OHL Gold Cup Recap: Haynes and Babcock gold medalists with GTHL Blue
Six Kingston Frontenacs prospects participated in the OHL Gold Cup this past weekend in Kitchener, Ontario. The tournament took place over four days and consisted of 130 OHL drafted players that are under the age of 16. Each team played four games but also participated in three off-ice education sessions, position specific drills, and a full team game-day skate.
GTHL Blue captured the gold medal with an 8-2 victory over GTHL Red on Sunday. Frontenacs prospects Thomas Haynes and Liam Babcock were teammates on GTHL Blue. Haynes recorded 3 assists in the tournament while Babcock tallied 3 goals and 1 assist including a goal in the championship final to help their team capture gold.
In the bronze medal game OMHA Black defeated OMHA White 7-3 to take the bronze medal. Kingston’s first round pick Jake Murray was a member of the bronze medal winning team. Murray showed that he is a capable puck moving defenseman recording 5 assists in his team’s four games.
Other black and gold prospects involved in the tournament included Team ALLIANCE members Bryce Ryan and Matthias Onuska. Ryan had 1 assist in the tournament while goaltender Matthias Onuska had the lowest GAA at 1.51 and highest save percentage of .950 of any goaltender in the tournament. Alex Caulfield also participated as a member of Team HEO.
These six players, as well as the rest of the 2018 OHL Priority selections made by Kingston will report to the Rogers K-Rock Centre on Friday, May 11 for a prospects orientation.