With the start of the 2017-18 GTHL season less than a month away, now is the time to start marking some key dates on your calendar. Aside from regular season action, there are plenty of tournaments and events that are worth noting. Here are a few to circle in your agenda.
Click here for a full list of important dates
Toronto Titans Tournaments
September 5-10 (Minor Midget), September 20-24 (Midget)
The 10th Annual Minor Midget Titans Tournament marks the unofficial start to the season for many Minor Midget “AAA” players as they start their quest for the OHL Cup, powered by Under Armour. Scouts are usually out in full force to get a first glimpse of the upcoming OHL draft class. The Midget rendition of the tournament also brings large crowds and will take place later in the month.
Start of the regular season
September 11 & 18
If you’re a”AAA” player, your first game will fall the week of September 11. Players in “A” and “AA” will hit the ice a week later starting on September 18. House Leagues start their regular season later, usually beginning around early October.
PlayStation Platinum Cup Powered by the Toronto Maple Leafs and GTHL
Atom players across all divisions will push play on the PlayStation Platinum Cup during the last weekend of November. Past tournaments have seen appearances by Leafs alumni, unique giveaways, and a chance for players to attend a Leafs morning skate.
GTHL Top Prospects Game, Powered by Under Armour
With Top Prospects alumni including the likes of Connor McDavid and Mitch Marner, the 9th Annual GTHL Top Prospects Game, Powered by Under Armour is the perfect place to witness what’s next in top hockey talent.
Midget All-Star Festival
Midget aged players across all divisions will showcase their talents against other top players in their division. With the OHL implementing an Under-18 Priority Selection, the Midget All-Star Festival is heavily attending by scouts looking to draft top talent.
OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour
Showcasing the top 20 Minor Midget “AAA” teams from across Canada and the United States, the OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour often marks the final GTHL tournament for players before they move onto junior. If the 2018 rendition is anything like last year, fans can expect to see an abundance of skill and speed.
King Clancy and Founders Cups
Teams who missed the playoffs (King Clancy Cup) or ended their campaign earlier than expected (Founders Cup) will aim to end their season on a winning note as they compete for the Founders and King Clancy Cups.
And just like that, another season is in the books. Tryouts begin with a “AAA” tryout period and continue down to select. Click here for a full list of tryout dates.