MONTREAL – The 2019 CPL-U SPORTS Draft has kicked off in Montreal, Quebec, with league commissioner David Clanachan announcing that HFX Wanderers FC have selected left winger Cory Bent first overall from Cape Breton University.
Bent, a fourth-year attacker hailing from Preston, England, is a well-rounded player who can contribute from anywhere at the front of a lineup. He’s scored 24 goals for the Capers in 36 games, with an additional eight assists to his name. The 22-year-old spent time in the academy of English side Preston North End.
The winger was integral to Cape Breton’s bronze-medal run at this year’s U SPORTS Championship, in which he scored a total of three goals and had an assist en route to beating Carleton University in the third-place match.
Fellow Cape Breton player Marcus Campanile has been selected second overall, by Valour FC.
More to come.