Campbell, Wolf chosen in WHL Bantam Draft

Forward Hunter Campbell and goaltender Dustin Wolf, members of the Los Angeles Jr. Kings’ Pacific District-champion Bantam Major team this past season, were selected in this year’s Western Hockey League (WHL) Bantam Draft, which was conducted today (Thursday, May 5).

Campbell, who struck for three goals in 10 Tier I Elite League games in the Bantam Major division, was chosen by the Calgary Hitmen in the 3rd round (60th overall).

Wolf, who forged a 2-3-2 record in seven appearances to compliment a 2.99 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage, was taken by the Everett Silvertips in the 5th round (104th).

“I couldn’t be happier for these guys,” said Jr. Kings 2015-16 Bantam Major head coach Shawn Pitcher. “They both played a big part in our success last season and are very deserving of this recognition."

2001-born players who reside in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming were eligible for the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.

One of the three Major Junior leagues that comprise the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL regularly produces professional players, including top NHL prospects.

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