The QMJHL announced Monday its final list of the best hopes for the draft of the circuit Courteau, which will take place June 2 in Shawinigan. And the Cantonniers de Magog occupy a place of choice.
In total, the Magogoise team places four players in the first round, and a total of seven for the first three rounds of the annual QMJHL auction.
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Defenseman William Villeneuve is the highest ranked player, second only to him. He is closely followed by center Patrick Guay, third.
Forwards Charles Beaudoin (8th) and Marshall Lessard (12th) complete the hopes of the Cantonnieres in the first round.
Subsequently, we find Isaac Bélliveau (24th), Simon Pinard (27th), and Olivier Picard (48th).
The Cantoners enjoyed a great season in 2017-18, being finalists at the recent Telus Cup in Sudbury, Ontario.
Forward Hendrix Lapierre of Gatineau Intrepids is named the best hope by the Recruitment Support Center (CSR) of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for the next selection session.
Defender Jérémy Poirier (4th, Chateauguay) and Mavrik Bourque (5th, Trois-Rivières) complete the top 5.
Remember that the Sherbrooke Phoenix will be fifth in the June draft.