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

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the third edition of the weekly minor midget rankings for the 2018 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament powered by Under Armour and hosted by the Greater Toronto Hockey League.

OHL Cup

The 2018 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour and hosted by the GTHL is scheduled for March 13-19 and will feature 20 teams from across Ontario and the United States showcasing many of the top players eligible for the 2018 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 19 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 3

RANK TEAM LEAGUE LAST WEEK WEEKS RANKED
1 Toronto Marlboros GTHL 1 3
2 Oakville Rangers OMHA 2 3
3 Barrie Colts OMHA 4 3
4 Vaughan Kings GTHL 3 3
5 Mississauga Reps GTHL 5 3
6 Cambridge Hawks ALLIANCE 7 3
7 Don Mills Flyers GTHL 6 3
8 Niagara North Stars OMHA 2
9 Detroit Little Caesars U15 USA 10 3
10 Peterborough Petes OMHA 1
   
  Honourable Mention:  
  York-Simcoe Express OMHA 9 2
  Toronto Jr. Canadiens GTHL
  Guelph Gryphons ALLIANCE 8 1

The Toronto Marlboros and Oakville Rangers hold down the top two spots in the third edition of the weekly rankings while the Barrie Colts leapfrog the Vaughan Kings, climbing one spot into number three. The ALLIANCE-leading Cambridge Hawks continued their strong play, unseating the Don Mills Flyers for sixth on the rankings. After a week in as an honourable mention team, the Niagara North Stars are back in the Top 10 at eighth overall while the Peterborough Petes make their season debut as the tenth-ranked club.

Tournament Structure:

16 of the 20 spots in the 2018 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour are guaranteed through league competition.  The 16 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.  For the second straight season the final guaranteed spot will be awarded to HEO but represented by their previous year Bantam Championship team who will be reassembled for tournament competition.  This season, HEO’s entry will be members of the 2017 Bantam Champion Ottawa Jr. 67’s.

Wild Card Games:

The final four entries at the 2018 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour will be Wild Cards determined among eight teams that will play a one game ‘win and in’ scenario.  The eight competing teams aiming for the final four 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 three 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 four Wild Card games will take place on Tuesday March 13 with specific matchups and times of play to be determined by random draw among the eight competing teams on Tuesday March 6.

History:

Last season the Mississauga Reps captured their first OHL Cup title, defeating the Toronto Nationals 3-2 on Dennis Golovatchev’s late game winner with nine seconds remaining in the third period.  Current Kitchener Rangers forward Mike Petizian led the showcase with 13 points (5-8—13) in seven games to earn the Tim Adams Memorial Trophy as tournament MVP.

The 2017 OHL Priority Selection featured 15 players chosen in the first round who competed for the OHL Cup including Ryan Suzuki (London Jr. Knights – 1st overall Barrie Colts), Tag Bertuzzi (TPH Hockey – 2nd overall Guelph Storm), Brandon Coe (Toronto Nationals – 3rd overall North Bay Battalion), Nicholas Porco (Vaughan Kings – 4th overall Saginaw Spirit), Philip Tomasino (Mississauga Rebels – 5th overall Niagara IceDogs), Graeme Clarke (Toronto Marlboros – 6th overall Ottawa 67’s), Blake Murray (Whitby Wildcats – 7th overall Sudbury Wolves), Jack Hughes (Toronto Marlboros – 8th overall Mississauga Steelheads), Jamieson Rees (Mississauga Reps – 9th overall Sarnia Sting), Ethan Keppen (Toronto Nationals – 10th overall Flint Firebirds), Connor McMichael (Ajax-Pickering Raiders – 11th overall Hamilton Bulldogs), Cody Morgan (Toronto Jr. Canadiens – 12th overall Kingston Frontenacs), Thomas Harley (Vaughan Kings – 14th overall Mississauga Steelheads), Nathan Staios (Vaughan Kings – 17th overall Windsor Spitfires) and Lucas Rowe (Mississauga Reps – 18th overall London Knights).

Notable OHL Cup graduates currently playing in the NHL include 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/Arizona Coyotes), Sean Monahan (Mississauga Rebels/Calgary Flames), Taylor Hall (Greater Kingston Frontenacs/New Jersey Devils), Tyler Seguin (Toronto Nationals/Dallas Stars), John Tavares (Toronto Marlboros/New York Islanders), P.K Subban (Markham Islanders/Nashville Predators), and Steven Stamkos (Markham Waxers/Tampa Bay Lightning).

2018 marks the second 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 second 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.

 

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

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the debut edition of the weekly minor midget rankings for the 2018 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament powered by Under Armour and hosted by the Greater Toronto Hockey League.

OHL Cup

The 2018 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour and hosted by the GTHL is scheduled for March 13-19 and will feature 20 teams from across Ontario and the United States showcasing many of the top players eligible for the 2018 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 19 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 1

RANK TEAM LEAGUE
1 Toronto Marlboros GTHL
2 Oakville Rangers OMHA
3 Vaughan Kings GTHL
4 York-Simcoe Express OMHA
5 Mississauga Reps GTHL
6 Barrie Colts OMHA
7 Don Mills Flyers GTHL
8 Detroit Little Caesars U15 USA
9 Niagara North Stars OMHA
10 Cambridge Hawks ALLIANCE
Honourable Mention
Toronto Jr. Canadiens GTHL
Peterborough Petes OMHA
Guelph Gryphons OMHA

Tournament Structure:

16 of the 20 spots in the 2018 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour are guaranteed through league competition.  The 16 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.  For the second straight season the final guaranteed spot will be awarded to HEO but represented by their previous year Bantam Championship team who will be reassembled for tournament competition.  This season, HEO’s entry will be members of the 2017 Bantam Champion Ottawa Jr. 67’s.

Wild Card Games:

The final four entries at the 2018 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour will be Wild Cards determined among eight teams that will play a one game ‘win and in’ scenario.  The eight competing teams aiming for the final four 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 three 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 four Wild Card games will take place on Tuesday March 13 with specific matchups and times of play to be determined by random draw among the eight competing teams on Tuesday March 6.

History:

Last season the Mississauga Reps captured their first OHL Cup title, defeating the Toronto Nationals 3-2 on Dennis Golovatchev’s late game winner with nine seconds remaining in the third period.  Current Kitchener Rangers forward Mike Petizian led the showcase with 13 points (5-8—13) in seven games to earn the Tim Adams Memorial Trophy as tournament MVP.

The 2017 OHL Priority Selection featured 15 players chosen in the first round who competed for the OHL Cup including Ryan Suzuki (London Jr. Knights – 1st overall Barrie Colts), Tag Bertuzzi (TPH Hockey – 2nd overall Guelph Storm), Brandon Coe (Toronto Nationals – 3rd overall North Bay Battalion), Nicholas Porco (Vaughan Kings – 4th overall Saginaw Spirit), Philip Tomasino (Mississauga Rebels – 5th overall Niagara IceDogs), Graeme Clarke (Toronto Marlboros – 6th overall Ottawa 67’s), Blake Murray (Whitby Wildcats – 7th overall Sudbury Wolves), Jack Hughes (Toronto Marlboros – 8th overall Mississauga Steelheads), Jamieson Rees (Mississauga Reps – 9th overall Sarnia Sting), Ethan Keppen (Toronto Nationals – 10th overall Flint Firebirds), Connor McMichael (Ajax-Pickering Raiders – 11th overall Hamilton Bulldogs), Cody Morgan (Toronto Jr. Canadiens – 12th overall Kingston Frontenacs), Thomas Harley (Vaughan Kings – 14th overall Mississauga Steelheads), Nathan Staios (Vaughan Kings – 17th overall Windsor Spitfires) and Lucas Rowe (Mississauga Reps – 18th overall London Knights).

Notable OHL Cup graduates currently playing in the NHL include 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/Arizona Coyotes), Sean Monahan (Mississauga Rebels/Calgary Flames), Taylor Hall (Greater Kingston Frontenacs/New Jersey Devils), Tyler Seguin (Toronto Nationals/Dallas Stars), John Tavares (Toronto Marlboros/New York Islanders), P.K Subban (Markham Islanders/Nashville Predators), and Steven Stamkos (Markham Waxers/Tampa Bay Lightning).

2018 marks the second 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 second 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.

Mississauga Reps are 2017 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour Champions

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Toronto, ON – The first all-Wild Card Championship Final in OHL Cup history didn’t disappoint.

Dennis Golovatchev scored with nine seconds remaining in the third period to give the Mississauga Reps their first ever OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Championship with a 3-2 win over the Toronto Nationals at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.

Golovatchev wristed a quick release past Nationals goaltender Zach Roy off an offensive zone faceoff win by linemate Lucas Rowe, making the Reps the second Wild Card entry following the 2010 Mississauga Rebels to ever hoist the OHL Cup.

“We’ve worked on that faceoff play all season,” said Golovatchev following his late-game heroics. “We pulled it off perfectly. Rowe won it back to me and I just shot the puck.”

The winner came two minutes after the Nationals fought back to tie the score at two on a goal by Brandon Coe.

“We didn’t want to go into overtime because we knew it was going to be nerve-wracking,” said Golovatchev of the feeling on the Reps’ bench. “When coach put me on, we said ‘number two’ – that’s our faceoff play, and it worked.”

OHL Cup Champs
The Mississauga Reps defeated the Toronto Nationals 3-2 in the championship game of the 2017 OHL Cup at Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto on Monday March 20, 2017. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Mississauga carried the play for much of the game, outshooting the Nats 41-26 as Toronto goaltender Zach Roy turned in a solid performance to keep his team in the game to the bitter end.

The Reps were presented with the OHL Cup Trophy by OHL Commissioner David Branch, GTHL Vice President Ken Smith as well as Canadian hockey icon Don Cherry of Hockey Night in Canada.

OHL Cup scoring leader Mike Petizian earned Reps Player of the Game honours with a goal and an assist before being named the MVP of the 2017 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour, recording five goals, eight assists and 13 points over seven contests.

“It’s been a tough go,” said Petizian,” but the guys never quit. I love how we battled back.”

Reps head coach Harry Evans echoed those remarks, admiring his team’s resilience.

“This team has never let me down,” he said “They’ve got no quit in them. Our goal all along was to get to this point. We took some lumps along the way but we got here.

“We had a long, hard road, but the kids stuck together. I give them credit. They really took it upon themselves to put in the work and we got the job done.”

The Reps started from behind as the  Nationals got on the board first, capitalizing 9:27 into the opening frame as Rory Graham got his stick on a Carter Schott point shot, tipping the puck past an outstretched Ryan Dugas in the Mississauga goal.

The game opened up in the second as both teams got creative.

Mississauga carried the play early on, forcing Roy into some difficult saves before finally getting on the board with 3:11 left on the clock.

Petizian set up linemate Aaron Jamieson in the slot, dishing a behind-the-back feed through the middle as Jamieson didn’t hesitate, beating Roy with a quick release to make it a 1-1 game.

The Reps outshot the Nationals 19-8 in the second, ending the frame on a two-man advantage that featured numerous big saves from Roy to keep the score knotted at one.

Mississauga’s five-on-three advantage carried over into the third and the Reps capitalized on a fresh sheet of ice as Petizian continued his torrid scoring pace.

Taking a feed through the middle from Lucas Rowe, Petizian stepped into a one-timer that beat Roy over the glove just 48 seconds in to give the Reps a 2-1 lead.

The Reps would hold that lead until the twelfth minute of the third period as Nationals leading scorer Ethan Keppen won a board battle off the forecheck before finding an oncoming Brandon Coe all alone in the slot to tie the score at two with 2:12 remaining.

Just when it looked as though the OHL Cup Final would require overtime for a third straight year, Golovatchev stepped up off the faceoff to rip a wrister into the back of the net.

The Toronto Nationals end their 2017 OHL Cup Showcase with an overall record of 5-2-0. They were led in scoring by Ethan Keppen who recorded a goal and seven assists for eight points in seven games.

Nationals goaltender Zach Roy earned Player of the Game honours for his team and was named to the Gatorade OHL Cup All-Star Team sporting a 1.43 goals-against average, .959 save percentage and two shutouts while leading all goaltenders with 315 minutes played.

The OHL Cup Champion Mississauga Reps wrap up their unforgettable showcase with a record of 6-0-1, outscoring opponents 24-12. They were led in scoring by Petizian while Jamieson Rees also recorded over a point-per-game with five goals, four assists and nine points in seven games.

Six players from the 2017 OHL Cup were also named to the Gatorade All-Star Team, a selection of the annual showcase’s top performers as chosen by OHL Central Scouting.

Three players from the Championship Final including Mississauga forwards Jamieson Rees and Mike Petizian joined Ethan Keppen, Robert Calisti and Zach Roy of the Nationals in the list of standouts. Mississauga Rebels blueliner Anthony Aguanno rounded out the selections.

The 2017 OHL Cup Championship Final was played before an enthusiastic crowd at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in downtown Toronto and was broadcast to a national audience 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 2017 OHL Priority Selection.

For more information, please visit ohlcup.ca.

OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Championship Final to feature Reps and Nats

OHL Cup

Monday’s Championship Final at Mattamy Athletic Centre
Broadcast LIVE on Sportsnet Ontario
Free access for Media and Fans 

Toronto, ON – The 2017 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 Mississauga Reps and Toronto Nationals emerged victorious following this morning’s Quarter-Finals and this evening’s Semi-Final contests.

The minor midget Reps (5-0-1) advance to the OHL Cup Final for the first time in team history after upsetting the top ranked ALLIANCE champion London Jr. Knights (5-1-0) by a 3-1 score in Saturday night’s first Semi-Final.  The Wild Card entry strung together three wins and a tie to lead the Shanahan Division through round-robin play before opening the playoff round with a 5-1 Quarter-Final win over the Toronto Jr. Canadiens (2-2-1).

The Toronto Nationals (5-1-0) played two one-goal games on Saturday including a 2-1 victory over the OMHA champion Whitby Wildcats (2-1-2) in the morning Quarter-Final, then hung on in another 2-1 thriller to beat the Vaughan Kings (3-1-2) in Saturday night’s second Semi-Final.  The Nats also qualified for round-robin play by winning a Wild Card Play-In game before finishing second in the Nash Division.

Monday’s Championship Final marks the first time in OHL Cup history where two Wild Card entries will compete for the title.  The 2010 Mississauga Rebels are currently the only Wild Card team to ever capture an OHL Cup championship.

Here’s a quick look at Saturday’s Quarter-Final and Semi-Final action:

2017 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour Quarter-Final Results:

Saturday March 18, 2017:

Quarter-Final #1: London Jr. Knights 3 vs. Toronto Marlboros 1
Jr. Knights MVP: Owen Say (30 SV)
Marlboros MVP: Daniel D’Amico (1G)
Recap – Stats

Quarter-Final #2: Mississauga Reps 5 vs. Toronto Jr. Canadiens 1
Reps MVP: Zachery Wright
Jr. Canadiens MVP: Brodie McDougall (1A)
Recap – Stats

Quarter-Final #3: Vaughan Kings 2 vs. Mississauga Rebels 1

Kings MVP: Christian Sbaraglia (36 SV)
Rebels MVP: Michael Vukojevic
Recap – Stats

Quarter-Final #4: Toronto Nationals 2 vs. Whitby Wildcats 1
Nationals MVP: Brendan Bowie (1G, 1A)
Wildcats MVP: Blake Murray (1G)
Recap – Stats

2017 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour Semi-Final Results:

Semi-Final #1: Mississauga Reps 3 vs. London Jr. Knights 1
Reps MVP: Jamieson Rees (2G)
Jr. Knights MVP: Liam Van Loon (1G)
Recap – Stats

Semi-Final #2: Toronto Nationals 2 vs. Vaughan Kings 1
Nationals MVP: Bradley Somers (2G)
Kings MVP: Ty Gilberds
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.

The Reps’ Mike Petizian is now the tournament’s scoring leader with 11 points including four goals and seven assists in six games ahead of teammate Jamieson Rees who has five goals and four assists for nine points in six games.

2017 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Championship Final:

Monday March 20, 2017

Mattamy Athletic Centre

6:30 pm Championship Final – Toronto Nationals vs. Mississauga Reps

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 2017 OHL Priority Selection.

For more information, please visit ohlcup.ca.

 

2017 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament Powered by Under Armour – Day 4 Summary

OHL Cup

40 Game Round-Robin Complete
Quarter-Final Matchups set for Saturday
Livestreams available
at https://ohlcup.gameonstream.com.
Free access for Media and Fans for duration of OHL Cup

Toronto, ON – Round-Robin action wrapped up on Friday at the 2017 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 six GTHL, one ALLIANCE, and one OMHA club.  The top ranked ALLIANCE champion London Jr. Knights advance atop the Subban Division with a perfect 4-0 record, while the pre-tournament’s third ranked GTHL champion Mississauga Rebels also completed round-robin action with a perfect 4-0 record in the Nash Division.  Other first place finishers include the Mississauga Reps atop the Shanahan Division with an undefeated 3-0-1 record after qualifying as a Wild Card entry, and the OMHA champion Whitby Wildcats who top the Lindros Division standings with a 2-0-2 record edging the Vaughan Kings through the Tiebreak formula.

Vaughan (GTHL Semi-Finalist), ranked fifth pre-tournament, advances as the second place team in the Lindros Division along with second place finishers the Toronto Nationals (Wild Card entry) with a 3-1-0 record in the Nash Division, the Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL Semi-Finalist ranked 10th pre-tournament) with a 2-1-1 record in the Subban Division, and the Toronto Marlboros (GTHL Finalist ranked fourth pre-tournament) with a 3-1-0 record in the Shanahan Division.

Here’s a quick look at today’s action:

2017 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour Round-Robin Results:

Friday March 17, 2017:

Game 29: Whitby Wildcats 3 vs. Toronto Titans 1
Wildcats MVP – Brett Benham (1G)
Titans MVP – Xavier Henry
Recap – Stats

Game 30: TPH Thunder 5 vs. Mississauga Senators 1
TPH MVP: Max Klanow (1G, 2A)
Senators MVP: Nicholas Wong (1G)
Recap – Stats

Game 31: Toronto Marlboros 4 vs. Thunder Bay Kings 2
Marlboros MVP: Jack Hughes (2A)
Kings MVP: Jonathon Kilby (1G, 1A)
Recap – Stats

Game 32: Vaughan Kings 4 vs. Waterloo Wolves 0
Kings MVP: Christian Sbaraglia (13 SV)
Wolves MVP: Kurtis Goodwin
Recap – Stats

Game 33: Mississauga Rebels 3 vs. Elite Hockey Group 1
Rebels MVP: Dylan Jackson (2G, 1A)
Elite Hockey Group MVP: Elijah Devereaux
Recap – Stats

Game 34: Brampton 45’s 2 vs. Toronto Jr. Canadiens 2
45’s MVP: Brayden Guy (1G)
Jr. Canadiens MVP: Justin Randhawa (2G)
Recap – Stats

Game 35: Toronto Nationals 4 vs. Quinte Red Devils 0
Nationals MVP: Zach Roy (28 SV)
Red Devils MVP: Michael Andrews
Recap – Stats

Game 36: Mississauga Reps 5 vs. Eastern Ontario Wild 3
Reps MVP: Mike Petizian
Wild MVP: Danyk Drouin (1G)
Recap – Stats

Game 37: Team NOHA 3 vs. Toronto Titans 1
NOHA MVP: Jake McGuire (22 SV)
Titans MVP: Eli Shiller (25 SV)
Recap – Stats

Game 38: Ajax-Pickering 3 vs. Thunder Bay Kings 2
Raiders MVP: Ian Martin (2G)
Kings MVP: Owen Belisle (1G,1A)
Recap – Stats

Game 39: London Jr. Knights 4 vs. TPH Thunder 1
Jr. Knights MVP: Bryce Lewis (1A)
Thunder MVP: Brendan Kischnick (1G)
Recap – Stats

Game 40: Mississauga Rebels 8 vs. Cambridge Hawks 1
Rebels MVP: Austin Brimmer (2G, 1A)
Hawks MVP: Robert Colton
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.

Cole Perfetti of the Whitby Wildcats and Dylan Wendt of TPH Thunder finished the round-robin leading the tournament scoring race each with three goals and five assists for eight points in four games.

2017 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour Playoff Schedule:


Saturday March 18, 2017

Scotiabank Pond 1
10:30 am Quarter-Final 2 – Toronto Jr. Canadiens (2ND Place Subban Division) vs. Mississauga Reps (1ST Place Shanahan Division)
12:15 pm Quarter-Final 4 – Toronto Nationals (2ND Place Nash Division) vs. Whitby Wildcats (1ST Place Lindros Division)

Scotiabank Pond 2
10:00 am Quarter-Final 1 – Toronto Marlboros (2ND Place Shanahan Division) vs. London Jr. Knights (1ST Place Subban Division)
11:45 am Quarter-Final 3 – Vaughan Kings (2ND Place Lindros Division) vs. Mississauga Rebels (1ST Place Nash Division)

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

Monday March 20, 2017

Mattamy Athletic Centre

6:30 pm 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 2017 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament powered by Under Armour will be streamed online athttps://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 2017 OHL Priority Selection.

For more information, please visit ohlcup.ca.

2016-17 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 2017 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament powered by Under Armour including Ryan Suzuki of the London Jr. Knights (ALLIANCE), Nick Porco of the Vaughan Kings (GTHL), Alexandre Hogue of the Cumberland Grads U18 (HEO), Christian Cicigoi of the Thunder Bay Kings (HNO), and Camaryn Baber of the Soo Midget Greyhounds (NOHA).  Additional award recipients include Alex Newhook of the York Simcoe Express (OMHA ETA), and Matthew Dunsmoor of the Guelph Jr. Gryphons (OMHA SCTA).

“The Ontario Hockey League is proud to support minor midget hockey and help recognize the achievements of great players from across Ontario,” said Daniel Broussard, the OHL’s Director of Recruitment, who presented the awards on Thursday night alongside OHL Cup graduates and banquet guest speakers Alex Basso, Adam Mascherin, and Riley Damiani. “Congratulations to all seven award winners and to their families, coaches, and teammates for a tremendous hockey season, and best of luck to all players as they prepare for the next step in their hockey and academic careers.”

The award recipients consist of five forwards, one defenceman, and two goaltenders.  Up front, Newhook led all winners and the OMHA’s ETA division in points with 82 including 44 goals and 38 assists in 40 games, followed by Baber who scored a goal-per-game with 32 along with 30 assists for 62 points in 32 contests leading all 2001-born GNML players and finishing fifth overall in league scoring.  Suzuki follows in the footsteps of his older brother, Nick Suzuki, of the Owen Sound Attack who earned the award in 2015.  The younger Suzuki led the ALLIANCE with 59 points in 32 games including 19 goals and 40 assists.  Porco led the Kings in scoring with 41 points in 33 games including 22 goals and 19 assists and becomes the first Vaughan player to win since award presenter and current Kitchener Ranger Adam Mascherin in 2014.  On the back end, Hogue led all defencemen in scoring playing in HEO’s Midget U18 league recording 47 points including 14 goals and 33 assists in 44 games.  This marks the first time that two goaltenders were recognized in an awards season with Cicigoi and Dunsmoor recording goals-against-averages of 2.63 and 1.80 respectively.

The awards were presented at the OHL Cup Showcase Tournament Banquet for the seventh 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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.

2017 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament Powered by Under Armour – Day 3 Summary

Top ranked London Jr. Knights improve to 3-0
All eight Quarter-Final berths to be determined Friday
Livestreams available at https://ohlcup.gameonstream.com.
Free access for Media and Fans for duration of OHL Cup

OHL Cup

Toronto, ON – Round-robin action continued on Thursday with eight games at the 2017 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament powered by Under Armour and hosted by the Greater Toronto Hockey League.

Day 3 action was headlined by the London Jr. Knights who maintain a perfect 3-0 record following a 6-2 win over the Brampton 45’s.

Thursday also included a pair of tie games as well as the first game of the 2017 OHL Cup to be settled in overtime as the Toronto Titans edged the Waterloo Wolves 2-1.

Mississauga Reps foward Mike Petizian leads the OHL Cup scoring race with six points including a goal and five assists in three games. Toronto Marlboros winger Graeme Clarke leads all players with four goals.

Here’s a quick look at Thursday’s action:

2017 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Round-Robin Results:

Thursday March 16, 2017

Game 21: Elite Hockey Group 7 vs. Quinte Red Devils 2
Elite Hockey Group MVP – Gabriel Malek (2G)
Red Devils MVP – Michael Andrews (2G)
Recap – Stats

Game 22: Toronto Young Nationals 1 vs. Cambridge Hawks 0
Nationals MVP – Zach Roy (22 SV)
Hawks MVP – A.J. Scala (24 SV)
Recap  Stats

Game 23: Whitby Wildcats 3 vs. Team NOHA 3
Wildcats MVP – Jacob DiDanieli (1A)
NOHA MVP – Payton Vescio (2A)
Recap  Stats

Game 24: Toronto Marlboros 6 vs. Eastern Ontario Wild 3
Marlboros MVP – Billy Constantinou (1G)
Wild MVP – Luke Cavallin (28 SV)
Recap  Stats

Game 25: London Jr. Knights 6 vs. Brampton 45’s 2
Jr. Knights MVP – Peter Fleming (2A)
45’s MVP – Christopher Ishmael (2G)
Recap  Stats

Game 26: Mississauga Reps 2 vs. Ajax-Pickering Raiders 2
Reps MVP – Mike Petizian (1G)
Raiders MVP – Connor McMichael (1G)
Recap  Stats

Game 27: Toronto Titans 2 vs. Waterloo Wolves 1
Titans MVP – David Cunti (32 SV)
Wolves MVP – Riley McCabe (17 SV)
Recap  Stats

Game 28: Toronto Jr. Canadiens 3 – Mississauga Senators 0
Jr. Canadiens MVP – Justin Law Cobb (1G)
Senators MVP – Jordan Frasca
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 2017 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour will conclude with Monday’s Championship Final.

2017 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Remaining Schedule:

Friday March 17, 2017

Scotiabank Pond 1
8:00 am Toronto Titans vs. Whitby Wildcats
9:45 am Toronto Marlboros vs. Thunder Bay Kings
11:30 am Mississauga Rebels vs. Elite Hockey Group
1:15 pm Toronto Young Nationals vs. Quinte Red Devils
3:00 pm Toronto Titans vs. NOHA
4:45 pm London Jr. Knights vs. TPH Thunder

Scotiabank Pond 2
8:30 am TPH Thunder vs. Mississauga Senators
10:15 am Vaughan Kings vs. Waterloo Wolves
12:00 pm Toronto Jr. Canadiens vs. Brampton 45s
1:45 pm Mississauga Reps vs. Eastern Ontario Wild
3:30 pm Thunder Bay Kings vs. Ajax-Pickering Raiders
5:15 pm Mississauga Rebels vs. Cambridge Hawks

Saturday March 18, 2017

Quarter-Final Playoff Round:

Scotiabank Pond 1
10:30 am Quarter-Final 2 – 1ST Place Shanahan Division vs. 2ND Place Subban Division
12:15 pm Quarter-Final 4 – 1ST Place Lindros Division vs. 2ND Place Nash Division

Scotiabank Pond 2
10:00 am Quarter-Final 1 – 1ST Place Subban Division vs. 2ND Place Shanahan Division
11:45 am Quarter-Final 3 – 1ST Place Nash Division vs. 2ND Place Lindros Division

Semi-Final Playoff Round:

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

Monday March 20, 2017

Mattamy Athletic Centre

6:30 pm Championship Final – Winner Semi-Final 1 vs. Winner Semi-Final 2

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 2017 OHL Priority Selection.

For more information, please visit ohlcup.ca.

2017 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament Powered by Under Armour – Day 2 Summary

OHL Cup

Three teams carry 2-0 records at midway point of round-robin
Lives treams available at https://ohlcup.gameonstream.com.
Free access for Media and Fans for duration of OHL Cup

Toronto, ON – Round-Robin action continued today with 16 games at the 2017 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament powered by Under Armour and hosted by the Greater Toronto hockey League.

Day 2 action was headlined by a trio of clubs maintaining a perfect 2-0 record including the GTHL champion Mississauga Rebels, the top ranked ALLIANCE champion London Jr. Knights, and the Wild Card entry Mississauga Reps.

The two-day scoring race features three players ahead of the pack including Mike Petizian of the Reps, Cole Perfetti of the Whitby Wildcats, and Brendan Sellan of the Vaughan Kings each with five points.

Here’s a quick look at today’s action:

2017 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Round-Robin Results:

Wednesday March 15, 2017

Game 5: Eastern Ontario Wild 3 vs. Thunder Bay Kings 1
Wild MVP – Alex Johnston (1G, 1A)
Kings MVP – Christian Cicigoi (32 SV)
Recap – Stats

Game 6: Team NOHA 1 vs. Waterloo Wolves 1
NOHA MVP – Camaryn Baber
Wolves MVP – Keean Washkurak
Recap – Stats

Game 7: Elite Hockey Group 4 vs. Cambridge Hawks 2
Elite Hockey Group MVP – Dalton Duhart (3G)
Hawks MVP – David Anderson (1G, 1A)
Recap – Stats

Game 8: TPH Thunder 4 vs. Brampton 45’s 1
TPH MVP – Johnny Beecher (1G, 1A)
45’s MVP – Owen Porter (27 SV)
Recap – Stats

Game 9: Mississauga Rebels 2 vs. Toronto Young Nationals 1
Rebels MVP – Philip Tomasino (2G)
Nationals MVP – Zach Roy (36 SV)
Recap – Stats

Game 10: London Jr. Knights 4 vs. Mississauga Senators 2
Jr. Knights MVP – Aidan Preuter (1G)
Senators MVP – Jordan Frasca (1G)
Recap – Stats

Game 11: Vaughan Kings 3 vs. Toronto Titans 1
Kings MVP – Christian Sbaraglia (13 SV)
Titans MVP – Eli Shiller (32 SV)
Recap – Stats

Game 12: Mississauga Reps 3 vs. Toronto Marlboros 1
Reps MVP – Ryan Dugas (28 SV)
Marlboros MVP – Nicholas Zabaneh (1A)
Recap – Stats

Game 13: Toronto Jr. Canadiens 2 vs. TPH Thunder 1
Jr. Canadiens MVP – Jackson Glassford (31 SV)
TPH MVP – Carson Riddle
Recap – Stats

Game 14: Whitby Wildcats 4 vs. Waterloo Wolves 0
Wildcats MVP – Cole Perfetti (1G, 2A)
Wolves MVP – Washkurak
Recap – Stats

Game 15: Quinte Red Devils 4 vs. Cambridge Hawks 1
Red Devils MVP – Emmet Pierce (3A)
Hawks MVP – Ryan Campbell
Recap – Stats

Game 16: Toronto Young Nationals 4 vs. Elite Hockey Group 3
Nationals MVP – Brandon Coe (1G, 1A)
Elite Hockey Group MVP – Dalton Duhart (1G)
Recap – Stats

Game 17: Ajax-Pickering Raiders 2 vs. Eastern Ontario Wild 1
Raiders MVP – Matthew Altomare
Wild MVP – Alexandre Charlebois
Recap – Stats

Game 18: Vaughan Kings 4 vs. Team NOHA 4
Kings MVP – Drew Ferris (1G, 1A)
NOHA MVP – Cole Craft (1G, 1A)
Recap – Stats

Game 19: Mississauga Reps 3 vs. Thunder Bay Kings 2
Reps MVP – Jamieson Rees (2G)
Kings MVP – Owen Belisle (2G)
Recap – Stats

Game 20: Brampton 45’s 1 vs. Mississauga Senators 1
45’s MVP – Sebastian Labora (32 SV)
Senators MVP – Deacon Holmes
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 Thursday with eight games on the schedule before wrapping up Friday 12 games.  Quarter-Final and Semi-Final action goes Saturday, concluding with Monday’s Championship Final.

2017 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Remaining Schedule:

Thursday March 16, 2017

Scotiabank Pond 1
8:30 am Quinte Red Devils vs. Elite Hockey Group
10:15 am NOHA vs. Whitby Wildcats
12:00 pm Brampton 45s vs. London Jr. Knights
1:45 pm Waterloo Wolves vs. WC4

Scotiabank Pond 2
9:00 am Cambridge Hawks vs. WC1
10:45 am Eastern Ontario Wild vs. Toronto Marlboros
12:30pm Ajax-Pickering Raiders vs. WC3
2:15 pm WC2 vs. Toronto Jr. Canadiens

Friday March 17, 2017

Scotiabank Pond 1
8:00 am WC4 vs. Whitby Wildcats
9:45 am Toronto Marlboros vs. Thunder Bay Kings
11:30 am Mississauga Rebels vs. Elite Hockey Group
1:15 pm WC1 vs. Quinte Red Devils
3:00 pm WC4 vs. NOHA
4:45 pm London Jr. Knights vs. TPH Thunder

Scotiabank Pond 2
8:30 am TPH Thunder vs. WC2
10:15 am Vaughan Kings vs. Waterloo Wolves
12:00 pm Toronto Jr. Canadiens vs. Brampton 45s
1:45 pm WC3 vs. Eastern Ontario Wild
3:30 pm Thunder Bay Kings vs. Ajax-Pickering Raiders
5:15 pm Mississauga Rebels vs. Cambridge Hawks

Saturday March 18, 2017

Quarter-Final Playoff Round:

Scotiabank Pond 1
10:30 am Quarter-Final 2 – 1ST Place Shanahan Division vs. 2ND Place Subban Division
12:15 pm Quarter-Final 4 – 1ST Place Lindros Division vs. 2ND Place Nash Division

Scotiabank Pond 2
10:00 am Quarter-Final 1 – 1ST Place Subban Division vs. 2ND Place Shanahan Division
11:45 am Quarter-Final 3 – 1ST Place Nash Division vs. 2ND Place Lindros Division

Semi-Final Playoff Round:

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

Monday March 20, 2017

Mattamy Athletic Centre

6:30 pm Championship Final – Winner Semi-Final 1 vs. Winner Semi-Final 2

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 2017 OHL Priority Selection.

For more information, please visit ohlcup.ca.

2017 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament Powered by Under Armour – Day 1 Results

Tournament opened with 4 Wild Card Play-In and 4 Round-Robin Games
Live streams available at https://ohlcup.gameonstream.com.
Free access for Media and Fans for duration of OHL Cup

OHL Cup

Toronto, ON – The puck has dropped at the 2017 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament powered by Under Armour and hosted by the Greater Toronto Hockey League.

For the fourth time in event history a series of Wild Card Play-In Games opened the action to determine final tournament qualifiers.  This season, eight teams competed in four Wild Card matchups.  The GTHL’s Toronto Young Nationals, Mississauga Senators, Mississauga Reps, and Toronto Titans all prevailed and join 16 other clubs competing for the annual Minor Midget crown.

Here’s a look at Day 1 action:

2017 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Wild Card Play-In Results:

Tuesday March 14, 2017

WC 1 – Toronto Young Nationals 4 vs. Grey Bruce Highlanders 3
Nationals MVP – Ethan Keppen (2G 1A)
Highlanders MVP – Emmett Sproule (1G 1A)
RecapStats

WC 2 – Mississauga Senators 2 vs. York Simcoe Express 1 2OT
Senators MVP – Deacon Holmes (GWG)
Express MVP – Diam Matthew (43 saves)
RecapStats

WC 3 – Mississauga Reps 5 vs. Halton Hurricanes 2
Reps MVP – Cole Burtch (2G 1A)
Hurricanes MVP – Lucas Peric (1G)
RecapStats

WC 4 – Toronto Titans 7 vs. Kitchener Jr. Rangers 1
Titans MVP – Alec Lovisek (2G 2A)
Rangers MVP – Cole MacKay (1G)
RecapStats

2017 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Round-Robin Results:

Tuesday March 14, 2017

Game 1: Mississauga Rebels 5 vs. Quinte Red Devils 1
Rebels MVP – Reid Russett (3G)
Red Devils MVP – Cameron Supryka
RecapStats

Game 2: London Jr. Knights 3 vs. Toronto Jr. Canadiens 0
Knights MVP – Liam Van Loon (1A)
Canadiens MVP – Joe Howe (30 saves)
RecapStats

Game 3: Vaughan Kings 3 vs. Whitby Wildcats 3
Kings MVP – Ty Gilberds
Wildcats MVP – Jacob Sirizzotti (2A)
RecapStats

Game 4: Toronto Marlboros 3 vs. Ajax-Pickering Raiders 2
Marlboros MVP – Graeme Clarke (1G 1A)
Raiders MVP – Cole Spencer (1 G)
RecapStats

All 20 teams are in action on Wednesday 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.

2017 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour Round-Robin Schedule:

Wednesday March 15, 2017

Scotiabank Pond 1
9:00 am Waterloo Wolves vs. NOHA
10:45 am TPH Thunder vs. Brampton 45s
12:30 pm London Jr. Knights vs. WC2
2:15 pm WC3 vs. Toronto Marlboros
4:00 pm Waterloo Wolves vs. Whitby Wildcats
5:45 pm WC1 vs. Elite Hockey Group
7:30 pm NOHA vs. Vaughan Kings
9:15 pm WC2 vs. Brampton 45s

Scotiabank Pond 2
8:30 am Eastern Ontario Wild vs. Thunder Bay Kings
10:15 am Elite Hockey Group vs. Cambridge Hawks
12:00 pm WC1 vs. Mississauga Rebels
1:45 pm Vaughan Kings vs. WC4
3:30 pm TPH Thunder vs. Toronto Jr. Canadiens
5:15 pm Cambridge Hawks vs. Quite Red Devils
7:00 pm Ajax-Pickering Raiders vs. Eastern Ontario Wild
8:45 pm Thunder Bay Kings vs. WC3

Thursday March 16, 2017

Scotiabank Pond 1
8:30 am Quinte Red Devils vs. Elite Hockey Group
10:15 am NOHA vs. Whitby Wildcats
12:00 pm Brampton 45s vs. London Jr. Knights
1:45 pm Waterloo Wolves vs. WC4

Scotiabank Pond 2
9:00 am Cambridge Hawks vs. WC1
10:45 am Eastern Ontario Wild vs. Toronto Marlboros
12:30pm Ajax-Pickering Raiders vs. WC3
2:15 pm WC2 vs. Toronto Jr. Canadiens

Friday March 17, 2017

Scotiabank Pond 1
8:00 am WC4 vs. Whitby Wildcats
9:45 am Toronto Marlboros vs. Thunder Bay Kings
11:30 am Mississauga Rebels vs. Elite Hockey Group
1:15 pm WC1 vs. Quinte Red Devils
3:00 pm WC4 vs. NOHA
4:45 pm London Jr. Knights vs. TPH Thunder

Scotiabank Pond 2
8:30 am TPH Thunder vs. WC2
10:15 am Vaughan Kings vs. Waterloo Wolves
12:00 pm Toronto Jr. Canadiens vs. Brampton 45s
1:45 pm WC3 vs. Eastern Ontario Wild
3:30 pm Thunder Bay Kings vs. Ajax-Pickering Raiders
5:15 pm Mississauga Rebels vs. Cambridge Hawks

Saturday March 18, 2017

Quarter-Final Playoff Round:

Scotiabank Pond 1
10:30 am Quarter-Final 2 – 1ST Place Shanahan Division vs. 2ND Place Subban Division
12:15 pm Quarter-Final 4 – 1ST Place Lindros Division vs. 2ND Place Nash Division

Scotiabank Pond 2
10:00 am Quarter-Final 1 – 1ST Place Subban Division vs. 2ND Place Shanahan Division
11:45 am Quarter-Final 3 – 1ST Place Nash Division vs. 2ND Place Lindros Division

Semi-Final Playoff Round:

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

Monday March 20, 2017

Mattamy Athletic Centre

6:30 pm Championship Final – Winner Semi-Final 1 vs. Winner Semi-Final 2

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 2017 OHL Priority Selection.

For more information, please visit ohlcup.ca.

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

GTHL’s Mississauga Rebels, ALLIANCE’s London Jr. Knights win league titles, Cambridge Hawks officially qualify.

Tuesday action includes 4 Wild Card Play-In Games beginning at 2:00 pm, and 4 Round-Robin contests starting at 7:00 pm.

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the thirteenth and final edition of the weekly minor midget rankings for the 2017 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament powered by Under Armour and hosted by the Greater Toronto Hockey League.

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 which takes place March 14-20, 2017.  All games will be played at the Scotiabank Pond in Toronto until the Championship Final moves to the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Monday March 20.

Final Minor Midget Rankings for the 2017 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour – Week 13

RANK TEAM LEAGUE LAST WEEK WEEKS RANKED
1 London Jr. Knights* ALLIANCE 1 13
2 Whitby Wildcats* OMHA 2 13
3 Mississauga Rebels* GTHL 4 13
4 Toronto Marlboros* GTHL 3 13
5 Vaughan Kings* GTHL 5 7
6 Quinte Red Devils* OMHA 6 8
7 Waterloo Wolves* ALLIANCE 7 10
8 Brampton 45’s* OMHA 8 4
9 Ajax-Pickering Raiders* OMHA 9 13
10 Toronto Jr. Canadiens* GTHL 10 4
         
  Honourable Mention      
  Toronto Titans GTHL 0
  Mississauga Reps GTHL 10
  Cambridge Hawks* ALLIANCE 0
  Mississauga Senators GTHL 8

*Officially qualified for 2017 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament Powered by Under Armour

Minor Midget playoff action wrapped up over the weekend in both the GTHL and ALLIANCE with the Mississauga Rebels and London Jr. Knights emerging victorious in their respective league finals.  The Rebels overtook the Toronto Marlboros 8-6 in points, while the top ranked Knights defeated the Waterloo Wolves 7-1 in points.  The Cambridge Hawks also became the final team to secure an OHL Cup berth defeating the Kitchener Jr. Rangers 2 games to 0 qualifying as the ALLIANCE’s third entry.

The 2017 OHL Cup powered by Under Armour begins on Tuesday afternoon with four Wild Card Play-In Games followed by four Round-Robin contests.  The schedule for the Wild Card Play-In Games has been revised from the original release to accommodate travel in the anticipated inclement weather.

The original Wild Card 1 matchup between the Grey Bruce Highlanders and the Toronto Nationals scheduled for 10:00 amwill now be played at 3:15 pm, while the Wild Card 2 matchup between the Mississauga Senators and the York Simcoe Express originally scheduled for 12:00 pm will now be played at 5:15 pm.  Both games will now be played on Rink 2 at Toronto’s Scotiabank Pond.

2017 OHL Cup Wild Card Play-In Schedule:

Tuesday March 14, 2017
WC 3 – 2:00 pm – Mississauga Reps (GTHL) vs. Halton Hurricanes (OMHA) – Rink 1
WC 1 – 3:15 pm –  Grey Bruce Highlanders (OMHA) vs. Toronto Nationals (GTHL) – Rink 2
WC 4 – 4:00 pm – Toronto Titans (GTHL) vs. Kitchener Jr. Rangers (ALLIANCE) – Rink 1
WC 2 – 5:15 pm – Mississauga Senators (GTHL) vs. York-Simcoe Express (OMHA) – Rink 2

The four winners of the Wild Card Play-In Games will join 16 other clubs who earned their qualification through league play and regional representation.

2017 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament Powered by Under Armour Alignment:

Nash Division:
Mississauga Rebels (GTHL Champ)
Quinte Red Devils (OMHA Bronze)
Cambridge Hawks (ALLIANCE 3rd)
Elite Hockey Group (USA Invite)
WC1

Subban Division:
London Jr. Knights (ALLIANCE Champ)
Brampton 45s (OMHA Silver)
Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL Semi-Finalist)
TPH Thunder (USA Invite)
WC2

Shanahan Division:
Toronto Marlboros (GTHL Finalist)
Ajax-Pickering Raiders (OMHA Semi-Finalist)
Eastern Ontario Wild (HEO Rep)
Thunder Bay Kings (HNO Rep)
WC3

Lindros Division:
Whitby Wildcats (OMHA Gold)
Waterloo Wolves (ALLIANCE Finalist)
Vaughan Kings (GTHL Semi-Finalist)
Team NOHA (NOHA Rep)
WC4

Tuesday March 14, 2017 Round-Robin:

Scotiabank Pond 1
7:00 pm Quinte Red Devils vs. Mississauga Rebels
8:45 pm Whitby Wildcats vs. Vaughan Kings

Scotiabank Pond 2
7:15 pm Toronto Jr. Canadiens vs. London Jr. Knights
9:00 pm Ajax-Pickering Raiders vs. Toronto Marlboros

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 2017 OHL Priority Selection.

History:

Last season the York Simcoe Express captured their second OHL Cup title and first since 2004 with a 2-1 overtime win over the Toronto Marlboros.  Current North Bay Battalion rookie Rhys Forhan scored both Express goals, while goaltender Andrei Berezinskiy earned tournament MVP honours playing to a 5-0 record with a 2.09 goals-against-average.

The 2016 OHL Priority Selection featured 12 players chosen in the first round who competed in the OHL Cup including Ryan Merkley (Toronto Jr. Canadiens – 1st overall Guelph Storm), Owen Lalonde (Windsor Jr. Spitfires – 2nd overall Sudbury Wolves), Danil Antropov (Toronto Marlboros – 6th overall Oshawa Generals), Kirill Nizhnikov (Toronto Jr. Canadiens – 7th overall Mississauga Steelheads), Barrett Hayton (Toronto Red Wings – 9th overall Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds), Peter Stratis (Mississauga Rebels – 11th overall Ottawa 67’s), Akil Thomas (Toronto Marlboros – 12th overall Niagara IceDogs), Adam McMaster (Niagara North – 13th overall North Bay Battalion), Tyler Weiss (Don Mills Flyers – 15th overall Sarnia Sting), Nathan Dunkley (Quinte Red Devils – 17th overall Kingston Frontenacs), Allan McShane (Toronto Marlboros – 19th overall Erie Otters), and Jack McBain (Don Mills Flyers – 20th overall Barrie Colts).

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

This season the OHL and GTHL announced a new three-year partnership with Under Armour that includes title sponsorship of the OHL Cup Showcase Tournament.  The OHL and GTHL have also announced a five-year partnership extension ensuring the event will continue to be hosted by the GTHL through 2021.

For more information, please visit ohlcup.ca.