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Nine Spirit Prospects Named to OHL Gold Cup Rosters

 KITCHENER, Ont. – One hundred sixty players have been selected to represent eight teams at the upcoming 2017 OHL Gold Cup May 3-7 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

 

Of the players selected were nine prospects from the Saginaw Spirit’s 2017 OHL Priority Selection Draft. With four of their 17 drafts pick ineligible, the Spirit has nine of a possible 13 prospects taking part in the five-day tournament. Only the Guelph Storm, who chose second overall in the 2017 Priority Selection Draft, is sending more prospects to the OHL Gold Cup than the Spirit (11).

 

Spirit Prospects participating in 2017 OHL Gold Cup:

 

Team ALLIANCE:

Aidan Preuter, London Jr. Knights, 2nd round, 24th overall

Mason Millman, London Jr. Knights, 7th round, 124th overall

Stephane Crevier, Sun County Panthers, 10th round, 188th overall

 

GTHL Blue:

Nicholas Porco, Vaughan Kings, 1st round, 4th overall

Duncan Penman, Mississauga Rebels, 2nd round, 25th overall

Joe Kennedy, Toronto Red Wings, 4th round, 64th overall

 

NOHA:

Camaryn Baber, Soo Greyhounds Midget, 3rd round, 57th overall

 

TEAM OHA (White):

Ryan Stepian, Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs, 3rd round, 41st overall

Dalton Bancroft, Quinte Red Devils, 11th round, 204th overall

 

The OHL Gold Cup serves as a platform for 16 year-old players to showcase their talents to Hockey Canada in hopes for an invitation to Team Canada’s Under-17 Selection Camp in July.

 

Highlights from the OHL Gold Cup Rosters:

 

  • 19 of the 21 players selected in the first round of the 2017 OHL Priority Selection are on OHL Gold Cup rosters.
  • 130 of 160 OHL Gold Cup players were picked in the OHL Priority Selection
  • Top minor midget teams represented: Thunder Bay Kings (8), Quinte Red Devils (8), Sudbury Wolves (8), Mississauga Reps (7), London Jr. Knights (6), Whitby Wildcats (6), North Bay Trappers (6), Mississauga Rebels (6), Vaughan Kings (6)
  • From the 2016 event, 28 OHL Gold Cup alumni were selected to play for Hockey Canada at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge (the largest Ontario contingent since the inception of the three Canadian team system)

 

Number of Prospects represented in OHL Gold Cup for each OHL team:

  • Guelph Storm (11)
  • Saginaw Spirit (9)
  • Sudbury Wolves (9)
  • Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (9)
  • North Bay Battalion (9)
  • Flint Firebirds (9)
  • Sarnia Sting (8)
  • London Knights (7)
  • Hamilton Bulldogs (7)
  • Niagara IceDogs (6)
  • Kitchener Rangers (6)
  • Barrie Colts (5)
  • Kingston Frontenacs (5)
  • Oshawa Generals (5)
  • Ottawa 67’s (5)
  • Peterborough Petes (5)
  • Windsor Spitfires (5)
  • Mississauga Steelheads (4)
  • Owen Sound Attack (4)
  • Erie Otters (2)

 

 

Season Tickets for the 2017-18 season are on sale NOW! Reserve your seat at The Dow Event Center by calling (989) 497-7747 or visit www.saginawspirit.com for more information. YOUR Region. YOUR team. YOU’RE invited.

 

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