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Lumber Kings Coach Alex Armstrong Shares Thoughts on Bantam Draft Picks
Lumber Kings owner, head coach and general manager, Alex Armstrong, has been busy building his hockey club for the future. On March 16th, the club made eight selections on the first night of the Central Canada Hockey League's Bantam draft. Here's what Armstrong has to say about each of the picks.
Xavier Beauchamp was our first pick. He is a big strong kid who is physical, skates well and moves the puck well. He plays really well defensively. He is 6’5", 195 pound right handed shot defenceman.
Jonathan Laporte was our second pick. He skates very well and makes a great first pass. He is very good defensively and likes to play physical as well. He is 6’3", 185 pounds.
Mavrick Hayes was our pick in round four. He skates well and has lots of offensive upside. Hayes likes the physical play and skates well. He is 6’3" tall and weights 180 pounds.
Cole Foley was our fifth round pick and is a steal at that pick. He is a very good skater with lots of skill and puts up numbers.
Zachary Gaul was our sixth round pick. He is a very good goaltender, very calm in the nets and he reminds me of Reece Proulx who was great for our team in the 2019-20 season.
Cameron Menard was our seventh round pick. He is a big kid at 6’1, 185 pounds and is very good around the net. He can score goals. He is also very strong and protects the puck well.
Cole Robitaille was our eighth round pick. He is the son of former NHL'er Randy Robitaille. Cole is 5' 10" tall and weighs 165 pounds. He has lots of upside and continues to improve. He has an eye for the game and has good hands and skates well.
Kyle Cameron was our ninth round pick. Kyle is 5’10" tall and weighs 155 pounds. Kyle skates well and competes every shift. Kyle also has a good set of hands.