Ottawa Jr. 67’s bring home the Silver and win key awards at the Telus Cup National Midget Championship

2013 TELUS CUP AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – The 2013 TELUS Cup, Canada’s 40th National Midget Championship, held its awards banquet on Friday night at the Marconi Club. The tournament’s awards committee named the recipients of the seven individual awards.

The 2013 TELUS Cup award winners are:
TELUS Most Valuable Player – Matthew Hudson (Ottawa Jr. 67’s)
Top Goaltender – Simon Hofley (Ottawa Jr. 67’s)
Top Forward – Kolten Olynek (Saskatoon Contacts)
Top Defensive Player – Gabe Bast (Red Deer Chiefs)
Most Sportsmanlike Player – Massimo Carozza (Rousseau Royal de Laval-Montréal)
Top Scorer – Massimo Carozza (Rousseau Royal de Laval-Montréal)
Esso Scholarship – Joshua Bergen (Saskatoon Contacts)

The Jr. 67's fell 5 to 0 to Red Deer in the final but bring home the Silver making it the first time since 1978 that a team from the ODMHA has made the finals.
Congratulations boys! We're proud of you.

Tournament of Champions 2013

The Tournament of Champions Divisions have been completed for the year.
The winners this year are for:
Atom - Petawawa Patriots
PeeWee – Ottawa West Golden Knights
Bantam - Mississippi Thunder Kings
Minor Midget- Russell & Metcalf River Rats
Midget- Mississippi Thunder Kings
Juvenile - Orleans Blues

The Tournament of Champions is the oldest continuous event in the Branch and historically brings the top perfoming teams from each of the 3 currently operating ODMHA 'B' Competitive Leagues at the Five Divisions. Juvenile also has a division championship.
The running of this tournament rotates annually to different municipalities as the various Associations bid on hosting each Division.

Ottawa Jr. 67’s at the Telus Cup National Midget Championship

The Telus Cup in Sault Ste. Marie is on and the Ottawa Jr. 67's are in the mix.
Check out the Telus Cup website at the link below for progress.

http://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/National-Championships/Men/National-Mid...

Record 2 wins 2 losses 1 tie

In their first game on Monday the Jr. 67's lost to Saskatoon 4 to 2
Tuesday they defeated the Valley Wildcats from Nova Scotia 4 to 2
Wednesday they defeated The host team from Sault Ste. Marie 6 to 1
Thursday they lost to Quebec 4 to 3
Friday they tied the Pacific team from Red Deer 2 to 2
Jr. 67's advance to the semi finals and play Montreal on Saturday afternoon

For the first time since the introduction of AAA hockey in the ODMHA and certainly the first time in recent memory a team from the ODMHA has won the Regional Midget Championship. In 1978 the East Ottawa Voyageurs took the Silver medal in the Wrigley Cup and in 1982 the Ottawa South Canadians took the Bronze Medal in the Air Canada Cup.

The National Midget Championship began in 1973 and ran to 1978 as the Wrigley Cup. The format had 11 teams chosen in Branch tournaments held during the Christmas break and a host team which competed in the National Championship during February. In 1979 Air Canada took over sponsorship and until 1983 each of the 12 Branches chose a Champion to compete in the National Tournament. From 1983 until Air Canada left as the major sponsor in 2003 the format changed to the same format used today. The Country is divided into 5 regions and with a host team the tournament consists of 6 teams.

Telus took over as the major sponsor in 2004 and continues to this day.
The ODHA/ODMHA has hosted the National Championships twice since its inception. In 1980 the Air Canada Cup was held in Cornwall. In 2008 the Telus Cup was held in Arnprior with the Ottawa Valley Titans acting as the host team.

The AAA program began in the ODMHA as a 3 year pilot in 2007-08 and ratified in 2010 as a full program of the ODMHA. Since the inception the 5 Zone teams have been stronger in their ability to compete against the bigger organizations.

Local Players in OHL Draft

The OHL draft took place today and there has been good local representation. The picks from the first 100 are listed below. The full draft results can be found at http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/draft/fullDraft/2013

Taken 10th by North Bay was Brett McKenzie whose hometown is Vars
Taken 23rd by Saginaw was Ryan Orban whose hometown is Stittsville
Taken 34th by Kingston was Kris Myllari whose hometown is Kanata
Taken 43rd by Windsor was Liam Murray whose hometown is Orleans
Taken 50th by North Bay was Riley Bruce whose hometown is Carp
Taken 51st by S.S. MArie was Zachary Senyshen whose hometown is Ottawa
Taken 55th by Mississauge was Neil Doef whose hometown is Smiths Falls
Taken 60th by Ottawa was Dylan McDonald whose hometown is Metcalfe
Taken 70th by North Bay was Zachary Shankar whose hometown is Prescott
Taken 89th by Ottawa was Ben Fanjoy whose hometown is Ottawa
Taken 94th by Oshawa was Ian Johnston whose hometown is Kanata

Championship Season continues

Once again it is time for the Provincial and National Championships.

This week the All Ontario PeeWee Championships are taking place in Thunder Bay and representind the ODMHA is the Ottawa Jr. 67's.
You can follow the action at http://allplayers.bladenet.net/allplayers/schedules.do?newsMode=none&ass...

Jr. 67's record 3 wins 3 losses

Thursday morning they defeated Nickel City 2 to 1
in the afternoon they lost to York-Simcoe 4 to 3 in the last round robin game. They had an identical record of the team that finished 4th but had lost to them in the round robin so missed the last semi final spot.

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