The OHL Cup is a showcase of the top 20 teams from across Ontario and the United States.
The GTHL will again host the event at Scotiabank Pond and Mattamy Athletic Centre from March 14-20, 2017. A revised tournament structure in effect for 2016 is explained below.
Click here to view the weekly Minor Midget AAA team rankings leading up to the 2016 OHL Cup. 2017 rankings coming soon.
Weekly rankings are determined by a panel of Ontario Hockey League Central Scouting staff and represent the top teams competing to play in the annual year-end event.
OHL Cup Structure
The 2016 OHL Cup showcased 20 teams from across Ontario and the United States, with 15 spots guaranteed through league competition compared to 17 in previous years.
Overall, the 15 guaranteed spots included:
- four semi-finalists from the Scotiabank GTHL Playoffs;
- four teams that place first to fourth at the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) Championship;
- three clubs from the ALLIANCE (champion, finalist and winner of a best-of-three Semi-Final Wild Card Series to be played between losers of the two league semi-finals);
- two United States entries;
- one Hockey Northwestern Ontario (HNO) representative; and
- one Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA) representative.
The 2016 OHL Cup featured five Wild Card teams, compared to three in previous years, as determined by a series of five Wild Card Play-In games on Tuesday, March 15. Also new in 2016, two of the original eight Wild Card spots were reversed for GTHL clubs and one for the winner of the OMHA SCTA Consolation Game.
Visit OHLCup.ca for more information.