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Pembroke Lumber Kings Select 8 Players in Bantam Draft

The Pembroke Lumber Kings are looking to their future with the selection of eight players in the Central Canada Hockey League Bantam Draft.  The Kings made 15 year old defenceman Xavier Beauchamp their first pick when they chose him ninth overall.  Listed at 6' 5" and 195 pounds, the big blueliner played in 28 games in the 2019-20 season with the Ottawa Jr. 67's scoring 4 goals and adding 12 assists.
The Kings second pick, 21st overall, was defenceman Johnathan Laporte who played with the U14 Ottawa Senators in the 2019-20 season.  The Kings had no pick in the third round but Pembroke's fourth pick, 34th overall, was defenceman Maverick Hayes.  Hayes played in 29 games with the Ottawa Valley AAA Titans in 2019-20.
The Kings fifth pick, 46th overall, was forward Cole Foley who put up strong numbers in the 2019-20 season with the U14 AA Upper Ottawa Valley Aces where he had 51 points in 30 games. With the 58th pick overall, the Kings chose goaltender Zachary Gaul from the Ottawa Junior 67's U14 squad.
In round seven, the Kings picked Cameron Menard. Menard scored 14 goals with the AAA Ottawa Valley Titans in the 2019-20 season. In the eighth round, Pembroke picked Cole Robitaille.
With their final pick, the Kings selected 94th overall, forward Kyle Cameron who spent the 2019-20 season with the U14 Ottawa Valley Silver Seven.

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.