Six Kitchener Rangers prospects taken in Saturday’s OHL Priority Selection have been chosen to partake in the 2017 OHL Gold Cup to be held May 3-7, 2017 in Kitchener.
The Rangers’ prospects will suit up as follows:
|D||Grayson Ladd||Chatham-Kent Cyclones||1st round; 13th overall|
|Team GTHL (Red)|
|D||Michael Vukojevic||Mississauga Rebels||2nd round; 33rd overall|
|LW||Mike Petizian||Mississauga Reps||5th round; 92nd overall|
|Team HEO (Maroon)|
|D||Simon Mack||Selects Academy||7th round; 132nd overall|
|Team HNO (Yellow)|
|C||Carter Tresoor||Kenora Thistles||6th round; 112th overall|
|Team OMHA (Black)|
|C||Matt Gordon||Guelph Gryphons||3rd round; 58th overall|
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 and potentially earn a spot at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
From the 2016 event, 28 OHL Gold Cup alumni were selected to play for Hockey Canada at the World Under-17’s – the largest Ontario contingent since the inception of the three Canadian team system.