A pair of former Fort St. John minor hockey players — who happen to be cousins — were selected today in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft.
Caden Brown was chosen 17th overall in the first round by the Prince George Cougars, while Ethan Semeniuk was selected in the third round, 56th overall, by the Vancouver Giants.
Both played on the Delta Academy Bantam Prep team this year, where they won the inaugural WHL U.S. Challenge Cup in Seattle near the end of the season. The two cousins began their minor hockey careers in Fort St. John before moving on, and have family in the area.
Brown had a strong year as captain for the Delta team, scoring 35 goals to go with 30 assists and 65 points in 30 games this season.
Semeniuk had 19 goals, 31 assists, and 50 points in 30 games this season. Both are 15 years old.
In total, 216 players were selected today across 10 rounds.
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