The MJHL Bantam drafted wrapped up Sunday morning with the Portage Terriers selecting seven young players from around the province. “Overall we got seven Portage Terriers,” says Terrier scout Angus Moar. “The type of hockey they play is the type of hockey we play. We are ecstatic with the players we got.”
“We are looking for players with skill, but more so a kid who battles and goes into the corner and comes out with the puck.” Taking five forwards and two defenceman, Moar says they didn’t worry about position. “We really stuck to our list with this draft. We tried to pick the best player available.”
Aiden Sotas (C, ’05, Birtle)
Rd 1 (10th overall)
A big (6’2″) right handed centre, Sotas had 29 points in 33 games for the Yellowhead Chiefs. He is a player who works hard, is aggressive and has good hands. Moar says, “He is a good hockey player and plays well in all three zones.”
Peter Magnus (C, ’05, Winnipeg)
Rd 2 (21st overall)
Playing for the Rink Hockey Academy Prep team, Magnus had 35 points in 29 games. The smaller forward sees the ice well and “makes plays”. He looks to be solid in all zones.
Brandon Funk (C, ’05, Winnipeg)
Rd 3 (29th overall)
A quick skilled forward, Funk had a great playoffs for the Winnipeg Sharks posting seven points in five games. During the regular season he put up 38 points in 36 games.
Nicholas Cullen (C, ’05, Killarney)
Rd 3 (32nd overall)
A skilled competitive centre from Killarney, Cullen had a great season for the Southwest Cougars. He notched 23 goals and 49 points in 35 games.
Brett Magarrell (D, ’05, Domain)
Rd 4 (43rd overall)
Playing for the Pembina Valley Hawks, the left-handed defenceman had seven points. He is a solid blue-liner who plays well in his own zone.
Omen Harmacy (D, ’05, Winnipeg)
Rd 5 (51st overall)
The right-handed defenceman played in the USA last season for Shattuck – St.Mary’s. He is skilled on the power play and had 28 points in 52 games.
Daniel Tokariwski (F, ’05, Winnnipeg)
Rd 5 (54th overall)
A power forward with good hands and work ethic he had 31 points in 34 games for the Winnipeg Sharks.