Team GTHL Blue 2018 OHL Gold Cup Champions
Date: May, 10, 2018 10:19 AM EDT
Kitchener, Ont. - After going completely undefeated throughout the 2018 Gold Cup, Team GTHL Blue ended the Championship game in an 8-2 victory over Team GTHL Red.
This is the fifth time in OHL Gold Cup history that Team GTHL Blue has taken home the Gold Cup.
The annual showcase event held from May 2-6, 2018 featured the 160 top under-16 talent in Ontario, split into eight teams based on their geographical location and home member. Among the participants were teams from ALLIANCE, Ontario Minor Hockey Association, Northern Ontario Hockey Association, Greater Toronto Hockey League, Hockey Eastern Ontario and Hockey Northwestern Ontario.
In addition to Team GTHL Blue's Gold Cup win, Team OMHA Black took home bronze after defeating Team OMHA White, while Team HNO won Consolation Gold in a close game that went to a shootout against Team ALLIANCE and NOHA took home Consolation Bronze over Team HEO.
As part of the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence (POE), players competing at the OHL Gold Cup have an opportunity to be evaluated for invitation to the national under-17 development camp, where Hockey Canada gathers the top talent from across the country to introduce players to the national team program and provide a foundation of development as they progress through the POE.