OHL draft picks are also Holy Trinity schoolmates

Holy Trinity students Jonah Cochrane, Steven LaForme, Landon McCallum, and Maddox Callens were all drafted by Ontario Hockey League teams at the Priority Selection Draft this past weekend. Ashley Taylor/Delhi News Record

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They play hockey and they go to Holy Trinity Catholic High School.

And now Landon McCallum, Maddox Callens, Steven LaForme and Jonah Cochrane have another thing in common.

All of them were selected in last weekend’s Ontario Hockey League draft.

All four teens spent this past season with the Brantford Minor Hockey Association’s Minor Midget AAA team, and brought home the Ontario Minor Midget AAA Division championship title.

McCallum, a centre from Delhi, went 15th overall to the Sudbury Wolves.

“It was a really exciting day,” he said.

“There was a lot of build-up; it was a long wait to the draft. It was exciting and everything worked out.”

The next to be selected was Callens, a left wing from Langton, who went 43rd overall to the Kingston Frontenacs.

“I was a little bit nervous on that day, but I just waited it out and when I heard my name called it was really exciting,” said Callens.

“It’s a great organization.”

LaForme, a centre from Hagersville, went 91st overall to the North Bay Battalions.

“I was pretty nervous, just waiting for my name to be called. I was hoping to go to a good organization and I think North Bay is a great organization and I’m happy to be joining their team,” said LaForme.

Cochrane, a defencemen from Simcoe, went 224th overall to the Frontenacs.

“I was very nervous sitting there watching the draft. When I heard my name it was a relief, and it was an honour to be drafted by Kingston.”

Cochrane said he is looking forward to playing with Callens.

“It’s great to be playing with a teammate and a buddy of mine.”

McCallum said he is excited by the prospect of playing for the Wolves next season.

“It’s really close to North Bay, where Steve went, and I think those teams are rivals so it’ll be fun to play them,” McCallum said.

“It’s cool to be going to Sudbury.”