Three Titan prospects selected in the 2014 MHL Draft
The 2014 Maritime Junior Hockey League(MHL) Draft was held on June 14 in Summerside, P.E.I., and three Acadie-Bathurst Titan prospects had their names called.
The MHL plays one level below the QMJHL and has 12 teams spread across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and western P.E.I.
In the second round of the draft, the Campbellton Tigers selected 15-year-old defenceman Francis Thibeault. Thibeault was drafted in the sixth round of this year’s QMJHL draft by the Titan, and played last season with the Miramichi Rivermen of the New Brunswick – Prince Edward Island Major Midget Hockey League where in 34 games he scored seven goals and added 11 assists.
Between the third and fourth rounds of the draft, final territorial picks for teams were made. The Miramichi Timberwolves selected 16-year-old forward Riley Scott with the pick.
Wrapping up his major midget career, Scott played 24 games with the Rivermen where he scored 14 goals while adding another 14 assists. He also played in seven games with the Titan last season where he scored one goal. During the MHL playoffs last season, Scott was called up as an affiliate player to play in two matches against the eventual Roger Meek Division Champion Dieppe Commandos, but did not register a point.
In the fifth round, the Dieppe Commandos used one of their two picks in the round to select 16-year-old goaltender Frederic Foulem. Foulem who has been attending Stanstead College the past two seasons recently committed to Harvard University’s Division I NCAA Hockey program, and is expected to move there at the start of the 2016-17 season.
In 21 CAHS league games, Foulem produced a 2.95 goals against average and a 0.891 save percentage while in 7 MPHL games with the Spartans he posted a 3.49 goals against average and a 0.886 save percentage.
Titan Nation would like to congratulate Francis, Riley and Frederic on being drafted into the Maritime Junior Hockey League ranks.