May 15, 2018

After finishing in third place in the South division of the Greater Metro Hockey League during the 2017 – 2018 regular season and losing in the South Division championship in the post season to the St. George Ravens, the Niagara Whalers started to prepare for the 2018 – 2019 season with fifteen selections on May 13th in Gilford, Ontario in the 2018 Greater Metro Hockey League Draft.

(Round) Player (Birth Year) 2017/18 Team (Position)
(1) Lucas Smilsky (1997) St Catharines Falcons/GOJHL) (F)
(2) Tanner Ferreira (1997) Niagara Falls Canucks/GOJHL (F)
(3) Jamey Lauzon (1997) Caledonia Corvairs/GOJHL (D/F)
(4) Matt Busby (1997) St Catharines Falcons/GOJHL (D)
(5) Hayden Broomhead (1997) Niagara Falls Canucks/GOJHL (F)
(6) Josh Chiarot (1997) Welland Jr. Canadians / GOJHL (D)
(7) Branden Antonio Tripi (1997) Niagara Falls Power Hawks/NA3HL (F)
(8) Anthony Tomassi (1997) Niagara Falls Power Hawks/NA3HL (D)
(9) Kyle Lee (2001) Buffalo Bisons Major Midget/WNYAHL (F)
(10) Rhys Mendel (2001) Buffalo Bisons Major Midget/WNYAHL (D)
(11) Cole Mayo (1997) Caledonia Corvairs/GOJHL (D)
(12) Bailey Fletcher (1997) Caledonia Corvairs/GOJHL (F)
(13) Miguel Mercado Jr (2001) Buffalo Bisons Major Midget/WNYAHL Forward
(14) Josh Ryan Kalinowski Niagara Falls Power Hawks/NA3HL (F)
(15) Jacob David Robertson (2000) Cheektowaga Warriors (F)