A number of local players were taken in the Maritime Junior Hockey League draft.
Six members of the Telus Cup Champion Cape Breton West Islanders were chosen including Stephen Fox, taken first overall by the South Shore Lumberjacks. Fox’s cousin, Malcolm MacEachern was selected by the Amherst Ramblers. The Summerside Western Capitals picked Callum MacPherson while the Woodstock Slammers selected Fearghus MacDonald. Goaltender Colton Ellis rights were picked up by the Marimichi Timberwolves.
Players with the Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets also garnered some interest. Hunter Martin was taken by the Amherst Ramblers, Andrew MacLeod , Jaden Mason and Mason Hawley were chosen by the hometown Pictou County Weeks Crushers, while Gavin Hart and Carson Lanceleve were picked by Truro. Rowan Sears was selected by the Yarmouth Mariners.