Sting train eye on the future at OHL priority draft

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Journal Staff

The Sarnia Sting drafted 16 players in the Ontario Hockey League priority selection, including centre Jamieson Rees in the first round with the #9 overall pick.

Rees had 24 goals and 40 points in 32 games with the Mississauga Reps this year, and Sting general manager Nick Sinclair said he was thrilled to get him.

“Jamieson is a player that we had at the top of our list all season long,” he said. “He plays an honest 200-foot game with a really good skill set and high-end compete level.”

The Sting selected eight forwards, seven defencemen and one goaltender in the draft.

With the 37th overall pick in the second round Sarnia added Hockey Eastern Ontario player of the year Alexandre Hogue of the Cumberland Grads.

The offensive defenceman posted 14 goals and 47 points in 44 games this season.

“Alexandre is one of the top offensive defencemen in the entire draft. He’s a puck moving defender with great mobility and has a natural knack for creating offence,” Sinclair said.

In the 13th round, Sarnia drafted Sarnia native and Lambton Jr. Sting forward Nolan DeGurse.

Following is a complete list of Sting selections:

Round 1 – 9th overall – Jamieson Rees (C)

Round 2 – 37th overall – Alexandre Hogue (D)

Round 3 – 45th overall – Brayden Guy (LW)

Round 3 – 48th overall – Justin McCombs (C)

Round 3 – 52nd overall – Colton Kammerer (D)

Round 4 – 62nd overall – Mitchell Miller (D)

Round 5 – 88th overall – Ashton Reesor (D)

Round 6 – 108th overall – Josh Nodler (C)

Round 6 – 115th overall – Ethan Langevin (G)

Round 8 – 148th overall – Cole Craft (RW)

Round 9 – 168th overall – Case McCarthy (D)

Round 11 – 208th overall – Matthew Cameron (RW)

Round 12 – 228th overall – Will Redick (C)

Round 13 – 248th overall – Nolan DeGurse (C)

Round 14 – 268th overall – Justin Nolet (D)

Round 15 – 288th overall – Joshua Booker (D)