Tournament Info

The 2014 OHL Cup will feature the top 20 Minor Midget AAA teams from Ontario and the United States. The showcase will run from March 11 to 16 at Buckingham Arena at Downsview Park in Toronto.

Champions and finalists from the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA), Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario (ALLIANCE), Ontario East Minor Hockey League (OEMHL), along with representatives from Hockey Northwestern Ontario (HNO), and the Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA) will compete along with two representatives from the United States.
 
***ADMISSION IS FREE FOR ALL 2014 OHL CUP SHOWCASE TOURNAMENT GAMES***
 

2014 OHL CUP STRUCTURE

Seventeen teams will be guaranteed a spot in the showcase. A Wild Card play-in (described below) will determine the other three teams.
 
TEAM PLAYOFF FINISH
GTHL* 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th
OMHA** 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th
ALLIANCE*** 1st, 2nd & 3rd
OEMHL 2 Teams (Champion & Finalist)
USA 2 Teams
HNO 1 Team
NOHA 1 Team

* GTHL - The four teams that reach the League semifinals shall be awarded a spot in the OHL Cup.

** OMHA - The four teams that place at the OMHA Championship shall be awarded a spot in the OHL Cup.

*** ALLIANCE - The winner of the ALLIANCE Wild Card series shall be awarded the third Alliance spot in the OHL Cup. The Wild Card match-up is a best-of-three series between the two teams eliminated from the ALLIANCE Semifinals.
 
 
OHL CUP WILD CARD PLAY-IN
  • Six teams will take part in a one-game, "win and you're in" match-up prior to the start of the OHL Cup on the afternoon of Tuesday, Mar. 11.
  • Two Wild Card spots will automatically be filled by the fifth-place team at the OMHA Championship and the loser of the ALLIANCE Wild Card series.
  • A selection committee will name the remaining four teams one week before the play-in date. The committee will evaluate and review teams' regular-season, post-season and tournament play.
  • Wild Card play-in match-ups and home/away seeding will be decided through a random draw prior to the games on Tuesday, Mar. 11.
  • The three winners from the Wild Card play-in games will advance to the OHL Cup. These three teams will not begin their OHL Cup schedule until Wednesday, Mar. 12.


Click here to download a printable version of the Final Divisional Alignment

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2014 OHL CUP ON ROGERS TV

The OHL in association with Rogers TV is also pleased to announce coverage of the OHL Cup on Rogers TV Cable 10/63 in Toronto/Scarborough.  Broadcast coverage will include daily games from the round-robin along with both Semi-Final matchups and the Championship Final.  Schedule details are available at www.RogersTV.com/ohlcup.  Additional airtimes will also be available on Rogers TV Sports+ for Rogers digital customers across Ontario on channels 368 (SD) and 369 (HD) and for OHL Action Pak subscribers.  Visit www.rogerstv.com/sports for complete broadcast schedule.

TOURNAMENT RULES:

Overtime and Ties:

a. In Preliminary Round games, if tied at the end of regulation time, teams will play one five (5) minute stop time "SUDDEN VICTORY" overtime period 4 on 4 (teams do not change ends).  If still tied, the tie will stand and will count as one point in the standings for each team.

b. Ties in the quarter, semi-finals and gold medal games shall be handled as follows:

If tied at the end of regulation time, teams will not change ends, and play a ten (10) minute stop time sudden victory overtime period 4 on 4.  If still tied, teams will play another ten (10) minute overtime period. If still tied after that, teams will retire to their dressing rooms while the ice is resurfaced.  Upon returning to the ice, teams will commence playing ten (10) minute stop time sudden victory overtime periods until one team scores.  In any overtime period, the team scoring the first goal shall be declared the winner. All overtime periods will be played 4 on 4. 

Tie Breaking Formula – Ties in Standings – 2 Teams Tied

a.    If a tie exists than the team with the most wins shall be awarded the higher position. (Using all four games of the round robin.)
   
b.    If a tie still exists, then the team who won the game between the two teams will be awarded the higher position.
   
c.    If still tied, add the goals for and the goals against together and divide into the goals for with the team having the highest percentage being awarded the higher position.  This method shall take into account all four of a team's games in the round robin.
   
d.    If still tied the team with the fewest goals against (all round robin games   played) will gain the highest position
   
e.    If still tied the team with the least number of minutes in penalties throughout all of the round robin games is awarded the higher position.
   
f.    If still tied, the team which scored the first goal in the game between the tied teams is awarded the higher position. (Divisions 3 & 4 not included)
   
g.    If still tied, a single coin toss will determine which team is awarded the higher position.

Tie Breaking Formula – Ties in Standings – 3 or More Teams Tied

Note: The three-team tiebreaker is used to determine the seeding of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc…. If any step in the tiebreaker only seeds one team, that team assumes that position. The three team tiebreaker will continue to determine the seeding of the two remaining teams. At no time will teams using this formula go back to the two-team tiebreaker

a.    If a tie exists than the team with the most wins shall be awarded the higher position. (Using all four games of the round robin.)
   
b.    If still tied, add the goals for and the goals against together and divide into the goals for with the team having the highest percentage being awarded the playoff positions.  This method shall take into account all the round robin games.

Note: The highest percentage gains the highest position(s).
   
        This exercise establishes the team or teams with the highest position(s) by
percentage. These teams will advance. If there are still teams tied, they go to the next step. They do not go back to the “Two Team Tiebreaker”.

Example:

A.     Team A - .714 = 1 seed - Advances
Team B - .500 = 3 seed – Does not advance
Team C - .650 = 2 seed – Advances

B.     Team A - .714 = 1 seed – Advances
Team B - .500 = Still tied with team C – goes to next step
Team C- .500 = Still tied with team B – goes to next step

c.    If still tied the team with the fewest goals against (all round robin games   played) will gain the highest position

d.    If still tied the team with the least number of minutes in penalties throughout all of the round robin games is awarded the higher position.

e.    If still tied, a single coin toss will determine which team is awarded the higher position.

 

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