The Prince George Cougars had nine picks in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft and they used their second selection, 21st overall, to select the top-ranked goaltender in the draft.
Ty Brennan was considered the top ranked goaltender in the Bantam Draft according to publications such as DraftGeek and Western Elite Hockey Prospects.
“We got the best goalie in the draft, I don’t think there’s any doubt about that,” said Director of Scouting Bob Simmonds. “When you look at the two teams that are left (in the playoffs), Swift Current and Everett, one thing they both have is that star goalie.”
“You want to always have a succession plan in place for goaltenders and I think we’re well positioned for being looked after in net for the next few years.”
Brennan posted a 11-3-1 record with the Rink Hockey Academy in the Bantam Prep Division in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL). He led all Bantam Prep goaltenders in goals-against average (1.53) and save percentage (.947) in the regular season; he also had five shutouts. In four playoff games, Brennan had a .917 save percentage, leading the RHA Nationals to the Bantam Prep Championship Final against OHA Edmonton.
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