Sarnia Sting getting ready for next season with busy draft

Club picks Tyler Weiss of Don Mills Flyers as its first pick

Photo of Tyler Weiss courtesy

The Sarnia Sting has picked Tyler Weiss, a 16-year-old centre from Raleigh, N.C., as its first pick in the 2016 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.

The pick was made Saturday morning.

Weiss played for the Don Mills Flyers this past season, scoring 18 goals and 34 points in 25 games. A day earlier he was named to USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program under-17 squad. He is currently committed to Boston University.

Sarnia’s next pick was in round three of the draft—Brady Hinz, a native of Stratford who played for the Huron-Perth Lakers. He had 18 goals and 32 points in 27 games with that club. Hinz was the 52nd overall selection.

The Sting had two fourth round picks, which were used on Mattias Samuelsson and Ethan Lavalee.

The day was concluded with the Sting taking goalie Jakob Knowles, a 15-year-old from Sarnia who played for the Lambton Jr. Sting.


First round, 15th overall: Tyler Weiss. Third round, 52nd: Brady Hinz. Fourth round, 68th: Mattias Samuelsson.

Fourth round, 79th: Ethan Lavallee.

Fifth round, 97th: Samuel Stevens, a centre from Hinsdale, Ill. out of the Shattuck-St. Mary’s program.

Sixth round, 117th: Braden Henderson, a defenceman from Baxter, Ont. who played for the Barrie Jr. Colts.

Seventh round, 137th: Chase McLane, a centre from Trenton, Mich. and Detroit Little Caesars.

Eighth round, 157th: Evan Ilkos, a left winger with his hometown Burlington Eagles.

Ninth round, 177th: Blair Coffin, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound goalie from Dunnville, Ont. and the Southern Tier Admirals.

11th round, 217th: Patrick Giles, a centre from Chevy Chase, Maryland and the Skipjacks club.

12th round, 237th: Conner Hutchison, a defenceman from Hicksville, N.Y. and Selects Academy.

13th round, 257th: Cameron Hough, a left winger from Stouffville, Ont. and the Vaughan Kings.

14th round, 277th: Noah Heisler, a defenceman from Thornhill who plays for the Don Mills Flyers.

15th round, 297th: Jakob Knowles.

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