On the heels of the conclusion of the Petes’ regular season came the first on-ice showing of five prospects at this past weekend’s OHL Gold Cup. 2001-born prospects Cameron Supryka (OMHA Black), Daniel Panetta (OMHA White), Jagger O’Toole (ALLIANCE), Andrew Horsley (OMHA Black) and Ryan Richardson (HEO) were all selected to take part in the four-day tournament.
Supryka (0-2-2) and Horsley (0-3-3) took home silver medals as Team OMHA Black (3W-2L) fell 3-1 to Team GTHL Red in the finals. Ryan Richardson (1-2-3) and Team HEO (3W-1L-1OTL) finished third after defeating Panetta and Team OMHA White (2W-3L) 3-2 in the bronze medal game. Jagger O’Toole and Team ALLIANCE (3W-2L) rounded out the consolation final with a 3-2 victory over Team GTHL Blue.
The annual tournament, made up of eight teams and 160 players representing Ontario’s minor hockey governing bodies, aims to showcase Ontario’s top under-16 talent. Hockey Canada uses the 20-game event as an evaluation tool to build the three rosters that will represent Canada at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in November. Current Petes to have competed in both the OHL Gold Cup and World Under-17 Hockey Challenge include Matt Spencer, Dylan Wells, Zach Gallant, Declan Chisholm and Hunter Jones.
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