The Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA), in partnership with the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), is proud to announce the inaugural under-14 (U14) OHL Cup presented by Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO).
This event will comprise of 12 U14 tier one, also referred to as AAA teams, from across the province and will include the top teams (as indicated below) from Ontario Member Partners:
- OMHA – Champion, Finalist, 3rd Place Team (3)
- GTHL – Champion, Finalist, 3rd Place Team (3)
- Alliance – Champion, Finalist (2)
- HEO – Champion, Finalist (2)
- NOHA – Champion, Finalist (2)
The U14 OHL Cup will take place at Joshua’s Creek Arena in Oakville on April 14-16, 2022. The event will provide the players and parents with an introduction to the OHL, along with showing them an exciting experience to end their season.
“The OHL is proud to continue its support of minor hockey at the grassroots level as we partner with the Ontario Minor Hockey Association to present this very exciting opportunity for U14 AAA players,” said OHL Commissioner David Branch. “We look forward to an outstanding weekend of hockey played by 12 of the best teams in the province.”
“We are excited to host the first-ever U14 OHL Cup,” said OMHA Executive Director Ian Taylor. “This will be a premier event for this age group, and we are thankful for the support from the Ontario Hockey League and Dairy Farmers of Ontario.”
“Dairy Farmers of Ontario is proud to continue our support for youth sports through this exciting and competitive tournament,” said Cheryl Smith, Chief Executive Officer of DFO. “Our partnership with OHL provides a positive and lasting effect on youth sports while highlighting the benefits of milk in a healthy and active lifestyle. On behalf of Ontario’s 3,400 dairy producers, their families and teams, we wish the athletes well and applaud their hard work and dedication – values our producers know a lot about.”
A LETTER FROM THE OHL:
On behalf of the 20 Member Teams of the Ontario Hockey League, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the inaugural U14 OHL Cup presented by Dairy Farmers of Ontario and hosted by the Ontario Minor Hockey Association.
The OHL and its member teams are committed to the growth and continued development of minor hockey across the province of Ontario. Your season of hard work, perseverance and dedication culminates in this championship showcase that will be sure to create lifelong memories for you and your family.
The OHL is proud to partner with the OMHA to present this exciting opportunity, and we look forward to an outstanding weekend of hockey here in Oakville. Occurring annually since 2003, the OHL Cup Showcase for U16 AAA players has included familiar names such as Connor McDavid, John Tavares and Steven Stamkos, in addition to countless players that have played in the OHL and gone on to pursue various careers with the use of their OHL Scholarship.
To all of the players competing for the championship this week, show your talent, respect your competition and above all, enjoy the experience! Please take the time to thank your parents, coaches and friends for their tremendous support of your development journey through this great game.
In closing, a special thank you to Mr. Bob Hill, Mr. Ian Taylor and the great staff at the Ontario Minor Hockey Association for their partnership in this very special event. The Ontario Hockey League is very proud to be a part of presenting a championship tournament of this magnitude to the U14 AAA category.
David E. Branch, Commissioner, Ontario Hockey League