Nine prospects selected by the Petes in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection will suit up in the OHL Gold Cup in Kitchener from May 3-6, 2018.
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 across Canada, to earn a spot at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
Peterborough’s nine prospects competing in the tournament, the second-most of all OHL clubs, are as follows:
Will Cuylle (Team GTHL Blue) – 1st Round, 3rd Overall from the Toronto Marlboros
Cameron Butler (Team OMHA Black) – 2nd Round, 27th Overall from the York Simcoe Express
Tye Austin (Team HEO) – 3rd Round, 43rd Overall from the Kanata Lasers
Jack Bar (Team OMHA Black) – 3rd Round, 52nd Overall from the York Simcoe Express
Shawn Spearing (Team GTHL Red)– 4th Round, 75th Overall from the Toronto Jr. Canadiens
Matthew Perciballi (Team GTHL Red)– 5th Round, 83rd Overall from the Don Mills Flyers
Jakson Kirk (Team OMHA White) – 7th Round, 123rd Overall from the Guelph Gryphons
Luc Reeve (Team OMHA Black) – 8th Round, 143rd Overall from the Peterborough Petes
Sheldon Serraglio (Team ALLIANCE) – 8th Round, 150th Overall from the London Jr. Knights
Tournament games kick off on Thursday, May 3 at 1:30pm as Team OMHA White (Kirk) takes on Team GTHL Blue (Cuylle). Later that day, Team GTHL Red (Spearing, Perciballi) faces Team ALLIANCE (Serraglio) at 3:45pm; Team HNO battles Team HEO (Austin) at 6:00pm, and Team OMHA Black (Butler, Bar, Reeve) takes on Team NOHA at 8:15pm. The championship game is scheduled for Sunday, May 6 at 12:30pm.
New this year, players will also take part in three off-ice education sessions, dedicated position-specific practices, and a full-team game-day skate.
For more information including full team rosters, schedule, and to purchase tickets please visit www.ohlgoldcup.com.
Interested in being part of the Petes family next season? The season ticket early-bird deadline is 4:30pm on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Call Steve 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.