It was announced today that Sarnia Sting alumni Steven Stamkos, Alex Galchenyuk and Nail Yakupov were all selected to attended their respective countries Olympic Orientation Camp.
The Orientation Camp offers Stamkos, Galchenyuk and Yakupov the opportunity to showcase their talents before the coaches of their International Teams.
Canada’s Camp is being held August 25th to 28th in Calgary, AB
United States’ Camp is being held August 26th and 27th in Arlington, VA
Russia’s Camp is being held August 23rd and 24th in Sochi, Russia
Stamkos, is an alternate captain for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League. Stamkos was the first overall pick in the 2006 OHL Entry Draft, from the Markham Waxers. Playing with the Sarnia Sting, he scored 100 goals over two years. After a successful OHL career, Stamkos was selected first overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning. He is a 2-time Maurice Richard Trophy winner as the league’s leading goal-scorer (2010 and 2012). As well he capture a Gold Medal with Team Canada at the World Juniors in 2008.
Galchenyuk, was drafted third overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. The Sarnia Sting drafted Galchenyuk first overall in the 2010 OHL Priority Selection. During 2013 season, Galchenyuk played for the Sarnia Sting, Team USA at the World Juniors, the Montreal Canadiens and Team USA at the World Championship. Winning a Gold Medal and Bronze Medal while representing United States.
Yakupov, currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League. He was selected first overall by the Edmonton Oilers at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Yakupov grew up within the HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk junior program and moved to North America in 2010 to further his career. He joined the Sarnia Sting, where he played for two years before being selected in the NHL Entry Draft. Yakupov, won a silver medal at the 2012 World Juniors and won a bronze medal at the 2013 World Juniors.