Monday, March 12, 2012

2012 OHL Cup Final Schedule Announced

Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League in association with the Greater Toronto Hockey League today announced the final schedule for the 2012 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament, hosted by the Greater Toronto Hockey League March 13-18, 2012, at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, ON.

In addition, the final five competing teams have been officially confirmed with four teams representing the OMHA including the champion Whitby Wildcats and finalists Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs, along with wildcard invites Southern Tier Admirals and York Simcoe Express.  The ALLIANCE’s Huron Perth Lakers will also participate in the event as a wildcard invite.

The puck drops Tuesday evening at 6:45 pm when the Vaughan Kings play the Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs with round-robin action continuing through Friday at the Hershey Centre.  The top two teams in each division qualify for one of the four Quarter-Final matchups on Saturday morning, with Semi-Final games played Saturday night at Hershey Centre.  The Championship Final is set for 3:00 pm at Herb Carnegie Arena in North York.

The showcase provides fans and scouts one last opportunity to see many of the top minor midget aged players from across Ontario and parts of the United States compete for the OHL Cup performing against the best competition prior to the 2012 OHL Priority Selection.

2012 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament Divisions:

Division 1:
Toronto Marlies (GTHL Champions)
Southern Tier Admirals (OMHA Invite)
Detroit Little Caesars Selects (USA Invite)
Ottawa Valley Titans (ODMHA Finalists)
Great North Midget League Selects (NOHA Representative)

Division 2:
Don Mills Flyers (GTHL Invite)
Toronto Young Nationals (GTHL Invite)
Sun County Panthers (ALLIANCE Finalists)
Ottawa Jr. 67’s (ODMHA Champions)
Huron Perth Lakers (ALLIANCE Invite)

Division 3:
Whitby Wildcats (OMHA Champions)
Elite Hockey (USA Invite)
Thunder Bay Kings (HNO Representative)
Mississauga Rebels (GTHL Finalists)
North York Rangers (GTHL Invite)

Division 4:
London Jr. Knights Gold (ALLIANCE Champions)
Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs (OMHA Finalists)
TPH Thunder (USA Invite)
Vaughan Kings (GTHL Invite)
York Simcoe Express (OMHA Invite)

2012 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament Schedule:

Tuesday March 13, 2012

Rink 1
7:15 pm Toronto Marlboros vs. Southern Tier Admirals
9:00 pm Sun County Panthers vs. Don Mills Flyers

Rink 2
6:45 pm Vaughan Kings vs. Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs
8:30 pm Mississauga Rebels vs. North York Rangers

Wednesday March 14, 2012

Rink 1
9:00 am Whitby Wildcats vs. Elite Hockey
10:45 am Detroit Little Caesars Selects vs. Ottawa Valley Titans
12:30 pm Don Mills Flyers vs. Toronto Young Nationals
2:15 pm Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs vs. TPH Thunder
4:00 pm Vaughan Kings vs. York Simcoe Express
5:45 pm Ottawa Valley Titans vs. Southern Tier Admirals
7:30 pm Toronto Young Nationals vs. Huron Perth Lakers
9:15 pm Elite Hockey vs. Thunder Bay Kings

Rink 2
8:30 am York Simcoe Express vs. London Jr. Knights
10:15 am Ottawa Jr. 67’s vs. Huron Perth Lakers
12:00 pm GNML Selects vs. Toronto Marlboros
1:45 pm Thunder Bay Kings vs. Mississauga Rebels
3:30 pm North York Rangers vs. Whitby Wildcats
5:15 pm Sun County Panthers vs. Ottawa Jr. 67’s
7:00 pm GNML Selects vs. Detroit Little Caesars Selects
8:45 pm TPH Thunder vs. London Jr. Knights

Thursday March 15, 2012

Rink 1
10:00 am Ottawa Valley Titans vs. GNML Selects
11:45 am Ottawa Jr. 67’s vs. Toronto Young Nationals
1:30pm Thunder Bay Kings vs. Whitby Wildcats
3:15 pm London Jr. Knights vs. Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs

Rink 2
9:30 am Huron Perth Lakers vs. Sun County Panthers
11:15 am Southern Tier Admirals vs. Detroit Little Caesars Selects
1:00pm Elite Hockey vs. North York Rangers
2:45 pm York Simcoe Express vs. TPH Thunder

Friday March 16, 2012

Rink 1
8:00 am North York Rangers vs. Thunder Bay Kings
9:45 am Whitby Wildcats vs. Mississauga Rebels
11:30 am London Jr. Knights vs. Vaughan Kings
1:15 pm Southern Tier Admirals vs. GNML Selects
3:00 pm Toronto Marlboros vs. Ottawa Valley Titans

Rink 2
8:30 am Detroit Little Caesars Selects vs. Toronto Marlboros
10:15 am Don Mills Flyers vs. Ottawa Jr. 67’s
12:00 pm Toronto Young Nationals vs. Sun County Panthers
1:45 pm Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs vs. York Simcoe Express
3:30 pm Mississauga Rebels vs. Elite Hockey
5:15 pm Huron Perth Lakers vs. Don Mills Flyers
7:00 pm TPH Thunder vs. Vaughan Kings

Saturday March 17, 2012

Rink 1
10:30 am Q-Final 2 - 1ST PLACE DIV 2 vs. 2ND PLACE DIV 3
12:15 pm Q-Final 4 - 1ST PLACE DIV 1 vs. 2ND PLACE DIV 4

6:00 pm Winner Quarter Final 1 Winner Quarter Final 2
8:00 pm Winner Quarter Final 3 Winner Quarter Final 4

Rink 2
10:00 am Q-Final 1 - 1ST PLACE DIV 3 vs. 2ND PLACE DIV 2
11:45 am Q-Final 3 - 1ST PLACE DIV 4 vs. 2ND PLACE DIV 1

Sunday March 18, 2012

3:00 pm Championship Game Herb Carnegie Arena
Rogers TV will be broadcasting select games of the 2012 OHL Cup.  Please check for your local airtimes.
The 2012 OHL Cup is proudly supported by affiliate sponsor Jack Link’s.  Please visit for more information.
Last season the Toronto Marlies won their third OHL Cup title in seven years with a thrilling 5-3 win over the Don Mills Flyers.  First round OHL picks David Perklin of the Marlies and Max Domi of the Flyers were named Players of the Game in the Championship Final which was broadcast live on Sportsnet Ontario.

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