QMJHL teams pick players from the Cape Breton West Islanders and Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets in annual draft

Posted at 8:53 am on June 5, 2017 | Filed Under: Sports

Several members of the Telus Cup Champion Cape Breton West Islanders will be attending training camps for Quebec Major Junior Hockey League teams this summer.
The QMJHL held its annual draft over the weekend in Saint John.
Forward Logan Chisholm was chosen in the second round, and 35th overall by the Acadie-Bathurst Titan.  Another forward from the Islanders, Jacob Stewart was picked 43rd by the Moncton Wildcats.  Stewart’s cousin, Sean Stewart, also a forward with the Islanders, was picked by Wildcats in the 11th round.   Also in the 11th round, Islanders defencemen, Jack Morris was taken by Rimouski.    Colton Ellis, who backstopped the Islanders to the Telus Cup title, had his QMJHL rights traded from the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles to Rimouski in exchange for Sherbrooke’s first round pick next year.
Members of the Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets taken the draft included forward Martin Hunter by Sherbrooke in the 7th round, forward Jaden Mason by Moncton in the 8th round and forward Gavin Hart by Halifax in the 12th round.