Preview: Day 1 at the 2018 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour
Round-robin action begins Tuesday evening at the OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour with four GTHL teams in action.
7:00 p.m. – Oakville Rangers vs. Vaughan Kings
Consistently ranking high on weekly OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour rankings, the Oakville Rangers are coming off a disappointing performance at the OMHA Championship where they placed third behind the Guelph Gryphons. The Rangers will look to redeem themselves against the Vaughan Kings, who have not played since being eliminated from the second round of the Scotiabank GTHL Playoffs on February 11.
7:15 p.m. Elite Hockey Group vs. Toronto Marlboros
A GTHL Regular Season Championship, a Scotiabank GTHL Playoff title, and countless other tournament titles have earned the Toronto Marlboros the reputation of the team to beat entering the tournament. Elite Hockey Group will have their legs tested early on.
8:45 p.m. Mississauga Reps vs. York-Simcoe Express
Finishing second in regular season standings, the Mississauga Reps pushed the first place Toronto Marlboros to seven games in the Scotiabank GTHL Playoff finals. The Reps will open the tournament against the York-Simcoe Express, who are fresh off winning an OMHA Championship.
9:00 p.m. Toronto Jr. Canadiens vs. Barrie Jr. Colts
Finishing first in the West in the ETA, the Barrie Jr. Colts are fresh off a bronze medal game loss to the Oakville Rangers at the OMHA Championship. Meanwhile, the Toronto Jr. Canadiens, who were eliminated by the Mississauga Reps in the semi-finals of the Scotiabank GTHL Playoffs, haven’t played since February 11.