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OHL Priority Selection less than one month away

Results of the OHL Priority Selection Draft Lottery will be announced Wednesday, March 29
Members of the Barrie Colts line up along the blue-line at Sadlon Arena in this file photo.

The OHL Priority Selection is under a month away, scheduled to take place April 21- 22.

The results of the OHL Priority Selection Draft Lottery will be formally announced Wednesday, March 29, at 6 p.m., streaming live for free on CHL TV.

The draft lottery will determine the order of selection for the first four picks of the first round of the 2023 OHL Priority Selection, as well as the 2023 OHL U-18 Priority Selection, to held April 26, and the 2023 CHL Import Draft.

Non-playoff teams the Niagara IceDogs, Erie Otters, Soo Greyhounds and either the Kingston Frontenacs or Oshawa Generals will be involved in this year's lottery, one that sees the introduction of a weighted system that provides a 40 per cent opportunity for the last-place team (Niagara IceDogs) to garner the first-overall selection.

The three other participating teams will have adjusted proportionate odds, with the 19th-place Erie Otters (30 per cent), 18th-place team (20 per cent) and 17th-place team (10 per cent) also vying for the top selection.

The 2022-23 OHL regular-season schedule comes to a conclusion on Sunday, March 26 with the four participating non-playoff teams established in their respective positions in the OHL standings.