|Toronto Jr. Canadiens Top OHL Cup Rankings|
Hockey Leagueannounced the weekly minor midget rankings for the 2008 Ontario Hockey League Showcase for the OHL Cup, hosted by the GTHL. The Toronto Jr. Canadiens, undefeated in 102 games last, season are once again in top spot. The Toronto Jr. Canadiens are well known, and boast a squad with possibly 4 of the top 6 ranked players in this years upcoming OHL entry draft. The weekly rankings are determined by a panel of OHL Central Scouting staff and reflect the top teams that are competing to play in the annual year-end championship tournament.
Minor Midget Rankings for the
OHL Cup Showcase Tournament- Week 14 (last week's ranking in brackets)
Honourable Mention: Toronto Young Nats - GTHL Detroit Honeybaked U16 - MWEHL- USA London Jr. Knights - MHAO
The 2008 OHL Showcase for the OHL Cup will be played at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, from March 19, 2008 through March 23, 2008.OMHA, ODMHA, the Alliance and a representative from the NOHA will participate in the tournament, along with additional teams identified by the Tournament Selection Committee.
Last March, the Mississauga IceDogs defeated the Toronto Marlboros 2-1 in the championship game of the OHL Cup Showcase Tournament, which was hosted at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga for the first time. The IceDogs lineup included first round OHL picks Casey Cizikas (Mississauga St. Michael's Majors) and Andrew Agozzino (Niagara IceDogs). Ethan Werek (Kingston Frontenacs) and Michael Zador (London Knights) were first round picks from the Marlboros. Several current OHL players are graduates of the OHL Cup, including Steven Stamkos of the Sarnia Sting, Michael Del Zotto of the Oshawa Generals, John Tavares of the Oshawa Generals and Jared Staal of the Sudbury Wolves.