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Local Martensville Marauders Selected in WHL Bantam Draft and Sign On With U18 AAA Teams

by Jocelyn Ottenbreit

On May 19, the 2022 Western Hockey League (WHL) Bantam Draft was held. Scouts from WHL clubs were sent to watch first-year bantams (players born in 2007) from the start of the minor hockey season and several local players from the Martensville U15AA Marauders were selected.

The WHL holds a draft specifically to allow teams to add bantam players in an orderly manner to their protected lists. This is the first opportunity for teams to select players, although all players still have a chance to become eligible to be listed by teams after the draft is completed. Many are added as spots become available, when a player’s talents improve or are more noticeable at a later day, or at a higher level of hockey.

Martensville U15 AA Marauders had 4 players selected in the draft:
Kazden Mathies (Round 2, 38th Overall) – Selected to the Seattle Thunderbirds
Carsen Adair (Round 3, 55th Overall) – Selected to the Lethbridge Hurricanes
Simon Garchinski (Round 6, 128th Overall) – Selected to the Portland Winterhawks
Teigan Semchyshen (Round 7, 146th Overall) – Selected to the Kamloops Blazers

In addition to being selected in the WHL Draft, these same players were signed to join the U18 AAA teams for the upcoming 2022-2023 season, including one additional player, Kaden Shumay who was signed to the Yorkton Maulers.

Kazden Mathies signed on with the Warman Wildcats as well as Carsen Adair, Simon Garchinksi joins the Prince Albert Mintos, and Teigan Semchyshen, the Estevan Bears.

Simon Garchinksi signs with the Prince Albert Mintos
Kazden Mathies signs with the Warman Wildcats
Carsen Adair signs with the Warman Wildcats
Teigan Semchyshen signs with the Estevan Bears
Kaden Shumay signs with the Yorkton Maulers

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