It didn’t take Sault Ste. Marie product Tyson Doucette long to make his mark in an Ontario Hockey League regular season game. The 18-year old un-drafted forward netted a goal in his OHL debut to help the Sarnia Sting to a season opening road victory over the Kitchener Rangers.
Notably, Sarnia then skated to a road win over the Windsor Spitfires to begin the 2022-2023 season with two straight victories. It is the first time that Sarnia has started 2-0 since the 2018-2019 season.
As for Doucette, he is a late developing forward who has grown seven inches in height over the past three years. He signed with Sarnia just ahead of this season after being a training camp invitee and making the most of the opportunity by showing his skills and smarts to the Sting coaching and management staff.
Prior to signing an OHL contract with Sarnia, Doucette, who now stands in at 5-foot-11, 170 pounds, played locally for the Soo Jr. Greyhounds of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League and the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.
Photo: Tyson Doucette, with his dad, Dave Doucette, and the game puck from his first OHL goal.