GTHL’s Toronto Jr. Canadiens and Vaughan Kings to play in Monday’s Championship Final
Toronto, ON – The 2018 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament powered by Under Armour and hosted by the Greater Toronto Hockey League, is down to two teams as the GTHL’s Toronto Jr. Canadiens and Vaughan Kings emerged victorious following this morning’s Quarter-Finals and this evening’s Semi-Final contests.
The Jr. Canadiens (5-0-1) advance to their first OHL Cup Championship Final since 2014 following a 3-2 overtime win over the top-ranked league champion Toronto Marlboros on a game winner by defenceman Daniil Chayka. The Jr. Canadiens cruised to a 6-1 morning victory over the Wild Card entry Sun County Panthers in Quarter-Final play.
The Vaughan Kings (5-0-1) defeated the OMHA champion York-Simcoe Express in a hard-fought 3-1 semi-final matchup that saw Cole Perfetti provide the second period game winner. The Kings advance to their first ever appearance in the OHL Cup Championship Final, backstopped by a 27-save effort from goaltender Marco Costantini. Vaughan defeated the Mississauga Reps by a score of 2-1 in morning quarter-final action.
Monday’s Championship Final features two GTHL semi-finalists as the Jr. Canadiens and Kings square off at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in a game that can be seen across the province on Sportsnet Ontario.
Here’s a quick look at Saturday’s quarter-final and semi-final action:
2018 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour Quarter-Final Results:
Saturday March 17, 2018:
Quarter-Final #1: Toronto Jr. Canadiens 6 vs. Sun County Panthers 1
Jr. Canadiens MVP – Isaac MacLeod (2G, 1A)
Panthers MVP – John Ulicny
Quarter-Final #2: Toronto Marlboros 3 vs. Barrie Colts 2
Marlboros MVP – Will Cuylle (3G)
Colts MVP – Cameron Snow (1G)
Quarter-Final #3: Vaughan Kings 2 vs. Mississauga Reps 1
Kings MVP – Liam Babcock (1G)
Reps MVP – Tristan Lennox (28 SV)
Quarter-Final #4: York-Simcoe Express 2 vs. Oakville Rangers 1 – OT
Express MVP – Evan Vierling (1G, 1A)
Rangers MVP – Jacob Murray (1G)
2018 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour Semi-Final Results: Saturday March 17, 2018:
Semi-Final #1: Toronto Jr. Canadiens 3 vs. Toronto Marlboros 2 – OT
Jr. Canadiens MVP: Daniil Chayka (1G)
Marlboros MVP: Reid Valade (1G)
Semi-Final #2: Vaughan Kings 3 vs. York-Simcoe Express 1
Kings MVP – Cole Perfetti (1G, 1A)
Express MVP – Cameron Butler (1G)
All tournament games feature live scoring complete with the OHL’s Game Centre module that includes individual shots on goal and face-off results.
Toronto Marlboros forward Will Cuylle leads all players with 12 points including nine goals and three assists over six games following semi-final action. He’s trailed by Toronto Jr. Canadiens forward Dylan Robinson (5-5–10) and York-Simcoe Express forward Evan Vierling (5-5–10) with 10 points each. Player Stats
In goal, Vaughan’s Marco Costantini leads all netminders with a 1.31 goals-against average to go with a .950 save percentage in a tournament-leading 275 minutes played. Jr. Canadiens goaltender Sami Molu trails with a 1.36 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage over five games. Goalie Stats
2018 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour Championship Final: Monday March 19, 2018:
Mattamy Athletic Centre
7:00pm – Toronto Jr. Canadiens (5-0-1) vs. Vaughan Kings (5-0-1)
Monday’s Championship Final will be broadcast live on Sportsnet Ontario.
The showcase 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 2018 OHL Priority Selection.
For more information, please visit ohlcup.ca.