With mere seconds remaining in regulation time and the game tied, this season’s edition of the OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour looked like it was headed to overtime, just like the last two years.
The Mississauga Reps and Toronto Nationals are headed to this year’s OHL Cup final after earning their berth the hard way. The Reps to work their butts off and face top notch opponents to earn their spots in the final as wild card entries with impressive quarterfinal and semifinal wins against the top ranked teams in the province.
It’s make the playoffs or head home day for several teams at the 2017 OHL Cup. With eight spots on the line for Saturday’s quarterfinals, 12 teams will be packing up and heading home after failing to qualify upon completion of their final round robin game on Friday.
The cream is starting to rise to the top of the 2017 OHL Cup with three teams sporting perfect 2-0 records. There’s still two days of the round robin to be played and anything can happen but it’s better to have two wins than two losses at this point in the tournament.
The 2017 OHL Cup got underway on Tuesday, March 14 at the Scotiabank Pond with the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) playing host to the event.
The 2016-17 OHL Regular Season is almost complete, and the playoff picture is beginning to solidify. With just a handful of games left, there is just the matter of scoring records to attend to—and a few teams are fighting for their seasons.
The Erie Otters receive tons of kudos in the OHL, and deservingly so. Since Connor McDavid came along in 2012, they’ve built a solid foundation and they continue to produce some of junior hockey’s biggest stars two years after McDavid moved on to the Edmonton Oilers.
As teams in the WHL, OHL and QMJHL suit up for their last games of the season, we’re seeing leaders hold steadfast and others jumping ahead in the knick of time. Here’s a look at the top performers and contenders in the CHL as the countdown to the postseason begins.
As far as the Eastern Conference, there’s a pretty good idea of how the top half of the standings are going to shape up. The Peterborough Petes have a comfortable lead atop the conference, the Mississauga Steelheads have already clinched the Central Division and the number two spot at least with two weeks left in the regular season.
With six teams on the latest Minor Midget Top-10 Rankings now locked into a spot at the 2017 OHL Cup, we haven’t seen any drastic change over the past 11 weeks, but there are some new teams launching up at the right time.
The Windsor Spitfires will be hosting the Memorial Cup this year from May 1818 to 28. Despite possessing several top NHL prospects, the team will most certainly enter the tournament as underdogs.
The 2016-17 regular season is just about wrapped up, and it’s become clear who should walk away from it with an armful of hardware. Two players might end up with two trophies apiece, and both are Otters. Here are my predictions.
1) Team South Wins 2017 Alberta Cup
2) Road to the RBC Cup: Cougars Captain Josh Maguire Ready to Return for Nationals
3) Western Canada Cup Finals Set with Brooks Against Chilliwack
4) St. Albert Slash Make History at 2017 Esso Cup
5) Supporting Casts Will be Key in OHL Final