The annual Ontario Hockey League draft will be staged on Saturday and several Sault Ste. Marie skaters stand to have their name called.
Topping the list of rated players is Soo Thunder forward Zack Dorval, who actually hails from the northeastern Ontario town of Hearst.
Following Dorval among rated players are forwards Zachary Senecal and Nic Sicoly.
Senecal was Dorval’s teammate with the Thunder minor midgets while Sicoly left the Soo to play with the Toronto Marlboros minor midgets this season.
Dorval is rated to go within the top two rounds of Saturday’s draft while Senecal and Sicoly are projected as third-to-fifth round selections.
Besides Dorval and Senecal, six other members of the Thunder are rated for possible selection — all as mid-to-late-rounders.
The draft, which is 15 rounds in length, begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday and will be conducted over the Internet via ontariohockeyleague.com.