Calgary, Alta. – The 2022 WHL Prospects Draft Lottery will take place Thursday, April 21 at 2 p.m. MT on WHL Live to determine the order of the top six selections in the first round of the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft.
The WHL Prospects Draft Lottery will involve the six non-playoff teams – Medicine Hat, Tri-City, Victoria, Calgary, Swift Current and Regina – from the 2021-22 WHL regular season. A team can only move up a maximum of two spots in the WHL Prospects Draft.
The WHL Prospects Draft Lottery will use a total of 21 balls, broken down as follows:
- Medicine Hat – Six Balls
- Tri-City – Five Balls
- Victoria – Four Balls
- Calgary – Three Ball
- Swift Current – Two Bullets
- Regina – One Bullet
The results of the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft Lottery will be broadcast as part of a free WHL Live Event on Thursday, April 21. for the 2021-22 WHL regular season.
The 2022 WHL Prospects Draft will take place online on Thursday, May 19. Round 1 of the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft will be streamed for free on WHL Live.
The order of selection for the second round and all other rounds of the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft will be determined by the reverse order of the final 2021-22 WHL Regular Season standings.
Players eligible for the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft are players born in 2007 who reside in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
Players not selected in the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft will remain eligible for registration by WHL clubs at any time thereafter.
WHL live on CHL TV
WHL All-Access Passes for the 2022 WHL Playoffs are available now. With WHL Live on CHL TV, fans can enjoy every scheduled game throughout the 2022 WHL Playoffs with the purchase of a WHL All Access Pass for the low price of $59.99 plus tax. and applicable fees.
The 2022 WHL playoffs are set to begin on Thursday, April 21 when the Central Division champions Edmonton Oil Kings host the Lethbridge Hurricanes for Game 1 of their first-round best-of-seven series.
WHL Live on CHL TV is available to fans everywhere, delivering high-quality streaming of WHL matches on Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV platforms, via mobile with iOS and Android, and on the Web with Safari or Google Chrome Web. browsers. Visit WHLLive.com for full details and subscription options.
About the Western Hockey League
Considered the best development league in the world for junior hockey players, the headquarters of the Western Hockey League (WHL) is located in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL is made up of 22 member clubs, 17 of which are located in Western Canada and five in the US Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a major supplier of talent to the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 375 graduates each year receiving WHL scholarships to pursue the post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the core of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.