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)
*Semi-Final Wild Card Series still in progress with winner qualifying for OHL Cup and loser to Wild Card ‘Play In’ Game.
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)
Thunder Bay Kings
Ottawa Valley Titans (Champion)
Ottawa Jr. 67’s (Finalist)
Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs*
Southern Tier Admirals*
*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.
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Wild Card ‘Play In’ Game Invites (4):
Don Mills Flyers (GTHL)*
Halton Hurricanes (OMHA)*
North York Rangers (GTHL)*
South Central Coyotes (OMHA)*
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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