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

Round Overall Player Position Team
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