2016 OHL Cup – Game summaries
Tuesday, March 15
Toronto Marlboros 5, Southern Tier Admirals 1
The Toronto Marlboros scored early and often, taking a 4-0 lead after one period to eventually defeat the Southern Tier Admirals 5-1 to open the 2016 OHL Cup.
Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs 3, Toronto Jr. Canadiens 2
The Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs dug deep in the third period, overtaking the Toronto Jr. Canadiens in the final 20 minutes on goals from Wesley Weir and Marino Moro to take a 3-2 win in their OHL Cup opener.
Toronto Red Wings 3, Waterloo Wolves 1
It took just over 30 minutes, but the Toronto Red Wings finally solved the Windsor Jr. Spitfires as Matthew Hayami’s first of the night broke the seal, leading to two more for a natural hat-trick in a 3-1 victory.
Mississauga Rebels 4, Barrie Jr. Colts 2
Tied 2-2 entering the final minute of the second period, underage forward Jack Hughes took a feed from Samuel Bitten to beat Barrie’s Jacob Ingham and put the Mississauga Rebels ahead for good in a 4-2 victory.
Wednesday, March 16
Don Mills Flyers 6, London Jr. Knights 2
Kyle Swerhun and Sam Rhodes scored 45 seconds apart in a 1-1 game to put the Don Mills Flyers ahead of the London Jr. Knights for good, swinging the momentum in a 6-2 victory.
Mississauga Senators 4, Kingston Jr. Frontenacs 3
Fresh off a 3-1 Wild Card Play-In victory over the Halton Hurricanes on Tuesday, the Mississauga Senators made it two in a row, slipping by the Greater Kingston Jr. Frontenacs 4-3 as Player of the Game Kevin Paschalis had a goal and two assists.
Quinte Red Devils 2, Toronto Marlboros 1
Pierce Nelson put forth a stand out performance in the crease, leading the heavily outshot Quinte Red Devils past the reigning OHL Cup champion Toronto Marlboros 2-1 in the first major upset of the showcase.
Mississauga Rebels 7, Elite Hockey Group 3
Five different players had multi-point performances as the Mississauga Rebels took a sure-handed 7-3 win over Elite Hockey Group, improving their record to 2-0 headed into a pair of games on Friday.
York Simcoe Express 4, Toronto Red Wings 2
Ian Vucko’s goal and an assist led the OMHA Champion York Simcoe Express to victory in their OHL Cup opener. Matthew MacDougall scored the deciding goal 12:22 into the second period before additional markers from Vucko and Ian MacLean sealed the deal in a 4-2 win over the Toronto Red Wings.
Toronto Jr. Canadiens 7, Niagara North Stars 3
The Toronto Jr. Canadiens didn’t allow their hard-fought 3-2 loss to the Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs on Tuesday deflate them, rebounding for a 7-3 victory over the Niagara North Stars on Wednesday.
Windsor Jr. Spitfires 4, Mississauga Senators 1
Owen Lalonde and Dallas Anderson each had a goal and an assist while goaltender Eric Pillon earned Player of the Game honours in a 4-1 win over the Mississauga Senators.
Don Mills Flyers 6, Elite Hockey Group 3
The Don Mills Flyers scored six goals for a second straight game to defeat Elite Hockey Group 6-3 and improve to 2-0 in the 2016 OHL Cup.
Thursday, March 17
Barrie Jr. Colts 4, Don Mills Flyers 0
Matt Nastasiuk buried a hat-trick while Barret Kirwin registered three assists and Rhys Brown added two, leading the Barrie Jr. Colts to a 4-0 victory over the Don Mills Flyers.
Mississauga Senators 2, York Simcoe Express 2
A 2-2 final saw Axel Mierczuk and Max Golod score under two minutes apart to put the Mississauga Senators in the lead, one that would slip away on Ian MacLean’s tying goal with five minutes to go in the third period.
Where They Stand
The Toronto Jr. Canadiens (1-1-0, 2 points) sit in second place in the Lindros Division with two games remaining. With first place already wrapped up by the Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs, the Jr. Canadiens aim to clinch a spot in the playoff round in their final contests against the Thunder Bay Kings (1-2-0, 2 points) and Waterloo Wolves (1-2-0, 2 points).
The regular-season champion Toronto Marlboros (1-1-0, 2 points) rank third in the Nash Division. They face Team NOHA (2-1-0, 4 points), who rank second in the division, and TPH Thunder (0-2-1, 1 point) in their remaining contests.
The wild card entry Mississauga Senators (1-1-1, 3 points) sit in third place in the Subban Division, just ahead of the Toronto Red Wings (1-1-0, 2 points). The two clubs open tomorrow’s slate of games in a head-to-head matchup at 8:00 a.m., before the Red Wings wrap up their round-robin schedule against the Kingston Jr. Frontenacs (0-1-2, 2 points).
The postseason finalist Mississauga Rebels (2-0-0, 4 points) and wild card Don Mills Flyers (2-1-0, 4 points) hold the top two spots in the Shanahan Division. The Rebels play twice tomorrow, against the London Jr. Knights at 9:45 a.m. and then in an all-GTHL matchup versus the Flyers at 4:45 p.m.
Friday, March 18
Toronto Red Wings 3, Mississauga Senators 1
Christian Lepone scored the deciding goal with five minutes remaining in the third period as the Toronto Red Wings edged the Mississauga Senators 3-1 to gain ground in a tight Subban Division.
Toronto Marlboros 3, Team NOHA 1
The Toronto Marlboros had plenty of time to reflect on Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to the Quinte Red Devils and responded with a 3-1 win over Team NOHA early Friday as Danil Antropov and Kevin Bahl had multi-point performances.
Mississauga Rebels 8, London Jr. Knights 2
The Mississauga Rebels exploded for eight goals to improve to 3-0 at the 2016 OHL Cup with an 8-2 victory over the London Jr. Knights.
Toronto Jr. Canadiens 5, Thunder Bay Kings 1
After a loss to the Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs to open the 2016 OHL Cup, the Toronto Jr. Canadiens have come back with a pair of lopsided wins, scoring their latest victory over the Thunder Bay Kings on Friday.
Kingston Jr. Frontenacs 6, Toronto Red Wings 5 (OT)
Despite not hoisting a trophy, the Greater Kingston Jr. Frontenacs are one of few teams that can say they won their final game together. Mathieu Halle set up Brett Humberstone in the slot for the winning goal 27 seconds into overtime as the Fronts defeated the Toronto Red Wings 6-5. The bittersweet win sees the Red Wings advance to an OHL Cup Quarter-Final matchup on Saturday with a 2-2-0 record while Kingston goes home after a 1-1-2 showing at the 2016 OHL Cup.
Toronto Marlboros 7, TPH Thunder 3
Justin Pringle led the way with a hat-trick while Michael Little pitched in with a goal and two assists as the Toronto Marlboros wrapped up a 2-0 Friday with a 7-3 victory over TPH Hockey.
Don Mills Flyers 4, Mississauga Rebels 2
The Don Mills Flyers were a mixed bag throughout the OHL Cup showcase, scoring 12 goals through their first two games before being silenced by the Barrie Jr. Colts in a 4-0 loss on Thursday. The black and orange came through when it mattered most on Friday though, defeating the Mississauga Rebels 4-2 to secure a spot in the OHL Cup Quarter-Finals.
Toronto Jr. Canadiens 3, Waterloo Wolves 2
The Toronto Jr. Canadiens had first period goals from Blair Gendunov, Alexander DiPaolo and Jackson Alexeev before throwing things into cruise control to hang on for a 3-2 win over the Waterloo Wolves.
Saturday, March 19
Quarterfinal 1 – Don Mills Flyers 4, Toronto Red Wings 3 (2OT)
Tyler Weiss continues to turn heads at the 2016 OHL Cup, doing so once again on Saturday as his goal 7:36 into the second overtime lifted the Don Mills Flyers to a 4-3 win over the Toronto Red Wings.
Quarterfinal 2 – York Simcoe Express 3, Mississauga Rebels 2 (OT)
The OMHA Champion York Simcoe Express are headed to the OHL Cup Semi-Finals, taking a Silver Stick Championship rematch over the Mississauga Rebels on an overtime winner by defenceman Carter Robertson.
Quarterfinal 3 – Toronto Marlboros 7, Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs 0
A four-goal first period gave the Toronto Marlboros the start they needed to get past the Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs 7-0 in OHL Cup Quarter-Final action on Saturday.
Quarterfinal 4 – Toronto Jr. Canadiens 3, Quinte Red Devils 2 (OT)
Ryan Boon wheeled around the Quinte goal to feed a waiting Kirill Nizhnikov on the doorstep 1:35 into overtime as the Toronto Jr. Canadiens return to the OHL Cup Semi-Finals with a narrow 3-2 win over the Quinte Red Devils.
Semifinal 1 – York Simcoe Express 4, Don Mills Flyers 1
The York Simcoe Express played a textbook road game on Friday at the Scotiabank Pond, responding to an early Don Mills Flyers goal with four unanswered to advance to their first OHL Cup Final since 2004.
Semifinal 2 – Toronto Marlboros 6, Toronto Jr. Canadiens 0
The Toronto Marlboros entered the third period with a 1-0 lead but quickly pulled away as quick goals from Danil Antropov and Allan McShane opened the floodgates in a 6-0 victory.
Monday, March 21
Championship – Toronto Marlboros vs. York Simcoe Express (7:00 p.m. at Mattamy Athletic Centre)