Dear Fans, Players and Parents,
On behalf of our entire Organization I would like to thank you for your interest in the Sarnia Sting Hockey Club. The Sarnia Sting Hockey Club is an Ontario Hockey League Franchise that our family is proud to own and operate since its inception in 1994. Along with our brother Dino Ciccarelli it was our dream to bring OHL hockey to our hometown of Sarnia. Hockey has been a passion of our entire family all of our lives and Dino was fortunate enough to live out his dream in a NHL career that would see him end up enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame. We love the game of hockey and we love to help young men grow into the best hockey player and person they can be. We have had the pleasure to work with over 500 young men throughout our tenure as Owners and it is especially rewarding to see these 16 yr old boys mature and develop into the successful men so many of them are today be it professional hockey players but for many professionals in other walks of life.
During our tenure we have had the pleasure of seeing one of our own (Steven Stamkos -2008) be selected first overall in the National Hockey League. We have also enjoyed the successes of players such as Matt Martin who we signed as an undrafted free agent walk on who turned himself into an NHL draft pick and is now a regular with the New York Islanders. Just as importantly as the successes of players such as Steven Stamkos and Matt Martin we especially take pride in the successes of players such as Ryan Hare and Tyler Coleman. Ryan and Tyler both had successful OHL careers but then chose to further their education using the Education Scholarship that was made available to them. Ryan is currently a teacher at St. Christopher’s Secondary School here in Sarnia and Tyler is now a Lawyer at a local Law Firm.
Our commitment to this franchise and to our players has never been stronger. This summer we have made capital improvements to upgrade our facilities including a brand new gym as well as a player’s lounge. We will do whatever it takes to provide to best atmosphere possible for our players to succeed both on and off the ice.