Steven Beenackers Selected by the Owen Sound Attack in the OHL Draft

Chatham-Kent Cyclones player Steven Beenackers

Chatham-Kent Cyclones player Steven Beenackers

Muirkirk’s Steven Beenackers was selected by the Owen Sound Attack in the 9th round of the OHL Priority Selection Draft April 7.

The Ridgetown District Secondary School grade 11 student, was the captain this past season of the Chatham-Kent Cyclones Minor Midget “AAA” team.

Only minutes after his selection, Beenackers spoke to the Chatham-Kent Sports Network explaining the feeling he had after learning he’d been drafted by Owen Sound,

“I’m just relieved, excited obviously, and proud. I’m happy to do this for friends, family, teammates, and the Chatham-Kent Cyclones.”

Beenackers, who stands 6’2″, led the Chatham-Kent Cyclones Minor Midgets in scoring last season with 5 goals and 5 assists. Despite his team’s struggles, as they finished with a record of 1-28-1, Beenackers said he managed to stay focused on doing what he could for his team, and playing his best.

“I worked really hard all year, and kept my head despite the tough year. I just kept pushing to work hard and improve. If you want it bad enough you can get it.”

Another Chatham-Kent Cyclones product, Kyle Hope played for the Owen Sound Attack last season after being traded from the Oshawa Generals. Beenackers will join Hope at the Owen Sound Attack’s training camp this summer and plans to show up and impress the Attack brass.

“I’ll be training a lot this offseason, that will obviously be a big part of it; keeping active and keeping healthy. It will be exciting to get to camp with Owen Sound.”

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