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OHL Pre-Season Showcase

Ontario Hockey League players and prospects will help launch the 2017-18 season at Buffalo’s HarborCenter as part of a special pre-season showcase September 1-3.

The inaugural event offers fans and scouts the opportunity to see six OHL teams and eight Under-15 AAA programs compete in one place with a total of 26 games scheduled over three days.

The OHL showcase features the host Erie Otters along with the Flint Firebirds, Kitchener Rangers, North Bay Battalion, Peterborough Petes, and Windsor Spitfires each playing three games as part of the league’s exhibition schedule.

Eight elite U15 AAA teams from across the United States have been invited and split into two pools for a round-robin tournament to coincide with the OHL’s showcase weekend.  The host Buffalo Jr. Sabres are grouped with the Chicago Young Americans, Detroit Belle Tire, and Ohio Blue Jackets, with the other group consisting of the Amherst Knights, North Jersey Avalanche, Pittsburgh Pens Elite, and St. Louis Jr. Blues.

HarborCenter has been the three-year host of the NHL Scouting Combine and will also host 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship games.

Tickets are now available and can be purchased online including full weekend passes for $40 or single day admission for $20.

All games of both the OHL and U15 showcase will be streamed live.

HarborCenter OHL Showcase Schedule and Results:

All games to be played on Key Bank Rink at HarborCenter.

Friday September 1:
12:30 pm – Flint Firebirds 3 vs Windsor Spitfires 4Game Summary | Webcast
4:00 pm – Kitchener Rangers 3 vs North Bay Battalion 4 SOGame Summary | Webcast
7:30 pm – Erie Otters 4 vs Peterborough Petes 1 – Game Summary | Webcast

Saturday September 2:
12:30 pm – North Bay Battalion 3 vs Windsor Spitfires 4 SOGame Summary | Webcast
4:00 pm – Peterborough Petes 6 vs Kitchener Rangers 3 – Game Summary | Webcast
7:30 pm – Erie Otters 4 vs Flint Firebirds 3 – Game Summary | Webcast

Sunday September 3:
12:30 pm – Flint Firebirds 1 vs North Bay Battalion 6Game SummaryWebcast
4:00 pm – Windsor Spitfires 4 vs Peterborough Petes 1 – Game SummaryWebcast
7:30 pm – Kitchener Rangers vs Erie Otters – Game SummaryWebcast

HarborCenter U15 AAA Showcase Schedule and Results:

All games (except for Sunday’s Semi-Final 2) to be played at New Wave Energy Rink at HarborCenter.

Friday September 1:
11:45 am – Ohio Blue Jackets 0 vs Buffalo Jr. Sabres 6
1:30 pm – Chicago Young Americans 1 vs Detroit Belle Tire 1
3:15 pm – Amherst Knights 2 vs St. Louis Jr. Blues 3
5:00 pm – Pittsburgh Pens Elite 3 vs North Jersey Avalanche 2
6:45 pm – Ohio Blue Jackets 5 vs Detroit Belle Tire 5
8:30 pm – Chicago Young Americans 0 vs Buffalo Jr. Sabres 5

Saturday September 2:
10:00 am – Pittsburgh Pens Elite 3 vs St. Louis Jr. Blues 2
11:45 am – Amherst Knights 3 vs North Jersey Avalanche 4
1:30 pm – Detroit Belle Tire 0 vs Buffalo Jr. Sabres 4
3:15 pm – Ohio Blue Jackets 0 vs Chicago Young Americans 2
5:00 pm – St. Louis Jr. Blues 7 vs North Jersey Avalanche 1
6:45 pm – Pittsburgh Pens Elite 2 vs Amherst Knights 5

Sunday September 3:
9:00 am – Chicago Young Americans 0 vs Pittsburgh Pens Elite 1 (Semi-Final 1)
9:30 am – St. Louis Jr. Blues 0 vs Buffalo Jr. Sabres 3 (Semi-Final 2)
12:30 pm – North Jersey Avalanche 1 vs Detroit Belle Tire 4 (5th Place Consolation)
2:15 pm – Amherst Knights 1 vs Ohio Blue Jackets 3 (7th Place Consolation)
4:00 pm – Pittsburgh Pens Elite 0 vs Buffalo Jr. Sabres 3 (Championship Final)

For more information visit ontariohockeyleague.com and harborcenter.com or follow the events via social media @OHLHockey and @HARBORCTR.