Sting Most Recent OHL Team Sold

Sarnia Sting Sold

Derian Hatcher, far right, is one of the Sarnia Sting’s two new owners – Photo from

Only a week after the Plymouth Whalers were sold to a group in Flint, Michigan, another OHL team has been sold, this time, the Sarnia Sting.

According to the Sting’s news release, new owners, Derian Hatcher and David Legwand intend to keep the OHL franchise in Sarnia.

“It is a bittersweet day for both Larry and myself,” said former Sting owner Rob Ciccarelli of his, and former co-owner Larry Ciccarelli’s decision to sell the team. “This hockey club has been a major part of our life for twenty years and we have so many fond memories of being the owners of it. We are very happy though to have been able to put a deal in place with Derian and David as they are both local and are committed to keeping the club in Sarnia. We thank all of our staff and the countless amount of volunteers who have supported us during our tenure as owners of the Sarnia Sting Hockey Club,” finished Ciccarelli’s statement.

Although both Hatcher a former NHLer and USA Hockey Hall of Famer, and Legwand, who currently plays for the NHL’s Ottawa Senators, intend to keep the organization in Sarnia, Ontario for the foreseeable future, the duo are both residents of Michigan.

Hatcher and Legwand are also both OHL alumni, playing in North Bay and Plymouth respectively.

The sale is still pending OHL approval, which is expected to come soon.

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