Sting to honour top scorers

Jon Sim

Barry Wright

Former Sting sniper Jon Sim is returning to Sarnia to watch the team raise his “50 Goal Club” banner to the rafters at the RBC Centre.

The ceremony will take place before Sarnia’s game against the Oshawa Generals on Friday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.

Sim was a member of the inaugural Sting team in 1994-95 and played four seasons in Sarnia, registering a team high 56 goals in 1995-96 and again in 1996-97.

As the season progresses, the Sting will raise two more “50 Goal Club” banners as well a “Century Club Banner,” paying tribute to players who have recorded over 100 points in a single season.

Another banner will honour those who competed in the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships.  That ceremony will take place prior to the game against Saginaw on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 4 pm.

Sim played 211 games with the Sting, scoring 165 goals and 311 points.  Both remain franchise records. He also registered 39 points in 31 playoff games.

“Jon was a great player for the Sting, and an outstanding member of the Sarnia community for a number of years,” said Sting President Bill Abercrombie.

Sim, 37, was a third round pic of the Dallas Stars in 1996 and played 469 games with eight teams in the National Hockey League.