March Madness has hit north of the border, and it revolves around the rink. Here’s what’s happening around the G this March.
King Clancy Cup
Mid-February – April 9
Although the tournament starts in February, teams will be right in the middle of King Clancy Cup competition come March. Named after the former Toronto Maple Leaf and Stanley Cup Champion, the 2016-17 King Clancy Cup will mark the 80th rendition of the tournament.
The King Clancy Cup is open to non-playoff A teams from the GTHL and MHL, as well as non-playoff AA and AAA teams from the GTHL from Minor Atom to Midget.
March 3 – April 9
The Founders Cup is open to GTHL and MHL A, AA and AAA teams eliminated from the first round of the playoffs. Within one week of elimination, teams will be able to start their quest for the Founders Cup. Teams will be hungry to redeem themselves after first round disappointments. Competition will run through to April. Click here for more information.
OHL Cup powered by Under Armour
March 14 – 20
The OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour will showcase the top 20 Minor Midget AAA teams from across Ontario and the United States. Top prospects for the 2017 OHL Priority Selection will display their skills in the six-day long best-on-best tournament. Event alumni include the likes of Connor McDavid, Dylan Strome, Tyler Seguin, John Tavares, Max Domi and more. For more information, visit ohlcup.ca.
Erindale 29th Annual Tyke Festival
March 22 – April 2
The players may be small, but they have big dreams. Before becoming a winger with the New York Islanders, Matt Moulson was one of the many players participating in the Erindale Tyke Festival. Previous years have seen up to 56 teams take part in the event that promotes having fun and enjoying the game of hockey.
Toronto Aeros Mark Woszczyna Memorial Spring Classic Tournament
March 24 – 26
Named after a late Toronto Aeros player, the Mark Woszyna Memorial tournament hosts A and AA teams from Minor Atom to Midget. Teams can register on the Toronto Aeros website.
All Tournaments in March
|King Clancy Cup||Greater Toronto Hockey League||Mid-February – April 9||Various GTHL arenas|
|Founders cup||Greater Toronto Hockey League||March 3 – April 9||Various GTHL arenas|
|OHL Cup||Greater Toronto Hockey League||March 14 – 20||Scotiabank Pond and Mattamy Athletic Centre|
|Streetsville Spring Classic||Streetsville Hockey League||March 16 – 19||Vic Johnston|
|Erindale 29th Annual Tyke Festival||Erindale Spitfires||March 26-31||Erin Mills Twin Arena|
|Toronto Aeros Mark Woszczyna Memorial Spring Classic Tournament||Toronto Aeros||March 24 – 26||Chesswood Arena|
|Avalanche March Meltdown||Avalanche||March 31 – April 2||Canlan Etobicoke|