Three players from the Kitchener Jr. Rangers Minor Midget AAA program have been named to the OHL Gold Cup.
Justin McCombs and Cole Schwindt have been named to Team Alliance while Cole MacKay has been named to Team NOHA. Jr. Ranger goalie coach Marc McCallum and head coach Dean DeSilva are on Team Alliance's coaching staff.
The Kitchener Jr. Ranger Minor Midget AAA program is proud of their accomplishment and wish them the best of luck.
One hundred sixty players have been selected to represent eight teams at the upcoming 2017 OHL Gold Cup May 3-7 in Kitchener, ON.
Members of the Steering Committee, along with Joe Birch, Senior Director of Hockey Development and Special Events with the Ontario Hockey League, were at Activa Sportsplex Tuesday afternoon, to make the announcement.
“Every year, the players selected to participate in the OHL Gold Cup put on such a display of skill and the ability to adapt to a new team, it is so fun to see,” said OHL Gold Cup Co-Chair, Tony Martindale. “Today, the countdown to puck drop really begins.”
“The Ontario Hockey League is pleased to once again partner with the OHF and Hockey Canada for the 2017 OHL Gold Cup. This great partnership has, and will continue to, develop some of the very best players from across Ontario who will compete for a spot on Team Canada’s Under-17 selection camp in July,” said Joe Birch.
Highlights from the OHL Gold Cup Rosters
- 18 of the 21 players selected in the first round of the OHL Priority Selection are on OHL Gold Cup rosters
- 129 of 160 OHL Gold Cup players were picked in the OHL Priority Selection
- Top teams represented: Thunder Bay Kings (8), Quinte Red Devils (8), Sudbury Wolves (8), Mississauga Reps (7), London Jr. Knights (6), Whitby Wildcats (6), North Bay Trappers (6), Mississauga Rebels (6), Vaughan Kings (6)
- From the 2016 event, 28 OHL Gold Cup alumni were selected to play for Hockey Canada at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge (the largest Ontario contingent since the inception of the three Canadian team system)
Complete rosters and the schedule are available at ohlgoldcup.com
About the OHL Gold Cup
The OHL Gold Cup is an annual showcase event featuring top under-16 talent in Ontario. As part of the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence, select players from the OHL Gold Cup will be invited to attend the National Under-17 Selection Camp, where they will have a chance to compete with other top talent from across Canada, to earn a spot at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.