Eight Petes prospects added in last Saturday’s OHL Priority Selection have been named to 2019 OHL Gold Cup rosters where they’ll represent their respective minor hockey associations from May 2-5 at the Activa Sportsplex in Kitchener.
The Petes prospects selected to participate include:
- C Mason McTavish, selected in the 1st round, 5th overall (HEO)
- C J.R. Avon, selected in the 1st round, 11th overall (OMHA White)
- RW Tucker Robertson, selected in the 4th round, 72nd overall (GTHL Blue)
- D Josh Kavanagh, selected in the 5th round, 93rd overall (NOHA)
- RW Cole Patey, selected in the 6th round, 113th overall (OMHA White)
- G Michael Simpson, selected in the 10th round, 193rd overall (ALLIANCE)
- D Nicholas Paone, selected in the 12th round, 233rd overall (OMHA White)
- RW Ryan Cutler, selected in the 12th round, 235th overall (OMHA Black)
Only three teams (Ottawa, 11; Kingston, 10; and North Bay, 9) have more prospects participating in the tournament.
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, to earn a spot at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
OHL Gold Cup players will receive development opportunities and training directly from Hockey Canada instructors. Throughout the week players will participate in three off-ice education sessions, dedication position-specific practices, and a full-team game-day skate.
Want to see the next wave of Petes talent in action? Become a member of the Petes family with a Season Ticket Membership! The season ticket early-bird deadline is May 31, 2019. Call Mike at (705) 743-3681 ext. 263. Select sponsorship inventory is also available if you’re interested in growing your brand. To learn more, contact Greg at (705) 743-3681 ext. 227.