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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:

Round 2

33. D. Nicholas Welsh (Halifax Titans, NSMMHL) – Shawinigan Cataractes

 

Round 3

54. F. Bradley Kennedy (CB West Islanders, NSMMHL) – Charlottetown Islanders

 

Round 4

66. F. Jordan Boyd (Rothesay Netherwood, Prep) – Acadie-Bathurst Titan

69. D. Duncan McKie (Valley Wildcats, NSMMHL) – Charlottetown Islanders

 

Round 5

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

 

Round 6

104. D. Cameron Lee (Northwood, Prep) – Blainville-Boisbriand Armada

 

Round 7

111. D. Dillon Boucher (Halifax Titans, NSMMHL) – Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

 

Round 8

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

 

Round 9

147. D. Alex Anthony (Dartmouth, NSMMHL) – Charlottetown Islanders

164. F. Andrew Shewfelt (Dartmouth, NSMMHL) – Halifax Mooseheads

 

Round 10

171. F. Denver Lynds (OHA, OEMHL) – Chicoutimi Sagueneens

 

Round 11

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

Round 12

212. F. Josh Shatford (CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks, NS Jr. A) – Charlottetown Islanders

 

Round 13

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.




 
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