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Jr. Senators select 11 in 2022 CCHL Bantam Protect Draft

Ottawa, ON – Over the past week, the CCHL held its annual Bantam Protect Draft, this time virtually. The Ottawa Jr. Senators selected a total of 11 players; six forwards, four defencemen, and one goaltender.

“The staff was pleased with how the draft unfolded,” said general manager Jamie Mayo. “We feel that we added some highly skilled players with a strong compete level whose style of play strengthens our program. Our first two selections Tristan Webb and Calum Hartnell are players who play with pace and will be huge parts of the OJS U-18 program next season.”

The Ottawa Jr. Senators U18 program went 21-8-3 during the 2021-2022 season, good enough for fourth in the league under Head Coach Steve Mallette. In recent years the program has seen many highly touted graduates including Merrick Rippon (Acadia), Cedrick Andree (UPEI), Ranvir Gill-Shane (Ottawa 67’s), Sean McGurn (London Knights), Kyle MacDonald (North Bay Battalion), Adrien Bisson (Maine), Gabriel Carriere (Vermont), Brendan Bays (Quebec Remparts), and current Jr. A members Braxton Ross, Thomas Freel, Tomislav Brennan, James Taylor, and Sam Grabner.

2022 Ottawa Jr. Senators Bantam Protect Draft Picks

Forwards

Round 1: Tristan Webb, Ottawa Jr. 67’s

Round 4: Oliver Plante, Eastern Ontario Wild

Round 5: Gavin McCarthy, Ottawa Jr. 67’s

Round 7: Daniel McDowell, Gloucester Rangers

Round 10: Matthew MacKenzie, Kanata Blazers

Round 11: Noah Milley, Nepean Raiders

“The remainder of the draft we added players who will provide us with much-needed depth upfront and on the blueline,” added Mayo. “Oliver Plante, Daniel McDowell, Gavin McCarthy, Matthew MacKenzie, and Noah Milley are forwards that will be given an opportunity to make an impact.”

Defence

Round 2: Calum Hartnell, Myers AAA

Round 6: Daryan Matthews, Eastern Ontario Wild

Round 8: Nolan Turnbull, Myers AAA

Round 9: Ryan White, Myers AAA

“On the back end, we added Daryan Matthews from the Eastern Ontario Wild who had already played games as an affiliate with our U18 team this past season,” indicated Mayo. “Finally we took a pair of players who will be playing outside of Ottawa next season. Both Nolan Turnbull and Ryan White are talented defencemen who we hope will be a part of our organization in the future.”

Goalie

Round 3: Noah Paddock, Ottawa Jr. 67’s

“For the first time we selected a goaltender with an early pick choosing Noah Paddock from the Ottawa Jr 67s AAA team,” highlighted Mayo. “Paddock is an athletic goaltender who our scouts rated extremely high. You cannot win without solid goaltending and we feel we have that with Noah.”

The Ottawa Jr. Senators are pleased to welcome all 11 members of the 2022 draft class to the organization!

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