Toronto, Ont. – The Gloria Rints Memorial International Silver Stick is in the books, and that means it’s time to unveil the premiere edition of the OHL Cup presented by Under Armour Top 10 Rankings. The annual showcase hosted by the Greater Toronto Hockey League makes its return starting Wednesday, March 30, 2022.
Back for the first time since 2019, the 2022 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour features 20 teams consisting of talent eligible for the 2022 OHL Priority Selection. All games will be played at the Scotiabank Pond in Toronto until the Championship Final moves to the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Monday, April 4.
Typically starting with a wild card play-in day on the Tuesday of opening week, this year’s wild card qualifying games will be played in advance of the 20 showcase-clinching teams arriving at Scotiabank Pond on Wednesday, March 30.
The weekly rankings are determined by a panel of OHL Central Scouting staff and represent the top teams that are competing to play in the annual year-end championship tournament.
U16 AAA Rankings for the 2022 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour – Week 1
|1||Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL)|
|2||Mississauga Senators (GTHL)|
|3||Markham Majors (GTHL)|
|4||North York Rangers (GTHL)|
|5||Quinte Red Devils (OMHA)|
|6||Toronto Marlboros (GTHL)|
|7||London Jr. Knights (ALLIANCE)|
|8||Niagara North Stars (OMHA)|
|9||Vaughan Kings (GTHL)|
|10||Ajax-Pickering Raiders (OMHA|
|Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs (ALLIANCE)|
|Markham Waxers (OMHA)|
|Waterloo Wolves (ALLIANCE)|
The most recent edition of the OHL Cup in 2019 saw the Don Mills Flyers overcome a 4-1 deficit to defeat the Toronto Red Wings 6-5, with Shane Wright (Kingston Frontenacs) setting up Brennan Othmann (Flint Firebirds) for the overtime winning goal. The Flyers added both OHL Cup and GTHL Championships to their incredible season that saw them lose just once. An exceptional status player who was selected by the Kingston Frontenacs with the first overall pick of the 2019 OHL Priority Selection, Wright was named Tournament MVP with 18 points over seven contests, one shy of Connor McDavid’s 2012 event record.
The 2019 OHL Priority Selection featured 15 players chosen in the first round who competed for the OHL Cup including Shane Wright (Don Mills Flyers – 1st overall Kingston Frontenacs), Brennan Othmann (Don Mills Flyers – 2nd overall Flint Firebirds), Brandt Clarke (Don Mills Flyers – 4th overall Barrie Colts), Wyatt Johnston (Toronto Marlboros – 6th overall Windsor Spitfires), Benjamin Gaudreau (Team NOHA – 7th overall Sarnia Sting), Ryan Winterton (Whitby Wildcats – 8th overall Hamilton Bulldogs), Liam Arnsby (Don Mills Flyers – 9th overall North Bay Battalion), Ethan Del Mastro (Toronto Marlboros – 12th overall Mississauga Steelheads), Francesco Pinelli (Toronto Red Wings – 13th overall Kitchener Rangers), Danny Zhilkin (Toronto Marlboros -14th overall Guelph Storm), Landon McCallum (Brantford 99’ers – 15th overall Sudbury Wolves), Brett Harrison (London Jr. Knights – 16th overall Oshawa Generals), Jacob Holmes (York-Simcoe Express – 18th overall Soo Greyhounds), Connor Punnett (North Central Predators – 19th overall Saginaw Spirit) and Jack Matier (Team NOHA – 21st overall Ottawa 67’s).
Notable OHL Cup graduates currently playing in the NHL include Connor McDavid (Toronto Marlboros/Edmonton Oilers), Steven Stamkos (Markham Waxers/Tampa Bay Lightning), John Tavares (Toronto Marlboros/Toronto Maple Leafs), Dylan Strome (Toronto Marlboros/Chicago Blackhawks), Travis Konecny (Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs/Philadelphia Flyers), Mitch Marner (Vaughan Kings/Toronto Maple Leafs), Sean Monahan (Mississauga Rebels/Calgary Flames), Taylor Hall (Greater Kingston Frontenacs/Boston Bruins), Tyler Seguin (Toronto Nationals/Dallas Stars), P.K Subban (Markham Islanders/New Jersey Devils) and Max Domi (Don Mills Flyers/Columbus Blue Jackets) among others.
About the Ontario Hockey League:
The Ontario Hockey League is a proud member of the Canadian Hockey League which is the world’s largest development hockey league with 60 teams in nine Canadian provinces and four American states. In addition to the OHL, the CHL is made up of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Western Hockey League. The CHL supplies more players to the National Hockey League and U SPORTS than any other league.