Toronto, ON – The 2019 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 Don Mills Flyers and Toronto Red Wings emerged victorious following this morning’s Quarter-Finals and this evening’s Semi-Final contests.
A hat-trick from exceptional status OHL Priority Selection prospect Shane Wright powered the Flyers (6-0-0) into their first OHL Cup Championship Final since 2015 following a commanding 7-1 win over the Detroit Little Caesars. Don Mills began the day by locking down their third straight shutout in a 5-0 blanking of TPH Hockey in quarter-final play.
The Toronto Red Wings (5-1-0) advance to their first OHL Cup Championship Final since 2006 thanks to a pair of third period goals from 2004-born winger Adam Fantilli. The Red Wings got the better of the GTHL rival Mississauga Rebels in a 4-2 decision as captain Francesco Pinelli picked up a pair of assists. The Wings started the day with a 5-0 quarter-final shutout of the Quinte Red Devils.
Monday’s Championship Final features two GTHL teams ranked inside the weekly OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Top 10 Rankings. The top ranked Flyers battle the seventh ranked Red Wings in a rematch of their GTHL semi-final series that saw Don Mills take an 8-2 (pts.) series victory. Be sure to catch all the action live from the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Sportsnet Ontario at 7:00pm.
Here’s a quick look at Saturday’s quarter-final and semi-final action:
2019 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour Quarter-Final Results:
Saturday March 16, 2019:
Quarter-Final #2: Don Mills Flyers 5 vs. TPH Hockey 0
Flyers MVP – Cole Eichler (F) – 1G
TPH MVP – Sutter Muzzatti (F)
Recap – Stats
Quarter-Final #3: Toronto Red Wings 5 vs. Quinte Red Devils 0
Red Wings MVP – Adam Fantilli (F) – 2G
Quinte MVP – Aiden Treverton (F)
Recap – Stats
2019 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour Semi-Final Results:
All tournament games feature live scoring complete with the OHL’s Game Centre module that includes individual shots on goal and face-off results.
Don Mills Flyers 2004-born OHL Priority Selection prospect Shane Wright leads all players with 15 points including seven goals and eight assists over six games following semi-final action. He’s trailed by Toronto Marlboros forward Wyatt Johnston (5-8–13) while Don Mills rearguard Brandt Clarke (2-8–10) leads all defencemen in scoring. Player Stats
In goal, Don Mills netminder Anson Thornton leads the showcase with a 0.33 goals-against average over three games, recording a pair of shutouts in the process. Goaltending partner Sergei Litvinov trails close behind with a 1.34 goals-against average and .920 save percentage. Goalie Stats
2019 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour Championship Final:
Monday March 18, 2019
Mattamy Athletic Centre
7:00pm – Don Mills Flyers (6-0-0) vs. Toronto Red Wings (5-1-0)
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 2019 OHL Priority Selection.
For more information, please visit ohlcup.ca.