Winkler started the day off by taking forward Grady Lane of the Southwest Cougars with the first overall pick. Another forward, Sloan Stanick of the Yellowhead Chiefs, went second overall to Dauphin, before three defencemen went back-to-back-to-back to round out the first five selections.
Kyle Melo of Eastman went third to Neepawa, while Cole Assailley of RHA went to Swan Valley fourth. Jared Chapel – also of The Rink Hockey Academy went fifth overall to the Selkirk Steelers.
In total, 29 Winnipeggers were selected, while just one player was chosen out of Brandon. A handful of other small Manitoba towns had representation at the MJHL draft including Killarney, Neepawa, St. Andrews, VIrden, Souris and Narol – to name a few.
Leading the way were the Winnipeg Sharks and The Rink Hockey Academy, who each had nine players selected on Sunday. The Winnipeg Hawks followed close behind with eight players chosen. Southwest saw seven players go, while Yellowhead, Eastman and the Winnipeg Monarchs each had six players taken.
A full draft list is outlined below: