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Sting Set to Honour Doug Gilmour
December 15th
Wednesday December 5, 2012 

Kingston General Manager Holds Franchise Record for Points in a Season


Sarnia, On –  Sarnia Sting General Manager Jacques Beaulieu has announced this afternoon that the hockey club will pay tribute to Hockey Hall of Fame member Doug Gilmour when he brings his Kingston Frontenacs to town on December 15th.


Gilmour’s roots in the Sting franchise trace back to the Cornwall Royals. 


Prior to relocating to Sarnia in 1994 the Royals franchise was moved from Cornwall to Newmarket in 1992.


Beaulieu explained the Sting’s reasoning for honouring Gilmour.


“We felt it was important to recognize Doug as he is a key part of the history of this franchise.  Although our history here in Sarnia only dates back to 1994 there were many great players who wore the Royals jersey which is part of the fabric of who we are today.  In three seasons Doug won two Memorial Cups and a scoring championship which put him in a very elite group among anyone who has ever played in our league.  It is only fitting with him coming to town with the Frontenacs that we pay tribute to his outstanding junior career with his ties to our franchise.”


Gilmour joined the Cornwall Royals during the 1980-81 season and would spend three seasons with the club.  Gilmour won Memorial Cups in both 1981 and 1982 with the Royals.  During the 82-83 season Gilmour won the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy as the OHL’s leading scorer with 70 goals and 107 assists for 177 points.  The 177 points are a franchise single season record.


The Sting will pay tribute to Gilmour by wearing Royals throwback jerseys for warm up on the 15th all featuring Gilmour’s name and the number 9 which he wore for the final two seasons with Cornwall.  Gilmour will also take part in a pre-game ceremony.








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