Day 1 of the 2022 U14 OHL Cup is in the books, with the Toronto Marlboros and Upper Canada Cyclones emerging with 2-0 records while the Vaughan Kings (1-0-1) and York-Simcoe Express (1-0-1) also advanced to Friday afternoon’s quarterfinal play.
Friday’s action gets started at 9:00am with four play-in matchups for a chance to advance to the afternoon quarters.
Ben Bowen of the Vaughan Kings led all players with six points (5-1–6) through two matchups. He was trailed closely by Owen McGuckin (4-1–5) of the North York Rangers and Maximus Crete (2-3–5) of the Upper Canada Cyclones.
Here’s a look at how Day 1 of the inaugural event wrapped up, with a quick look at game-by-game results:
Game 12 – Upper Canada Cyclones 6, North York Rangers 4
The Upper Canada Cyclones took home their second win of the day as they defeated the North York Rangers in a back-and-fourth 6-4 battle. Asher Goldfarb contributed a pair of goals while Maximus Crete, Case Hennessy, Adam Saari and Jackson taylor each lit the lamp once. North York’s four goals would come from Anthony Figliomeni, Jacob Bultje, Owen McGuckin and Christian Di Blasio.
Game 11 – Vaughan Kings 9, Oakville Rangers 3
Vaughan’s Ben Bowen had a five-point game scoring four goals and an assist to lead the Kings to a 9-3 victory over the Oakville Rangers. Caleb Malhotra also contributed a pair of goals, while Clarence Allain, Alexander Hage and Jager Pain each scored individual markers. Down by six mid-way through the second, Jaxon Harismowich, Brody Fletcher and Ryder Carey put Oakville on the board.
Game 10 – Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs 6, Soo Jr. Greyhounds 2
The Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs split the day as they defeated the Soo Jr Greyhounds 6-2. The Chiefs got off to a quick start with three first period goals from Parker Vaughan, Luke Thomas and Cole Edmundson, while Austin Brekelmans, Lucas Vansteensel and Beckham Edwards also contributed to the score sheet for the win.
Game 9 – Peterborough Petes 5, Ottawa Myers Automotive 2
Down by two, the Peterborough Petes scored five unanswered, coming back to defeat Ottawa 5-2. A multi-goal scoring effort, Colin Fitzgerald, Jacob McMahon, Josh Stinson, Caleb Mitchell and Kale Mace each contributed a goal for the win. Mario Giannetti and Owen Kelly scored for Ottawa.
Game 8 – North York Rangers 7, Sudbury Nickel Capitals
The North York Rangers defeated Sudbury as netminder William Camputaro blanked the Nickel Capitals 7-0. Owen McGuckin scored the second hat trick of the day as Brady Smith contributed a pair of goals to the win. Jacob Bulte and Jackson Kimelman also added individual markers to the Rangers’ score sheet.
Game 7 – Oakville Rangers 5, London Jr Knights 1
The Oakville Rangers had a strong start to the tournament as they defeated the London Jr. Knights 5-1. Ethan Belchetz led his team scoring a pair of goals, while Teddy Low, Evan Headrick and Jaxson Harismowich also found the score sheet for the Rangers.
Game 6 – Soo Jr Greyhounds 3, York-Simcoe Express 3
Gavin Killoran drew the Jr Greyhounds even with a third period power play goal for his second of the game, as the Soo came back to tie York-Simcoe 3-3. Hayden Joseph also scored for the Jr Greyhounds, while Ryan Concepcion, Brayden Boyle and Tucker Roberts tallied goals for the Express.
Game 5 – Toronto Marlboros 6, Ottawa Myers Automotive 1
Max Skinner scored the first hat trick of the tournament as the Toronto Marlboros broke a first period tie with five unanswered. Nick Frasca and Thomas Kirkland also found the back of the net as the Marlboros clinched their second win of the day. Max Mews scored Ottawa’s lone goal.
Game 4 – Upper Canada Cyclones 4, Sudbury Nickel Capitals 1
Cameron White scored a pair of goals as the Upper Canada Cyclones fell behind in the opening minute of action, but battled back with four unanswered. Jack Yates and Maximus Crete also found the scoresheet for Upper Canada as the HEO champions kept the momentum moving in the right direction.
Game 3 – London Jr. Knights 2, Vaughan Kings 2
Keyden Hoang drew the London Jr. Knights even with 9:40 remaining in the third period and that’s how the score would stay as London fought the GTHL champion Vaughan Kings to a 2-2 tie. Jamie Moore provided London’s other marker while Michael D’Alessio and Ben Bowen scored Vaughan goals.
Game 2 – York-Simcoe Express 2, Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs 0
Brayden Boyle accounted for both York-Simcoe goals while Colin Ellsworth pitched a shutout, backstopping the OMHA Finalist Express to victory over the ALLIANCE champion Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs. Boyle bookended the scoring, striking with 3:28 to go in the first period before adding insurance with 52 seconds left in the third.
Game 1 – Toronto Marlboros 5, Peterborough Petes 2
Peirce Mbuyi scored a pair of first period goals to open the scoring before Brady Wassilyn made it 3-0, giving the Marlboros what they’d need to cruise past the OMHA champion Petes 5-2 in the tournament-opener. Wassilyn tacked on a second goal in the third period while Mbuyi finished up wtih two goals and an assist. Matt Souter and Jacob McMahon scored for Peterborough, a team coached by 1999 OHL champion Ryan Ready.