Local Hockey Players Ecstatic Following Draft

Joseph Raaymakers (1) and Levi Tetrault (18) watch a loose puck at the OHL Cup - Photo by Brian Watts/ OHL Images

Joseph Raaymakers (1) and Levi Tetrault (18) watch a loose puck at the OHL Cup – Photo by Brian Watts/ OHL Images

Moments after being selected in the 2014 OHL Draft, a wave of emotions hit Chatham-Kent’s seven drafted players. From surprise and relief, to happiness and excitement.

CKSN spoke to each of Chatham-Kent’s OHL draft picks in the minutes following their selection, and here’s what each player had to say about the experience of being selected by an OHL team.

Joseph Raaymakers, Pain Court (Round 2, 37th overall, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

“It’s pretty hard to describe the feeling, I’ll remember it forever. I’m very proud to be a member of the Soo Greyhounds. I look forward to playing with them.”

Brady Pataki, Wallaceburg (Round 4, 65th overall, Sudbury Wolves)

“It was such a relief, it’s a great feeling. Sudbury is a great team and I’m excited.”

Levi Tetrault, Pain Court (Round 4, 73rd overall, Guelph Storm)

“It was an incredible honour to be drafted to the Guelph Storm. They are a first class organization and I am looking forward to earning a place on the roster. Mike Kelly, the GM, called me and invited me to come to Guelph for the Jersey presentation. We immediately headed to Guelph and met the Storm staff. They are an incredible group of people. This was truly the best day of my life.”

Brock Philips, Fergus (Round 5, 100th overall, Guelph Storm)

“I’m speechless. I’m proud to be drafted by such a great organization that is so close to home, but I know that the work is just beginning.”

Brendan Harrogate, Chatham (Round 7, 128th overall, Mississauga Steelheads)

“Very exiting to see my name pop up and just felt so honoured to be selected by the Steelheads.”

Nolan Gardiner, Tilbury (Round 11, 203rd overall, Ottawa 67s)

“I am honoured to be selected by the Ottawa 67s. It’s a great organization and I’m looking forward to getting started with them. When I saw my name I was very excited and proud to be a part of such a great organization in a great city.”

Anthony Hurtubise, Sarnia (Round 15, 285th overall, Windsor Spitfires)

“It was unreal. I was starting to think I wasn’t going to get picked but when I did I was just so happy to be drafted by such a great organization.”

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