Two Midget players drafted to OHL in u18 Priority Selection Draft, News (Huron Perth Lakers)

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Two Midget players drafted to OHL in u18 Priority Selection Draft
Submitted By kgibb on Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Two Huron Perth Laker Midget players have been selected in the inaugural u 18 Priority Selection draft. 
Kaleb Pearson was selected in the second round 29th overall to the Flint Firebirds. Kaleb is from St Marys and has played Lakers hockey since minor atom. 
Devon Driscoll joined the Lakers this year to play Major Midget. He was selected 82nd overall by his hometown Guelph Storm.  
Congratulations to both players! 

A total of 300 players were selected by OHL clubs in this past weekend’s 2017 OHL Priority Selection including HPL's Tyson Koopman and Max Mulder. 80 more will be chosen in tonight's inaugural OHL Under-18 Priority Selection targeting the top 1999 and 2000-born Midget AAA players from programs across the province.

Anthony Cirelli (Erie Otters) and OHL graduates Andrew Mangiapane (Barrie Colts) and Nick Paul (North Bay Battalion) are all recent examples of players who have come out of the Midget AAA ranks to have great OHL success and be drafted by NHL clubs.

“This event is really going to bring greater awareness to the high level of talent we have at the Midget AAA level here in Ontario,” said OHL Senior Director of Hockey Development and Special Events Joe Birch. “In the long term our hope is that this initiative will not only bring accomplished players to the Ontario Hockey League, but will also improve the development of players, goaltenders, coaches and the game as a whole province-wide.”

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