Truro Bearcats wrap up 2018 MHL Entry Draft
The Maritime Hockey League (MHL) Entry Draft ran Saturday afternoon at the Kings Mutual Century Centre in Berwick.
The Truro Bearcats held nine picks over the course of the eight round draft, and a compensation pick between the third and fourth rounds as the team only made one territorial draft pick.
Truro selected Damian Hartt, a forward from the Valley Kohltech Wildcats, with the seventh overall pick.
Pleasant Valley's Ben Fraser, a territorial draft pick from the Weeks Major Midgets, was on hand and donned a Bearcats jersey when his name was formally announced.
Overall, Truro selected six forwards, two defencemen, and a goalie.
The Bearcats also acquired a goaltender in a trade with Edmundston, as 19-year-old Myles Hektor is coming to Truro for a fourth round pick in next year's draft and future considerations.
The MHL also tied a bow on the 2017-18 season with its final three awards.
Ben Chipman of the Yarmouth Mariners was named as the winner of the Community Spirit Award, which was accepted on behalf of Head Coach Laurie Barron.
Yarmouth's Mitch Bonnar won the Moe Bent Builders Award, while the Edmundston Blizzard won the Roger Meek Executive of the Year Award.
2018 Truro Bearcats Draft selections
|1||7th||Damian Hartt||F||Valley Kohltech Wildcats|
|T1||-||Ben Fraser||F||Weeks Major Midgets|
|3||31th||Regan Seymour||F||St. John's AAA Maple Leafs|
|T2 Comp||-||Dell Welton||D||Cape Breton West Islanders|
|4||43rd||Joe Chambers||G||Cole Harbour Wolfpack|
|5||49th||Logan Camp||F||Dartmouth Steele Subaru|
|5||50th||Camdon Langlois||D||Cape Breton Tradesmen|
|5||55th||Gregor Yoell||F||Valley Kohltech Wildcats|
|6||67th||Marc Aucoin||F||Weeks Major Midgets|
|7||79th||Cole Julian||F||Cole Harbour Wolfpack|
|8||91st||Colin MacGillivray||F||Weeks Major Midgets|
*T1, T2 refer to territorial draft selection rounds