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Central Ontario Wolves claim Titans Midget Tournament title

 

Bennett Britton scored the overtime winner as the Central Ontario Wolves were crowned champions of the 42-team Toronto Titans Midget Tournament this past weekend at the Scotiabank Pond.

Central Ontario defeated the Mississauga Rebels 1-0 in the championship final to finish with an overall record of 7-0-1 in the tournament, outscoring opponents 16-7 in the process. The Wolves were led in scoring by Jacob Traynor and Brett Benham who each finished with three goals, five assists and eight points over eight contests.

Goaltender Kyle Burnett’s second shutout of the tournament came after he held the London Jr. Knights scoreless in a 1-0 semi-final victory. Brett Benham scored the lone goal from Traynor and Alex Bourre 2:09 into the third period.

The second-place Rebels finished with an overall record of 5-2-1 as Thomas McKeown led the club in scoring with seven points (4-3–7) while L.J. Beaupre collected five goals.

Richmond Hill Coyotes forwards Paul Pitassio (9-3–12) and Adamo Santia (8-4–12) shared the tournament scoring lead with 12 points each as their club played to an overall record of 4-2-0.

Players competing in the tournament are eligible for the 2018 OHL Under-18 Priority Selection that takes place on Wednesday April 11th. A total of six players chosen in the inaugural U18 selection have started the 2017-18 season on OHL rosters including first overall pick Victor Hadfield (Barrie Colts), seventh overall choice Emmett Serensits (Sudbury Wolves), 13th overall pick Cameron Gaylor (Mississauga Steelheads), second round choice Marko Jakovljevic (Sarnia Sting) and third round picks Seva Losev (Ottawa 67’s) and Blake Curran (Peterborough Petes).

For statistics from the Toronto Titans Midget Tournament, visit pointstreak.com.

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