The junior hockey career for many Manitoba youngsters begins this
Sunday in Portage where the annual MJHL bantam draft will be staged.
The draft begins Sunday morning at 9, with selections posted to the
MJHL website. The No. 1 overall selection belongs to Neepawa Natives,
with Virden, Selkirk, Winkler and Wayway rounding out the top five
“This is a very exciting period for bantam-aged hockey players in the
province,” said MJHL Commissioner Kim Davis. “Many of these picks will
eventually become key members of their respective teams. The MJHL bantam
draft is a key building tool for our teams. Hockey personnel from all
our teams dedicate considerable resources in scouting and identifying
In addition to the bantam draft, each of the 11 MJHL teams are
allowed to protect up to two players from their region. That list
appears in the link above.
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