Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League in association with the Greater Toronto Hockey League today announced the five Wild Card Play-In matchups which will determine the final five entries for the 2023 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament.

All matchups were randomly drawn on Monday night and streamed live on the GTHL’s Twitch account.

2023 OHL Cup Wild Card Play-In Schedule:

Tuesday March 28, 2023
WC 1, 5:45pm – Ajax-Pickering Raiders vs. Toronto Young Nationals (Rink 1)
WC 2, 7:15pm – Barrie Jr. Colts vs. Lambton Jr. Sting (Rink 2)
WC 3, 7:30pm – Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs vs. Vaughan Kings (Rink 1)
WC 4, 9:00pm – Burlington Eagles vs. Don Mills Flyers (Rink 2)
WC 5, 9:15pm – Whitby Wildcats vs. Central Ontario Wolves (Rink 1)

Announced on Thursday night, the GTHL’s Vaughan Kings and Don Mills Flyers, OMHA’s Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs and Ajax-Pickering Raiders, as well as the ALLIANCE’s Lambton Jr. Sting earned their spots by way of qualification.

The OMHA’s Central Ontario Wolves, Burlington Eagles, Whitby Wildcats, Barrie Jr. Colts and the GTHL’s Toronto Nationals were granted opportunities by way of an OHL Cup Selection Committee based on their performance throughout the 2022-23 season.

The five winners of the Wild Card play-in games will join 15 other clubs who earned their qualification through league play and regional representation. Final divisional alignment and 40-game round robin tournament schedule will be confirmed ahead of tournament action on Wednesday.

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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.


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