OHL Gold Cup Format Announcement

November 14, 2019


News Release 11.19



New Format Unveiled for 2020 OHL Gold Cup


CAMBRIDGE, ON – The Ontario Hockey Federation in conjunction with Hockey Northwestern Ontario and Hockey Eastern Ontario have established a new format for the 2020 OHL Gold Cup that will focus on consistency and further development opportunities for all players involved.


The new format will see 160 players pooled to eight teams, comprised of a minimum of ten players (five forwards, four defenseman and one goalie) from each of the participating organizations – Hockey Eastern Ontario, Hockey Northwestern Ontario, the Minor Hockey ALLIANCE of Ontario, Greater Toronto Hockey League, Northern Ontario Hockey Association and the Ontario Minor Hockey Association. The teams will participate in a similar schedule to previous OHL Gold Cups comprised of off-ice education sessions, dedicated position-specific practices and full-team game-day skate, in addition to three pool games and one crossover game on the final day.


The OHL Gold Cup, running from May 6 – 10 in Kitchener, ON provides an opportunity for Hockey Canada officials to evaluate players for the Hockey Canada Under-17 National Summer Camp with the eventual goal of representing the nation on one of three teams at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The new format mirrors that of the National Camp by providing a development focused platform for players to learn