The Raiders top drafted prospects in 2017, Ozzy Wiesblatt, Kaiden Guhle and Cohner Saleski, are flanked by director of player personnel Ron Gunville (far left) and Raiders general manager Curtis Hunt during Saturday’s open house. Jeff D'Andrea/paNOW Staff
The Raiders top three draft picks in (left to right) Cohner Saleski, Ozzy Wiesblatt and Kaiden Guhle share a laugh at the signing table, along with director of player personnel Ron Gunville. Jeff D'Andrea/paNOW Staff
CALGARY—In a draft in which they had the first overall pick, and two choices in each of the first three rounds, the Prince Albert Raiders knew Thursday’s 2017 WHL Bantam Draft was vital to building the contending team of tomorrow.