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United States wins 2018 OHL Battle of the Border

 

For the fifth straight year the OHL Battle of the Border title has been awarded to the United States with teams from the High Performance Hockey League.

The 36-game event held this past weekend at Windsor’s WFCU Centre featured a total of 24 teams from across Ontario, Detroit, and Illinois competing in two divisions with Under-16 talent eligible for the 2018 OHL Priority Selection and Under-18 players eligible for the 2018 Under-18 Priority Selection.

This year’s combined score was 84-24 in favour of the USA using a format that combined results from both divisions awarding three points for a regulation win, two points for an overtime or shootout win, and a single point for an overtime or shootout loss.

In the Minor Midget category, Detroit Compuware, Detroit Honeybaked, and the Oakland Grizzlies all played to perfect 3-0 records while the Windsor Jr. Spitfires were the top performing Canadian team winning two of their three exhibition matchups.

Detroit Compuware was the top Major Midget team at 3-0 with Chicago Mission also winning a trio of games including one by shootout.  The host Windsor Jr. Spitfires also performed admirably in the U18 category with a pair of wins.

Event top scorers were Sasha Pastujov and Redmond Savage both of Detroit Compuware U16 with 10 points each.  Pastujov scored three goals with seven assists in three games to Savage’s two goals and eight assists.  Dylan Duke wasn’t far behind with four goals and five assists.

Minor Midget Under 16 Schedule and Results:

Friday November 9:
3:00 pm – Whitby Wildcats 2 vs Detroit Compuware 9
3:30 pm – North Central Predators 4 vs Oakland Grizzlies 5
5:15 pm – York-Simcoe Express 0 vs Chicago Mission 3
5:45 pm – Waterloo Wolves 3 vs Detroit Honeybaked 7
7:30 pm – Guelph Jr. Gryphons 3 vs Chicago Young Americans 5
8:00 pm – Windsor Jr. Spitfires 5 vs Team Illinois 1

Saturday November 10:
9:30 am – Detroit Compuware 7 vs North Central Predators 0
10:00 am – Chicago Young Americans 7 vs Waterloo Wolves 1
11:45 am – Chicago Mission 4 vs Whitby Wildcats 5 OT
12:15 pm – Oakland Grizzlies 8 vs York-Simcoe Express 1
2:00 pm – Detroit Honeybaked 7 vs Windsor Jr. Spitfires 1
2:30 pm – Team Illinois 6 vs Guelph Jr. Gryphons 4

Sunday November 11:
8:30 am – North Central Predators 1 vs Chicago Mission 6
9:00 am – Waterloo Wolves 1 vs Team Illinois 3
10:30 am – Guelph Jr. Gryphons 1 vs Detroit Honeybaked 5
11:00 am – Windsor Jr. Spitfires 7 vs Chicago Young Americans 2
12:30 pm – York-Simcoe Express 3 vs Detroit Compuware 8
1:00 pm – Whitby Wildcats 1 vs Oakland Grizzlies 4

TOTAL U16 SCORE: USA 46 vs ONT 8

Major Midget Under-18 Schedule and Results:

Friday November 9:
3:00 pm – Whitby Wildcats 2 vs Detroit Honeybaked 1
3:30 pm – Central Ontario Wolves 2 vs Detroit Compuware 3
5:15 pm – Windsor Jr. Spitfires 1 vs Chicago Mission 2 SO
5:45 pm – London Jr. Knights 3 vs Team Illinois 7
7:30 pm – Mississauga Senators 4 vs Oakland Grizzlies 2
8:00 pm – Huron Perth Lakers 4 vs Chicago Young Americans 2

Saturday November 10:
9:00 am – Chicago Mission 3 vs London Jr. Knights 1
10:00 am – Detroit Compuware 6 vs Mississauga Senators 1
12:00 pm – Detroit Honeybaked 5 vs Central Ontario Wolves 2
12:15 pm – Team Illinois 6 vs Huron Perth Lakers 1
2:15 pm – Oakland Grizzlies 6 vs Whitby Wildcats 3
2:30 pm – Chicago Young Americans 2 vs Windsor Jr. Spitfires 4

Sunday November 11:
8:30 am – London Jr. Knights 2 vs Chicago Young Americans 5
9:00 am – Central Ontario Wolves 2 vs Oakland Grizzlies 6
10:30 am – Windsor Jr. Spitfires 3 vs Team Illinois 1
11:00 am – Huron Perth Lakers 1 vs Chicago Mission 5
12:30 pm – Whitby Wildcats 2 vs Detroit Compuware 9
1:00 pm – Mississauga Senators 1 vs Detroit Honeybaked 5

TOTAL U18 SCORE: USA 38 vs ONT 16

COMBINED SCORE: USA 84 vs ONT 24

2018 OHL BATTLE OF THE BORDER PHOTO GALLERY

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