Sarnia, ON – Sarnia Sting General Manager, Nick Sinclair announced today that the club has hired former Sting goaltender, Cory Campbell to be the team’s new Goaltending Coach.
Campbell comments on joining the Sting staff, “I’m thrilled about joining the Sting, a team that I spent some time with during my junior career and a city that I loved playing in. I can’t wait to start this new chapter with my former club and being a part of a team atmosphere again.” In regards to the work he’ll be doing with the Sting, Campbell adds, “I’m definitely looking forward to working with the crop of young talent the Sting have in their system and helping these goalies develop over the years.”
The Stratford-native played a total of 176 Ontario Hockey League games split between the Belleville Bulls, Guelph Storm, Sarnia Sting and Windsor Spitfires. In his rookie season with the Belleville Bulls (98/99), Cory took over the starter’s position as a 17-year-old and led his team to an OHL Championship. Campbell was named the best goaltender at the 1999 Memorial Cup; edging out current Panthers netminder, Roberto Luongo. Following the season, the LA Kings selected Campbell in the third round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.
After retiring from professional hockey, Cory joined the GOJHL’s Stratford Cullitons and served as their Goaltending Coach from 2007-2009. Since 2010 he has been working with the Huron Perth Lakers (Alliance AAA) as an Organizational Goaltending Consultant.
GM, Nick Sinclair comments on today’s announcement, “We’re excited to be able to add Cory to our group today. Cory is going to be a great addition to the team and will help not only our current goaltenders, but our goaltending prospects work towards reaching their potential. His experience as an Ontario Hockey League goaltender and his passion for player development make Cory a great fit for this role.”
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