2016 WHL Bantam Draft: Kootenay Ice take Peyton Krebs of Okotoks with No. 1 pick

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Published on: May 5, 2016 | Last Updated: May 5, 2016 10:23 AM MDT

Alberta’s leading Bantam AAA scorer this past season is this year’s top pick in the 2016 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.

The Kootenay Ice took Peyton Krebs with the No. 1 pick in the draft held in Calgary starting at 8:30 a.m. MT on Thursday. Krebs, a native of Okotoks, scored 102 points — 46 goals and 56 assists — in 27 regular-season games played for the De Winton-based Rocky Mountain Raiders, who won this year’s Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League title.

And in fact, it was 1-2-3 for Alberta off the top of the draft.

The Saskatoon Blades took forward Kirby Dach of the midget Fort Saskatchewan Rangers with the No. 2 pick and the Vancouver Giants selected defenceman Bowen Byram of the bantam Lethbridge Golden Hawks at No. 3.