Halifax’s newest junior A hockey club bolstered its roster on the weekend by taking Wayne Bedecki first overall in the Maritime Junior A Hockey League draft in Amherst.

Bedecki, a Glace Bay native and Cape Breton Tradesmen forward, was sixth in the Nova Scotia major midget scoring with 45 points in 35 games last season and should step right in.

Halifax general manager Tyler Naugler called Bedecki a consistent player who can hurt you “every game, every shift.”


Halifax also selected high-scoring defenceman Dylan King of the Halifax McDonald’s in the second round, and landed twin brothers Michael and Andrew Roski of the Dartmouth Subways.

In the dispersal draft of players from the Charlottetown Abbies, Halifax picked up the rights to P.E.I. Rocket forward Chad Locke, who would immediately become the team’s best player if he decides to report to junior A. The team also acquired the rights to Bathurst Titan goalie Antoine Tardif.

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