Sting make three picks in U-18 draft Wednesday

Sarnia Sting 2019-20 (Photo courtesy of Metcalfe Photography)

The Sarnia Sting added three new faces to the organization during the fourth annual OHL Under-18 Priority Selection Wednesday.

The draft is for free agent players born in 2002 and 2003.

Sarnia chose goalie Anson Thornton from the Toronto Titans Midget AAA program with the third overall selection.

In his previous season, Thornton was a part of the OHL Cup Champion Don Mills Flyers, a team that included the likes of exceptional status Shane Wright (Kingston Frontenacs) and Brennan Othman (Flint Firebirds). Thornton had an impressive 2019 OHL Cup Showcase that included 4 games played, a 1.21 GAA and two shutouts.

They took defenceman William Gourgouvelis from the Ajax-Pickering Raiders in the second round. This past season, the 5 foot 9, 154 pound Whitby native had seven goals and 27 assists in 35 games played.

The Sting’s third round pick was right winger James Ingram from the Whitby Wildcats Midget AAA squad. He had 11 goals and 38 assists for 49 points in 34 games during the 2019-20 regular season. He also added 96 penalty minutes.

A recent notable Sting pick in the U-18 draft is Marko Jakovljevic who has played in 143 career regular season games with the team.