Cobourg’s Ethan Miedema has become the highest Quinte Red Devils player ever drafted in the Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.
Miedema was selected fourth overall by the Windsor Spitfires in the opening round of the OHL draft on Friday night.
The distinction of the top Red Devils player selected previously belonged to Grafton’s Brady Gilmour, who was drafted sixth overall by the Saginaw Spirit in 2015.
Miedema is a left-winger listed at 6-foot-4, 180 pounds who Quinte head coach Tyler Longo noted registered over 100 points in his U15 year before the U16 season was wiped out.
Prior to Miedema’s selection, the Sudbury Wolves drafted right-winger Quentin Musty of the North Jersey Avalanche first overall and the Oshawa Generals took centre Calum Ritchie from the Oakville Rangers U16 team second while the Guelph Storm used the third pick on defenceman Cameron Allen of the Toronto Nationals U16 team.
The first three rounds of the OHL draft were completed on Friday night. The draft continues Saturday at 9 a.m. with rounds 4 to 15.