By: Chris Hofley – Ottawa67s.com
This year’s crop of Ottawa 67’s draft selections was in the spotlight again today as nine of the team’s picks from last weekend’s OHL Priority Selection Draft were named to OHL Gold Cup rosters.
Among the new 67’s prospects landing on one of the eight Gold Cup rosters is first-round pick (11th) overall defenceman Peter Stratis (GTHL Blue), followed by two other blueliners Ottawa selected with its following two picks in Carter Robertson (OMHA Black) and Kevin Bahl (GTHL Blue).
Joining them will be fellow 67’s prospects C Samuel Bitten (GTHL Red), C Mitchell Hoelscher (ALLIANCE), RW Ethan Manderville (HEO), RW Matt Nastasiuk (OMHA White), RW Trevor Peca (HNO) and LW Thomas Tinmouth (GTHL Blue)
In total, of the 160 players who will be on the ice at Kitchener’s Activa Sportsplex from May 4-8, 126 were selected by OHL teams on the weekend.
“We are really excited to present this group of players today and look forward to the performances at the OHL Gold Cup,” said Tony Martindale, of the OHL Gold Cup Steering Committee. “As part of the process through Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence, we believe Canada will be well represented.”
The OHL Gold Cup is an annual event featuring Ontario’s top Under-16 talent. As part of Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence, the top players from the OHL Gold Cup will be invited to attend the Under-17 National Camp. There, players will practice and compete against other the top talent from across the country, trying to earn a spot on Team Canada and compete at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
For a complete lists of all OHL prospects participating in tournament, please click here.