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THE FUTURE OF HOCKEY SHINES BRIGHT THIS WEEKEND
Submitted By Dianne Skirving on Thursday, December 5, 2019
By Ontario Minor Hockey Association, 12/04/19, 11:45AM EST   2119

OMHA MINOR MIDGET AAA SHOWCASE POWERED BY UNDER ARMOUR

The great ones that grew up playing Ontario Minor Hockey Association have taken their places at the next level of hockey. Now, the next wave of talent will take to the ice at the Ontario Minor Hockey Association’s Minor Midget AAA Showcase powered by Under Armour in Oakville on December 6-8.

There will be 23 Ontario Minor Hockey Association Minor Midget AAA teams battling head-to-head in a series of games in front of hundreds of pro, junior and university scouts at the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex. This is one of the few times a year that all of the OMHA teams will be under one roof competing at the same time. This will be an action-packed weekend with high quality Minor Midget hockey. These players are some of the best that the OMHA has to offer.

There will be live-streaming of each game on the OMHA website brought to you by GameOn. A list of players to watch from each team as well as the rosters for the ETA vs. SCTA Midget All-Star Game are listed below.

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

TIME

AWAY

HOME

2:00

Brampton 45's

Halton Hurricanes

3:30

Guelph Jr. Gryphons

Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs

4:00

Niagara North Stars

Oakville Rangers

5:30

Grey-Bruce Highlanders

Southern Tier Admirals

6:00

Burlington Eagles

Buffalo Regals

 

SATURDAY

TIME

AWAY

HOME

8:00

Peterborough Minor Petes

York-Simcoe Express

8:30

Ajax-Pickering Raiders

Whitby Wildcats

10:00

Kingston Jr. Gaels

Barrie Jr. Colts

10:30

Quinte Red Devils

North Central Predators

12:00

ETA Midget All-Stars

SCTA Midget All-Stars

12:30

Central Ontario Wolves

Richmond Hill Coyotes

2:30

Clarington Toros

Markham Waxers

3:00

Burlington Eagles

Guelph Jr. Gryphons

4:30

Halton Hurricanes

Grey-Bruce Highlanders

5:00

Oshawa Generals

Ajax-Pickering Raiders

6:30

Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs

Buffalo Regals

7:00

Niagara North Stars

Southern Tier Admirals

8:30

Oakville Rangers

Brampton 45’s

 

SUNDAY

TIME

AWAY

HOME

8:00

Markham Waxers

Central Ontario Wolves

8:30

North Central Predators

Kingston Jr. Gaels

10:00

Ajax-Pickering Radiers

Clarington Toros

10:30

Barrie Jr. Colts

Quinte Red Devils

12:00

Richmond Hill Coyotes

Peterborough Minor Petes

12:30

Whitby Wildcats

Oshawa Generals

2:00

Buffalo Regals

Grey-Bruce Highlanders

2:30

York-Simcoe Express

Central Ontario Wolves

4:00

Brampton 45’s

Guelph Jr. Gryphons

4:30

Southern Tier Admirals

Burlington Eagles

6:00

Oakville Rangers

Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs

6:30

Halton Hurricanes

Niagara North Stars


The event is a preview of the top picks in next spring’s Ontario Hockey League draft and, in a few short years, the National Hockey League draft. The OMHA is a premier development league with 74 players drafted from 21 different teams at the 2019 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection, including four first round picks.

"The Ontario Minor Hockey Association has consistently developed bonafide prospects for the OHL year in and year out,” said Jason Ford, Barrie Colts General Manager and Head Scout. “This type of setting with all of the teams in the league playing in one place allows us to evaluate the league as a whole, and saves us a lot of time moving forward. This Showcase provides us with more information on players we are interesting in pursuing, and helps us pinpoint who we want to pay more attention to as the season goes on."

The participating clubs are the Ajax-Pickering Raiders, Barrie Jr. Colts, Brampton 45's, Buffalo Regals, Burlington Eagles, Central Ontario Wolves, Clarington Toros, Grey-Bruce Highlanders, Guelph Jr. Gryphons, Halton Hurricanes, Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs, Kingston Jr. Gaels, Markham Waxers, Niagara North Stars, North Central Predators, Oakville Rangers, Oshawa Generals, Peterborough Minor Petes, Quinte Red Devils, Richmond Hill Coyotes, Southern Tier Admirals, Whitby Wildcats and the York-Simcoe Express.

“The Ontario Minor Hockey Association has a long and proud tradition of developing some of the top hockey talent in the world,” said OMHA Executive Director Ian Taylor. “This event will be a step in identifying and developing the next crop of elite players in Ontario.”

The OMHA’s Showcase is also used to promote a path to post-secondary education for the athletes. Many OMHA graduates move on to attend and play at Ontario universities.

The OHL and U Sports will host information seminars at the tournament to explain the pathways to junior hockey and university life.

Partners for the OMHA AAA Showcase include presenting sponsor Under Armour along with Gatorade, Dairy Farmers of Ontario, GameOn, Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and U Sports.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

AJAX-PICKERING RAIDERS

#

NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

POS

11

TNIAS MATHURIN

19

4

6

10

6’2”

187

D

Steady, consistent and intelligent are the best ways to describe this high end defender. Mathurin is a mature and strong leader for the Raiders who leads by example on the ice. He makes a very strong first pass and is not afraid to join the rush at any time. He has good size and he can play with a physical edge, he uses his body to defend and relies on his ability to win one on one battles all over the ice to help make his team successful.

BARRIE JR. COLTS

#

NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

POS

19

JAX BELLWOOD

16

12

5

17

6’2”

185

F

This highly skilled offensive forward can break games open for Barrie, as he possesses a strong and powerful shot with a quick release that causes goaltenders problems. If he is not scoring on his initial shot, he generates many rebound opportunities for his teammates. Bellwood has a strong compete level and does not shy away from physical play. He is a constant contributor and defenders always need to be aware of where he is on the ice at all times.

BRAMPTON 45’S

#

NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

POS

10

JUSTIN SPURRELL

20

5

9

14

6’

155

F

Spurrell is a 200-foot forward who contributes in all zones and on both sides of the puck. He possess  great offensive upside, along with a work ethic and a shot that that gets pucks to the net. A key member of the 45's.

BUFFALO REGALS

#

NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

POS

8

BROCK JONES

16

14

5

19

5’8”

155

F

A goal scoring centreman. Jones has an elite release and can challenge to score from anywhere on the ice. He is able to roll off his defender with frequency in the offensive zone to create chances.

BURLINGTON EAGLES

#

NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

POS

16

CHUCK RAWSON

23

2

8

10

5’7”

130

D

Rawson is a smart defencemen that plays the game with a lot of poise and control. He plays a lot of quality minutes for his team and is effective in every situation. He has good vision, anticipation and makes smart plays in all three zones. His good transition game is highlighted by his ability to join the play in the offensive zone.

CENTRAL ONTARIO WOLVES

#

NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

POS

88

OWEN FERGUSSON

21

10

8

18

5’3”

120

F

This shifty, gritty playmaking centre possesses an extremely high hockey IQ and constantly generates offence from all areas of the ice. What he lacks in physical size, he makes up for with his drive and compete. He does not back down from anyone and is fearless in battles, and he is a tenacious forechecker who creates turnovers for his team and exposes defenders in transition. He has a strong playmaking ability, in which he effectively identifies seams in the offensive zone  to benefit his teammates. All the while, he shows a strong finishing ability around the net.

CLARINGTON TOROS

#

NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

POS

27

LUCAS LITTLEJOHN

16

1

10

11

5’10”

155

D

Littlejohn is a dynamic two-way defenceman who plays with a physical edge. He is an offensive driver with his team, and he will constantly jump into the rush and become a lethal option on all entries. A strong skater and utilizes his ability in all zones to be an effective defender who logs many minutes on his team.

GREY-BRUCE HIGHLANDERS

#

NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

POS

43

WILLIAM LEWIS

20

7

11

18

6’1”

150

F

A smooth skating centre who can push the defence back with his speed. Has the ability to beat opponents one on one. Lewis is at his best when he's using his great vision to find teammates for scoring opportunities.

GUELPH JR. GRYPHONS

#

NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

POS

5

MADDEN STEEN

19

8

9

17

6’1”

180

D

Steen is a defenceman with good size and likes to play a physical style of game on the back end. He has a strong skill set and he likes to demonstrate those skills joining the rush into the offensive zone. He skates well for his size and shows he is able to make quick, smart decisions at a high pace of play.

HALTON HURRICANES

#

NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

POS

18

PETER DUNNING

22

3

7

10

6’1”

170

D

A great skating two-way defenceman. Dunning uses his skating ability to rush the puck up ice and generate offence for the Hurricanes. In his own zone he battles every shift and makes life hard on the opposing team.

HAMILTON JR. BULLDOGS

#

NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

POS

78

COLBY CROSS

17

7

3

10

5’11”

140

F

An offensively gifted centre, Cross makes excellent puck decisions. He has good hands and has the ability to analyze the situation a quick pace which allows him to make smart plays with the puck.

#

NAME

GP

GAA

SO

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

POS

74

NOLAN LALONDE

12

1.78

1

6’2”

165

G

Lalonde is a big, mobile, positionally sound goaltender who has the capability to steal big games for Kingston. He shows strong rebound control and he is patient in playing big and square to shooters at all times. Therefore, not giving shooters many second chances as he tends to control many pucks. Lalonde is one of the most consistent goaltenders and shows poise well beyond his age.

MARKHAM WAXERS

#

NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

POS

11

LACHLAN WELLS

21

11

2

13

5’9”

153

F

Wells is an intelligent two-way centre who displays good offensive upside. He effectively plays in both ends of the rink and consistently plays in the heavy areas. He is an effective player in all special teams’ situations, and he is a constant contributor to his team. Wells shows a strong hockey IQ and makes others around him better.

NIAGARA NORTH STARS

#

NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

POS

63

TAI YORK

18

19

13

32

5’10”

141

F

York is a slightly undersized winger who plays the game with a fast pace, using his great acceleration to create offence. His speed and smart hockey decision making make him a slippery player with a great offensive upside.

NORTH CENTRAL PREDATORS

#

NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

POS

11

ROBBIE RUTLEDGE

21

10

4

14

5’11”

160

F

Rutledge has a nose for the net and is not afraid to dig in and work around the net to finish; he is a strong shooter who possesses a deceptive release that can flat out beat goaltenders. He is a driving force behind North Central’s offence, and he is relied upon heavily to finish. Rutledge is a lanky forward who uses his size to help create space and protect the puck in all areas of the ice.

OAKLAND RANGERS

#

NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

POS

9

BRETT HENDERSON

19

9

9

18

5’11”

163

F

Henderson is a dynamic forward that makes plays with pace and has the ability to make something out of nothing. He thinks the game well and uses his speed to create offence. His shot and offensive instincts create offensive chances for his team. He works hard and wants to be a difference maker on the ice.

OSHAWA GENERALS

#

NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

POS

90

CARSON CHRISTY

21

26

15

41

5’11”

151

F

Christy has proven to be a lethal offensive player. He is tenacious on the puck and possesses one of the slickest set of hands in the league. He is currently producing at an over a goal a game pace, and he is the driving force behind Oshawa’s offence. A prime reason Oshawa has constantly been one of the toughest teams to play. Although, he is consistently facing top defensive matchups, he thrives under the challenge and tends to bring out some of his best hockey under pressure. He is an exciting player to watch and will burn any defenders that lose track of him or give him too much space.  

PETERBOROUGH MINOR PETES

#

NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

POS

93

NICHOLAS FIELDING ROODE

16

8

8

16

5’8”

135

F

Roode possesses breakaway speed and is a shifty, hard working player who will not back down from a battle. He shows good finish in the offensive zone and he pushes back defenceman with his quick feet. Roode has shown to have a good ability to work within his teams structure and attacking teams in transition which helps to create turnovers.

QUINTE RED DEVILS

#

NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

POS

93

DALYN WAKEL

21

16

22

38

6’

166

F

As one of the most highly touted players, Wakely has earned this reputation by constantly exposing and beating defenders in numerous ways. He can expose you as a power forward by driving wide and pushing his way to the net and battling; he can beat you with his quick hands and strong release on his shot. He also reads the rush exceptionally well and utilizes all layers of attack which makes him extremely tough to defend. Wakely is a versatile forward who can play effective in the middle or on the wing.

RICHMOND HILL COYOTES

#

NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

POS

19

GEORGE FEGARAS

19

6

13

19

6’1”

188

D

Fegaras is an elite level defenceman who drives play from the back end for Richmond Hill. He is a smooth skating defender who possesses a high hockey IQ. He consistently and accurately creates clean exits out of his defensive zone, and he possesses one of the hardest shots when on the attack. He is a big threat when quarter backing his teams powerplay, whether it’s his utilization of his teammates or his shot when posted up. Fegaras is one of the most complete defenders and is polarizing to watch. 

SOUTHERN TIER ADMIRALS

#

NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

POS

66

SAM ALFANO

18

20

19

39

6’3”

185

F

Alfano has substantial size and plays as a big power-forward that skates well for his size. He is a dual threat with the puck with his great shot as well as a skilled playmaker. Alfano is a smart hockey player on the ice always finding ways to find ice and make smart decisions with and without the puck.

WHITBY WILDCATS

#

NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

POS

19

MATTHEW POITRAS

18

14

20

34

5’9”

154

F

Poitras is purely an offensive playmaking centre who utilizes his skating ability and vision in the offensive zone to generate time and space for his linemates. He is a constant offensive threat every time he steps onto the ice; he makes defenders panic with his speed in transition and his slick puck handling ability. He is tenacious at driving the net in the offensive zone and he often provides his team time and space when doing so, ultimately creating havoc for defenders.

YORK-SIMCOE EXPRESS

#

NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

POS

93

JACKSON EDWARD

23

7

14

21

6’2”

183

D

Edwards is the definition of an offensive defenceman, as he always jumps into the rush, and at times, he will lead it. He has great size and a strong skating ability, that grouped with his elite vision and puck skills, allows him to break away from teams. Jackson demands the puck and will create open space for his teammates as defenders are drawn to him, but he can also make them pay with his powerful shot and release. He is one of the best powerplay quarterbacks in the league, and he flourishes while on the man advantage.

MIDGET ALL-STAR GAME ROSTERS

ETA ALL-STARS (BLACK)

#

NAME

POSITION

2019-20 TEAM

1

Mike Simpson

G

Peterborough Minor Petes

30

Sam Dingle

G

Kingston Jr. Gaels

2

Cameron Jackson

D

York-Simcoe Express

3

Josh Kavanagh

D

Peterborough Minor Petes

4

Nathan Oickle

D

Peterborough Minor Petes

5

Riley Rogers

D

Whitby Wildcats

6

Trent Scullion

D

Ajax-Pickering Raiders

7

Nathan Twohey

D

Central Ontario Wolves

8

Westin Bartlett

F

Oshawa Generals

9

Matthew Cato

F

Ajax-Pickering Raiders

10

Christos Chronis

F

Ajax-Pickering Raiders

11

Caleb Clarke

F

Richmond Hill Coyotes

12

Lucas Culhane

F

Quinte Red Devils

13

Nicholas Dowling

F

North Central Predators

14

Will Everson

F

Peterborough Minor Petes

15

Odaro Ewere

F

Markham Waxers

16

Jakob Leonard

F

Kingston Jr. Gaels

17

Cole Patey

F

Peterborough Minor Petes

18

Ethan Pegg

F

Barrie Jr. Colts

19

Evan Wright

F

Clarington Toros

 

SCTA ALL-STARS (BLACK)

#

NAME

POSITION

2019-20 TEAM

1

Hayden Williamson

G

Brampton 45's

30

Ben Bonisteel

G

Niagara North Stars

2

Anthony Bax

D

Oakville Rangers

3

Ethan Judkowitz

D

Oakville Rangers

4

Jacob Bramwell

D

Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs

5

Samuel D'Amico

D

Niagara North Stars

6

Ethan Law

D

Buffalo Regals

7

William LePage

D

Southern Tier Admirals

8

Kevin Henstock

F

Oakville Rangers

9

Owen Sage

F

Oakville Rangers

10

Mark McIntosh

F

Guelph Jr. Gryphons

11

Jackson Phillips

F

Guelph Jr. Gryphons

12

Tyler Hunt

F

Halton Hurricanes

13

Kyle Glenney

F

Niagara North Stars

14

Nate Shirton

F

Niagara North Stars

15

Jackson Mowatt

F

Burlington Eagles

16

Joe Verspeeten

F

Burlington Eagles

17

Isaac Faccio

F

Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs

18

Andy Whitton

F

Brampton 45's

19

Aidan Yarde

F

Grey-Bruce Highlanders





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