Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League in association with the Greater Toronto Hockey League announced the 20 competing teams and final schedule for the 2013 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament, hosted by the GTHL and presented by Visit Orlando to be played March 12-17 at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, ON.
The 20 competing teams represent the champions and finalists from minor hockey associations in Ontario including the Greater Toronto Hockey League, Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario, Ontario Minor Hockey Association, and Ottawa District Minor Hockey Association, along with a representative from the Northern Ontario Hockey Association and Hockey Northwestern Ontario. Invited teams were chosen by the Tournament Selection Committee.
The 40-game round-robin begins Tuesday evening with four games on the schedule and continues through Friday evening at the Hershey Centre. The top two teams in each division qualify for one of the four Quarter-Final matchups on Saturday morning, with Semi-Final games played Saturday night at Hershey Centre. The Championship Final is set for 3:00 pm Sunday afternoon at Herb Carnegie Arena in North York.
The showcase provides fans and scouts one last opportunity to see many of the top minor midget aged players from across Ontario and parts of the United States compete for the OHL Cup performing against the best competition prior to the 2013 OHL Priority Selection.
2013 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament Divisions:
Toronto Marlboros (GTHL Champions)
Barrie Jr. Colts (OMHA Bronze Medalists)
Elite Hockey (USA Invite)
Eastern Ontario Wild (ODMHA Finalists)
NOHA All-Stars (NOHA Representative)
Mississauga Rebels (GTHL Invite)
York Simcoe Express (OMHA Invite)
Waterloo Wolves (ALLIANCE Finalists)
Ottawa Senators (ODMHA Champions)
Halton Hurricanes (OMHA Invite)
Oakville Rangers (OMHA Champions)
Huron Perth Lakers (ALLIANCE Invite)
Thunder Bay Kings (HNO Invite)
Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL Finalists)
Central Ontario Wolves (OMHA Invite)
Elgin Middlesex Chiefs (ALLIANCE Champions)
Whitby Wildcats (OMHA Finalists)
TPH Thunder (USA Invite)
Toronto Red Wings (GTHL Invite)
Southern Tier Admirals (OMHA Invite)