2015 OHL Cup Final Top-10 Rankings, News (Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario)

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2015 OHL Cup Final Top-10 Rankings
Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the eighteenth and final edition of the weekly Minor Midget rankings for the 2015 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament hosted by the Greater Toronto Hockey League. The weekly rankings are determined by a panel of OHL Central Scouting Staff and represent the top teams that are competing to play in the annual year-end championship tournament which takes place March 17-23, 2015.  All games will be played at Buckingham Arena in Toronto until the Championship Final moves to the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Monday March 23.

Minor Midget Rankings for the 2015 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament – Week 18

RANK

TEAM

LEAGUE

LAST WEEK

WEEKS RANKED

1

Toronto Marlies

GTHL

2

18

2

Don Mills Flyers

GTHL

1

18

3

Quinte Red Devils

OMHA

3

18

4

Toronto Titans

GTHL

4

18

5

Toronto Jr. Canadiens

GTHL

5

18

6

Ottawa Valley Titans

OEMHL

8

13

7

Mississauga Rebels

GTHL

7

18

8

Waterloo Wolves

ALLIANCE

10

4

9

Ottawa Jr. 67's

OEMHL

6

16

10

York-Simcoe Express

OMHA

-

6

Honourable Mention

London Jr. Knights

ALLIANCE

9

12

Mississauga Reps

GTHL

-

0

Kitchener Jr. Rangers

ALLIANCE

-

0

Halton Hills Hurricanes

OMHA

-

0

 

The action begins this afternoon with three Wild Card ‘Play In’ Games to complete the list of 20 tournament entries before the 40-game Round Robin action begins on Tuesday night through Friday.  The Quarter-Finals and Semi-Final contests will be played on Saturday with the Championship Final set for next Monday night.

Wild Card ‘Play In’ Games:

Game 1: 12:00 pm – Mississauga Reps (GTHL Invite) vs. Whitby Wildcats (OMHA Invite) Winner becomes WC1
Game 2: 2:00 pm – Mississauga Rebels (GTHL Invite) vs. Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs (ALLIANCE Semi-Finalist) Winner becomes WC2
Game 3: 4:00 pm – Toronto Red Wings (GTHL Invite) vs. North Central Predators (OMHA Championship 5th Place) Winner becomes WC3

Wild Card ‘Play In’ Game Invites were determined by a Tournament Selection Committee based on regular season, playoff, and tournament play.  All three matchups were randomly drawn on Monday night.   

Click here to download a printable version of the Divisional Alignment

Click here to download a printable version of the Tournament Schedule

Last season the Toronto Marlboros captured their fourth OHL Cup title in 10 years with a 5-0 win over the Toronto Jr. Canadiens. Marlies forward and OHL Cup MVP Michael McLeod had seven goals and four assists in the tournament and was later selected fifth overall by the Mississauga Steelheads in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection.

McLeod was one of 15 first round draft selections from 2014 OHL Cup teams, including eight of the top ten picks. Those names include Jakob Chychrun (Toronto Jr. Canadiens - 1st overall to the Sarnia Sting), Adam Mascherin (Vaughan Kings - 2nd overall to the Kitchener Rangers), Travis Barron (Toronto Jr. Canadiens - 3rd overall to the Ottawa 67's), Brandon Saigeon (Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs - 4th overall to the Belleville Bulls), William Bitten (Ottawa Jr. 67's - 7th overall to the Plymouth Whalers), Victor Mete (Toronto Jr. Canadiens - 8th overall to the Owen Sound Attack) and Tye Felhaber (Ottawa Valley Titans - 10th overall to the Saginaw Spirit).

Six first round selections in the 2014 NHL Draft are OHL Cup graduates including Sam Bennett (Toronto Marlboros/Calgary Flames), Michael Dal Colle (Vaughan Kings/New York Islanders), Nick Ritchie (Toronto Marlboros/Anaheim Ducks), Robby Fabbri (Mississauga Rebels/St. Louis Blues), Jared McCann (London Jr. Knights/Vancouver Canucks) and Josh Ho-Sang (Toronto Marlboros/New York Islanders).

Notable OHL Cup graduates currently playing in the NHL include Taylor Hall (Greater Kingston Frontenacs/Edmonton Oilers), John Tavares (Toronto Marlboros/New York Islanders), Steven Stamkos (Markham Waxers/Tampa Bay Lightning), Tyler Seguin (Toronto Nationals/Dallas Stars), 2011 NHL Rookie of the Year Jeff Skinner (Toronto Nationals/Carolina Hurricanes) and 2010 OHL Cup MVP Sean Monahan (Mississauga Rebels/Calgary Flames).

For more information, please visit ohlcup.ca.

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