The Sarnia Sting acquired an overage goalie on Thursday, acquiring Charlie Graham from the Hamilton Bulldogs in exchange for Kaden Fulcher, a 98-born goaltender.
Graham was originally drafted by the Belleville Bulls in the 7th round of the 2011 OHL Priority Selection. In 5 OHL seasons, the Toronto native has played in 169 contests, sporting a .906 career save-percentage.
Nick Sinclair, the Sting’s general manager, said the move is intended to solidify its current goaltending situation.
“Justin Fazio has been strong in goal for us thus far, and we feel that the addition of Charlie gives us one of, if not the best ‘one-two punches’ in the league when it comes to the goaltending position,” said Sinclair. “He’s a guy who’s been around the league for 5 seasons, and has proven that he’s more than capable of stealing games for his club.”
He added that Bulcher’s move to Hamilton will help with his development as an OHL goaltender. “He’s going to have a chance to play more regularly with the Bulldogs. He’s a tremendous young man and we wish him nothing but the best going forward.”
Graham will join the Sting lineup, along with Travis Konecny and Sam Studnicka, on Friday night at the SSEC when the Sarnia Sting take on the visiting Owen Sound Attack.