Spartans GMHL Entry Draft

The Almaguin Spartans organization had a busy day yesterday as they selected a total of 15 players in the leagues 12 Round Entry Draft. The Spartans had 3 additional draft selections that were acquired via trade over the last year.

Spartans General Manager David Forde had this to say about the teams draft yesterday “I’m very happy with the outcome of the draft yesterday. We got most of the players that were on our radar. You always miss out on a few guys that are selected by other teams, but that is just the nature of the draft. Our coaches and I have been working hard to add to our roster for this season to complement a high number of returning players from last season. Many of our draft selections were from the Pre-Draft Showcase event that was held in Vilnius, Lithuania this weekend. Our Head Coach Andrejs Savicevs was in attendance scouting players, meeting with players/players and facilitating zoom meetings so I could speak with players and parents as well. This first class, professional level event was put on by Savicevs and Olegs Koreskovs and has landed our organization many talented players over the past 5 years.

Our draft strategy yesterday was to select high-level talent from the showcase event, select veteran players we think can contribute in big way with our club this season and to secure the GMHL playing rights of two young promising Almaguin area players in Rhett Macfarlane and Ethan Boyes “

  • 1st Round Nikita Andrusenko (2000) Forward Utah Outliers USPHL Premier
  • 2nd Round Knute Loe (2000) Goaltender Fresno Monsters USPHL Premier
  • 3rd Round Italo Milbergs (2001) Defensemen HK Kurbads U23 Latvia 2
  • 4th Round Cayden Martin (2000) Forward Embrum Panthers EOJHL
  • 5th Round Antoine Dumoulin (2000) Defensemen Fresno Monsters USPHL Premier
  • 6th Round (1) Kalvis Krievs (2005) Defensemen Primza/Pardaugava U17 Latvia
  • 6th Round (2) Ben Anderson (2001) Forward Carolina Jr. Hurricanes USPHL Premier
  • 7th Round Jon Tagoona (2000) Forward Dryden Ice Dogs SIJHL
  • 8th Round Ethan Boyes (2005) Forward North Bay Trappers
  • 9th Round Liam McCarthy (2001) Goalie Cochrane Crunch NOJHL
  • 10th Round Rhett Macfarlane (2005) Forward Huntsville Otters Midget
  • 11th Round (1) Patriks Berzins (2003) Goalie Liepaja Juniors Latvia 2
  • 11th Round (2) Shon-Oliver Roy (2000) Forward Grand Falls Rapids MJAHL
  • 12th Round (1) Artyom Pukhlyak (2002) Forward HK Brest Belarus 2
  • 12th Round (2) Paulius Grybauskas (2004) Forward Kaunas Hockey Lithuania

We can not wait to see some of these faces in our line up this season and to see our great fans pack the arena again!!