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7 Steelheads Prospects Named to OHL Gold Cup Rosters

April 18, 2019 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Mississauga Steelheads News Release

The 2019 OHL Gold Cup will feature 127 players selected from this year's OHL Priority Selection Draft. The annual showcase gives top young talent across Ontario the opportunity to develop through the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence and subsequently be evaluated to earn an invitation to the National Under-17 development camp.

"The Ontario Hockey League is proud of our partnership with the Ontario Hockey Federation and Hockey Canada that extends to great events like the OHL Gold Cup which provides players with another unique development opportunity," said Joe Birch, OHL Senior Director of Player Development and Special Events. "Some of the very best players from across Ontario, including future OHL stars and members of Canada's National Under-17 Teams, will be showcasing their abilities in May. It will be exciting to see how the action unfolds and which players are able to seize the moment."

OHL Gold Cup players will receive development opportunities and training directly from Hockey Canada instructors. Throughout the week players will participate in three off-ice education sessions, dedicated position-specific practices and a full-team game-day skate.

The Mississauga Steelheads will have seven of their draft picks from this year's OHL Priority Selection representing their minor hockey associations.

Ethan Del Mastro (D) GTHL Blue 2019 1st Round, 12th overall

Luca Del Bel Belluz (F) GTHL Red 2019 3rd Round, 51st overall

Chas Sharpe (D) OMHA White 2019 3rd Round, 60th overall

Josh Reid (F) HEO 2019 3rd Round, 61st overall

Adam O'Marra (F) OMHA Black 2019 6th Round, 114th overall

Justin DiLauro (G) OMHA Black 2019 7th Round, 141st overall

Sean Mateer (F) OMHA Black 2019 14th Round, 274th overall

Featured Notes for OHL Gold Cup

127 OHL Gold Cup players were selected in the OHL Priority Selection Draft

Of those 127 players, 21 were from the first round

Top minor hockey teams represented: Thunder Bay Minor Midget AAA Kings (16), Sudbury Wolves Minor Midget AAA (13), Toronto Marlboros (9) and the Toronto Red Wings (9)

OHL prospects on the Gold Cup Rosters: Ottawa (11), Kingston (10), North Bay (9), Sudbury/Peterborough/Owen Sound/Hamilton (8), Barrie/London/Mississauga (7), Sarnia/Niagara (6), Flint/Kitchener (5), Erie/Guelph/Oshawa/Saginaw/Soo (4), Windsor (3)

32 players from the 2018 OHL Gold Cup were selected to represent Canada at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

The event will be held from May 2- May 5 at Activa Sportsplex in Kitchener, Ontario.

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