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04-30-2009, 11:53 AM

KAMLOOPS, BC – The Kamloops Blazers are proud to announce their selection of defenseman Brady Gaudet of Redvers, SK in the first round, 10th overall, in today’s WHL Bantam Draft being held in Edmonton. Gaudet is a 5’10”, 170-pound left-shooting blueliner who played for the Carlyle Moose Mountain Bantam AAAs last season.

“We’re proud to introduce Brady as the newest member of the Blazer family,” says Vice-President and General Manager Craig Bonner. “Brady is an excellent puck-moving defenseman and we’re glad we were able to address that part of our team’s game by selecting Brady. We see him as a solid, skilled player and we expect him to fill that role as he develops at the Western Hockey League level.”

Gaudet played in 25 games for Carlyle last season, scoring 13 goals and adding 23 assists.

The Blazers made C Logan McVeigh their second round selection, 32nd overall, in today’s WHL Bantam Draft.

Logan McVeigh (Kenaston, SK)
Shoots: Left
5’11”, 180 pounds
27g-42a-69pts and 24 penalty minutes in 20 games with Warman Bantam AA last season

Here are the Blazers' third round selections:

Troy Trombley (Sherwood Park, AB), 45th overall
Catches: Left
6’3”, 160 pounds
Played 33 games and 1122 minutes posting an .865 goals against average with Camrose Bantam AAA last season

Landon Cross (Brandon, MB), 54th overall
Shoots: Right
6’0”, 150 pounds
7g-8a-15pts and 38 penalty minutes in 27 games with Brandon Bantam AAA last season

Brandon Morley (Burnaby, BC), 62nd overall
Shoots: Left
5’8”, 145 pounds
51g-59a-110pts and 30 penalty minutes in 42 games with Burnaby Bantam AAA last season

06-10-2009, 02:09 PM
The Blazers selected D Brenden Enns (Quathiaski Cove, BC) with their 4th round selection, 87th overall (using Vancouver's pick acquired in Rodgers/Ross deal):
Shoots: Right
6'2", 165 pounds
Scored 4 goals and 20 points along with 20 penalty minutes with the Campbell River Tyees Bantam AAAs in 08-09.

The Blazers selected C/RW Chase Souto (Yorba Linda, CA) with their 5th round selection, 98th overall:
Centre/Right Wing
Shoots: Right
5'9", 140 pounds
Played for the Los Angeles Jr. Kings Bantam AAAs last year, statistics are unavailable.

The Blazers have selected LW Mitchell Schwark (Saskatoon, SK) with their 6th round selection, 120th overall:
Left Wing
Shoots: Left
5'11", 155 pounds
Scored 31 goals and 37 assists and posted 54 penalty minutes with the Saskatoon Maniacs Bantam AAs in 2008-09.

The Blazers closed out their selections in the 2009 Bantam Draft with one choice in the 7th round and one in the 8th round:

7th round, 150th overall (using Brandon's pick acquired for Mark Schneider)
Travis Blanleil (Kelowna, BC)
Left Wing
5'5", 130 pounds
Scored 11 goals and 24 points and put up 22 penalty minutes in 21 games with Kelowna Pursuit of Excellence.

8th round, 164th overall
Jeffrey Ness (Humboldt, SK)
5'9", 152 pounds
Scored 8 goals and 17 points and put up 26 penalty minutes in 19 games with the Humboldt Broncos Bantam AAs.