top of page

Sting Add Three Prospects Through 2023 Ohl U18 Priority Selection

Sarnia, ON. –  Sarnia Sting General Manager Dylan Seca and his scouting staff welcomed three more prospects to the Hockey Club on Wednesday night through the 2023 Ontario Hockey League Under-18 Priority Selection. 

With the fifteenth overall pick, Seca added Goaltender Nate Gillis of the Toronto Nationals U18 AAA team. The 6’3, 196-pound Pickering, Ontario native had success through his minor hockey career in the Markham Waxers program, who he represented at the OHL Cup last spring. In four appearance Gillis posted a record of 3-1-0 and a .877 save percentage. 

“Nate is a goalie who our Goaltending Coach Franky Palazzese is very familiar with. He has played on some excellent teams and put a lot of work into his game. We are excited to see him in Sarnia”. Comments Seca on the Hockey Club’s first-round pick. 

Seca then used the Sting’s second round selection to add 6’1 winger Julian Mandarino from the Toronto Titans U18 AAA team. The Toronto, Ontario native tallied 9 goals and 15 assists through 34 games played with the Titans this season, building off a U16 season where he recorded 8 goals and 17 assists in 26 appearances. 

“Julian is a player that we liked at the end of last year’s Draft, and we figured he should have been selected. He is a strong skater who competes well and leaves everything on the ice.” adds Seca. 

With the Sting’s third round pick Seca selected Aurora, Ontario native Nicholas Ferrante. The 5’7, 153-pound centreman scored 30 goals and 35 assists through 43 games played for St. Andrew’s College this season. During his U16 season, Ferrante played in 24 games with the York Simcoe Express U16 AAA team, recording 3 goals and 14 assists. 

“Nicholas is a skilled player who put up huge numbers last year. We hope his game continues to improve and we are excited to see him at training camp in September.” Comments Seca.  

Full results of the 2023 OHL U18 Priority Selection can be viewed here

37 views0 comments
bottom of page