Blazers stay local and in the family at WHL bantam draft

By Earl Seitz
May 4, 2017 - 4:25pm Updated: May 4, 2017 - 6:23pm

KAMLOOPS — This was bantam draft day in the Western Hockey League --- with teams drafting eligible 2002 born players from the four western provinces, Yukon and Territories and 20 U.S. states.

No surprise in the first overall pick --- the Prince Albert Raiders drafted defenceman Kaiden Guhle from Sherwood Park.

The Blazers had the 14th pick and went to Saskatchewan for forward Josh Pillar.

They also stayed local for one of their picks and in their hockey family for another one, drafting the son of a former Blazers player and one of the teams current co-owners.

May 17, 1992....25 years later

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