Sarnia Sting General Manager Dylan Seca announced this morning that the Hockey Club has signed 18-year-old Forward Tyson Doucette and 17-year-old Goaltender Nick Surzycia to Standard Player Agreements.
Doucette, a 5’9” native of Sault Ste. Marie, spent the 2021-22 season split between the Soo Thunderbirds in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) and the Aurora Tigers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL). The strong skating forward tallied 15 goals and 12 assists through 23 games played with the Thunderbirds in addition to 7 goals and 7 assists after 24 games played with the Tigers.
On the addition of Doucette, Seca comments:
“Tyson has been a very pleasant surprise this Training Camp. He’s a great skater and can read the ice well. We like his work ethic and character which fall directly in line with our core values in Sarnia. We’d like to welcome Tyson and the Doucette family to the Sarnia Sting”.
Standing at 6’0”, Surzycia backstopped the Georgina Ice of the Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL) to 6 wins last season. Through 22 games with the club, the Toronto, Ontario native recorded a .935 save percentage and a goals-against average of 3.08.
“Nicholas is a competitive kid, he had a great season in Georgina Jr. C, and has worked incredibly hard with our goalie coach Franky Palazzese over the last year. This determination and work ethic is something we value. We’d like to welcome Nick and the Surzycia family to the Sarnia Sting.” comments Seca on the former Toronto Titan and Don Mills Flyer.
The Sarnia Sting look forward to kicking off the 2022-23 preseason with a home-and-home battle with the London Knights this weekend. Tickets for Saturday night’s 7:05pm matchup with the Knights are available to purchase through sarniasting.com and our Box Office.