Sarnia Sting forwards Jamieson Rees, Hugo Leufvenius and Brayden Guy are in the NHL Central Scouting final rankings for the NHL draft.
Three Sarnia Sting forwards are in the NHL Central Scouting final rankings for the NHL draft released Monday.
Jamieson Rees is 30th among North American skaters, Hugo Leufvenius is 161st and Brayden Guy is 181st.
Rees fell seven spots after being 23rd in the mid-term rankings. The 18-year-old centre had 10 goals and 22 assists in 37 games this season.
He’s ranked seventh-highest among OHL skaters.
The NHL draft will be June 21-22 in Vancouver.
Leufvenius, 20, led the Sting with 37 goals and 81 points in 66 games this season. He has signed with Karlskrona HK in Sweden’s second-highest pro league for next season.
Leufvenius was 167th in last year’s final rankings This is the third year he’s eligible for the draft.
Guy, 18, had 19 goals and 13 assists in 60 games. He made the final rankings after not being included in the mid-term rankings.
Three Sting prospects are also ranked. Forward Anthony Romano of the USHL’s Sioux Falls Stampede is 52nd, defenceman Case McCarthy of the U.S. under-18 team is 77th and forward Josh Nodler of the USHL’s Fargo Force is 86th.
Romano, McCarthy and Nodler were drafted in 2017 but didn’t report to the Sting.
Team Canada unbeaten
Rees and fellow Sting forward Jacob Perreault helped the Canadian under-18 team go unbeaten in two exhibition games in Sweden.
Canada beat Russia 5-4 on Monday in Ornskoldsvik and defeated Belarus 6-5 in overtime Sunday in Vannas. Rees skated in both games and Perreault played in one.
Canada will play its opening game at the world under-18 championship Thursday against Finland in Umea, Sweden.
Team Canada’s final roster hasn’t been announced.
OHL Gold Cup rosters
Six Sting prospects were named to OHL Gold Cup rosters Monday.
They’ll represent their respective minor hockey organizations during the annual showcase tournament May 2-5 in Kitchener.
The OHL Gold Cup brings together the best under-16 players in Ontario. Some will be invited to the national under-17 selection camp to compete for a roster spot at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
Goalie Ben Gaudreau and defenceman Chris Innes were named to the Northern Ontario Hockey Association team. Gaudreau is the Sting’s first-round pick from the North Bay Midget Trappers.
Forward Justin O’Donnell, a second-round pick, was named to Greater Ontario Hockey League (GTHL) Red with defenceman Deven Nagra.
Forward Nolan Dann is on GTHL Blue. Forward Nicholas Beneteau is on the Alliance roster.
Erie Otters draft pick Christian Kyrou – the younger brother of former Sting star Jordan Kyrou – is also on Team Alliance.