(Nate Boomhower Photo: Eliteprospects.com)
For the first time the Ontario Hockey League held a draft specifically for players bypassed in their minor midget year of eligibility.
This one targets those who played “AAA” at the major midget level this season.(1999-2000 birth years) That included a trio of Quinte McInroy Maines Red Devils.
The Saginaw Spirit made forward Nate Boomhower was the fourth overall pick. Left Winger Madoka Suzuki was taken by the Owen Sound Attack and goaltender Pierce Nelson was chosen by Sault Ste. Marie.