2017 OHL U-18 Priority Selection: Barrie Colts.

Last night the Ontario Hockey League held its first Under 18 Priority Selection Draft. The draft was 4 rounds with each team selecting one player each round. Teams who selected a goalie in one of those rounds was extended the opportunity to select another skater in a 5th round if they wanted. Barrie had the 1st overall pick, as well as the 1st pick in the following rounds. Barrie picked a goaltender in the 2nd round, allowing them to select a player in the 5th round. Here is a look at the Colts selections.

Image result for vic hadfield1st Round: (1st overall) Victor Hadfield.
Team: Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs Midget AAA
Position: Defence
Handedness: L
Hometown: Oakville, ON.
Height: 5’10.5
Weight: ?

Note: Victor is the grandson of Vic Hadfield, who played in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers. His career lasted from 1959-77.

2nd Round: (21st overall) Pierce Charleson.
Team: Barrie Colts Major Midget AAA
Position: Goalie
Glove: L
Hometown: Aurora, ON.
Weight: 168 lbs.

3rd Round: (41st overallJosiah Degazon.
Team: Mississauga Rebels Major Midget AAA
Position: Right Wing
Handedness: R
Hometown: Mississauga, ON.
Weight: 168 lbs.

4th Round: (61st overall) Massimo Petricca.
Team: Mississauga Rebels Major Midget AAA
Position: Centre
Handedness: R
Hometown: Woodbridge, ON.
Weight: 163 lbs.

5th Round: (81st overall) Jacob Breckles.
Team: Richmond Hill Coyotes Major Midget AAA
Position: Defence
Handedness: L
Hometown: Stouffville, ON.
Weight: 132 lbs.

Congratulations to all the players selected at the draft and we would like to welcome the new guys to Barrie! You can see the new guys at rookie camp which is set for April 22 and 23 at Barrie Molson Centre.

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