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A member of the Knights of Columbus Bantam Flyers will now prepare to take his game to the next level.

On May 5, the Western Hockey League held its 2011 Bantam Draft, which recognized the talents of Fort St. John Bantam Flyer Lien Miller-Jeannotte. The Bantam Flyer was taken by the Kelowna Rockets in the Eighth round as the 169 pick of the draft.

As a newly drafted player, Miller-Jeannotte will now have the opportunity to attend the Rockets rookie or main camp for the upcoming season. Not only is this an opportunity for the team to evaluate their new draft pick, but it also gives the player and their family a chance to tour the team’s facilities and meet fellow players and staff.

Lauren Frey, the assistant general manager and director of player personnel for the Kelowna Rockets, talked about his team’s new draft pick. He says Miller-Jeannotte impressed the team scout while playing in this year’s B.C. Cup. Frey says the club was impressed with his skating and puck handling abilities and believes there is a lot of potential if Miller-Jeannotte continues to develop.

The 15 year old center will attend the Rockets rookie camp in August and will further his development by playing another year at home. After next season is complete and Miller-Jeannotte is eligible to play in the WHL, he will be re-evaluated by the Rockets to determine if he is ready to make the roster.

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