major Midgets, NSMMHL) – Moncton Wildcats
146. D. Brandon Worthen (Dartmouth, NSMMHL) – Halifax Mooseheads
147. D. Alex Anthony (Dartmouth, NSMMHL) – Charlottetown Islanders
164. F. Andrew Shewfelt (Dartmouth, NSMMHL) – Halifax Mooseheads
171. F. Denver Lynds (OHA, OEMHL) – Chicoutimi Sagueneens
187. F. Grant Janes (Valley, NSMMHL) – Acadie-Bathurst Titan
188. F. Lawrence Lyver (Dartmouth, NSMMHL) – Gatineau Olympiques
194. F. Jordan Bezanson (Halifax , NSMMHL) – Charlottetown Islanders
212. F. Josh Shatford (CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks, NS Jr. A) – Charlottetown Islanders
221. F. Cody Johnston (Weeks Major Midgets, NSMMHL) – Saint John Sea Dogs
236. F. Mark Vokey (Weeks Major Midgets, NSMMHL) – Halifax Mooseheads
Hockey Nova Scotia would like to congratulate all of those drafted and wish them the best of luck next season.