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Eagles Choose Two Connecticut Forwards In QMJHL’s American Draft

The Cape Breton Eagles have selected two forwards from the Brunswick School Bruins of Connecticut in today’s QMJHL American Draft. In the first round, the Eagles chose centre Connor Welsh 15th overall. In the second round the Eagles selected winger Beanie Richter with the 33rd choice.

Welsh, 5’9, 145 pounds, notched 20 points in 31 games in 2019-20. Richter, 6′, 160 collected 19 points in 31 games last season. Both players were born in 2004.

The American Draft follows the annual QMJHL entry draft which took place on Friday & Saturday. The Eagles chose 17 players in the entry draft, selecting goaltender Nicolas Ruccia with the first pick.

Additionally, on Sunday the Eagles announced that four players from the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League have accepted invitations to attend training camp as free agents. The four players are right winger James Beaton (2003/Cape Breton West), defenseman Dylan Chisholm (2003/Cape Breton West), defenseman Whalen Matthews (2003/Sydney), and goaltender Jeremy Robar (2002/South Shore).

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