The Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA), in partnership with the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), is proud to host the annual under-14 (U14) OHL Cup presented by Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO).
This event is comprised 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, 2023 and 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. “Last year we saw the Vaughan Kings crowned as inaugural U14 OHL Cup champions. We once again look forward to an outstanding weekend of hockey played by 12 of the best teams in the province.”
“We are excited for the return of the U14 OHL Cup,” said OMHA Executive Director Ian Taylor. “We are thankful for the support from Dairy Farmers of Ontario and Ontario Hockey League and looking forward to hosting this premier event for U14 AAA teams from across the province."
“Dairy Farmers of Ontario is proud to partner with OMHA and OHL to once again sponsor this tournament and support all the talented athletes competing this year,” said Cheryl Smith, Chief Executive Officer at DFO. “On behalf of Ontario’s 3,273 dairy producers and their families, we want to wish all the young athletes good luck and recognize the work it took for them to be part of the top 12 teams at the U14 OHL Cup.”
More information will be released closer to the event, including schedule and live streaming details.
A letter from David E. Branch, Commissioner of the Ontario Hockey League:
On behalf of the 20 Member Teams of the Ontario Hockey League, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 2nd Annual 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. Craig Lane, 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.