Tournament Info

The 2016 OHL Cup will feature the top 20 Minor Midget AAA teams from Ontario and the United States. The showcase will run from March 15-21, with all games being played at the Scotiabank Pond in Toronto until the Championship Final moves to the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Monday March 21.

Champions and finalists from the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA), Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario (ALLIANCE), the highest finishing minor midget team in the Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) midget league, 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 2016 OHL CUP SHOWCASE TOURNAMENT GAMES***
  

2016 OHL CUP STRUCTURE

Fifteen teams will be guaranteed a spot in the showcase. A Wild Card play-in (described below) will determine the other five teams.
 
TEAM PLAYOFF FINISH
GTHL^^ 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th
OMHA## 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th
ALLIANCE** 1st, 2nd & 3rd
USA 2 Teams
HNO 1 Team
NOHA 1 Team
GUARANTEED SPOTS 15
WILD CARDS TO BE EARNED 5

^^ GTHL - The four teams that reach the league semi-finals shall be awarded a tournament spot.

## OMHA - The four teams that place at the OMHA Championships shall be awarded a tournament spot.

** ALLIANCE - The third team would be the winner of the Alliance Semi-Final Wild Card Series. (Best of three series between two teams who lost in league semi-finals)
 
 
OHL CUP WILD CARD PLAY-IN
  • Ten 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, March 15.
  • Five spots for play in games will be granted automatically through the following ways:
  1. Fifth-place team at the OMHA Championship 
  2. Loser of the ALLIANCE Wild Card series
  3. Winner in GTHL Wild Card Play In Series A*
  4. Winner in GTHL Wild Card Play In Series B*
  5. Winner of OMHA-SCTA consolation game**

* GTHL Wild Card Series A features 5th and 8th seeded teams (after first round of GTHL playoffs) facing off while GTHL Wild Card Series B features 6th and 7th seeded teams (after first round of GTHL playoffs) playing each other. Winners of Series A and Series B earn automatic Wild Card Play In Game on Tuesday, March 15.

** New SCTA Tournament Consolation Game sees two semi-final losing teams from SCTA tournament competing against each other. Winner of this game earns automatic Wild Card Play in Game on Tuesday, March 15. This game/series would be held in the OMHA league that is NOT hosting the OMHA Championship. For 2015-16 season this series will be in the SCTA.

  • A selection committee will name the remaining five 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, March 15.
  • The five winners from the Wild Card play-in games will advance to the OHL Cup. These five teams will not begin their OHL Cup schedule until Wednesday, March 16.

 

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 [GF/(GF+GA)] 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.

 

Schedule & Results Previous Games
  Wednesday May 25
RD 1 1 BDN 3rd - 2:30
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