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Seven Storm prospects will take part in 2018 OHL Gold Cup

Seven prospects selected by the Storm in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection will suit up in the OHL Gold Cup in Kitchener from May 3-6, 2018.

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 across Canada, to earn a spot at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

New features of the OHL Gold Cup in 2018 include: three off-ice education sessions, dedicated position-specific practices, and a full-team game-day skate. Additionally, the format of the tournament itself has been updated to feature three pool games and one crossover game on the final day. The OHL Gold Cup champion will be the winner of the A1 versus B1 crossover game.

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2018 OHL GOLD CUP ROSTERS INCLUDE:

• All eligible players from the first round of the 2018 OHL Priority Selection have been named to OHL Gold Cup rosters (19 of the 20).
• 130 of the 160 OHL Gold Cup players were picked in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection.
• Top minor hockey teams represented on rosters: Thunder Bay Kings (11), Sudbury Wolves (9), Toronto Marlboros (9), North Bay Trappers (8), Oakville Rangers (8), Mississauga Reps (7), Vaughan Kings (7), Rockland Nationals (6).
• From the 2017 event, 22 OHL Gold Cup alumni were selected to play for Hockey Canada at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Guelph’s seven prospects competing in the tournament are as follows:

Guelph Storm (7):
Owen Bennett (OMHA Black)
Ty Collins (OMHA Black)
Ben McFarlane (ALLIANCE)
Luka Profaca (GTHL Red)
Spencer Smith (OMHA Black)
Zack Terry (OMHA Black)
Cooper Walker (ALLIANCE)

The tournament games kick off on Thursday, May 3rd at 1:30pm with Team OMHA White taking on Team GTHL Blue.  Later that day, Team GTHL Red (Profaca) faces off against Team ALLIANCE (Walker, McFarlane) at 3:45pm and Team OMHA Black (Bennett, Collins, Smith, Terry) takes on Team NOHA at 8:15pm.

The championship game is scheduled for Sunday, May 6 at 12:30pm.

For more information including full team rosters, schedule, and to purchase tickets please visit www.ohlgoldcup.com.


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