A long-shot draft pick has earned a chance to play for the Sarnia Sting.
Cameron Hough signed a standard player agreement and education package with the hockey club and made his Ontario Hockey League debut Dec. 7 in a 5-4 victory over the Guelph Storm.
The call-up was made to help fill in for two injured Sting forwards.
Hough wasn’t chosen until the 13th round (257th overall) in this year’s OHL priority draft.
But after posting 30 points in 32 games with the Toronto Jr. Canadiens major midgets this season the 16-year-old foot left winger received a call from the big club.
“His progression has earned him this opportunity,” said Sting general manager Nick Sinclair, and goes to show that where you are selected on draft day is far less important than the work you put in afterwards to get better.”