Five Kitchener Rangers’ prospects to participate in 2017 OHL Gold Cup
Five Kitchener Rangers prospects taken in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection will partake in the 2017 OHL Gold Cup to be held May 3-7, 2017 in Kitchener.
The Rangers’ prospects will suit up as follows:
|Team ALLIANCE||Grayson Ladd (D)||Chatham-Kent Cyclones||1st round; 13th overall|
|Team GTHL (Red)||Mike Petizian (LW)||Mississauga Reps||5th round; 92nd overall|
|Team HEO (Maroon)||Simon Mack (D)||Selects Academy||7th round; 132nd overall|
|Team HNO (Yellow)||Carter Tresoor (C)||Kenora Thistles||6th round; 112th overall|
|Team OMHA (Black)||Matt Gordon (C)||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.