The second annual OHL Under-18 Priority Selection is set to commence at 7:05pm on Wednesday April 11, 2018.
Players Eligible for Selection:
All Midget players not currently on a CHL Member Team Protected List who were carded with a Midget AAA Hockey Club within the OHF, HNO, or HEO in the 2017-18 playing season are eligible for selection in the OHL Under-18 Priority Selection.
The Under-18 Priority Selection Process is capped at two rounds with each OHL Member Team required to select two players.
The order of selection is determined through the final standings at the conclusion of the 2017-18 playing season with the non-playoff teams selecting first, determined by inverse order of finish followed by all other teams with the selection position determined by inverse order of finish.
Should a Member Team select a goalie with one of their two selections, the Club has the option to select another player (skater only). There will be an additional round added to the Under-18 Priority Selection to facilitate the drafting of the additional skater utilizing the same selection order and process.
General Rules of Selection:
OHL Member Teams may utilize a maximum of five minutes to select a player through the duration of the Under-18 Priority Selection.
Each OHL Member Team will have the opportunity for one two minute timeout during the Under-18 Priority Selection.
2018 OHL Under-18 Priority Selection Order of Selection:
(Regular Season points in brackets)
1. Sudbury Wolves (43)
2. Flint Firebirds (45)
3. Peterborough Petes (52)
4. Erie Otters (56)
5. Saginaw Spirit (67)
6. Ottawa 67’s (69)*
7. Guelph Storm (69)**
8. Mississauga Steelheads (69)**
9. North Bay Battalion (70)***
10. Windsor Spitfires (70)***
11. Oshawa Generals (75)
12. Niagara IceDogs (80)
13. Kingston Frontenacs (81)
14. London Knights (82)
15. Owen Sound Attack (84)
16. Barrie Colts (89)
17. Kitchener Rangers (90)
18. Hamilton Bulldogs (93)
19. Sarnia Sting (97)
20. Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (116)
*Ottawa receives a more favourable draft position based on goals for / goals against percentage calculation compared to Guelph (GF / GF + GA).
**Guelph and Ottawa receive a more favourable draft position as a result of having fewer wins than Mississauga.
***North Bay receives a more favourable draft position as a result of having fewer wins than Windsor.
The 2018 OHL Priority Selection will mark the 18th straight year the draft will be conducted by way of the internet.
Under-18 Priority Selection Features:
READ: Under-18 Priority Selection a Developing Process
READ: Under-18 Priority Selection gave Serensits new hope
READ: Josling and Villalta among OHL’s latest Midget AAA success stories