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Jun. 3, 2014

It was a memorable weekend for more than two dozen young hockey players from Nova Scotia and one junior hockey fans in the province will not forget anytime soon.

Twenty-eight Nova Scotians were selected during the 2014 QMJHL Draft which was held on Saturday, May 31st in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

“This was a tremendous draft for our players and we could not be prouder,” says Hockey Nova Scotia President Randy Pulsifer.

Luke Green was the first of five Bluenosers selected during the first round of the draft. The 5’11, 168 pound Newbridge Academy (NSMMHL) defenceman went first overall to the Saint John Sea Dogs.

Green’s teammate Evan Fitzpatrick was the second player from Nova Scotia to be drafted. The 6’2, 194 pound goaltender went fourth overall to the Sherbrooke Phoenix. While he was born in Newfoundland, Fitzpatrick has called Lower Sackville home for the past two years.

Mitchell Balmas was the next Nova Scotian to go in the draft. The 5’11, 168 pound Cape Breton Tradesmen forward was selected seventh overall by the Charlottetown Islanders (NSMMHL).

Despite being listed at number seventy on the QMJHL’s Central Scouting list, Matt Sartoris was selected 12th overall by the Gatineau Olympiques. The 6’5, 183 pound defenceman spent this past season with the Weeks Major Midgets (NSMMHL).

Rounding out the first round was Michael O’Leary.  The 6’1, 160 pound forward played US prep school hockey with Salisbury last year.

The five players selected in the first round of the QMJHL Draft set a new benchmark for the province. The previous best first round was in 2005 in Chicoutimi when four Nova Scotians were selected including first overall selection Alex Grant of Antigonish. Rounding out that list were: 5) Stephen Lund, 6) Scott Brannon and 17) Ben MacAskill.

First overall selection Luke Green's twin brother was also drafted on Saturday. Matthew Green was chosen 21st overall and will join his brother in Saint John with the Sea Dogs.

Hockey Nova Scotia would like to congratulate all of our players who were drafted on Saturday and we would also like to wish the best of luck to those who weren’t. Keep working toward your dream.  

Below is a complete recap of all of the Nova Scotians selected:

Round One

1. Luke Green (Newbridge Academy Gladiators) – Saint John Sea Dogs

4. Evan Fitzpatrick (Newbridge Academy Gladiators) – Sherbrooke Phoenix

7. Mitchell Balmas (Cape Breton Tradesmen) – Charlottetown Islanders

12. Matt Sartoris (Weeks Major Midgets) – Gatineau Olympiques

14. Michael O’Leary (Salisbury – US Prep) – Cape Breton Screaming Eagles


Round Two

21. Brett Crossley (Shattuck-St. Mary’s – US Prep) – Halifax Mooseheads

22. Matthew Green (Newbridge Academy Gladiators) – Saint John Sea Dogs

38. Reilly Pickard (Halifax McDonald’s) – Baie-Comeau Drakkar


Round Three

41. Mark Grametbauer (Cole Harbour WolfPack) – Blainville-Boisbriand Armada

48. Keith Getson (South Shore Mustangs) – Charlottetown Islanders

57. Barrett Dachyshyn (Halifax McDonald’s) – Halifax Mooseheads


Round Four

67. Declan Smith (Cape Breton West Islanders) – Saint John Sea Dogs


Round Five

76. Jake Barter (Rothesay Netherwood) – Victoriaville Tigres

79. Morgan Nauss (Halifax McDonald’s) – Halifax Mooseheads

84. Lucas Sangster (Weeks Major Midgets) – Charlottetown Islanders


Round Seven

118. Noah Archibald (Weeks Major Midgets) – Moncton Wildcats

120. Alex Arab (Cole Harbour WolfPack) – Rouyn-Noranda Huskies

121. Colby Muise (South Shore Mustangs) – Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

123. Donovan Rehill (Cape Breton West Islanders) – Quebec Remparts

125. Jacob Hickey (Halifax McDonald’s) – Blainville-Boisbriand Armada


Round Eight

131. Cody Grant (Halifax McDonald’s) – Saint John Sea Dogs


Round Nine

153. Jesse Hamer (Newbridge Academy Gladiators) – Chicoutimi Sagueneens


Round Ten

176. Rowan O’Brien (Cole Harbour WolfPack) – Gatineau Olympiques


Round 11

185. Blade Mann-Dixon (Valley Wildcats) – Saint John Sea Dogs

189. Nicholas Dawe (South Shore Mustangs) – Chicoutimi Sagueneens

192. Ryan Yould (Cole Harbour WolfPack) – Rouyn-Noranda Huskies

193. Alex MacDonald (Newbridge Academy Gladiators) – Cape Breton Screaming Eagles


Round 12

205. Andrew Dumaresque (Cole Harbour WolfPack) – Charlottetown Islanders

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