Kelowna Rockets select Minnesota teammates in US prospect draft

Rockets take US teammates

The Kelowna Rockets went with familiarity during Wednesday's first-ever U.S. prospects draft.

Kelowna grabbed a pair of Minnesota teammates during the two-round draft.

They nabbed 14-year-old Wyatt Olson with the 15th overall pick, and 14-year-old Finn Brink with the 30th selection.

Olson, a 6', 161lb right winger played 24 games with two different teams, amassing 20 goals and 14 assists over 24 games.

Brink, a 5'8", 150lb left winger skated in 25 games with the same two teams, picking up 19 goals and 17 assists.

U.S. born players not selected in this special draft will be eligible for the bantam draft next month.

Players selected today won't be eligible to skate in the WHL full-time until the 2021-2022 season.

Prior to the draft, the Regina Pats learned they would get the first selection in the April 22 bantam draft, after winning the draft lottery.

The Pats hold the first-overall pick, having acquired Swift Current's first round pick.

Prince George will pick second.

The Rockets will pick eighth in the draft.

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