OHL Completes 2022 Priority Selection, News (Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario)

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May 02, 2022 | OHL | 5892 views
OHL Completes 2022 Priority Selection
39 ALLIANCE Hockey Players from nine different teams selected.

The Ontario Hockey League concluded the 2022 OHL Priority Selection presented by Real Canadian Superstore for North American players born predominantly in 2006.

The annual Priority Selection was held online over the span of two days. A total of 303 players were selected in the 15-round process from 82 different teams across Ontario and parts of the United States. The selected players included 171 forwards, 93 defencemen, and a Priority Selection record 39 goaltenders. While 299 of the players chosen were 2006-born athletes, an additional three were born in 2005.

The Saginaw Spirit made the first overall pick after winning the 2022 OHL Priority Selection Draft Lottery held on April 20. The Spirit selected 2007-born forward Michael Misa of the OHL Cup champion Mississauga Senators to open the proceedings, making him the fifth exceptional status player to be taken first overall in Priority Selection history.

“Congratulations to all 303 players chosen in the 2022 OHL Priority Selection, their family, friends, and minor hockey coaches and organizations who have all provided support and encouragement, while assisting with the development of these student athletes,” said Darrell Woodley, Director of OHL Central Scouting. “Being selected by an OHL team is a great accomplishment but it’s also just the beginning of your road to the next level.  Opportunities for success are available for players with the right attitude and work ethic, including players not selected today, who may find success through next year’s Under-18 Priority Selection.  Best of luck to all players in pursuit of your hockey and academic goals.”

The Greater Toronto Hockey League led the way with a record 110 players selected from 13 different teams, with the OHL Cup champion Mississauga Senators joining the North York Rangers and Toronto Jr. Canadiens each with 15 chosen. The Markham Majors and Toronto Marlboros trailed close behind with 14 players selected from their respective rosters. The Ontario Minor Hockey Association produced 68 selections from 16 different teams with the Quinte Red Devils developing a club record 12 of those. The Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario produced 39 selections from nine different teams with the London Jr. Knights on top of the list with seven players selected. Hockey Eastern Ontario saw 24 players find their way onto OHL draft boards from 10 different teams with the Nepean Raiders and Ottawa Senators each producing five. The Northern Ontario Hockey Association had 11 players selected from across three teams as the North Bay Trappers developed five of those. An additional four players were selected from Ontario-based junior teams while one was drafted from an Ontario varsity program. A total of 46 players were chosen from across 25 different American-based teams led by the Detroit Little Caesars 15’s with seven players chosen.

Congratulations to the players and ALLIANCE Hockey Member Associations!

RD OV Team Player Name Pos Height Weight DOB Last Team
1 12 Guelph Luchanko, Jett RW 5.10.75 159 08/21/2006 London Jr. Knights U16 AAA
1 13 Mississauga Karmiris, Lucas C 5.1 167 09/27/2006 Brantford 99ers U16 AAA
1 23 Hamilton Vanacker, Marek LW 6.00.25 164 04/12/2006 Brantford 99ers U16 AAA
3 47
Graham, Tyler RW 5.11 193 08/10/2006 Cambridge Hawks U16 AAA
3 48
McConnell-Barker, Broden LD 5.1 161 01/31/2006 London Jr. Knights U16 AAA
3 54
Glavin, Joshua LD 6.02 180 09/24/2006 Lambton Jr. Sting U16 AAA
3 55
Strohack, Grayden LD 6.02.25 183 06/09/2006 Waterloo Wolves U16 AAA
4 69 Peterborough McCallum, Braydon C 5.09 157 05/03/2006 Brantford 99ers U16 AAA
4 76 Mississauga Spencer, Liam LD 6.03 188 01/19/2006 London Jr. Knights U16 AAA
5 92
Vader, Tate C 5.10.5 184 01/09/2006 Huron-Perth Lakers U16 AAA
5 97 London Lepain, Joshua LW 6.01 170 02/20/2006 Windsor AAA Zn Jr. Spitfires U16
5 101 North Bay Richter, Dylan C 5.07.75 182 07/11/2006 Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs U16 AAA
5 103 Hamilton Facchina, Ethan C 5.11 165 01/12/2006 Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs U16 AAA
6 107
Froggett, Carter G 6.02 186 04/07/2006 Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs U16 AAA
6 108
McGuire, Tyler RD 6.02 181 09/15/2006 Windsor AAA Zn Jr. Spitfires U16
6 110 Ottawa Duncan, Hayden G 5.11 159 04/26/2006 Lambton Jr. Sting U16 AAA
7 136 Mississauga Chiarot, Gabriel RW 5.10.25 172 09/17/2006 Brantford 99ers U16 AAA
8 150 Ottawa Palmer, Talan C 5.07 144 10/12/2006 London Jr. Knights U16 AAA
8 151 Oshawa McGahey-Smith, Gavin LW 5.11.25 176 04/21/2006 London Jr. Knights U16 AAA
8 153 Barrie Passmore, Evan RD 6.02.25 169 12/05/2006 Waterloo Wolves U16 AAA
9 168 Sarnia Fries, Cameron C 5.06.75 126 05/27/2006 Cambridge Hawks U16 AAA
9 171 Oshawa Franssen, Harrison C 6.01 172 05/04/2006 London Jr. Knights U16 AAA
9 179 Kingston Karmiris, Tommy LW 5.09.5 182 06/15/2006 Brantford 99ers U16 AAA
9 180 Flint Langstaff, Colin RW 5.09 132 02/17/2006 Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs U16 AAA
10 189 Peterborough Forster, Reid RD 5.1 155 08/07/2006 Cambridge Hawks U16 AAA
10 197
Grundner, Griffin RW 5.07.5 136 10/27/2006 Windsor AAA Zn Jr. Spitfires U16
11 205 Erie Stumpf, Brayden C 5.09.5 137 10/09/2006 Waterloo Wolves U16 AAA
11 213 Barrie Merritt, Carter LD 6 179 10/23/2006 Cambridge Hawks U16 AAA
11 217 London Van Bommel, Rene LW 5.09 154 05/14/2006 Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs U16 AAA
11 219 Kingston Bartlett, Keaton LD 5.08.25 177 01/03/2006 Waterloo Wolves U16 AAA
12 230 Ottawa Souliere, Matthew LW 6 177 08/01/2006 London Jr. Knights U16 AAA
12 231 Oshawa Bender, Noah G 6.03 194 06/30/2006 Waterloo Wolves U16 AAA
12 233 Barrie Cornfield, Ryan RW 5.08.5 162 12/11/2006 Kitchener Jr. Rangers U16 AAA
12 242 Windsor Bowler, Caeleb RW 5.10.25 184 07/06/2006 Huron-Perth Lakers U16 AAA
13 251 Oshawa Hodkinson, Ryan C 6.03 167 03/19/2006 Huron-Perth Lakers U16 AAA
13 253 Barrie Blenkhorn, Luke RD 5.10.5 165 10/04/2006 Kitchener Jr. Rangers U16 AAA
14 274 Owen Sound Bennett, Trenten G 6.06 175 04/01/2006 Kitchener Jr. Rangers U16 AAA
15 293 Barrie Mathieson, Noah LW 6.01 160 03/13/2006 Windsor AAA Zn Jr. Spitfires U16
15 294 Owen Sound Skuta, Jake C 5.08.5 149 06/05/2006 Cambridge Hawks U16 AAA

This season marked the 22nd straight year the Priority Selection was conducted by way of the internet, carried out in partnership with Rinknet.

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