The 2014 Western Hockey League (WHL) Draft gets underway Thursday morning and we will be with you throughout the day posting any Okanagan Hockey Academy related news as it happens.
7:30 a.m. (PST) - The 2014 WHL Bantam Draft is about to get underway!
7:40 a.m. (PST) - The Brandon Wheat Kings make Winnipeg product Stelio Mattheos the No. 1 overall selection in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.
7:52 a.m. (PST) - Four picks in and the Prince George Cougars are now on the clock.
8:02 a.m. (PST) - The Tri-City Americans select OHA's Michael Rasmussen with the seventh overall pick!!
8:16 a.m. (PST) - Boom! Another OHA player off the board as the Kootenay ice select defenceman Griffin Mendel!!
8:24 a.m. (PST) - Anddddddd another OHA player off the board as the Regina Pats make goaltender Jordan Hollett the 13th overall pick!!
8:26 a.m. (PST) - If you aren't keeping count, that's three OHA players selected in the first 13 picks of the WHL Bantam Draft!
8:44 a.m. (PST) - Defenceman Scott Walford becomes the fourth OHA player taken in the first round as he goes 18th overall to the Victoria Royals!!
8:55 a.m. (PST) - The Kelowna Rockets select OHA defenceman Jonathan Smart with the 22nd overall pick!!
8:56 a.m. (PST) - And that wraps up the first round of the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft. Great day for the Okanagan Hockey Academy with five picks in the first round!
9:17 a.m. (PST) - The second round of the WHL Bantam Draft is underway!
9:50 a.m. (PST) - That's a wrap on the second round of the WHL Bantam Draft. No OHA players selected in the round, but a lot more rounds still to come.
10:08 a.m. (PST) - OHA's Ethan O'Rourke has been selected 53rd overall by the Prince George Cougars!
10:25 a.m. (PST) - The seventh OHA player of the day has been selected in the WHL Bantam Draft as the Lethbridge Hurricanes take goaltender Shane Farkas with the 67th overall pick!
10:52 a.m. (PST) - The fourth round of the WHL Bantam Draft has wrapped up.
11:42 a.m. (PST) - After a quick lunch break, the WHL Bantam Draft has resumed and OHA defenceman Brandon Armstrong has been selected 92nd overall by the Moose Jaw Warriors!
12:47 p.m. (PST) - Forward Hayden Dick becomes the ninth OHA player to be selected today as he goes 154th overall to the Kamloops Blazers!
1:17 p.m. (PST) - We have hit double digits! Forward Akash Bains has been drafted by the Red Deer Rebels in the ninth round, 185th overall!
1:36 p.m. (PST) - Forward Jordan Robinson has been selected 199th overall by the Saskatoon Blades!
1:47 p.m. (PST) - Another OHA player taken in the WHL Bantam Draft as forward Chase Stevenson has been selected by the Red Deer Rebels with the 207th overall pick!
2:33 p.m. (PST) - The 2014 WHL Bantam Draft has wrapped up! Congrats to all 12(!) OHA players selected today! Thanks for following along with us on this special day for OHA!
During my three years in Penticton, OHA was influential in my growth as a student, an athlete, and most importantly a person. Their overwhelming support made the city feel like home and the community feel like family. It was truly a first class experience, in an elite program that has prepared me for my time in university and any future endeavors."