by Hockey PEI Communications // @HockeyPEI // Monday, July 18th, 2022
CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – The Maritime Junior A Hockey League (MHL) held its 2022 entry draft on Friday evening, with 120 of the best young hockey players in the region selected to the league’s twelve teams over the course of ten rounds. The first two rounds were carried live on Eastlink Community TV and on Eastlink’s YouTube channel. The Eastlink North dominated the first round, with ten of the twelve picks. Neither the Canadian Tire Cup champion Summerside Western Capitals nor the Eastlink South champion Truro Bearcats had a selection in the opening round.
Hockey PEI’s High Performance Program alumni had the spotlight shined on them in hopes to see their name come across the screen in this year’s virtual draft. A total of thirteen (13) Islanders were selected by various MHL clubs on Friday.
The highest selected Islander was Jack MacKinnon of Sherwood who was taken 12th overall in Round one (1) by the Campbellton Tigers. Waugh suited up for the Kensington Wild of the NB/PEI Major U18 Hockey League last season.
Here is a recap of the other Island born players who were selected today as part of the draft:
- Round 1 – Pick 12 – Campbellton Tigers – Jack MacKinnon (Sherwood, PE).
- Round 3 – Pick 31 – Amherst Ramblers – Evan Nicholson (Stratford, PE)
- Round 3 – Pick 36 – Summerside Western Capitals – Ethan Dickson (Summerside, PE)
- Round 4 – Pick 42 – Truro Bearcats – Ross Campbell (Souris, PE)
- Round 5 – Pick 50 – Miramichi Timberwolves – Michael Arsenault (Cornwall, PE)
- Round 5 – Pick 54 – Truro Bearcats – Justin Smith (Stratford, PE)
- Round 5 – Pick 60 – Summerside Western Capitals – Carson Griffin (Summerside, PE)
- Round 6 – Pick 62 – Miramichi Timberwolves – Seamus MacEachern (Charlottetown, PE)
- Round 7 – Pick 84 – Summerside Western Capitals – Lincoln Waugh (Summerside, PE)
- Round 8 – Pick 86 – Yarmouth Mariners – Dawson Sharkey (Souris, PE)
- Round 8 – Pick 96 – Summerside Western Capitals – Andrew Thompson (Summerside, PE)
- Round 9 – Pick 104 – Edmundston Blizzard – Aiden Diamond (Stratford, PE)
- Round 10 – Pick 119 – Summerside Western Capitals – George Gallant (Summerside, PE)
Hockey PEI’s Board of Directors and Staff would like to congratulate all of those who were selected!
To Learn more about the Maritime Junior Hockey League and its 2022 entry draft, visit: www.themhl.ca
To learn more about Hockey PEI’s High Performance Program, please visit: www.hockeypei.com.