The IceDogs made 5 selections Wednesday night in the first ever Under 18 Priority Selection event. While the traditional Priority Selection draft is dominated by Minor Midget hockey players, the Under-18 draft is to identify "late bloomers" from the Major Midget hockey ranks.
Six Niagara IceDogs prospects from last weekends’ draft have been invited to participate in the upcoming 2017 OHL Gold Cup. Philip Tomasino, Billy Constantinou, Ian Martin, Christian Sbaraglia, Ryan Campbell and Mason Howard will be in Kitchener for the event May 3rd-7th.
Six IceDogs were listed among the 70 OHL players by NHL Central Scouting in their Final Rankings for the 2017 NHL Draft which takes place June 23-24 in Chicago. Kirill Maksimov, Matthew Phillip, Oliver Castleman, Ben Jones, Ondrej Machala and Stephen Dhillon were all noted by Central Scouting.