Wednesday, March 5, 2014

2014 OHL Cup Competing Teams

Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League in association with the Greater Toronto Hockey League today announced all competing teams for the 2014 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament, hosted by the GTHL, to be played March 11-16, 2014, at Buckingham Arena in Toronto.

The list of 2014 OHL Cup competing teams includes a total of 23 minor midget teams from across Ontario and the United States.  The final tournament structure will include 20 spots with 17 guaranteed through league competition and the other three earned in a Wild Card series of games introduced to the tournament structure this season.

2014 OHL Cup Teams:

Kitchener Jr. Rangers (Finalists – Championship Series still in progress)
Waterloo Wolves (Finalists – Championship Series still in progress)
Chatham Cyclones*
Brantford 99ers*
*Semi-Final Wild Card Series still in progress with winner qualifying for OHL Cup and loser to Wild Card ‘Play In’ Game.
GTHL (4):
Toronto Jr. Canadiens (Finalists – Championship Series still in progress)
Toronto Marlies (Finalists – Championship Series still in progress)
Mississauga Senators (Semi-Finalists)
Vaughan Kings (Semi-Finalists)
HNO (1):
Thunder Bay Kings
NOHA (1):
OEMHL (2):
Ottawa Valley Titans (Champion)
Ottawa Jr. 67’s (Finalist)
OMHA (5):
Guelph Gryphons*
Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs*
Peterborough Petes*
Southern Tier Admirals*
Whitby Wildcats*
*Top 4 of 5 teams from OMHA Championship (to be played this weekend in Welland) qualify for the OHL Cup, 5th place team will compete in a Wild Card ‘Play In’ Game.
USA (2):
Elite Hockey Group
TPH Thunder

Wild Card ‘Play In’ Game Invites (4):
Don Mills Flyers (GTHL)*
Halton Hurricanes (OMHA)*
North York Rangers (GTHL)*
South Central Coyotes (OMHA)*
*Wild Card ‘Play In’ Game Invites were determined by a Tournament Selection Committee based on regular season, playoff, and tournament play.

The three Wild Card tournament spots will be determined among six teams that include the four Wild Card ‘Play In’ Game Invites, along with the loser of the ALLIANCE Semi-Final Wild Card Series, and the fifth place team in the OMHA Championship.  Those six teams will play a one game ‘win and in’ scenario to qualify on Tuesday March 11 prior to the official start of the 2014 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament.

Wild Card ‘Play In’ Game matchups and schedule will be determined the evening of Monday March 10 with a complete OHL Cup Showcase Tournament schedule and divisional alignment to be released thereafter.

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