Saturday, June 16, 2012

Lumberjacks Secure Offense In MHL Draft

The CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks selected a 17-year old forward from the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League with their first pick in Saturday's MHL draft in Yarmouth. Jeremy Butterworth of the Halifax Titans finished in the top ten in league scoring with 38 points this past season. With their next two, second round picks the Jacks grabbed a pair of 17-year old Charlottetown Islanders. Forward Damon MacDonald earned 37 points last season while Luke McIssac is a six foot three inch defenceman. The Jacks took four South Shore Mustangs including six foot three inch forward Jamie McIntyre, forwards Brandon Challoner and Riley Strowbridge and goalie Cole Skinner. Another Mustang, forward Avery Clarke, was the sixth overall pick for the Metro Marauders.