2019 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Day 5 Summary

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 #1: Detroit Little Caesars 4 vs. Halton Hurricanes 2

Little Caesars MVP – Jack O’Brien (F) – 1G
Halton MVP – Ethan Burroughs (F) – 1G
Recap – Stats


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

Quarter-Final #4: Mississauga Rebels 4 vs. Toronto Marlboros 1
Rebels MVP – Justin Wu (G) – 39 SV
Marlboros MVP – Wyatt Johnston (F) – 1G
Recap – Stats

2019 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour Semi-Final Results:

Semi-Final #1: Don Mills Flyers 7 vs. Detroit Little Caesars 1
Flyers MVP – Shane Wright (F) – 3G
Little Caesars MVP – Jack O’Brien (F) – 1A
Recap – Stats

Semi-Final #2: Toronto Red Wings 4 vs. Mississauga Rebels 2
Red Wings MVP – Adam Fantilli (F) – 2G
Rebels MVP – Justin Wu (G) – 23 SV
Recap – Stats

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.

2019 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Day 4 Summary

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Toronto, ON – Round-Robin action wrapped up on Friday at the 2019 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament powered by Under Armour, hosted by the Greater Toronto Hockey League, with 12 games that solidified final divisional standings.

Eight teams have advanced to Saturday’s quarter-finals including four GTHL, two OMHA and two American teams. This marks the first year since 2008 that two American entries have advanced to the quarter-final.


The top-ranked Don Mills Flyers captured the Nash Division with a 3-0 win over the second place Detroit Little Caesars to post an undefeated 4-0 record. Detroit’s 3-1 record also secured them a quarter-final berth.


The second-ranked Toronto Marlboros reigned supreme in the Shanahan Division, leading all teams with 24 goals scored to post a 4-0 record. The OMHA’s Quinte Red Devils also qualified in the Shanahan Division, playing to a 3-1 mark.


The GTHL’s Toronto Red Wings and Mississauga Rebels both posted 3-1 records in the Lindros Division to advance to Saturday’s quarter-final.


The Halton Hurricanes and TPH Hockey emerged from the Subban Division to clinch quarter-final spots with 3-1 records. Standings


In the scoring department, Marlboros forward Wyatt Johnston leads showcase scoring with 12 points including four goals and eight assists over four games. On the blue line, Marlboros rearguard Logan Mailloux leads all defenders with eight points (1-7–8). Player stats


In goal, Don Mills Flyers netminder Anson Thornton leads all goaltenders with a 0.50 goals-against average over two games. Detroit Little Caesars goaltender Zak Brice is the lone netminder to post two shutouts in the showcase. Goalie stats

Here’s a look at Friday’s results:


2019 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour Round-Robin Results:


Friday March 15, 2019:


Game 29: Mississauga Rebels 2 vs. Team NOHA 0

Rebels MVP – Pasquale Zito (F) – 1G, 1A
NOHA MVP – Benjamin Gaudreau (G) – 30 SV
Recap – Stats


Game 30: Whitby Wildcats 4 vs. Kitchener Jr. Rangers 2

Whitby MVP – Douglas Carr (D) – 1G
Kitchener MVP – Preston Smith (F) – 2G
Recap – Stats


Game 31: Toronto Nationals 5 vs. Brantford 99ers 3

Nationals MVP – Connor Driscoll (F) – 2G
Brantford MVP – Landon McCallum (F) – 1G, 1A
Recap – Stats


Game 32: North York Rangers 3 vs. Halton Hurricanes 2 – OT

North York MVP – Ryan Mendlessohn (G) – 28 SV
Halton MVP – Lawson Sherk (F) – 2G
Recap – Stats


Game 33: Thunder Bay Kings 5 vs. Waterloo Wolves 0

Thunder Bay MVP – Julien Lefebvre (G) – 35 SV, SO
Waterloo MVP – Jacob Thompson (F)
Recap – Stats


Game 34: Quinte Red Devils 2 vs. London Jr. Knights 1

Quinte MVP – Daniel Michaud (F) – 1G
London MVP – William German (F) – 1G
Recap – Stats


Game 35: Toronto Red Wings 5 vs. Kitchener Jr. Rangers 4 – OT

Red Wings MVP – Francesco Pinelli (F) – 3G
Kitchener MVP – Matt Sop (F) – 1G, 1A
Recap – Stats


Game 36: Mississauga Rebels 4 vs. Whitby Wildcats 2

Rebels MVP – Christian Catalano (F)
Whitby MVP – Jaden Smith (F) – 1A
Recap – Stats


Game 37: TPH Thunder 4 vs. Brantford 99ers 1

TPH MVP – Ryan Humphry (F) – 2G, 1A
Brantford MVP – Cole Hipkin (D) – 1G
Recap – Stats


Game 38: Don Mills Flyers 3 vs. Detroit Little Caesars 0

Don Mills MVP – Sergei Litvinov (G) – 15 SV, SO
Little Caesars MVP – Luke Hughes (D)
Recap – Stats


Game 39: Windsor Jr. Spitfires 4 vs. North Central Predators 2

Windsor MVP – Gabriel Piccolo (F)
North Central MVP – Connor Punnett (D)
Recap – Stats


Game 40: Toronto Marlboros 7 vs. Waterloo Wolves 2

Marlboros MVP – Wyatt Johnston (F) – 1G, 3A
Waterloo MVP – Cooper Way (F) – 1G
Recap – Stats


2019 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour Playoff Schedule:


Saturday March 16, 2019


Scotiabank Pond 1

10:00am Quarter-Final 1 – Detroit Little Caesars (2nd Nash Division) vs. Halton Hurricanes (1st Subban Division)
11:45am Quarter-Final 3 – Quinte Red Devils (2nd Shanahan Division) vs. Toronto Red Wings (1st Lindros Division)


Scotiabank Pond 2

10:30am Quarter-Final 2 – TPH Hockey (2nd Subban Division) vs. Don Mills Flyers (1st Nash Division)
12:15pm Quarter-Final 4 – Mississauga Rebels (2nd Lindros Division) vs. Toronto Marlboros (1st Shanahan Division)


Scotiabank Pond 1

6:00pm Semi-Final 1 – Winner Quarter-Final 2 vs. Winner Quarter-Final 1
8:00pm Semi-Final 2 – Winner Quarter-Final 4 vs. Winner Quarter-Final 3


Monday March 18, 2019


Mattamy Athletic Centre

7:00pm Championship Final – Winner Semi-Final 2 vs. Winner Semi-Final 1


Monday’s Championship Final will be broadcast live on Sportsnet Ontario.


All other games of the 2019 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament powered by Under Armour will be streamed online at https://ohlcup.gameonstream.com.

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.

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2018-19 Minor Midget Player of the Year Awards presented at OHL Cup Banquet

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Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the seven recipients of Minor Hockey Player of the Year Awards for players representing the four Ontario Hockey Federation Member Partners including the ALLIANCE, Greater Toronto Hockey League, Northern Ontario Hockey Association, and both the Ontario Minor Hockey Association’s ETA and SCTA regions, along with Hockey Eastern Ontario, and Hockey Northwestern Ontario.

Five of the seven Player of the Year award winners are currently competing at the 2019 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament powered by Under Armour including Shane Wright of the Don Mills Flyers (GTHL), Jack Michaelis of the Thunder Bay Kings (HNO), Chase Stillman of the Sudbury Minor Midget Wolves (NOHA), Brenden Sirizzotti of the Whitby Wildcats (OMHA ETA), and Lawson Sherk of the Halton Hurricanes (OMHA SCTA).  Deni Goure of the Chatham-Kent Cyclones (ALLIANCE) and Mason McTavish of the Pembroke Lumber Kings (HEO) were also recognized among the Minor Midget recipients.

“Congratulations to this year’s award recipients along with their families, coaches, and teammates who have supported these outstanding players not only this season but throughout their minor hockey careers,” said Joe Birch, the OHL’s Senior Director of Player Development and Special Events. “The OHL is proud to help recognize great achievements from across the province that come from hard work and dedication. Best of luck to all players as they prepare for the next step in their hockey and academic careers.”

All seven award recipients are forwards producing impressive offensive totals throughout the regular season.  Goure scored 22 goals and 31 assists for 53 points in 32 games for the Cyclones, while Wright scored 31 goals and 41 assists for 72 points in 33 games for the top ranked Flyers.  Michaelis chipped in 11 goals and six assists for 17 points in 20 games for the Kings, meanwhile McTavish tallied 47 goals and 32 assists for 79 points in 41 games for the Midget Lumber Kings, and Stillman recorded 19 goals and 36 assists for 55 points in 24 games for the Wolves.  In the OMHA, Sirizzotti led all award recipients with 93 points in 36 games including 32 goals and 61 assists for the league champion Wildcats, with Sherk scoring 15 times along with 35 helpers for 50 points in 31 games for the silver medalist Hurricanes.

McTavish, Stillman, and Wright were all members of Team Ontario who earned silver at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.  Wright, who was just recently granted exceptional player status as a 2004-born player for the 2019 OHL Priority Selection, was captain of that team.

The awards were presented at the OHL Cup Showcase Tournament Banquet for the ninth straight year recognizing the achievements of the top minor midget aged players from across Ontario.  The awards are presented annually to honour the minor midget players who best exemplify outstanding ability and the qualities of sportsmanship and leadership as voted by the minor hockey coaches, managers and organizations of each respective league.

Past Award Winners:
ALLIANCE Player of the Year:
2019 – Deni Goure, Chatham-Kent Cyclones
2018 – Matthew Maggio, Sun County Panthers
2017 – Ryan Suzuki, London Jr. Knights
2016 – Owen Lalonde, Windsor Jr. Spitfires
2015 – Nick Suzuki, London Jr. Knights
2014 – Anthony Salinitri, Windsor Jr. Spitfires
2013 – Travis Konecny, Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs
2012 – Jared McCann, London Jr. Knights Gold
2011 – Bo Horvat, Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs
GTHL Player of the Year:
2019 – Shane Wright, Don Mills Flyers
2018 – Jamie Drysdale, Toronto Marlboros
2017 – Nick Porco, Vaughan Kings
2016 – Ryan Merkley, Toronto Jr. Canadiens
2015 – Ryan McLeod, Toronto Marlboros
2014 – Adam Mascherin, Vaughan Kings
2013 – Dylan Strome, Toronto Marlboros
2012 – Connor McDavid, Toronto Marlboros
2011 – Nick Ritchie, Toronto Marlboros

HEO Player of the Year:
2019 – Mason McTavish, Pembroke Lumber Kings
2018 – Josh Barnes, Cornwall Colts
2017 – Alexandre Hogue, Cumberland Grads U18
2016 – Paul Larabie, Nepean Raiders
2015 – Gabriel Vilardi, CIH Academy
2014 – William Bitten, Ottawa Jr. 67’s
2013 – Andrew Peski, Ottawa Jr. 67’s
2012 – Andrew Abou-Assaly, Ottawa Jr. 67’s
2011 – Nicholas Baptiste, Ottawa Senators
HNO Player of the Year:
2019 – Jack Michaelis, Thunder Bay Kings
2018 – Michael Stubbs, Thunder Bay Kings
2017 – Christian Cicigoi, Thunder Bay Kings
2016 – Quintin Loon-Stewardson, Thunder Bay Kings
2015 – Kyle Auger, Thunder Bay Kings
2014 – Brad Belisle, Thunder Bay Kings
2013 – Zach Grzelewski, Thunder Bay Kings
2012 – Bryce Martyn, Thunder Bay Kings
2011 – Nolan Nicholas, Thunder Bay Kings

NOHA Player of the Year:
2019 – Chase Stillman, Sudbury Minor Midget Wolves
2018 – Pacey Schlueting, North Bay Trappers
2017 – Camaryn Baber, Soo Midget Greyhounds
2016 – Damien Giroux, Sudbury Minor Midget Wolves
2015 – Cayse Ton, New Liskeard Cubs
2014 – Zach Dorval, Soo Thunder
2013 – Blake Speers, Soo Thunder
2012 – Michael Amadio, Sault Ste. Marie North Stars
2011 – Ryan Kujawinski, Sudbury Minor Midget Wolves

OMHA ETA Player of the Year:
2019 – Brenden Sirizzotti, Whitby Wildcats
2018 – Quinton Byfield, York Simcoe Express
2017 – Alex Newhook, York Simcoe Express
2016 – Aidan Dudas, North Central Predators
2015 – Brady Gilmour, Quinte Red Devils
2014 – Chris Paquette, Greater Kingston Jr Frontenacs

OMHA SCTA Player of the Year:
2019 – Lawson Sherk, Halton Hurricanes
2018 – Cameron Tolnai, Oakville Rangers
2017 – Matthew Dunsmoor, Guelph Jr. Gryphons
2016 – Adam McMaster, Niagara North Stars
2015 – Liam Stevens, Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs
2014 – Rylee St Onge, Niagara North Stars
*prior to 2014 there was a single OMHA Player of the Year award recipient

Past OMHA Players of the Year:
2013 – Matt Spencer, Oakville Rangers*
2012 – Nik Coric, York Simcoe Express*
2011 – Alex Yuill, Quinte Red Devils*

For more information please visit www.ohlcup.ca.

2019 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Day 3 Summary

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Toronto, ON – Round-robin action continued on Thursday with eight games at the 2019 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament powered by Under Armour and hosted by the Greater Toronto Hockey League.

Day 3 action was headlined by shutout wins from the Halton Hurricanes and Detroit Little Caesars who each joined the Don Mills Flyers and Toronto Marlboros with 3-0-0 records. Team NOHA handed the Toronto Red Wings their first loss of the showcase, making for a tight race atop the Lindros Division as both teams now own a 2-1-0 record. Standings

Don Mills Flyers teammates Shane Wright and Francesco Arcuri join Wyatt Johnston of the Toronto Marlboros and Griffin Jurecki of Detroit Little Caesars in a four-way tie for the OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour scoring lead. Each player has eight points over three contests. Quinte Red Devils teammates Daniel Michaud and Luke LaPalm join Toronto Marlboros forward Marc Boudreau with a showcase-leading four goals. Player stats

In goal, Detroit Little Caesars netminder Zak Brice stopped all 16 shots he saw on Thursday to become the first goaltender to record two shutouts in this year’s showcase. Goaltending stats

Here’s a quick overview of Thursday’s results:

2019 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Round-Robin Results:

Thursday March 14, 2019


Game 21: Halton Hurricanes 5 vs. Brantford 99ers 0

Halton MVP – Braedyn McIntosh (G) – 28 SV, SO
Brantford MVP – Cole Hipkin (D)
Recap – Stats


Game 22: TPH Hockey 5 vs. North York Rangers 2

TPH Hockey MVP – Ryan Humphry (F) – 1G, 2A
North York MVP – Patrick Saini (F) – 2G
Recap – Stats


Game 23: Mississauga Rebels 6 vs. Kitchener Jr. Rangers 1

Rebels MVP – Jesse Fishman (F) – 1G
Kitchener MVP – Braeden Bowman (F) – 1G
Recap – Stats


Game 24: Team NOHA 4 vs. Toronto Red Wings 2

Team NOHA MVP – Devon Savignac (F) – 1G, 1A
Red Wings MVP – Nolan Dann (F)
Recap – Stats


Game 25: Quinte Red Devils 6 vs. Waterloo Wolves 3

Quinte MVP – Daniel Michaud (F) – 2G, 1A
Waterloo MVP – Kyle Maloney (F) – 1G, 2A
Recap – Stats


Game 26: Thunder Bay Kings 4 vs. London Jr. Knights 3 – OT

Thunder Bay MVP – Alex Pineau (D) – 3G
London MVP – Jordan D’Intino (F)
Recap – Stats


Game 27: Detroit Little Caesars 9 vs. North Central Predators 0

Little Caesars MVP – James Stefan (F) – 2G, 1A
North Central MVP – Connor Punnett (D)
Recap – Stats


Game 28: Windsor Jr. Spitfires 5 vs. York-Simcoe Express 4 – OT

Windsor MVP – Alexander Cunningham (F) – 2G
York-Simcoe MVP – Braden Hache (D) – 2G
Recap – Stats

All tournament games feature live scoring complete with the OHL’s Game Centre module that includes individual shots on goal and face-off results.

Round-Robin action continues Friday with 12 games before the Quarter-Final and Semi-Final rounds take place on Saturday. The 2019 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour will conclude with Monday’s Championship Final at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.


All games are available live and on demand through GameOnStream.

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.

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2019 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Day 2 Summary

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Toronto, ON – After the Waterloo Wolves defeated the Mississauga Senators 3-1 to claim the 20th and final spot at the 2019 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour, round-robin action continued Wednesday with 16 games on the schedule.

Day 2 action was headlined by a pair of 3-0-0 clubs in the GTHL Finalist Don Mills Flyers and Toronto Marlboros. An additional three teams sport 2-0-0 records in the Detroit Little Caesars, Halton Hurricanes and Toronto Red Wings while the Brantford 99ers are also undefeated, winning their lone game thus far. Standings

The two-day scoring race features Wyatt Johnston (Toronto Marlboros) leading all players with eight points (3-5–8) over three games while teammates Marc Boudreau (4-3–7) and Logan Mailloux (0-7–7) join Don Mills Flyers forwards Shane Wright (3-4–7) and Francesco Arcuri (3-4–7) with seven. Player stats

In goal, six different netminders have recorded shutouts including Zak Brice (Detroit Little Caesars), Matteo Drobac (Halton Hurricanes), Samuel Moncada (Toronto Red Wings), Michael Simpson (London Jr. Knights), Anson Thornton (Don Mills Flyers) and Ben West (Toronto Marlboros). Goalie stats

Here’s a quick overview of Wednesday’s action:

2019 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Round-Robin Results:

Wednesday March 13, 2019

Wild Card Game 7: Waterloo Wolves 3 vs. Mississauga Senators 1
Waterloo MVP – Jake McDonald (F) – 2G
Senators MVP – Braeden Kressler (F) – 1G
Recap – Stats


Game 5: Team NOHA 4 vs. Kitchener Jr. Rangers 1

NOHA MVP – Devon Savignac (F) – 1G, 1A
Kitchener MVP – Marko Sikic (F) – 1A
Recap – Stats


Game 6: Detroit Little Caesars 3 vs. Windsor Jr. Spitfires 0

Little Caesars MVP – Zak Brice (G) – 23 SV, SO
Windsor MVP – Ethan Handley (G) – 28 SV
Recap – Stats


Game 7: Halton Hurricanes 3 vs. TPH Hockey 0

Halton MVP – Matteo Drobac (G) – 29 SV, SO
TPH Hockey MVP – Logan Heroux (D)
Recap – Stats


Game 8: Toronto Nationals 5 vs. North York Rangers 0

Nationals MVP – Ikky Kogawa (F) – 3G
North York MVP – Luca Rea (F)
Recap – Stats


Game 9: Quinte Red Devils 3 vs. Thunder Bay Kings 2

Quinte MVP – Daniel Michaud (F) – 1G
Thunder Bay MVP – Shaymus Stevenson (F) – 1A
Recap – Stats


Game 10: Toronto Marlboros 6 vs. London Jr. Knights 1

Marlboros MVP – Tucker Robertson (F) – 2G
London MVP – Michael Simpson (G) – 41 SV
Recap – Stats


Game 11: Detroit Little Caesars 6 vs. York-Simcoe Express 2

Little Caesars MVP – Nikita Tarasevich (F) – 2G
York-Simcoe MVP – Kaleb Nelson (F) – 1G
Recap – Stats


Game 12: Don Mills Flyers 8 vs. North Central Predators 3

Don Mills MVP – Paul Christopoulos (D) – 2G, 1A
North Central MVP – Coulter Taylor (G) – 46 SV
Recap – Stats


Game 13: Whitby Wildcats 3 vs. Team NOHA 1

Whitby MVP – Sebastian Resar (G) – 18 SV
NOHA MVP – Benjamin Gaudreau (G) – 20 SV
Recap – Stats


Game 14: Toronto Red Wings 4 vs. Mississauga Rebels 1

Red Wings MVP – Adam Fantilli (F) – 1G, 1A
Rebels MVP – Christian Catalano (F)
Recap – Stats


Game 15: TPH Hockey 3 vs. Toronto Nationals 1

TPH Hockey MVP – Gibson Homer (G) – 13 SV
Nationals MVP – Zach Dean (F)
Recap – Stats


Game 16: Brantford 99ers 3 vs. North York Rangers 2 – OT

Brantford MVP – Steven LaForme (F) – 1G, 1A
North York MVP – Luca Rea (F) – 2G
Recap – Stats


Game 17: Toronto Marlboros 6 vs. Thunder Bay Kings 0

Marlboros MVP – Ben West (G) – 9 SV, SO
Thunder Bay MVP – Shaymus Stevenson (F)
Recap – Stats


Game 18: London Jr. Knights 2 vs. Waterloo Wolves 1

London MVP – Michael Simpson (G)
Waterloo MVP – David Gruber (D)
Recap – Stats


Game 19: North Central Predators 3 vs. York-Simcoe Express 1

North Central MVP – Wade Monague (G) – 17 SV
York-Simcoe MVP – Thomas Sirman (D)
Recap – Stats


Game 20: Don Mills Flyers 6 vs. Windsor Jr. Spitfires 0

Don Mills MVP – Francesco Arcuri (F) – 2G, 1A
Windsor MVP – Nicholas Beneteau (F)
Recap – Stats

All tournament games feature live scoring complete with the OHL’s Game Centre module that includes individual shots on goal, plus/minus and face-off results.

Round-Robin action continues Thursday with eight games on the schedule before wrapping up Friday with 12 games.  Quarter-Final and Semi-Final action goes Saturday, concluding with Monday’s Championship Final at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.

All games are available live and on demand through GameOnStream.

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.

2019 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Day 1 Summary

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Toronto, ON – The puck has dropped at the 2019 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament powered by Under Armour and hosted by the Greater Toronto Hockey League.

For the sixth time in event history a series of Wild Card Play-In Games opened the action to determine final tournament qualifiers. The North Central Predators, North York Rangers, London Jr. Knights and Mississauga Rebels earned spots in the showcase with Tuesday morning victories while the Mississauga Senators and Waterloo Wolves will play for the 20th and final available spot on Wednesday morning at 7:30am.

SCORES | STATS | STANDINGS | SCHEDULE
Here’s a look at Day 1 action:


2019 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Wild Card Play-In Results:


Tuesday March 12, 2019


WC 1 – North Central Predators 3 vs. Mississauga Senators 0

North Central MVP – Wade Montague (SO)
Senators MVP – Jacob Frasca
Recap – Stats


WC 2 – North York Rangers 3 vs. Niagara North Stars 0

North York MVP – Tony Theodoropoulos (SO)
Niagara North MVP – Parker Hendsbee
Recap – Stats


WC 3 – London Jr. Knights 1 vs. Guelph Gryphons 0

London MVP – Michael Simpson (SO)
Guelph MVP – Alex Nap (1 GA)
Recap – Stats


WC 4 – Mississauga Rebels 2 vs. Waterloo Wolves 0

Rebels MVP – Justin Wu (SO)
Waterloo MVP – Marshall Nicholls (1 GA)
Recap – Stats


WC 5 – Mississauga Senators 4 vs. Niagara North Stars 3 – OT

Senators MVP – Braeden Kressler (3G, 1A)
Niagara North MVP – Luca McLaren (2A)
Recap – Stats


WC 6 – Waterloo Wolves 5 vs. Guelph Gryphons 2

Waterloo MVP – Cooper Way (3G, 1A)
Guelph MVP – Ethan Broderick (1G, 1A)
Recap – Stats


2019 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Round-Robin Results:


Tuesday March 12, 2019


Game 1: Don Mills Flyers 6 vs. York-Simcoe Express 1

Don Mills MVP – Shane Wright (1G, 2A)
York-Simcoe MVP – Jacob Holmes
Recap – Stats


Game 2: Halton Hurricanes 3 vs. Toronto Nationals 2

Halton MVP – Braedyn McIntosh (2 GA)
Nationals MVP – Deven Nagra
Recap – Stats


Game 3: Toronto Red Wings 4 vs. Whitby Wildcats 1

Red Wings MVP – Francesco Pinelli (2G, 1A)
Whitby MVP – Brenden Sirizzotti (1A)
Recap – Stats


Game 4: Toronto Marlboros 5 vs. Quinte Red Devils 3

Marlboros MVP – Jack Beck (1G)
Quinte MVP – Ethan Fraser (5 GA)
Recap – Stats

Wednesday’s action begins with a Wild Card finale between the Mississauga Senators and Waterloo Wolves at 7:30am before all 20 teams are in action with 16 Round Robin games on the schedule. Round Robin play continues Thursday and Friday before Quarter-Final and Semi-Final action Saturday, concluding with Monday’s Championship Final at Mattamy Athletic Centre.

All games are available live and on demand through GameOnStream.

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.

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OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Minor Midget Top-10 Rankings

Don Mills Flyers lead the way going wire-to-wire atop the weekly rankings

Revised Wild Card Schedule and Play-In Format (Full Details)

Showcase Tournament Begins Tuesday (Updated Schedule)
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Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the final edition of the weekly minor midget rankings for the 2019 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament powered by Under Armour and hosted by the Greater Toronto Hockey League.

The 2019 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour and hosted by the GTHL is scheduled for March 12-18 and will feature 20 teams from across Ontario and the United States showcasing many of the top players eligible for the 2019 OHL Priority Selection.  All games will be played at Scotiabank Pond in Toronto until the Championship Final moves to the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Monday March 18 where it will be broadcasted nationally on Sportsnet.

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.

Minor Midget Rankings for the 2018 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour – Week 17

RANK TEAM LEAGUE LAST WEEK WEEKS RANKED
1 Don Mills Flyers* GTHL 1 17
2 Toronto Marlboros* GTHL 2 17
3 Toronto Young Nationals* GTHL 3 17
4 Sudbury Minor Midget Wolves NOHA 4 17
5 Whitby Wildcats* OMHA 5 17
6 Kitchener Jr. Rangers* ALLIANCE 6 14
7 Toronto Red Wings* GTHL 7 17
8 Halton Hurricanes* OMHA 8 3
9 York-Simcoe Express* OMHA 9 13
10 Brantford 99ers* ALLIANCE 10 10
Honourable Mention
Guelph Gryphons OMHA
Quinte Red Devils* OMHA
Windsor Jr. Spitfires* ALLIANCE
Mississauga Rebels GTHL 12

*officially qualified for 2019 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament powered by Under Armour.

The Don Mills Flyers lead the charge in the 2019 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour, going wire-to-wire atop the weekly rankings while the GTHL’s Toronto Marlboros and Toronto Young Nationals follow close behind in second and third. Several players from the fourth-ranked Sudbury Minor Midget Wolves will compete this week for Team NOHA while the Whitby Wildcats, Kitchener Jr. Rangers, Toronto Red Wings, Halton Hurricanes, York-Simcoe Express and Brantford 99ers round out the Top 10 and have all secured spots at this week’s showcase.

Tournament Structure:

15 of the 20 spots in the 2019 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour are guaranteed through league competition.  The 15 guaranteed spots continue to include all four GTHL Semi-Finalists (Don Mills Flyers, Toronto Marlboros, Toronto Nationals, Toronto Red Wings), and the top four teams that place at the OMHA Championship (Whitby Wildcats, Halton Hurricanes, York-Simcoe Express, Quinte Red Devils).  Three teams from the ALLIANCE will still be guaranteed a spot in the tournament including the Finalists (Brantford 99ers and Kitchener Jr. Rangers), along with the winner of a best-of-three Semi-Final Wild Card Series to be played between the losers of the two league Semi-Finals (Windsor Jr. Spitfires).  Also as in past years, two tournament entries are reserved for United States competition (Detroit Little Caesars and TPH), while both an HNO (Thunder Bay Kings) and NOHA  (Team NOHA) representative will also compete.  This season there will not be a representative from HEO.

Wild Card Games:

The final five entries at the 2019 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour will be Wild Cards determined among eight teams that will play a one game ‘win and in’ scenario.


NEW – The four losing teams in the wild-card play-in games will compete in a play-off for the one spot previously assigned to Detroit Compuware.  A Consolation semi-final and Consolation final will be used to declare this team.

The eight competing teams aiming for the final five tournament spots will continue to include the fifth place team at the OMHA Championship (Guelph Gryphons), and the loser of the ALLIANCE Semi-Final Wild Card Series (Waterloo Wolves).  As introduced in 2016, two spots in Wild Card games will be reserved for GTHL teams.  The two competing GTHL teams will be determined through a pair of Wild Card Play-In Series matchups involving the four GTHL teams who qualified for the playoffs but lost in the first round (Mississauga Rebels and Mississauga Senators).  As introduced in 2017, one spot in a Wild Card will also be reserved for the winner of an OMHA SCTA Consolation Game that features both teams who lost in the SCTA Tournament Semi-Final (Niagara North Stars).  The OMHA teams eligible for this matchup will be determined annually based on the league not hosting the OMHA Championship.  Finally, the three remaining teams who will compete in the Wild Card matchups will be named by the Tournament Selection Committee (London Jr. Knights, North Central Predators, North York Rangers).  The Committee will evaluate and review a team’s post-season success as the first criteria for selection, with additional criteria to include regular season play and tournament play.  All four initial Wild Card games will take place on Tuesday March 12 with specific matchups and times of play determined by random draw among the eight competing teams in advance of the event.

History:

Last season the Toronto Jr. Canadiens were crowned OHL Cup Champions, capturing the annual Minor Midget showcase for the first time since 2008 with a 5-1 victory over the Vaughan Kings. Current Oshawa Generals forward Dylan Robinson finished second in event scoring with 11 points (6-5–11) over seven games, earning the Tim Adams Memorial Trophy as tournament MVP.

The 2018 OHL Priority Selection featured 17 players chosen in the first round who competed for the OHL Cup including Quinton Byfield (York-Simcoe Express – 1st overall Sudbury Wolves), Evan Vierling (York-Simcoe Express – 2nd overall Flint Firebirds), Will Cuylle (Toronto Marlboros – 3rd overall Peterborough Petes), Jamie Drysdale (Toronto Marlboros – 4th overall Erie Otters), Cole Perfetti (Vaughan Kings – 5th overall Saginaw Spirit), Cameron Tolnai (Oakville Rangers – 6th overall Ottawa 67’s), Daniil Chayka (Toronto Jr. Canadiens – 7th overall Guelph Storm), James Hardie (Barrie Colts – 8th overall Mississauga Steelheads), Pacey Schlueting (Team NOHA – 9th overall North Bay Battalion), Ty Tullio (Vaughan Kings – 11th overall Oshawa Generals), Lleyton Moore (Toronto Marlboros – 12th overall Niagara IceDogs), Jake Murray (Oakville Rangers – 13th overall Kingston Frontenacs), Luke Evangelista (Oakville Rangers – 14th overall London Knights), Riley Piercey (Toronto Marlboros – 16th overall Barrie Colts), Reid Valade (Toronto Marlboros – 17th overall Kitchener Rangers), Logan Morrison (Guelph Gryphons – 18th overall Hamilton Bulldogs), Ryan O’Rourke (Vaughan Kings – 20th overall Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds).

Notable OHL Cup graduates currently playing in the NHL include Robby Fabbri (Mississauga Rebels/St. Louis Blues), Travis Konecny (Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs/Philadelphia Flyers), Mitch Marner (Vaughan Kings/Toronto Maple Leafs), Connor McDavid (Toronto Marlboros/Edmonton Oilers), Max Domi (Don Mills Flyers/Montreal Canadiens), Sean Monahan (Mississauga Rebels/Calgary Flames), Taylor Hall (Greater Kingston Frontenacs/New Jersey Devils), Tyler Seguin (Toronto Nationals/Dallas Stars), John Tavares (Toronto Marlboros/Toronto Maple Leafs), P.K Subban (Markham Islanders/Nashville Predators), and Steven Stamkos (Markham Waxers/Tampa Bay Lightning).

2019 marks the third season of a three-year partnership between the OHL and GTHL with Under Armour that includes title sponsorship of the OHL Cup Showcase Tournament.  The OHL and GTHL are also in the third season of a five-year partnership extension announced in 2017 that ensures the event will continue to be hosted by the GTHL through 2021.

For more information, please visit ohlcup.ca.

OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Minor Midget Top-10 Rankings

Whitby Wildcats, Halton Hurricanes, York-Simcoe Express, and Quinte Red Devils officially qualify following performances on OMHA championship weekend, while Windsor Jr. Spitfires secure berth through ALLIANCE Semi-Final Wild Card Series

OHL Cup

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the sixteenth edition of the weekly minor midget rankings for the 2019 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament powered by Under Armour and hosted by the Greater Toronto Hockey League.

The 2019 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour and hosted by the GTHL is scheduled for March 12-18 and will feature 20 teams from across Ontario and the United States showcasing many of the top players eligible for the 2019 OHL Priority Selection.  All games will be played at Scotiabank Pond in Toronto until the Championship Final moves to the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Monday March 18 where it will be broadcasted nationally on Sportsnet.

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.

Minor Midget Rankings for the 2018 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour – Week 16

RANK TEAM LEAGUE LAST WEEK WEEKS RANKED
1 Don Mills Flyers* GTHL 1 16
2 Toronto Marlboros* GTHL 3 16
3 Toronto Young Nationals* GTHL 2 16
4 Sudbury Minor Midget Wolves NOHA 4 16
5 Whitby Wildcats* OMHA 7 16
6 Kitchener Jr. Rangers* ALLIANCE 6 13
7 Toronto Red Wings* GTHL 5 16
8 Halton Hurricanes* OMHA 9 2
9 York-Simcoe Express* OMHA 8 12
10 Brantford 99ers* ALLIANCE 10 9
Honourable Mention
Guelph Gryphons OMHA
Quinte Red Devils* OMHA
Windsor Jr. Spitfires* ALLIANCE
Mississauga Rebels GTHL 12

*officially qualified for 2019 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament powered by Under Armour

The OMHA champion Whitby Wildcats are headed to the 2019 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour, joining the finalist Halton Hurricanes, third place York-Simcoe Express, fourth place Quinte Red Devils and ALLIANCE Wild Card Series winner Windsor Jr. Spitfires in the latest round of qualifiers. The Toronto Marlboros rise one spot to number two on the list after eliminating the third-ranked Toronto Young Nationals in GTHL Semi-Final play. In ALLIANCE Championship action the sixth-ranked Kitchener Jr. Rangers are tied 2-2 in points with the 10th ranked Brantford 99ers.


Tournament Structure:

15 of the 20 spots in the 2019 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour are guaranteed through league competition.  The 15 guaranteed spots continue to include all four GTHL Semi-Finalists, and the top four teams that place at the OMHA Championship.  Three teams from the ALLIANCE will still be guaranteed a spot in the tournament including the Champion and Finalist, along with the winner of a best-of-three Semi-Final Wild Card Series to be played between the losers of the two league Semi-Finals.  Also as in past years, two tournament entries are reserved for United States competition, while both an HNO and NOHA representative will also compete.  This season there will not be a representative from HEO.

Wild Card Games:

The final five entries at the 2019 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour will be Wild Cards determined among 10 teams that will play a one game ‘win and in’ scenario.  The 10 competing teams aiming for the final five tournament spots will continue to include the fifth place team at the OMHA Championship, and the loser of the ALLIANCE Semi-Final Wild Card Series.  As introduced in 2016, two spots in Wild Card games will be reserved for GTHL teams.  The two competing GTHL teams will be determined through a pair of Wild Card Play-In Series matchups involving the four GTHL teams who qualified for the playoffs but lost in the first round.  As introduced in 2017, one spot in a Wild Card will also be reserved for the winner of an OMHA SCTA Consolation Game that features both teams who lost in the SCTA Tournament Semi-Final.  The OMHA teams eligible for this matchup will be determined annually based on the league not hosting the OMHA Championship.  Finally, the five remaining teams who will compete in the Wild Card matchups will be named by the Tournament Selection Committee.  The Committee will evaluate and review a team’s post-season success as the first criteria for selection, with additional criteria to include regular season play and tournament play.  All five Wild Card games will take place on Tuesday March 12 with specific matchups and times of play to be determined by random draw among the eight competing teams in advance of the event.

History:

Last season the Toronto Jr. Canadiens were crowned OHL Cup Champions, capturing the annual Minor Midget showcase for the first time since 2008 with a 5-1 victory over the Vaughan Kings. Current Oshawa Generals forward Dylan Robinson finished second in event scoring with 11 points (6-5–11) over seven games, earning the Tim Adams Memorial Trophy as tournament MVP.

The 2018 OHL Priority Selection featured 17 players chosen in the first round who competed for the OHL Cup including Quinton Byfield (York-Simcoe Express – 1st overall Sudbury Wolves), Evan Vierling (York-Simcoe Express – 2nd overall Flint Firebirds), Will Cuylle (Toronto Marlboros – 3rd overall Peterborough Petes), Jamie Drysdale (Toronto Marlboros – 4th overall Erie Otters), Cole Perfetti (Vaughan Kings – 5th overall Saginaw Spirit), Cameron Tolnai (Oakville Rangers – 6th overall Ottawa 67’s), Daniil Chayka (Toronto Jr. Canadiens – 7th overall Guelph Storm), James Hardie (Barrie Colts – 8th overall Mississauga Steelheads), Pacey Schlueting (Team NOHA – 9th overall North Bay Battalion), Ty Tullio (Vaughan Kings – 11th overall Oshawa Generals), Lleyton Moore (Toronto Marlboros – 12th overall Niagara IceDogs), Jake Murray (Oakville Rangers – 13th overall Kingston Frontenacs), Luke Evangelista (Oakville Rangers – 14th overall London Knights), Riley Piercey (Toronto Marlboros – 16th overall Barrie Colts), Reid Valade (Toronto Marlboros – 17th overall Kitchener Rangers), Logan Morrison (Guelph Gryphons – 18th overall Hamilton Bulldogs), Ryan O’Rourke (Vaughan Kings – 20th overall Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds).

Notable OHL Cup graduates currently playing in the NHL include Robby Fabbri (Mississauga Rebels/St. Louis Blues), Travis Konecny (Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs/Philadelphia Flyers), Mitch Marner (Vaughan Kings/Toronto Maple Leafs), Connor McDavid (Toronto Marlboros/Edmonton Oilers), Max Domi (Don Mills Flyers/Montreal Canadiens), Sean Monahan (Mississauga Rebels/Calgary Flames), Taylor Hall (Greater Kingston Frontenacs/New Jersey Devils), Tyler Seguin (Toronto Nationals/Dallas Stars), John Tavares (Toronto Marlboros/Toronto Maple Leafs), P.K Subban (Markham Islanders/Nashville Predators), and Steven Stamkos (Markham Waxers/Tampa Bay Lightning).

2019 marks the third season of a three-year partnership between the OHL and GTHL with Under Armour that includes title sponsorship of the OHL Cup Showcase Tournament.  The OHL and GTHL are also in the third season of a five-year partnership extension announced in 2017 that ensures the event will continue to be hosted by the GTHL through 2021.

For more information, please visit ohlcup.ca.

OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Minor Midget Top-10 Rankings

ALLIANCE Finalists the Brantford 99ers and Kitchener Junior Rangers Secure Spot in Showcase 

OHL Cup

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the fifteenth edition of the weekly minor midget rankings for the 2019 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament powered by Under Armour and hosted by the Greater Toronto Hockey League.

The 2019 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour and hosted by the GTHL is scheduled for March 12-18 and will feature 20 teams from across Ontario and the United States showcasing many of the top players eligible for the 2019 OHL Priority Selection.  All games will be played at Scotiabank Pond in Toronto until the Championship Final moves to the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Monday March 18 where it will be broadcasted nationally on Sportsnet.

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.

Minor Midget Rankings for the 2018 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour – Week 15

RANK TEAM LEAGUE LAST WEEK WEEKS RANKED
1 Don Mills Flyers* GTHL 1 15
2 Toronto Young Nationals* GTHL 2 15
3 Toronto Marlboros* GTHL 3 15
4 Sudbury Minor Midget Wolves NOHA 5 15
5 Toronto Red Wings* GTHL 6 15
6 Kitchener Jr. Rangers* ALLIANCE 7 12
7 Whitby Wildcats OMHA 4 15
8 York-Simcoe Express OMHA 8 11
9 Halton Hurricanes OMHA 1
10 Brantford 99ers* ALLIANCE 8
Honourable Mention
North Central Predators OMHA 9 14
Guelph Gryphons OMHA
Quinte Red Devils OMHA
Mississauga Rebels GTHL 10 12

*officially qualified for 2019 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament powered by Under Armour

The Brantford 99ers and Kitchener Jr. Rangers have secured spots at the OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour, advancing to the ALLIANCE Championship Series. In the OMHA, the York-Simcoe Express, Quinte Red Devils, Guelph Gryphons and Halton Hurricanes will join the host Whitby Wildcats at the 2019 OMHA Minor Midget Championship this coming weekend. Halton makes its season debut in the Top 10 this week while the GNML Champion Sudbury Minor Midget Wolves, Toronto Red Wings, Kitchener Jr. Rangers and Brantford 99ers are also on the rise.


Tournament Structure:

15 of the 20 spots in the 2019 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour are guaranteed through league competition.  The 15 guaranteed spots continue to include all four GTHL Semi-Finalists, and the top four teams that place at the OMHA Championship.  Three teams from the ALLIANCE will still be guaranteed a spot in the tournament including the Champion and Finalist, along with the winner of a best-of-three Semi-Final Wild Card Series to be played between the losers of the two league Semi-Finals.  Also as in past years, two tournament entries are reserved for United States competition, while both an HNO and NOHA representative will also compete.  This season there will not be a representative from HEO.

Wild Card Games:

The final five entries at the 2019 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour will be Wild Cards determined among 10 teams that will play a one game ‘win and in’ scenario.  The 10 competing teams aiming for the final five tournament spots will continue to include the fifth place team at the OMHA Championship, and the loser of the ALLIANCE Semi-Final Wild Card Series.  As introduced in 2016, two spots in Wild Card games will be reserved for GTHL teams.  The two competing GTHL teams will be determined through a pair of Wild Card Play-In Series matchups involving the four GTHL teams who qualified for the playoffs but lost in the first round.  As introduced in 2017, one spot in a Wild Card will also be reserved for the winner of an OMHA SCTA Consolation Game that features both teams who lost in the SCTA Tournament Semi-Final.  The OMHA teams eligible for this matchup will be determined annually based on the league not hosting the OMHA Championship.  Finally, the five remaining teams who will compete in the Wild Card matchups will be named by the Tournament Selection Committee.  The Committee will evaluate and review a team’s post-season success as the first criteria for selection, with additional criteria to include regular season play and tournament play.  All five Wild Card games will take place on Tuesday March 12 with specific matchups and times of play to be determined by random draw among the eight competing teams in advance of the event.

History:

Last season the Toronto Jr. Canadiens were crowned OHL Cup Champions, capturing the annual Minor Midget showcase for the first time since 2008 with a 5-1 victory over the Vaughan Kings. Current Oshawa Generals forward Dylan Robinson finished second in event scoring with 11 points (6-5–11) over seven games, earning the Tim Adams Memorial Trophy as tournament MVP.

The 2018 OHL Priority Selection featured 17 players chosen in the first round who competed for the OHL Cup including Quinton Byfield (York-Simcoe Express – 1st overall Sudbury Wolves), Evan Vierling (York-Simcoe Express – 2nd overall Flint Firebirds), Will Cuylle (Toronto Marlboros – 3rd overall Peterborough Petes), Jamie Drysdale (Toronto Marlboros – 4th overall Erie Otters), Cole Perfetti (Vaughan Kings – 5th overall Saginaw Spirit), Cameron Tolnai (Oakville Rangers – 6th overall Ottawa 67’s), Daniil Chayka (Toronto Jr. Canadiens – 7th overall Guelph Storm), James Hardie (Barrie Colts – 8th overall Mississauga Steelheads), Pacey Schlueting (Team NOHA – 9th overall North Bay Battalion), Ty Tullio (Vaughan Kings – 11th overall Oshawa Generals), Lleyton Moore (Toronto Marlboros – 12th overall Niagara IceDogs), Jake Murray (Oakville Rangers – 13th overall Kingston Frontenacs), Luke Evangelista (Oakville Rangers – 14th overall London Knights), Riley Piercey (Toronto Marlboros – 16th overall Barrie Colts), Reid Valade (Toronto Marlboros – 17th overall Kitchener Rangers), Logan Morrison (Guelph Gryphons – 18th overall Hamilton Bulldogs), Ryan O’Rourke (Vaughan Kings – 20th overall Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds).

Notable OHL Cup graduates currently playing in the NHL include Robby Fabbri (Mississauga Rebels/St. Louis Blues), Travis Konecny (Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs/Philadelphia Flyers), Mitch Marner (Vaughan Kings/Toronto Maple Leafs), Connor McDavid (Toronto Marlboros/Edmonton Oilers), Max Domi (Don Mills Flyers/Montreal Canadiens), Sean Monahan (Mississauga Rebels/Calgary Flames), Taylor Hall (Greater Kingston Frontenacs/New Jersey Devils), Tyler Seguin (Toronto Nationals/Dallas Stars), John Tavares (Toronto Marlboros/Toronto Maple Leafs), P.K Subban (Markham Islanders/Nashville Predators), and Steven Stamkos (Markham Waxers/Tampa Bay Lightning).

2019 marks the third season of a three-year partnership between the OHL and GTHL with Under Armour that includes title sponsorship of the OHL Cup Showcase Tournament.  The OHL and GTHL are also in the third season of a five-year partnership extension announced in 2017 that ensures the event will continue to be hosted by the GTHL through 2021.

For more information, please visit ohlcup.ca.

OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Minor Midget Top-10 Rankings

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the fourteenth edition of the weekly minor midget rankings for the 2019 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament powered by Under Armour and hosted by the Greater Toronto Hockey League.

The 2019 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour and hosted by the GTHL is scheduled for March 12-18 and will feature 20 teams from across Ontario and the United States showcasing many of the top players eligible for the 2019 OHL Priority Selection.  All games will be played at Scotiabank Pond in Toronto until the Championship Final moves to the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Monday March 18 where it will be broadcasted nationally on Sportsnet.

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.

Minor Midget Rankings for the 2018 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour – Week 14

RANK TEAM LEAGUE LAST WEEK WEEKS RANKED
1 Don Mills Flyers* GTHL 1 14
2 Toronto Young Nationals* GTHL 2 14
3 Toronto Marlboros* GTHL 3 14
4 Whitby Wildcats OMHA 4 14
5 Sudbury Minor Midget Wolves NOHA 5 14
6 Toronto Red Wings* GTHL 6 14
7 Kitchener Jr. Rangers ALLIANCE 7 11
8 York-Simcoe Express OMHA 8 10
9 North Central Predators OMHA 9 14
10 Mississauga Rebels GTHL 10 12
Honourable Mention
Guelph Gryphons OMHA
Brantford 99ers ALLIANCE 7
Halton Hurricanes OMHA
Quinte Red Devils OMHA

*officially qualified for 2019 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament powered by Under Armour

The OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Top 10 Rankings remain the same in Week 14 as GTHL and ETA Playoffs are on hiatus as a result of the ongoing Canada Winter Games. The ALLIANCE and SCTA Playoffs continued this past weekend, with the Kitchener Jr. Rangers, Halton Hurricanes and Guelph Gryphons staking out series leads while the Windsor Jr. Spitfires drew even with the Brantford 99ers.

Tournament Structure:
15 of the 20 spots in the 2019 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour are guaranteed through league competition.  The 15 guaranteed spots continue to include all four GTHL Semi-Finalists, and the top four teams that place at the OMHA Championship.  Three teams from the ALLIANCE will still be guaranteed a spot in the tournament including the Champion and Finalist, along with the winner of a best-of-three Semi-Final Wild Card Series to be played between the losers of the two league Semi-Finals.  Also as in past years, two tournament entries are reserved for United States competition, while both an HNO and NOHA representative will also compete.  This season there will not be a representative from HEO.

Wild Card Games:

The final five entries at the 2019 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour will be Wild Cards determined among 10 teams that will play a one game ‘win and in’ scenario.  The 10 competing teams aiming for the final five tournament spots will continue to include the fifth place team at the OMHA Championship, and the loser of the ALLIANCE Semi-Final Wild Card Series.  As introduced in 2016, two spots in Wild Card games will be reserved for GTHL teams.  The two competing GTHL teams will be determined through a pair of Wild Card Play-In Series matchups involving the four GTHL teams who qualified for the playoffs but lost in the first round.  As introduced in 2017, one spot in a Wild Card will also be reserved for the winner of an OMHA SCTA Consolation Game that features both teams who lost in the SCTA Tournament Semi-Final.  The OMHA teams eligible for this matchup will be determined annually based on the league not hosting the OMHA Championship.  Finally, the five remaining teams who will compete in the Wild Card matchups will be named by the Tournament Selection Committee.  The Committee will evaluate and review a team’s post-season success as the first criteria for selection, with additional criteria to include regular season play and tournament play.  All five Wild Card games will take place on Tuesday March 12 with specific matchups and times of play to be determined by random draw among the eight competing teams in advance of the event.

History:

Last season the Toronto Jr. Canadiens were crowned OHL Cup Champions, capturing the annual Minor Midget showcase for the first time since 2008 with a 5-1 victory over the Vaughan Kings. Current Oshawa Generals forward Dylan Robinson finished second in event scoring with 11 points (6-5–11) over seven games, earning the Tim Adams Memorial Trophy as tournament MVP.

The 2018 OHL Priority Selection featured 17 players chosen in the first round who competed for the OHL Cup including Quinton Byfield (York-Simcoe Express – 1st overall Sudbury Wolves), Evan Vierling (York-Simcoe Express – 2nd overall Flint Firebirds), Will Cuylle (Toronto Marlboros – 3rd overall Peterborough Petes), Jamie Drysdale (Toronto Marlboros – 4th overall Erie Otters), Cole Perfetti (Vaughan Kings – 5th overall Saginaw Spirit), Cameron Tolnai (Oakville Rangers – 6th overall Ottawa 67’s), Daniil Chayka (Toronto Jr. Canadiens – 7th overall Guelph Storm), James Hardie (Barrie Colts – 8th overall Mississauga Steelheads), Pacey Schlueting (Team NOHA – 9th overall North Bay Battalion), Ty Tullio (Vaughan Kings – 11th overall Oshawa Generals), Lleyton Moore (Toronto Marlboros – 12th overall Niagara IceDogs), Jake Murray (Oakville Rangers – 13th overall Kingston Frontenacs), Luke Evangelista (Oakville Rangers – 14th overall London Knights), Riley Piercey (Toronto Marlboros – 16th overall Barrie Colts), Reid Valade (Toronto Marlboros – 17th overall Kitchener Rangers), Logan Morrison (Guelph Gryphons – 18th overall Hamilton Bulldogs), Ryan O’Rourke (Vaughan Kings – 20th overall Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds).

Notable OHL Cup graduates currently playing in the NHL include Robby Fabbri (Mississauga Rebels/St. Louis Blues), Travis Konecny (Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs/Philadelphia Flyers), Mitch Marner (Vaughan Kings/Toronto Maple Leafs), Connor McDavid (Toronto Marlboros/Edmonton Oilers), Max Domi (Don Mills Flyers/Montreal Canadiens), Sean Monahan (Mississauga Rebels/Calgary Flames), Taylor Hall (Greater Kingston Frontenacs/New Jersey Devils), Tyler Seguin (Toronto Nationals/Dallas Stars), John Tavares (Toronto Marlboros/Toronto Maple Leafs), P.K Subban (Markham Islanders/Nashville Predators), and Steven Stamkos (Markham Waxers/Tampa Bay Lightning).

2019 marks the third season of a three-year partnership between the OHL and GTHL with Under Armour that includes title sponsorship of the OHL Cup Showcase Tournament.  The OHL and GTHL are also in the third season of a five-year partnership extension announced in 2017 that ensures the event will continue to be hosted by the GTHL through 2021.

For more information, please visit ohlcup.ca.