The Sarnia Sting and General Manager Dylan Seca are set for the first-ever OHL Draft Lottery to be held Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 7 pm est.
Seca is excited to get rolling.
“We are prepared for however the lottery may unfold. Our scouting staff has been and continues to work incredibly hard, even through all these obstacles and we’re ready.” Comments the Sting General Manager.
“It’s something never been done before in our league and we’re going to have fun and enjoy it.” Seda adds.
With preparations for the 2021-22 season well underway, the Ontario Hockey League announced that the 2021 OHL Priority Selection presented by Real Canadian Superstore will take place from June 4-5, 2021 live online at ontariohockeyleague.com.
For the first time since the implementation of the annual Priority Selection online in 2001, the event will be held over the course of two days, with Rounds 1-3 being held on Friday, June 4 beginning at 7:00pm. Rounds 4-15 will take place on Saturday, June 5 beginning at 9:00am.
“We’re very excited to welcome the next wave of promising young players to the Ontario Hockey League,” said Commissioner David Branch. “On behalf of the League, I’d like to wish all players the best of success now and going forward as you pursue your hockey goals.”
While the Priority Selection remains its customary 15 rounds in length, the League will be determining the order of selection by way of its first-ever Priority Selection Draft Lottery on Wednesday, May 5 at 7:00pm. The proceedings will be livestreamed on the OHL YouTube channel.
OHL member teams participating in the first round will have an equal chance of securing the first overall pick, with the order of selection to be determined by a computerized random number generator lottery process to be overseen by legal representative Robert Bayne of Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP.
Unlike past years, the 2021 Priority Selection will see member teams select in a serpentine arrangement, with the order of selection in the first round being reversed to begin Round 2 and alternating each round thereafter.
The 2021 OHL Priority Selection will largely see the top-ranked players born in 2005 within OHL jurisdiction eligible to be selected on June 4-5.
Both the OHL Priority Selection and Draft Lottery will be streamed on the OHL’s YouTube channel, across social media platforms Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and covered extensively at ontariohockeyleague.com.
Sarnia Sting Post Lottery Show on YourTV
Beginning at 7:30 pm Est. Sting fans and Cogeco cable subscribers are encouraged to tune in to YourTV Sarnia (Channel 700) for complete OHL Draft Lottery recap and reaction.
YourTV host Terry Doyle will break down the lottery, the upcoming draft and take a look ahead at the future of the Sarnia Sting. Sarnia Sting General Manager Dylan Seca will join to give him reaction and talk hockey in preparation for the upcoming OHL Draft and 2021-22 season.