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2020 OHL Priority Selection

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Order of Selection

2020 U-16 Priority Selection (April 4

, 2020)

Rd./Pk. Player Pos. HT WT DOB Team Hometown
1/3 Max Namestnikov C 5.06  150  02/06/2004 Detroit Honeybaked Voskresensk, RUS
2/34 Matthew Morden LD 6.03  166  07/29/2004 Toronto Titans Burlington, ON
3/51 Ryder McIntyre RW 6.03  207  07/15/2004 Ajax-Pickering Raiders Stouffville, ON
5/83 Seamus Casey RD 5.08  146  01/08/2004 Florida Alliance 16U Estero, FL
6/103 Liam Eveleigh LD 5.10  192  11/13/2004 Waterloo Wolves Elmira, ON
6/107 Gavin Brindley RW 5.07  139  10/05/2004 Florida Alliance 16U Estero, FL
7/123 Julian Facchinelli RW 5.07  147  07/04/2004 Markham Majors Woodbridge, ON
8/143 Dylan Grover G 6.03  148  06/27/2004 Kitchener Jr. Rangers Rochester, NY
9/163 Zach Filak C 6.01  177  01/21/2004 Detroit Compuware 16U Northville, MI
10/183 Austin Harper  RW 5.06  139 02/04/2004 Lambton Jr. Sting Wyoming, ON
11/203 Ryan Transit RD 5.08 180 05/05/2004 Detroit Little Caesars Royal Oak, MI
12/223 Nicholas Messina LW  5.05 137 02/04/2004 Vaughan Kings Vaughan, ON
13/243 Josh Vogelsberg LW  5.10 143 06/04/2004 Mississauga Reps Woodbridge, ON
14/263 Keegan McArthur RW  6.01 190  05/12/2004 Dallas Stars Elite Dallas, TX
15/283 Alfred Fang LW 5.09 157 01/30/2004 Mississauga Rebels Mississauga, ON

Round 1: Pick 3 Max Namestnikov, Detroit Honeybaked
The Sting’s first round is all about skill. The 5’6”, 150 pound centre was a offensive threat for the Detroit Honeybaked U15 Program, scoring 12 goals and 11 assists in 13 games for the Honeybaked team, but that was not all he did. During other competitions, Max scored 53 goals and added 75 assists for 128 points in just 59 games. Max has a amazing drive and will scare away from anyone or any situation, despite his small stature. Max was one of the main forces that lead the Honeybaked team to winning the 2019 International SilverStick tournament in Whitby Ontario. Max is the younger brother of current Colorado Avalanche winger Vladislav Namestnikov.



LISTEN: Leigh Cunningham Catches up with the Sting 3rd overall pick.

Round 2: Pick 34 Matthew Morden,Toronto Titans
The Sting with their second selection in the OHL draft, chose Matthew Morden from the Toronto Titans of the GTHL. The 6’3” 161 pound defenseman was the captain and the top scoring defenseman for the Toronto Titans, scoring 5 goals and adding 16 assists for 21 points in 33 games for the Titans who ended the season number 7 in the OHL Cup Rankings. Matthew also played in one game for the Burlington Cougars of the OJHL this season, adding an assist in the game.



LISTEN: Leigh Cunningham Catches up with the Sting 2nd round pick. 

Round 3: Pick 51 Ryder McIntyre, Ajax-Pickering Raiders
The Sting with their third selection in the 2020 OHL Priority Selection selected 6’2.5” 207 pound Right Winger Ryder McIntyre from the Ajax-Pickering Raiders. The Stouffville native was quite the goal scorer in the regular season scoring for the Raiders scoring 24 goals in 36 games, as well as adding 17 assists for 41 points. Ryder was also an assistant captain for the Raiders, who played all the way to the OMHA Championship play in game, and were slated to play in a OHL Cup Qualification game.

LISTEN: Leigh Cunningham Catches up with the Sting 2nd round pick. 

Round 5: Pick 83 Seamus Casey,Florida Alliance U16
The Sting selected Seamus Casey from Estero, Florida with their 4th pick of the Draft. The 5’10” 150 pound Defenseman scored 11 goals and 18 assists for the Florida Alliance U16 program last season. Seamus also suited up for Team USA in the Youth Olympic Games last winter playing in 4 games for his country.

Round 6: Pick 103 Liam Eveleigh,Waterloo Wolves
For the Sting’s first pick in the sixth round and fifth pick overall, the Sting select Defenseman Liam Eveleigh from the Waterloo Wolves. The 5’10” 192 pound defenseman from Elmira Ontario played in 28 game for the Wolves scoring 7 goals and added 13 assists for 20 points on the season. He was also the assistant captain of the team, who had qualified for the OHL Cup before the tournament was ultimately cancelled.

Round 6: Pick 107 Gavin Brindley, Florida Alliance U-16
The Sting’s second selection in the sixth round and our sixth pick overall was Right Winger Gavin Brindley from the Florida Alliance U-16. The 5’8” 150 pounder from Estero,Florida was a force offensively this season, scoring 21 goals and added 28 points for the Alliance in just 20 games. Brindley also represented the United States at the Youth Olympic Games scoring 1 goal and adding a assist in 4 games for his country.

Round 7: Pick 123 Julian Facchinelli, Markham Majors
With the Sting’s pick in the seventh round, the Sting selected Right Winger Julian Facchinelli from the Markham Majors. The 5’7” 147 pound Woodbridge Native had a very good 2019-2020 campaign scoring 14 goals and adding 15 assists in 39 games as a assistant captain for the Majors.

Round 8: Pick 143 Dylan Grover, Kitchener Jr. Rangers
With the Sting’s eighth round pick, we selected Goaltender Dylan Grover from the Kitchener Junior Rangers. Dylan is a 6’3” 148 Pound goalie from Rochester, New York. Dylan played 19 games for the Jr.Rangers organization this season, posting a 3.45 GAA. Dylan looks up to current Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop as an inspiration for playing hockey.

Round 9: Pick 163 Zach Filak, Detroit Compuware
For the Sting’s ninth pick, we go back to Detroit to draft Zach Filak from the Detroit Compuware U16 Program. Zach is a 6’01” 177 pound Centreman from Northville Michigan. Zach scored 3 goals and added 7 assists in 14 games for Detroit Compuware, while also adding 36 penalty minutes.

Round 10: Pick 183 Austin Harper, Lambton Jr. Sting
With their tenth pick, the Sting picked up local Right winger Austin Harper. The 5’6” 139 Wyoming native recently played for the Lambton Jr. Sting scoring 16 goals and adding 19 assists for the Sting. Austin also played 4 games for the Sarnia Legionnaires adding 2 assists.Austin is hoping to join the list of local players like Nolan DeGurse, Franco Sproviero, and Justin Fazio to play for the Sting Organization.

Round 11: Pick 203 Ryan Transit, Detroit Little Caesars
With the Sting’s eleventh round, they go back to Detroit for the third time this year, drafting Detroit Little Caesars’ defenseman Ryan Transit. The 5’8” 180 pound skater from Royal Oak, Michigan, Ryan played a major part in a successful year for the Little Caesars program. While Ryan only recorded 2 goals and 1 assist in 15 regular season games for the team, Ryan played an instrumental part in keeping the puck out of his team’s net.

Round 12: Pick 223 Nicholas Messina, Vaughn Kings
With the twelfth selection in the OHL Priority Selection, the Sting selected Nicholas Messina from the Vaughn Kings Organization. A 5’5” 137 pound Left Winger, was known for scoring some goals in the GTHL, scoring 11 goals and adding 8 assists in 33 games for the Kings, while also contributing to the Kings Cinderella run to the GTHL Finals.

Round 13: Pick 243 Joshua Vogelsberg, Mississauga Reps
They used their thirteenth selection in the OHL draft on Left Winger Joshua Vogelsberg. The 5’10” 143 pound, native of Woodsbridge Ontario had a good 2019-20 season scoring 8 goals and adding 9 assists in 36 games for the Reps.

Round 14: Pick 263 Keegan McArthur, Dallas Stars Elite

Round 15: Pick 283 Alfred Fang, Mississauga Rebels

Sarnia Sting General Manager Nick Sinclair commented after the draft

“We’ve always looked to bring in players who like to play with the puck and like to play with pace and we believe that the players that we picked today compliment that style”



Round Overall Name Position Last Team
1 7 Benjamin Gaudreau G North Bay Trappers
2 35 Justin O’Donnell C Toronto Marlboros
4 68 Nolan Dann LW Toronto Red Wings
5 88 Ty Voit RW Pittsburgh Penguins Elite U15
6 108 Deven Nagra LD Toronto Nationals
7 128 Sean Behrens LD Chicago Mission
8 148 Luca Rea LW North York Rangers
9 168 Ryan Mast RD Detroit Compuware 16U
10 188 Nikita Tarasevich RW Detroit Little Caesars
10 197 Nicholas Beneteau C Windsor Jr. Spitfires
11 208 Beckett Palmer- Stephen C Kingston Jr. Frontenacs
12 228 Chris Innes LD Sudbury Jr. Wolves
13 248 Drew Tskkounis LD Avon Old Farms Winged Beavers
14 268 Jaxson Murray LW Waterloo Wolves
15 288 Joshua Orico RD Toronto Red Wings

 2019 U-18

Round Overall
1 6 Curtis Boothe G Markham Majors
2 26 Nikolas Vanclief RD Don Mills Flyers
3 46 Ben Diamond C Lambton Jr. Sting


Round Overall
1 19 Perreault, Jacob C Chicago Mission 16U
4 68 Dillingham-Morelli, Nolan RD Mississauga Rebels MMAAA
4 79 Burke, Nolan C Peterborough Petes MMAAA
5 90 Schingoethe, Wyatt C Chicago Mission 16U
5 99 Hill, Theo C Brantford 99ers MMAAA
6 119 Robertson, Ethan G Clarington Toros MMAAA
8 147 Saye, Owen RW Don Mills Flyers MMAAA
9 179 Kennette, Brendan LD Sun County Panthers MMAAA
10 199 Kocur, Jackson LW Detroit HoneyBaked 16U
11 219 Arnott, Grayson LD St. Andrew’s College Varsity
12 239 Schoen, Ben C Detroit Little Caesars 15’S
13 259 MacKenzie, Connor G Toronto Marlboros MMAAA
14 279 Baptiste, Isaiah LD Nepean Raiders MAAA
15 299 Faragher, Billy RD Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs MMAAA

 2018 U-18

Round Overall
1 19 Allair, Ethan LD North Bay Trappers
2 39 Andrews, Troy RW Mississauga Senators


Round Overall
1 9 Rees, Jamieson C Mississauga Reps Minor Midget AAA
2 37 Hogue, Alexandre LD Cumberland Grads Midget AAA
3 45 Guy, Brayden LW Brampton ’45s Minor Midget AAA
3 48 McCombs, Justin C Kitchener Jr. Rangers Minor Midget AAA
3 52 Kammerer, Colton RD Whitby Wildcats Minor Midget AAA
4 62 Miller, Mitchell RD Detroit HoneyBaked 16U
5 88 Reesor, Ashton LD Vaughan Kings Minor Midget AAA
6 108 Nodler, Josh C Detroit HoneyBaked 16U
6 115 Langevin, Ethan G Whitby Wildcats Minor Midget AAA
8 148 Craft, Cole RW North Bay Trappers Midget
9 168 McCarthy, Case RD Buffalo Jr. Sabres 16U
11 208 Cameron, Matthew RW North Jersey Avalanche 16U
12 228 Redick, Will C North Central Predators Minor Midget AAA
13 248 DeGurse, Nolan C Lambton Jr. Sting Minor Midget AAA
14 268 Nolet, Justin LD Mississauga Senators Minor Midget AAA
15 288 Booker, Joshua LD Brampton ’45s Minor Midget AAA

 2017 U-18

Round Overall
1 8 Romano, Anthony RW Toronto Jr. Canadiens
2 28 Jakovljevic, Marko LD Brantford 99ers
3 48 Gies, Reagan G Guelph Gryphons
4 68 Rombouts, Cameron LW Lambton Jr. Sting
5 87 Ireland, Brennan RD Vaughan Kings



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Alex Geci - 7th Overall Import Draft


























































SARNIA, ON- With the 7th overall selection in Tuesday’s 2020 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft Sarnia Sting General Manager Dylan Seca acquired Slovakian forward Alex Geci (Gech-ie).

Geci, a 6’2” 176 lbs forward split this past season with HC Slovan Bratislava U20 (Slovakian U20) and Lukko U18 (Finish SM-Sarja) where he tallied a combined 31 points. The Slovakian native also suited up for his country at the 2020 U-17 World Championships in which he recorded a goal and an assist in three games played.

In 2018-19, as a 16-year old, Geci recorded almost a point per game playing for the U20 HC Slovan Bratislava. Sting General Manager Dylan Seca comments on the newest acquisition.

“We are very happy to have acquired Alex in today’s Import Draft. He is a big, strong two-way center who skates very well and has high offensive instinct. We expect Alex to jump into our lineup and contribute right away. Sting fans will come to appreciate his compete in all three areas of the ice and has a level of character that is required to wear the Sarnia Sting crest. We are looking forward to Alex getting here and getting started, congratulations to him and his family.”

Geci comments “I am really proud and honored to be a part of the Sarnia Sting organization and be a part of the Sting family, I can’t wait to get things started and to see you all soon.”

The Sting elected to pass on their second-round selection as Swedish defenseman Eric Hjorth will return to the 2020-21 Sarnia Sting lineup.





Sarnia Sting CHL Draft History

Round Pick Team Player Heiight Weight Birthdate Position Previous Team Nationality
1 17 Sarnia Hjorth, Eric 6.03 191 2001-01-08 RD Linkoping HC J18E Swedish
2 77 Sarnia Berka, Marek 5.10.75 159 2001-01-22 LW Litvinov Chemopetrol Jr. Czech
1 56 Sarnia PASS
2 116 Sarnia PASS
1 22 Sarnia Leufvenius, Hugo 6.02.5 218 1999-03-26 C Linkoping HC Jr. Swedish
2 82 Sarnia PASS
1 45 Sarnia Helt, Filip 6.01 176 1998-04-09 LW Litvinov Chemopetrol Jr. B Czech
2 74 Sarnia Ruzicka, Adam 6.02 200 1999-05-11 C Pardubice Jr. B Slovakian
1 23 Sarnia Laine, Patrik 6.03 200 1998-04-19 RW Tappara Tampere Finnish
2 64 Sarnia Latta, Louis 6 165 1998-08-07 LW Kolner EC Jr. German
1 1 Sarnia Zacha, Pavel 6.02.75 200 1997-04-06 C Liberec HV Bili Tygri Czech
2 Sarnia PASS
1 27 Sarnia Kodola, Vladislav 5.08 143 1996-10-30 C Cherepovets Severstal U17 Belarusian
1 36 Sarnia Goldobin, Nikolay 5.11 154 1995-10-07 LW Chekhov Russkiye Vityazi Russian
2 75 Sarnia Nemecek, David 6.03 198 1995-06-29 LD Plzen Jr. B Czech
1 49 Sarnia Rensfeldt, Ludvig 6.03 198 1992-01-29 LW Brynas IF Swedish
1 2 Sarnia Yakupov, Nail 5.10.5 169 1993-10-06 RW Neftekamsk Toros – 2 Russian
2 60 Sarnia Latta, Nikolas 5.1 161 1993-10-05 C Riessersee SC Jr. German
2 74 Sarnia Brithen, Ted 6.01 175 1990-11-25 C Rogle BK Jr. Swedish
1 31 Sarnia Preisinger, Miroslav 5.11 156 1991-02-03 C Bratislava Slovan Jr. Slovakian
2 71 Sarnia Bashkirov, Roman 5.10.5 172 1989-03-07 RW Mytishi Khimik – 2 Russian
1 35 Sarnia Karhunen, Tomi 5.10.5 169 1989-10-29 G Karpat Oulu Jr. Finnish
1 41 Sarnia Indra, Marek 5.11 185 1989-04-11 LW Slavia Praha Jr. Czech
1 Sarnia PASS
2 Sarnia PASS
1 4 Sarnia Pospisil, Tomas 5.11.5 183 1987-08-25 RW Trinec HC Ocelari Czech
1 39 Sarnia Ogleznev, Philip 6.03 183 1987-01-13 LW Elektrostal Elemash Junior Ukrainian
1 45 Sarnia Plekhanov, Andrey 6.01 187 1986-07-12 RD Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik Russian
1 Sarnia PASS
2 Sarnia PASS
1 25 Sarnia Chvatal, Marek 1984-01-27 LD Trinec HC Zelenzarny Jr. Czech
2 70 Sarnia Kadeykin, Anton 1984-05-17 LD Elektrostal Kristall-2 Russian
1 17 Sarnia Skoliak, Michal 1984-04-30 RD Liptovsky Mikulas Jr. Slovakian
1 23 Sarnia Stals, Juris 1982-08-04 LW Lukko Rauma Jr. Latvian
1 Sarnia PASS
2 Sarnia PASS