2018 OHL Cup Report


The 2018 OHL Cup lived up to its billing and then some as the top tournament of the year in Minor Midget AAA hockey in Ontario. Always a great event put on by the Ontario Hockey League, this year’s tournament had everything you could possibly want to see.

This year, perhaps more so than in recent years, mostly all of the top players in the age group really seemed to elevate their game to the highest level of the season. This resulted in all of the team managements and fans in attendance getting to see what everyone hopes to see- big players making big plays in big games. That seemed to be the theme of the week as top draft prospects such as Quinton Byfield, Will Cuylle, Dylan Robinson, Evan Vierling, Jamie Drysdale, Cole Perfetti and Cameron Tolnai all routinely coming up big for their respective teams during their tournament runs.

An exciting playoff round saw some surprises with the Toronto Marlboros being ousted in the semifinals by their GTHL rival Toronto Jr. Canadiens. The Jr. Canadiens then used that momentum in the Final against another GTHL foe in the Vaughan Kings in a convincing win to claim the OHL Cup with the aforementioned Dylan Robinson being named Tournament MVP. had full coverage of the tournament with Director of Scouting Andrew Sykes being showed by area scouts Ryan Stacey, Mitch Avis, Jason Gray, Brent Craswell, Chris Bowen, Trevor Revoy and Matt Stewart all taking in the action.

The following report includes our picks for the Top 20 performers of the 2018 OHL Cup along with comments on numerous more players.

Our staff has also been working hard at putting the finishing touches on our Final 2018 OHL Draft Rankings and we expect to have those completed and available on Thursday, March 29.

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1. Shane Wright, Don Mills Flyers
2. Brennan Othmann, Don Mills Flyers
3. Brandt Clarke, Don Mills Flyers
4. Roman Schmidt, Don Mills Flyers
5. Colby Saganiuk, Pittsburgh Penguins 16U
6. Dylan Duke, Compuware 16U
7. Connor Lockhart, Kanata Lasers
8. Mason McTavish, Pembroke Lumberkings
9. Sasha Pastujov, Compuware 16U
10. Maddox Callens, Brantford 99ers

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