The SJHL held its annual bantam draft during the first week of June and the La Ronge Ice Wolves ended up making seven selections.

The Ice Wolves held the eighth overall selection and drafted forward Rylan Williams from Kyle, SK.

Williams tallied 66 points in 31 games this past season with the Swift Current Broncos Bantam AA team.

“I thought I had a really good year, I was taught by a really good coach and I had a really good team,” said Williams. “We clicked right off the start and we got more and more used to playing with each other. As the year went on, we all started to click and started producing more. I thought it was a really good season.”

Williams will be heading into his first U18 AAA season and has committed to play for the Battlefords Stars under former Beardy’s coach Dale Grayston.

“He (Williams) comes to play every night,” said Ice Wolves Head Scout Rob Fiola following the SJHL Bantam Draft. “He played with the Lind boy in Swift Current, so he’s got some pretty high numbers, but when I did talk to his coach, his coach had nothing but great things to say about him.”

Williams was also taken by the Lethbridge Hurricanes 236th overall in the WHL Bantam Draft.

(PHOTO: Hockey sticks. Photo courtesy of Brandon White.)