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OHL Cup Minor Midget Top-10 Rankings

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the eighteenth and final edition of the weekly minor midget rankings for the 2014 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament 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 11-16, 2014, at Buckingham Arena in Toronto, ON. 

 

Minor Midget Rankings for the 2014 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament – Week 18

RANK

TEAM

LEAGUE

LAST WEEK

WEEKS RANKED

1

Toronto Jr. Canadiens

GTHL

1

18

2

Toronto Marlies

GTHL

2

18

3

Detroit Honeybaked

USA

3

18

4

Mississauga Senators

GTHL

4

18

5

Waterloo Wolves

ALLIANCE

5

16

6

Whitby Wildcats

OMHA

7

12

7

Ottawa Valley Titans

OEMHL

8

8

8

Vaughan Kings

GTHL

6

18

9

Southern Tier Admirals

OMHA

9

14

10

Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs

OMHA

10

14

         
 

Honourable Mention

     
 

Don Mills Flyers

GTHL

0

 

Ottawa Jr. 67’s

OEMHL

16

 

Kitchener Jr. Rangers

ALLIANCE

0

 

The action begins on Tuesday afternoon with three Wild Card ‘Play In’ Games to complete the list of 20 tournament entries before the 40-game Round Robin action begins on Tuesday night through Friday.  The Quarter-Finals and Semi-Final contests will be played on Saturday with the Championship Final set for Sunday afternoon.

 

Wild Card ‘Play In’ Games:

Game 1: 12:00 pm North York Rangers (GTHL Invite) vs. Don Mills Flyers (GTHL Invite) – Winner is WC1
Game 2: 2:00 pm South Central Coyotes (OMHA Invite) vs. Brantford 99ers (ALLIANCE Semi-Finalist) – Winner is WC2
Game 3: 4:00 pm Guelph Gryphons (OMHA Championship Qualifier) vs. Halton Hurricanes (OMHA Invite) – Winner is WC3

 

Wild Card ‘Play In’ Game Invites were determined by a Tournament Selection Committee based on regular season, playoff, and tournament play.  All three matchups were randomly drawn on Monday night.   

 

Click here to download a printable version of the Final Divisional Alignment

Click here to download a printable version of the Final Tournament Schedule

 

The OHL in association with Rogers TV is also pleased to announce coverage of the OHL Cup on Rogers TV Cable 10/63 in Toronto/Scarborough.  Broadcast coverage will include nightly games from the round-robin along with both Semi-Final matchups and the Championship Final.  Schedule details are available at www.RogersTV.com/ohlcup.  Additional airtimes will also be available on Rogers TV Sports+ for Rogers digital customers across Ontario on channels 368 (SD) and 369 (HD).  Visit www.rogerstv.com/sports for complete broadcast schedule.

 

Last season the Oakville Rangers captured their first OHL cup title with a 5-1 win over the Toronto Marlies led by tournament MVP Adam Craievich who was later selected in the third round of the 2013 OHL Priority Selection by the Guelph Storm. 

 

A total of 13 players that competed in the 2013 OHL Cup were selected in the first round of the OHL Priority Selection including nine of the top 10 players such as Travis Konecny (Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs – 1st overall to the Ottawa 67’s), Dylan Strome (Toronto Marlies – 2nd overall to the Erie Otters), Matthew Spencer (Oakville Rangers – 3rd overall to the Peterborough Petes), Lawson Crouse (Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs – 5th overall to the Kingston Frontenacs), Hayden McCool (Whitby Wildcats – 6th overall to the Niagara IceDogs), Kyle Capobianco (Oakville Rangers – 7th overall to the Sudbury Wolves), Mitchell Stephens (Toronto Marlies – 8th overall to the Saginaw Spirit), Nikita Korostelev (Toronto Jr. Canadiens – 9th overall to the Sarnia Sting), and Brett McKenzie (Oakville Rangers – 10th overall to the North Bay Battalion).

 

Three of the last six players selected first overall in the NHL Draft are OHL and OHL Cup graduates including Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers, John Tavares of the New York Islanders, and Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning.  2011 NHL Rookie of the Year Jeff Skinner of the Carolina Hurricanes also competed in this event, as did 2010 OHL Cup MVP Sean Monahan currently starring with the Calgary Flames in his first NHL season.  Monahan was one of five OHL Cup graduates selected in the first round of the 2013 NHL Draft along with current OHL stars Darnell Nurse of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, Bo Horvat and Max Domi of the London Knights, and Jason Dickinson of the Guelph Storm.

 

For more information please visit www.ohlcup.ca.

The Greater Toronto Hockey League is the largest amateur hockey league in the world. There are over 40,000 participants registered annually with the GTHL.

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