Junior Shamrocks select Whalers grad with top pick in draft

B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League holds annual midget draft

The Victoria Shamrocks stuck with local minor lacrosse products during the 2017 B.C. Junior A entry draft on Saturday in Nanaimo.

First among the four midget graduates (born in 2000) selected by the Shamrocks was Jared Wendt, a big (6-3, 225 pounds) left-handed shot who played last year with the Juan de Fuca Whalers midget A squad. The Victoria-Esquimalt product was the ’Rocks first pick in the draft, chosen in the third round, 19th overall.

In the fourth round (27th overall) Victoria picked up Justin Reedecker, a six-foot, 175-pound left-handed product of the Peninsula Minor program. The Shamrocks followed up by choosing fellow Peninsula grad Garrett Murray, a six-foot, 205-pound right-hand shot in the sixth round, 41st overall.

Saanich Tigers grad Owen Works, a lanky 6-4, 190-pound righty rounded out Victoria’s picks at No. 43 overall.

Dylan McCormick from the Ridge Meadows Burrards program went No. 1 overall to the New Westminster Salmonbellies. A total of 16 Vancouver Island players were picked in the draft, with Wendt the lone pick from the Juan de Fuca program.

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