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Storm deal for overage defenceman Supryka

GUELPH – The Guelph Storm now have an overager on their roster after dealing for Cameron Supryka from the Sarnia Sting.

The Storm sent the Sting a ninth-round pick in the 2024 entry draft.

Guelph currently has two players on its roster selected after the eighth round – goaltender Dixon Grimes picked in the 10th round, 196th overall, in 2019 and their gem pick in the 14th round, 276th overall, in 2019 of league scoring leader Sasha Pastujov.

The Sting have five players picked after the eighth round – centre Zach Filak in inth round in 2020, defenceman Ryan Mast in ninth round in 2019, right winger Nikita Tarasevich in 10th round in 2019, left winger Josh Vogelsberg in 13th round in 2020 and centre Nolan DeGurse in 13th round in 2017.

Supryka, a 6-foot-3, 192-pound blueliner who turned 20 last month, was selected in the third round, 60th overall, in 2017 by the Peterborough Petes.

He spent a season and a half with Peterborough before being dealt to the Hamilton Junior Bulldogs where he also stayed for a season and a half. This was his first season with Sarnia after being traded from the Bulldogs early in June for defenceman Colton Kammerer and an eight-round pick in the 2023 draft.

In 12 games with the Sting, Belleville native Supryka had a goal, four assists and 21 penalty minutes to raise his OHL career totals to five goals, 32 assists and 81 penalty minutes in 122 games. His first shot on goal with the Storm will be his 100th in OHL regular-season play.

Supryka hasn’t played in an OHL playoff game, mainly due to the 2019-2020 being halted prior to the playoffs due to the pandemic.

The Storm (third in the Western Conference at 9-6-1-0) have two home games at the Sleeman Centre this weekend as they’re to host the Owen Sound Attack (fifth at 6-6-1-1) Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sarnia (ninth at 4-6-2-0) Saturday at 4 p.m.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal