With a strong core of offensive veterans led by high-flying winger Jordan Kyrou and a developing young blue line, the Sarnia Sting set out to be in the thick of things in the West Division.
2016-17 Record: 31-30-6-1 (4th West Division)
Head Coach: Derian Hatcher (3rd season)
Key additions: Jamieson Rees, Hugo Leufvenius, Alexandre Hogue, Colton Kammerer, Brayden Guy, Marko Jakovljevic
Notable graduates: Kevin Spinozzi, Jeff King, Jaden Lindo, Filip Helt
Leading scorer: Jordan Kyrou (66 GP, 30-64–94)
Leading scorer (defencemen): Jordan Ernst* (67 GP, 8-21–29)
Leading scorer (rookie): Adam Ruzicka (61 GP, 25-21–46)
Leading goaltender: Justin Fazio (52 GP, 23-20-3-1, 3.68 GAA, .896 SV%, 1 SO)
Quick Hit: The Sting graduated three potential returnees in Jakob Chychrun, Travis Konecny and Pavel Zacha to the NHL last season.
#OHLOpeningWeek schedule: Fri. Sept. 22 at GUE, Sat. Sept. 23 vs. KIT
* – among returning players
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