Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sarnia signs two

Press Release

Sarnia, ON – Sarnia Sting Head Coach and General Manager Dave MacQueen announced today that the hockey club has signed forwards Craig Hottot and JC Campagna to an OHL Contract and Education Package.

Hottot a native of Sombra, was a member of the Sarnia Jr. B Legionnaires last season.

In helping lead the Legionnaires to a league championship, Hottot had an impressive rookie season and was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Year and was the Western Conference’s Leading Rookie Scorer.

“Craig will be an important piece as we move forward building the organization brick by brick. I had the opportunity to watch Craig play a lot last season and he is a skilled forward who plays with a lot of grit and tenacity,” commented MacQueen.

Campagna a native of Dublin, Ohio was a member of the Ohio Blue Jackets U16 team last season.

“Our US based scout Chris Pyzik really liked JC’s skill level heading into the draft. When he came to mini camp in May that skill level was very apparent to everyone as he stood out and made an immediate impression on the entire hockey staff,” explained MacQueen.

MacQueen added, “We are very pleased that both Craig and JC chose the OHL and the Sarnia Sting as a means to further their development both on the ice and in the classroom. “

Player Profiles
Craig Hottot February 15, 1992 Right Wing
Home: Sombra, ON
Ht: 5.11 Wt: 170
OHL: Sting’s 3rd round choice (50th overall) 2009 OHL Priority Selection
NHL: Eligible in 2010

Season Club GP G A PTS PIM
2008-2009 Sarnia Legionnaires 52 24 25 49 112
2009 Playoffs Sarnia Legionnaires 22 9 10 19 49

JC Campagna June 11, 1993 Centre
Home: Dublin, OH
Ht: 6.01 Wt: 170
OHL: Sting’s 5th round choice (92nd overall) 2009 OHL Priority Selection
NHL: Eligible in 2011

Season Club GP G A PTS PIM
2008-2009 Ohio Blue Jackets U16 56 22 34 56 78

(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at

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