Soo boys up for OHL draft
April 4, 2014
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.
What you think about “Soo boys up for OHL draft”
Zack Dorval second round 35th overall to Kingston . Congratulations and good luck . I’m sure Hearst , Kapuskasing and area will be cheering wildly .
Zack’s supporters in the Soo will be happy as well.
Nic Sicoly 70th overall 4th round to Guelph
Good pick by Guelph. Waiting to see which team drafts “hidden gem” Ashton Calder of Michigan Soo Indians.
7th round 136 overall Oshawa Zachary Senecal Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
Round 9 162 overall Kitchener Rangers Raphael Lecours Left Wing Hearst, Ont.
Round 10 181 overall Sarnia Sting Jacob Stos Left Wing Lively, Ont
Round 10 186 overall Niagara Icedogs Adam Baggs Defence Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
Round 13 254 overall North Bay Justin Brazeau Right Wing New Liskeard, Ont.
262 Kitchener Matthew MacKay Left Wing Sault Ste. Marie
271 Sudbury Ryan Mooney Right Defence Sudbury
279 Erie Colton Point Goaltender North Bay
Watched the draft most of the day and checked back after but didn’t see Ashton Carter selected . Might be best for him because after the 7th or 8th round you’re better of as a free agent if you want to give the OHL a shot . Odds are almost as good to make a roster in year 2 if you have a representative who has connections and can find the best fit .
That would be Ashton Calder. Apparently he was ineligible because he wasn’t rated by OHL Central Scouting and if you are an American kid you have to be rated. Strange rule.
Sorry Randy I meant Calder don’t know what I was thinking . I agree that is a strange rule but there seems to be a number of odd rules in Branch’s world .