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Sting Welcome Fifteen Prospects Through 2023 Ohl Draft

Sarnia, ON. – After completing rounds one through three of the 2023 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection on Friday night, Sarnia Sting General Manager Dylan Seca and his scouting staff completed the remainder of the Draft Saturday.

With the 17th overall selection, Seca added 5’10” winger Ryan Brown from the York-Simcoe Express U16 AAA team. The Newmarket, Ontario native tallied 33 goals and 34 assists in 34 regular season games played in addition to 3 assists through 4 appearances at the OHL Cup.

On the addition of Brown, Seca comments:

“Ryan is an electric skater who plays with a ton of pace. He shows skill in tight and can score. We also love his competitiveness and love for the game. We are thrilled to add Ryan and the Brown Family to the Sarnia Sting family.”

With the Club’s second-round selection, the Sting were proud to add 6’0”, 152-pound right-handed defenceman James Barr of the Burlington Eagles U16 AAA team at 39th overall. In 36 regular season games, the Oakville, Ontario native recorded 7 goals and 31 assists in addition to 3 goals, and 3 assists through 8 playoff games.

“James is a smooth-skating, right-handed shot puck mover. We see tremendous upside in his game and are excited to welcome the Barr family to Sarnia,” comments Seca.

With the Hockey Club’s final pick on Day One of the OHL Draft, the Sting welcomed Lane Sim of the Weeks Majors U18 AAA team. The 5’5.5 centreman, who has Sting bloodlines, tallied 16 goals and 29 assists through 33 games played. His father Jon Sim amassed 211 games played and 312 points with the Sting and was a member of the Club’s inaugural Hall of Fame Class.

Seca adds:

“Lane plays with the competitiveness and skill that we covet here in Sarnia. He is a scoring threat who can also create opportunities for his linemates. We welcome the Sim family back to the City of Sarnia.”

The Sting then used their first pick on Day Two of the Draft to add 6’0, 160-pound defenceman Hughston Hurst of the Detroit Little Caesars AAA program. A native of Oakville Township, MI, Hurst tallied 3 goals and 25 assists in 81 games played this season.

The Hockey Club finished the day by adding 11 other prospects through Saturday. For full Draft coverage and a complete list of the Sarnia Sting’s 2023 OHL Priority Selection Draft Class, please access our 2023 Draft Central by clicking here.

The Sarnia Sting Hockey Club would like to congratulate all 15 prospects selected in this year’s OHL Priority Selection and look forward to officially welcoming them to Sarnia as part of the team’s development camp.

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