OHL Cup Final to feature York Simcoe Express and Toronto Marlboros

Monday’s Championship Final at Mattamy Athletic Centre
Broadcast LIVE on Sportsnet Ontario
Free access for Media and Fans

OHL Cup

Toronto, ON – The 2016 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament, hosted by the Greater Toronto Hockey League, is down to two teams as the York Simcoe Express and Toronto Marlboros emerged victorious following this morning’s Quarter-Finals and this evening’s Semi-Final contests.

The Express needed overtime to edge the top ranked Mississauga Rebels 3-2 to start their day, then pushed past the Wild Card entry Don Mills Flyers with a 4-1 victory.  The Marlboros posted a pair of shutout victories on Saturday including a 7-0 triumph over the Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs, then a 6-0 win against GTHL rivals the Toronto Jr. Canadiens.

The Marlboros will make their tenth straight appearance in the OHL Cup Championship Final searching for a record third straight titleon Monday night, with the Express playing in their first final since winning the 2004 OHL Cup against the Richmond Hill Stars.

Monday March 21, 2016

Mattamy Athletic Centre
7:00 pm Championship Final – Toronto Marlboros vs. York Simcoe Express

Championship Final to be broadcast live on Sportsnet Ontario.

Here’s a quick look at today’s action:

Saturday March 19, 2016

QF #1 – Toronto Red Wings 3 vs. Don Mills Flyers 4 2OT

Red Wings MVP – Adam Trotman 1G

Flyers MVP – Tyler Weiss 2G (OTW)

Game Summary

QF #2 – Mississauga Rebels 2 vs. York Simcoe Express 3 OT

Rebels MVP – Riley Damiani

Express MVP – Carter Robertson 1G (OTW)

Game Summary

QF #3 – Toronto Marlboros 7 vs. Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs 0

Marlboros MVP – Thomas Tinmouth 1G 1A

Hamilton MVP – Bobby Harrison

Game Summary

QF #4 – Toronto Jr. Canadiens 3 vs. Quinte Red Devils 2 OT

Canadiens MVP – Kirill Nizhnikov 2G (OTW)

Quinte MVP – Joe Roy

Game Summary

SF #1 – York Simcoe Express 4 vs. Don Mills Flyers 1

Express MVP – Andrei Berezinkiy (goaltender)

Flyers MVP – Tyler Weiss

Game Summary

SF #2 – Toronto Jr. Canadiens 0 vs. Toronto Marlboros 6

Canadiens MVP – Justin Paul

Marlboros MVP – Elliot Tang (goaltender)

Game Summary

Akil Thomas of the Toronto Marlboros has taken over the tournament scoring lead with six goals and seven assists for 13 points in five games.

The OHL Cup Showcase Tournament provides fans and scouts one last opportunity to see many of the top minor midget aged players from across Ontario and parts of the United States compete for the OHL Cup performing against the best competition prior to the 2016 OHL Priority Selection.

For full tournament information please visit www.ohlcup.ca.

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