2016 Entry Draft Results
(Bradford, ON, May 16, 2016)
The Bradford Rattlers were represented at the 2016 GMHL Entry Draft in Innisfil, Ontario on May, 15th. The club made 14 selections through 12 rounds while also completing a trade with the St. George Ravens.
The first round pick of the Rattlers was local talent Cole Chapman. Chapman, 18, was the starting goaltender for the prestigious St. Andrew's College Prep school just South of Bradford. He has lead the school to back-to-back championships while also claiming the league titles for Best GAA in the 2014/15 & 2015/16 seasons. Chapman is a product of the York Simcoe Express AAA program standing 6'0", 160lbs.
The Rattlers also completed a trade on draft day. The club has acquired the rights to Goaltender Mark Sinclair from the St. George Ravens. Sinclair, 20, was the starting goalie for the Caledonia Covairs Jr. B club last season and had played for the Hamilton Red Wings OJHL prior. Mark is a OHL draft pick to the Kingston Frontenacs from Hamilton, Ontario. Going to the Ravens is Defenseman Nathan Ferris.
Commenting on the draft, General Manager Sean Werth said it was a overall success: "We had a great weekend for the organization. We were able to draft some great young talent and also make a trade which could pay off huge for us down the road."
Below you will find the 2016 GMHL Entry Draft results.
1st Round – Traded to Seguin Huskies
2nd Round – Cole Chapman
1998 – G – St. Andrew's College Prep – Aurora, ON
3rd Round – Zoltan Lebocky
1999 – D – Hungary U18 – Hungary
4th Round – Skatlyski Myhailo
2000 – F – Ukraine U16 – Ukraine
5th Round – Sam Wood
1999 – D –Iowa Wild U16 AAA – Lincoln University, USA
6th Round – Trevor Momot
1997 – D – Anchor Bay Varsity – Michigan, USA
6th Round – Tomas Racicky (Traded from Almaguin)
1995 – F – Austria U20 – Dolni, Czech Republic
7th Round – Tom Panjonkowski
1997 – D –Gatineu Olympiques QMJHL – Rouen, France
8th Round – Steven Holmes
1999 – F – Cambridge Hawks AAA – Cambridge, ON
9th Round – Tristan Burkholder
1999 – F – Iroquois Falls AAA – Timmins, ON
10th Round – David Tmej
1997 – F - Gulf Coast Flames U18 – Flordia, USA
10th Round – Jake Hermann (Trade from Tillsonburg)
2000 – F - Chicago Bruins AAA – Illinois, USA
10th Round – Valters Apfelbaums (Trade from North York)
1998 – F - Prizma Riga – Riga, Latvia
11th Round – Drew Wotta
1999 – F - Meijer AAA – Michigan, USA
12th Round – Rudi Ying
1998 – F - Toronto Patriots OJHL – China/USA