OHL Prospect Profile: Henry Mews

Henry Mews is one of the top 2006-born defencemen eligible for the 2022 OHL Draft. With speed, flair, confidence and versatility, Mews projects to be a game-breaking player at the OHL-level and beyond.

– Henry Mews –

Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL) | Defence | 2022 OHL Draft Eligible

Nepean, ON | 6′, 180lbs | May 9th, 2006

The Toronto Jr. Canadiens are, to no one’s surprise, a powerhouse in the GTHL once again this season. The club made this fact abundantly clear in their International Silver Stick Championship victory over the equally capable Mississauga Senators in a clash between what could very well be the top two teams in Ontario. One major influence in the Jr. Canadiens’ run to the Championship — and in their success throughout the current season as a whole — has been defenceman Henry Mews. The native of Nepean, Ontario is a superb two-way defenceman who can impact the game in all three zones of the ice. Eerily reminiscent to former high-end GTHL defenders such as Ty Nelson and Jamie Drysdale, Mews is an impressive young player who boasts immense potential at the OHL-level and beyond.


  • Skating Speed and Agility
  • Edge-Work
  • Hockey Sense and Offensive Instincts
  • Two-Way Ability
  • Playmaking Capabilities
  • Shot Release and Penetration
  • Competitiveness
  • Defensive Prowess

The foundation of Mews’ game is his speed and agility on the ice. The youngster can fly throughout the ice with absolute ease regardless of whether the puck is on his stick or not. In his defensive end, Mews can track down and smother opposing forwards before moving the puck to his teammates or breaking the puck out on his own. Owing to his high-end offensive instincts, Mews loves to join the rush when it is safe to do so and is downright dangerous when the puck is on his stick. He has the ability to carry the puck end-to-end before unleashing a shot on goal or devising a lethal play with his fellow teammates. As a prospect who has played significant stretches of his career at various forward positions, Mews has a well-rounded understanding of the game in all three zones of the ice and owns an innate sense of confidence with regards to when it is safe for his to act as an offensive threat rather than a shutdown defenceman. In fact, Mews led the HEO in scoring in his U14 season — collecting 25 goals and 62 point in 29 contests — all while playing multiple positions on the ice.

Some might classify Mews as somewhat of a rover, but fact is Mews is a defenceman first and an offensive threat second — however, his ability to play both roles in a seamless fashion can lead to mixed opinions of his future at the next level. However, we feel there is no question that Mews will develop into a sensational player at the OHL-level. Not only does Mews already boast solid size and strength, but he owns intangible abilities that are downright difficult for many high-level players to adapt. Mews’ ability to feel the game and its ebbs and flows is something to behold, as the youngster has an impressive feel for the game and regularly makes accurate and confident decisions with the well-being of his team being at the forefront of his thought process.

Future Potential:

At the end of the day, Henry Mews will be a game changer at the OHL-level and beyond. Despite playing against many of the best players in Ontario in the GTHL this season, Mews has made the game look easy on countless occasions owing to his innate sense for the game and high-end skill set. Much like Ty Nelson at the end of his GTHL career, Mews is a step above his competition and is ready for the challenges which the major-junior level will present. Come the 2022 OHL Draft, expect Mews to be one of the first defencemen selected — if not the first.

Related: 2022 OHL Draft Ranking – December’s Top-50


OHL Prospect Profile: Michael Hage

Michael Hage of the GTHL’s Toronto Jr. Canadiens is a well-rounded centre and one of the most complete prospects eligible for the 2022 OHL Draft. Learn about his game, here.

– Michael Hage –

Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL) | Centre | 2022 OHL Draft Eligible

Oakville, ON | 6′, 175lbs | April 14th, 2006

The Toronto Jr. Canadiens are a perennial powerhouse in the GTHL, and this year’s club is no different.

Leading the charge for the Jr. Canadiens in 2021-22 is none other than Michael Hage — an incredibly well-rounded centre who plays an excellent two-way game defined by its attention to detail and potency. In fact, not only is Hage able to devise and capitalize on high-percentage scoring chances in the offensive zone, but he is also capable of shutting down his opposition’s top players in his defensive zone — a skill set which combines to make him one of the top prospects eligible for the 2022 OHL Draft.


  • Edge-work and Balance
  • Acceleration
  • Shot Strength and Release
  • Playmaking Abilities
  • Hockey Sense
  • Two-Way Ability
  • Face-offs
  • Defensive Aptitude

The list of Hage’s strengths is long, and for good reason. Hage can seemingly do it all on the ice, whether he takes to it at even-strength, on the power-play or on the penalty-kill. Driving Hage’s play are his excellent skating abilities, as the youngster boats excellent edge-work, balance and acceleration on his blades. These capabilities allow Hage to create space from his opposition in the offensive zone, track them down in the defensive zone and protect the puck with ease when it is on his stick.

This ability to create time and space for himself affords Hage with ample time to create scoring chances or unleash his stellar shot on goal. Owing to his impressive vision and hockey sense, Hage can execute high-risk passes with relative ease and improve the play and productivity of his fellow teammates in the process. When Hage does decide to uncork his wicked wrister on net, it is remarkably accurate and has the velocity necessary to overwhelm opposing goaltenders before they have the time to react. Hage’s combined playmaking and goal-scoring abilities allow him to stand as a multi-faceted and therefore unpredictable player in the offensive zone.

Rounding out Hage’s game are the abilities he possesses which separate him from his the majority of his peers. As a centre, Hage is strong in the face-off circle — he wins the bulk of his draws and, therefore, helps to bolster his team’s time with possession. Moreover, as we touched on above, Hage is a detail-oriented two-way player. Sure, he is a lethal offensive player, but he is also a centre who doesn’t take unnecessary risks or neglect his defensive zone. He is aware of his defensive responsibilities and positions himself well in order to support his defencemen and facilitate efficient breakouts.

Areas for Improvement:

  • Personal Strength

When it comes to Hage and areas in which he would do well to improve, there are few. As we’ve stated on multiple occasions, Hage is a very well-rounded player, meaning there are very few holes in his game. Like most players of his age, Hage would do well to bolster his personal strength in the years ahead — progress which will come naturally as he matures. If able to add extra strength to his growing frame, Hage will be able to transition to the OHL-level with ease and become even more difficult to knock off of the puck in the process.

Future Potential:

At the end of the day, Hage has the skill and ability necessary to develop into an elite player at the OHL-level and beyond. His lethal offensive instincts, leadership, innate two-way play and natural ability to improve the productivity of those around him combine to make him a player worth watching for years to come. In fact, Hage’s game is eerily reminiscent of former Toronto Jr. Canadiens star forward Pano Fimis, who was chosen second-overall in the 2020 OHL Draft by the Niagara IceDogs. If Hage can follow a similar developmental path to that of Fimis, he will be well on his way to becoming a household name.

OHL Prospect Profile: Nicholas Moldenhauer

Nicholas Moldenhauer of the GTHL’s Toronto Titans is a well-rounded player who can be counted upon to produce at both ends of the ice. As an incredibly hard-working player, Moldenhauer will be highly sought after as a prospect eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft.

– Nicholas Moldenhauer –

Toronto Titans (GTHL) | Right-Wing | 2020 OHL Draft Eligible

Mississauga, Ontario | 5’10”, 160-pounds | May 25th, 2004

The Toronto Titans were an offensive juggernaut in the GTHL during the 2019-20 season, averaging a whopping 4.12 goals for per game across their 33 regular season contests. One player in particular who helped to drive the Titans’ offensive attack on a nightly basis was Nicholas Moldenhauer — a strong skating right-winger defined by his tireless work ethic and innate instincts on the ice. Alongside a stellar supporting cast, Moldenhauer helped push his team to third-place finish in the GTHL and a berth in the annual OHL Cup.


  • Skating Speed and Acceleration
  • Innate Offensive Instincts
  • Vision and Playmaking Abilities
  • Strong, Deceptive Shot
  • Work Ethic

The foundation of Moldenhauer’s game is, unquestionably, his ability to traverse the ice. Defined by his powerful stride, Moldenhauer can accelerate to top speed in a short few strides and boasts the speed necessary to force opposing defenders onto their heels. What’s more is that Moldenhauer has the speed and stability needed to drive the puck wide and around defenders en route to the net — this bulldog mentality allows Moldenhauer to create a wealth of offence for his squad. Moreover, Moldenhauer is a versatile threat, as he stands capable of firing the puck on goal or devising a high-percentage scoring play when afforded with excessive time and space owing to his vision.

Moldenhauer’s ability to stand as a capable and persistent threat derives from his tireless work ethic on the ice. Whether he finds himself in the midst of a puck battle in the attacking zone or a back-check at the tail-end of his shift, Moldenhauer can find the will necessary to execute plays which benefit his team with a startling level of consistency. A team-first player who doesn’t hesitate to step into shooting lanes to block shots or work tirelessly on the penalty kill, Moldenhauer is a well-rounded player who can be relied upon in numerous situations to secure results which directly benefit his team. In short, Moldenhauer is a strong, well-rounded player who can be counted upon to lead his team regardless of the score or situation.

Areas for Improvement:

  • Skating Stride Efficiency
  • Shot Release Fluidity

Given the well-rounded nature of Moldenhauer’s game, his skill-set isn’t in need of major improvements. If we were to nitpick, however, we’d identify Moldenhauer’s skating stride and shot release as two areas in which he would do well to improve. As mentioned above, Moldenhauer is a strong and speedy skater who can traverse the ice with ease — however, refining the fluidity and efficiency of his stride would allow Moldenhauer to reach top speed at a faster rate while reducing his energy output in the process. Secondly there is the release of Moldenhauer’s shot — although quick and accurate, Moldenhauer would do well to refine his release into one fluid motion.

Future Potential:

At the end of the day, Moldenhauer stands as an excellent young prospect and one who could very well enjoy considerable success at the OHL-level and beyond. As he continues to mature physically, Moldenhauer will become far more difficult to play against owing to his work ethic and innate offensive abilities on the ice. If able to further refine his skating stride alongside the release of his shot, Moldenhauer will quickly develop into a versatile threat at both ends of the ice.

OHL Prospect Profile: Matthew Jovanovic

Matthew Jovanovic of the GTHL’s Toronto Marlboros is one of the top defence prospects eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft. With excellent skating abilities and superb vision, Jovanovic stands poised to thrive at the OHL-level and beyond.

– Matthew Jovanovic –

Toronto Marlboros (GTHL) | Defence | 2020 OHL Draft Eligible

Toronto, Ontario | 6’1″, 185-pounds | September 22nd, 2004

The 2019-20 season has been a tumultuous one for the Toronto Marlboros, as the team has battled to attain consistency in their game. One player, however, who has been nothing short of solid on a nightly basis is defenceman Matthew Jovanovic — a mobile and intelligent prospect who can drive his game’s transition game with relative ease. Moreover, given his calculated play and intimidating size, Jovanovic was selected to represent Team Canada at the 2020 Youth Olympic Games — a glaring indication of Jovanovic’s future potential in the game.

With this being said, let’s discuss Jovanovic’s game in greater detail.


  • Skating Speed, Mobility and Agility
  • Puck Handling and Composure
  • On-Ice Vision and Intelligence
  • 200-Foot Play and Defensive Responsibility
  • Playmaking and Offensive Ability

Regardless of the Marlies’ opponent on any given night, it is downright impossible to ignore the play of Jovanovic on Toronto’s back end. The first glaring aspect of Jovanovic’s game is his ability to skate, as the youngster features a smooth and effortless stride which he uses to navigate the ice with absolute ease. Able to reach his top speed in a few short strides and able to change directions while maintaining his velocity, Jovanovic can smother attacking forwards in his defensive zone without issue or lead an offensive rush up ice owing to his shifty nature on his skates. Once he gets moving, Jovanovic is incredibly difficult to stop and especially so when in control of the puck — he stands calm and composed while in possession and rarely commits turnovers owing to his ability to read and react to the play in front of him.

This impressive level of vision and intelligence at both ends of the ice fuels Jovanovic’s all-around play, as the youngster is equally capable in his defensive and attacking zones. Defensively, Jovanovic utilizes an active stick and his quick feet in order to smother opposing players before dislodging the puck — he uses his 6’1″, 185-pound frame incredibly well to separate the puck from his attackers before transitioning the puck to his forwards. Having done so, however, Jovanovic won’t watch from afar as the play develops in front of him — he plays an eager role on the offensive side of the puck to and loves to contribute to his team’s offence. Given his fleet-footed nature, Jovanovic is a natural on the blue and can command possession of the puck for his team as an anchor on its blue line.

Areas for Improvement:

  • Shot Penetration
  • Shooting Frequency

Since Jovanovic stands as one of the top defencemen eligible for the upcoming 2020 OHL Draft, there aren’t dramatic areas in need of improvement within his game. Of note, however, could be the youngster’s shooting frequency and his ability to push the puck through traffic. As he continues to rise to higher levels of hockey, Jovanovic would do well to focus on his ability to pound the puck on goal from the point — he features the mobility necessary to create shooting lanes and the strength required to fire the puck on net and create rebounds. If able to do this with a greater frequency, Jovanovic will create greater offensive opportunities for his team and inflate his personal statistics as a result.

Future Potential:

Ultimately, Jovanovic boasts the skill set necessary to thrive at the OHL-level and beyond. As it stands, Jovanovic is ready to suit up at the major-junior level — the youngster’s skating ability, intelligence, vision, and strength already stand leaps and bounds above his fellow teammates and opposition in the minor-midget circuit. Come the 2020 OHL Draft, expect Jovanovic to be selected late in the opening round or mid-way through the second round — the Toronto native’s game is simply that good.

OHL Prospect Profile: Pano Fimis

Pano Fimis of the GTHL’s Toronto Jr. Canadiens is a dynamic offensive force — he can bulge the twine, set up a teammate, or set the tone through his physical play. In short, it comes as no surprise that he’s a top prospect eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft.

– Pano Fimis –

Toronto Jr. Canadiens (GTHL) | Centre | 2020 OHL Draft Eligible

Richmond Hill, Ontario | 5’9″, 157-pounds | June 17th, 2004

Although he is of a shorter stature than the average player eligible for the 2020 OHL Priority Selection, Pano Fimis is persistently productive and endlessly dangerous in all three zones of the ice. As an extremely hard-working player who strives to ensure success for his team, Fimis has the ability to single-handedly drive his team’s offensive game with startling consistency. Moreover, Fimis’ all-around game continues to grow — the youngster is steadily developing into a 200-foot centre who can be utilized and relied upon regardless of the situation on the ice.

Ahead of the 2020 OHL Draft, Fimis is skating for the Toronto Jr. Canadiens of the GTHL. Following the departure of Adam Fantilli — a youngster widely regarded as the top prospect available — Fimis has taken on the role of team captain as well as stepped up his offensive game. As a natural leader on the ice, Fimis pushes his team forward by example and rarely falls into scoring slumps. With this being said, let’s take a closer look at Fimis’ strengths before assessing his areas in which to improve.


  • Skating Speed and Acceleration
  • Shot Release and Velocity
  • Innate Offensive Instincts and Playmaking
  • Work Ethic and Competitiveness

Standing as the foundation of Fimis’ game are his strong skating abilities and relentless work ethic. Each and every time Fimis takes to the ice he is a force, as the youngster boasts a seemingly tireless engine and routinely out-skates his opponents. Not only does Fimis feature impressive conditioning, but his ability to reach top speed in a short number of strides provides him with a distinct advantage over his opponents. Whether he be rushing the puck up ice, working wide around a defender or simply driving to the net, Fimis is a tough player to stop once his feet and hands start moving.

It is Fimis’ stellar skating abilities which fuel one of his most dangerous tools — his shot. Capable of firing the puck on goal from a standstill or while in the middle of his stride, Fimis consistently powders the puck on goal with a devastating degree of velocity. Hard and accurate, Fimis can catch the puck and release it on goal in the blink of an eye — an ability which doesn’t bode well for opposing netminders who often fumble the puck or produce rebounds if able to stop it at all. When you take into account the lethality of Fimis’ shot, his hard-working nature, and his well-rounded abilities on the ice in all three zones, it is abundantly clear as to why Fimis is regarded as one of the top prospects eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft.

Areas for Improvement:

  • Skating Stability
  • 200-foot Play

When it comes to the areas of Fimis’ game which stand in need of improvement, there isn’t a great deal of information to note. However, if one was to nitpick, Fimis’ skating stability would do well to improve in the coming years. Despite standing as an excellent skater who can move throughout the ice with ease, Fimis can — at times — be knocked off of the puck easily, and especially so by his larger opponents. Yet, as he ages and becomes stronger, this facet of Fimis’ game will surely become a strength. The ability to fend off his opponents will, in turn, feed Fimis’ play in all three zones of the ice. Once stronger and more stable on his skates, Fimis will be able to play a stronger and more consistent role in his defensive end as well as the neutral zone.

Future Potential:

Ultimately, Fimis boasts the skill-set and abilities necessary to flourish into a consistent offensive force at the OHL-level. Owing to his hard-nosed and competitive style of play, Fimis should face little issue transitioning to the major-junior ranks, where his strong skating and decisive puck-handling abilities will allow him to contribute offensively in his inaugural campaign. Once larger and more mature physically, Fimis will undoubtedly come to dominate his opponents at the OHL-level and beyond.

2020 OHL Cup Ranking: November’s Top-10

Now mid-way through the month of November, the time has come to release our latest 2020 OHL Cup Ranking of the 2019-20 season. In this edition, two new teams have cracked the top-10 and appear to be here to stay.

We’re midway through the month of November, which means that the time has come to unveil our latest 2020 OHL Cup Ranking of the 2019-20 campaign. Since we last met, each and every team competing within the Minor Midget hockey circuit this season has fought hard to improve upon their places within their respective league standings. For a number of clubs this hard work has paid off dramatically, as league standings have shifted greatly while our OHL Cup Ranking also underwent a great deal of change in just over a month’s time.

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Perhaps the most notable development within our 2020 OHL Cup Ranking for the month of November is the addition of two new teams to our top-10 — these clubs, which you’ll meet below, have long impressed and have burst into our ranking owing to their dominating play of late. Moreover, we’ve chosen to add an honourable mentions section to this month’s ranking as well — with such a great number of lethal teams competing this campaign, it simply wouldn’t be right to compile a ranking without discussing their exploits as well.

So, with this being said, let’s kick off this month’s ranking by delving into a trio of honourable mentions. Once you’ve familiarized yourself with these three teams, dive into the full top-ten ranking below.

Honourable Mentions

  • Elgin Middlesex Chiefs:

The Elgin Middlesex Chiefs continue to stand as one of the most dominant teams in the minor midget hockey circuit, as the club carried a pristine 12-0-4 record at the time of our November Ranking. So, why have the Chiefs slipped out of the top-ten overall and into an honourable mention, you ask? Well, with two new teams cracking the top-ten this month, the Chiefs essentially fell victim to the numbers game. Yet, with this being said, be sure to keep an eye of the Chiefs in the weeks and months ahead.

  • Mississauga Reps:

There is a great deal of parity present within the GTHL this season, yet the Mississauga Reps stand in contention to be a major player come playoff time. Defined by their defensive approach, the Reps feature a formidable defence and — at the time of this ranking — owned the lowest goals against per game of any GTHL club. If the Reps can generate greater offence in the months ahead on a consistent basis, they’ll be a serious threat in the New Year.

  • Vaughan Kings:

The Vaughan Kings continue to battle hard with the GTHL, as the club’s play has failed to waiver since the 2019-20 campaign began. Backstopped by two solid netminders and a solid defence core, the Kings attack from the blue line forward and have the ability to overwhelm their opponents owing to their speed and tenacity. Like a handful of other teams in the GTHL, a boost of offence would surely propel Vaughan higher in their league standings.

10. Waterloo Wolves

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  • Months Ranked: 2
  • 2019-20 League Record: 14-1-2
  • Toronto Titans Tournament: Sweet-16 Finish
  • Wendy Dufton Memorial: Quarter-Finalist

The Waterloo Wolves have been on a tear since reaching the quarter-finals of the Wendy Dufton Memorial Tournament, turning in a stellar 7-0-1 record across their past eight league games played. Throughout these games the Wolves have played strong defensive hockey — a reality which has allowed the team’s forwards to excel on a regular basis. Of note have been the Wolves’ big three in Lucas Carson, Evan Klein and Andy Reist — a trio of forwards who have been down-right deadly of late.

9. Southern Tier Admirals

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  • Months Ranked: 2
  • 2019-20 League Record: 12-1-1
  • Toronto Titans Tournament: Quarter-Finalist
  • Wendy Dufton Memorial: Quarter-Finalist

The Southern Tier Admirals have been red-hot since the Wendy Dufton Memorial Tournament, shooting to the top of the SCTA standings owing to an outstanding seven-game winning streak to round out their month of October. Although some of these games were tightly contested matches, the Admirals also defeated a number of their opponents in a decisive fashion as a result of their potent offence and responsible defensive play. If the trio of Andrew Leblanc, Sam Alfano, and Trent Swick can continue their torrent play while receiving contributions from throughout their lineup, Southern Tier could come to stand as one of Minor Midget hockey’s offensive juggernauts.

8. Quinte Red Devils

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  • Months Ranked: 2
  • 2019-20 League Record: 14-2-0
  • Toronto Titans Tournament: Sweet-16 Finish

As one of the most dynamic and explosive teams in the Minor Midget circuit this season, it should come as no surprise to see the Quinte Red Devils within our top-ten for the second consecutive month. Although they currently hold down second place within the ETA standings, the Red Devils are a legitimate threat who should clash intensely and challenge the York Simcoe Express as the current campaign continues. Defined by their lethal offence and the ability to defend with remarkable consistency, Quinte will undoubtedly stand as a significant challenger into the new year and beyond.

7. Toronto Titans

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  • Months Ranked: 2
  • 2019-20 League Record: 9-4-2
  • Toronto Titans Tournament: Semi-Finalist

After erupting out of the gate to begin their 2019-20 campaign, the Toronto Titans have slowed slightly of late. Over the past month or so, the Titans have battled with consistency issues — playing to a handful of ties and losses in their games played within the GTHL. Despite these tough results, the Titans still stand as a top-five team within their league standings — a reality which will surely persist as the team is simply too skilled and deep to disappoint. While losing Jonathan Melee hurt, the Titans hold a slew of talented players at each position on the ice who bring compete and drive to the ice on a nightly basis. So, despite a slight slip, the Titans still remain as a team to watch closely.

6. York Simcoe ExpressYork-Simcoe-Express-Logo

  • Months Ranked: 2
  • 2019-20 League Record: 15-1-3
  • Toronto Titans Tournament2-2
  • Wendy Dufton Memorial: 1-2-1

The York Simcoe Express are blistering hot of late, as the club has used a nine-game unbeaten streak following the Wendy Dufton Memorial Tournament to climb atop the ETA standings. What’s more is that the Express have shown no signs of slowing down, as the team topped the high-powered Quinte Red Devils and the incredibly competitive Kingston Jr. Frontenacs in doing so. Sure, Quinte will challenge York Simcoe for distinction as the top team in the ETA as the 2019-20 season develops, however, the fact remains that the Express are a team on the rise who seem to improve with each passing game.

5. Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 8448456_38863246825e4ce3814c88e167711261

  • Months Ranked: 1
  • Wendy Dufton Memorial: Champion

Making their first appearance in our monthly 2020 OHL Cup Ranking are the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies — a team bursting at the seams with high-end skill which has been extremely competitive all year long. Whether it be league action of tournament competition, the Jr. Grizzlies have come to play and have displayed the ability to consistently challenge and overcome a number of the Minor Midget circuit’s top teams. In fact, at the recent Battle of the Border showcase the Jr. Grizzlies topped the Toronto Marlboros and Toronto Jr. Canadiens before falling to the Toronto Titans in their final game — three outcomes which accurately reflect Oakland and their lethal abilities as a team.

4. Toronto Marlboros

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  • Months Ranked: 2
  • 2019-20 League Record: 9-2-3
  • Toronto Titans Tournament: Quarter-Finalist

Consistency has been the name of the game for the Toronto Marlboros so far this season, as the club has managed to put forth a solid effort in virtually every game in which they’ve played. In fact, aside from a 3-0 loss to the Vaughan Kings to end the month of October the Marlboros have been downright unstoppable — posting a 7-2-1 record in their past ten GTHL contests at the time of publication. And, although the Marlboros posted a 1-1-1 record during the 2019 Battle of the Border, the team proved that they can compete with and defeat the strongest competition home to the Minor Midget hockey circuit.

3. Toronto Nationals

  • Months Ranked: 2
  • 2019-20 League Record: 11-1-3
  • Toronto Titans Tournament: Champion*
  • Wendy Dufton Memorial: Quarter-Finalist

The Toronto Nationals boast the best record in the GTHL, and for good reason. In their past ten GTHL games played dating back to the 7th of October, the Nationals boast a stellar 7-1-2 record and have only fallen to the Toronto Jr. Canadiens — the team which holds down the first overall spot within this month’s OHL Cup Ranking. However, if the Nationals wish to maintain their standing atop the GTHL, they’ll need to prove that they can defeat their strongest foes in decisive fashion. In the upcoming month, the Nationals will face all of the Toronto Titans, Marlboros, and Jr. Canadiens — three of the top teams in the GTHL. If they can knock off these foes, the Nationals will have further secured their place within our ranking.

2. Detroit Honeybaked Honeybaked-weblogo_large

  • Months Ranked: 1

Bursting onto the scene in this month’s 2020 OHL Cup Ranking is Detroit Honeybaked — a club which has dominated its league play as well as it opponents on the international stage. In fact, in the recent 2019 Battle of the Border Showcase, Detroit Honeybaked displayed exactly what they are capable of as a team — dismantling the highly ranked Toronto Marlboros and Toronto Titans with relative ease. In their victory over the Marlboros, Detroit Honeybaked netted six goals in the first period alone en route to a 10-1 win. Then, against the Titans, Detroit once again scored 10 goals in an eventual 10-5 win — a victory which was overshadowed by the Titans’ ability to field a goaltender. However, the fact remains that if Honeybaked can wreck havoc in tournaments to come, they must be considered as a legitimate threat come the 2020 OHL Cup.

1. Toronto Jr. CanadiensToronto Jr. Canadiens Logo

  • Months Ranked: 2
  • 2019-20 League Record: 11-1-1
  • Toronto Titans Tournament: Finalist

The Toronto Jr. Canadiens haven’t lost a game in GTHL play since the 22nd of September — one of many reasons why the club continues to hold down the top spot in our OHL Cup Ranking for the month of November. As it stands, no team is more complete or deep at each position on the ice than the Jr. Canadiens — Toronto features a devastating offence, a steady blue line, and reliable goaltending in between the pipes. Although they fell in both of their games during the 2019 Battle of the Border Showcase, the Jr. Canadiens are a resilient group who are simply too strong and skilled to be held down for long periods of time. Boasting a stellar 9-0-1 record in their past 10 GTHL games, ‘JRC’ remains as the team to beat… for the time being.

OHL Prospect Profile: Alec Leonard

Alec Leonard of the GTHL’s Mississauga Reps is a dynamic two-way defender who hits as hard as he plays. In all, he’s a top prospect eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft.

– Alec Leonard –

Mississauga Reps (GTHL) | Defence | 2020 OHL Draft Eligible

Toronto, Ontario | 5-foot-11, 170-pounds | May 13th, 2004

The Mississauga Reps have come to be regarded as one of the stingiest defensive squads in the GTHL in 2019-20, a reality which surely would not have been made possible if not for the presence of Alec Leonard. After competing for the Toronto Marlboros and Jr. Canadiens in recent years, Leonard has jumped to the Reps in his Minor Midget campaign and hasn’t looked back — playing shutdown defence on a nightly basis while making his opponents painfully aware of his presence.

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Although he is of relatively average size, Leonard is strong on his skates and loves to throw his weight about. When opposing forwards attempt to rush the puck down the left-wing of the ice, Leonard will read the play as it develops and — when the situation permits — he will lower the boom in order to separate his man from the puck and ensure possession for his team. Leonard’s physical abilities — amongst his other talents — combine to make him one of the more intriguing players eligible for the upcoming 2020 OHL Entry Draft.


  • Skating Strength, Agility and Speed
  • Innate Offensive Instincts
  • Playmaking and Passing Abilities
  • Physicality and Intimidation

The foundation of Leonard’s game lays in his skating strength, agility and speed — the youngster can traverse the ice with ease and a purpose regardless of the foes in his path. Capable of rushing the puck into the opposing zone in addition to his ability to smother attacking forwards owing to his quick feet, Leonard’s mobility fuels his game and, in turn, his lethality. It is Leonard’s lethality at both ends of the ice which makes him a truly outstanding young prospect to watch, as his ability to dismantle plays devised by his opposition before transitioning or rushing the puck up ice fuels his ever growing offensive game.

One crucial aspect of Leonard’s offensive game — and his play as a whole — is his ability to move the puck quickly and with consistent precision. Whether he is holding the puck in his defensive zone or skating through neutral territory, Leonard regularly fires crisp and effective passes to his fellow teammates which allows his squad to gain ground and develop quality scoring chances. In addition to his strong skating, innate offensive instincts, and ability to see the ice and move the puck, there is Leonard’s electrifying physicality. As it stands, Leonard is one of the premier open-ice hitters eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft — not only are his hits clean, but he effectively separates his man from the puck without compromising his team’s stance defensively.

Areas of Improvement:

  • Shot Penetration
  • Teammate Utilization

While Leonard is unquestionably one of the top prospects eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft, he isn’t without room for improvement. Firstly, there is Leonard’s ability to fire the puck on net from the blue line. While his shot strength is certainly adequate, we’d like to see Leonard push the puck through traffic and on to the goal with a greater degree of consistency — the ability to do so will generate rebounds and further offensive opportunities for his team.

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Secondly, there is Leonard’s utilization of his fellow teammates. Now, while Leonard is certainly a strong team player, he can — at times — attempt to do too much on his own. While Leonard’s ability to generate offence is one of his strong suits, he will need to be careful as he ascends to higher levels of play — opposing players will read his rushes and force turnovers with a greater degree of frequency, too.

Future Projection:

At the end of the day, Leonard stands as one of the top defenders eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft. Of great size, strength and two-way abilities, Leonard has the ability to influence the outcome of any given game with a startling level of consistency. In the near future, expect Leonard to develop into a top-pairing defenceman at the OHL-level and beyond — and one capable of stabilizing his team’s effort at both ends of the ice.

2020 OHL Draft Profile: Paul Ludwinski

Paul Ludwinski is the captain of the GTHL’s Toronto Marlboros, an electric centerman with a motor that doesn’t quit and a high-end offensive ceiling, Ludwinski is a top prospect for the 2020 OHL Draft.

– Paul Ludwinski –

Toronto Marlboros (GTHL) | Center | 2020 OHL Draft Eligible

Pickering, Ontario | 5’10”, 155-pounds | April 23, 2004

Paul Ludwinski is the captain of the GTHL’s perennial contender, the Toronto Marlboros, and will be one of the most sought-after prospects at the 2020 OHL Draft. A leader by example, Ludwinski is the type of player that coaches dream of; a true five-tool center. There aren’t many holes to Ludwinski’s game, as he can create offence in numerous ways and has proven to be trustworthy in key situations at either end of the ice.

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An impact player with a motor that doesn’t quit, Ludwinski is constantly hounding his opponents, using his smarts and physical edge to force turnovers that lead to scoring opportunities. He can reach top speeds in just a matter of seconds, and showcases impressive handles on the fly. All in all, Ludwinski is the type of player that you can rely on to change the course of the game.


  • Top Speed and Acceleration
  • Physicality
  • Sense and Pace of Play

It’s impossible to miss Ludwinski when he’s on the ice. Playing each shift like it’s his last, Ludwinski never gives up on a play, utilizing one of his many attributes to turn heads. A true hound on the puck, he relentlessly chases down opponents with ferocity, often finishing with a booming body check, all the while not taking himself out of position.

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With the puck on his stick, Ludwinski flashes that same acceleration to blow past defenders on the outside. What’s most impressive is his ability to slow down the pace of play before instantly kicking it into high gear in order to catch the opposition flat footed. He also utilizes his long reach to keep the puck away from traffic, using his body as a shield.

Ludwinski is a student of the game, studying what works and what doesn’t, and adapting his decision-making mid-game. With a powerful wrist shot and great playmaking talent, Ludwinski is a dual-threat in the offensive zone. He also excels at reading developing plays and positioning himself in the right place at the right time in order to take advantage of opportunities.

Area of Improvement:

  • Finishing Ability

If there’s one aspect of Ludwinski’s game that has the potential to put him over the top, it would be his ability to finish. Despite his immense influence on the game, creating scoring chances nearly every shift, Ludwinski may not light up the scoreboard at the rates one would expect.

There’s no denying that Ludwinski gets the puck to where it needs to be, but the accuracy of his shot can sometimes deny what would otherwise be a highlight-reel goal. If he is able to start finishing off breakaways and picking corners on the rush, Ludwinski can undoubtedly land atop the GTHL scoring race.

Future Projection:

Altogether, Paul Ludwinski displays all the natural abilities along with the work ethic to be a force of havoc at the OHL level and further. A dynamic skater who consistently plays the game at an incredible pace, Ludwinski can create offence out of nothing and always draws the attention of his competition.

With a tremendous understanding of the game and a willingness to do whatever it takes to help his team, Ludwinski is sure to be a sought-after prospect ahead of the 2020 OHL Draft, currently looking like a lock for the first round.

2020 OHL Draft Profile: Kocha Delic

Kocha Delic is the unanimous leader of the GTHL’s Toronto Titans, and is an elite skater with outstanding intelligence. He is considered as one of the top prospect’s eligible for the 2020 OHL Draft.

– Kocha Delic –

Toronto Titans (GTHL) | Center | 2020 OHL Draft Eligible

Mississauga, Ontario | 5’9”, 175-pounds | 2004-born

Kocha Delic is the unanimous leader of the 2019 OHF Bantam Champion, Toronto Titans. An elite two-way center with high-end offensive upside, Delic led the Titans to their first ever provincial championship in team history. A tremendous skater with outstanding intelligence, Delic portrays the Titans’ overall style of play through his non-stop effort level and dedication to both ends of the ice.

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A pass-first center, Delic is a dynamic playmaker who regularly sets up teammates for tap in goals. He’s a highly agile skater and can be very elusive with the puck at top speed, weaving in and out of traffic and buying himself time to either drive the net or to find an open passing lane. Delic has proven to be incredibly valuable in all situations, quarterbacking his team’s powerplay as well as not only killing off penalties, but creating shorthanded scoring chances too.


  • Acceleration and Agility
  • Vision/Playmaking
  • Two-Way Intelligence
  • Nose for the Net

Delic’s greatest attribute is undoubtedly his skating abilities. He can reach impressive top speeds within his first three steps, and can handle the puck with confidence and creativity while he’s flying up ice. He effectively utilizes his edges to be a very elusive skater, going end-to-end or circling the offensive zone with ease.

With possession of the puck, Delic tends to have the mindset of a playmaker first and shooter second. He excels at positioning himself in order to create passing lanes for his teammates, and can thread the needle as well as anyone in the 2020 OHL Draft class. By always keeping his feet moving, Delic is able to keep his options fluid and is constantly opening up new options.

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With that said, Delic is also able to find the back of the net with regularity himself. Using his vision of the ice, he can find the quiet space behind defenders to become available for one-timers, or drive the net and use a quick dangle or snapshot to beat opposing goaltenders. Further, Delic is as responsible a center as they come, consistently taking care of his defensive responsibilities before heading up ice to create offence.

Areas of Improvement:

  • Puck Protection
  • Physicality

Although Delic is already considered as an elite offensive presence and a versatile center, there are a few aspects to his game that could take him to the next level if improved. Both traits tie back to his strength, which could put his puck protection skills over the top and add the option of a physical presence as well.

While Delic is already able to handle the puck on a string and out-skate his opponents, the extra lower-body strength will do wonders at the OHL level for his possession potential, where time and space will be extremely limited. Further, the added physicality would only make Delic a more dominant two-way force, namely in the defensive and neutral zone to force turnovers.

Future Projection:

As a whole, Kocha Delic is one of the premier offensive talents available for the 2020 OHL Draft. What makes him such a promising prospect is the fact that his greatest strengths – skating and intelligence – will transition smoothly into the OHL level.

Playing the game at a high pace with tons of skill and creativity, Delic is sure to catch your eye on a nightly basis. A major reason why the Toronto Titans are considered amongst the favourites for the 2020 OHL Cup, Delic appears to be a lock for the first round of the 2020 OHL Draft.

2020 OHL Draft Profile: Isaiah George

Isaiah George of the GTHL’s Toronto Marlboros is rightfully considered to be one of the top defence prospects for the 2020 OHL Draft. Smart and strong, George can be relied on in any given situation.

– Isaiah George –

Toronto Marlboros (GTHL) | Left Defence | 2020 OHL Draft Eligible

Oakville, Ontario | 6-foot-1, 170lbs | Feb. 15th, 2004

Isiah George, a leader for the perennial powerhouse Toronto Marlboros, is an elite two-way defenceman who can overwhelm opponents at either end of the ice with his combination of strength and skill. The reigning GTHL Bantam Champions are a much more defensive-minded group than in years’ past, led heavily by George, who not only installs an intimidating presence on the back-end, but also some offensive upside from the blueline.

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Standing at 6’1” and 170 pounds, George will never back down from engaging in the physical game. He effectively eliminates space for opposing forwards on the rush and can easily drive them to the outside before taking them out along the wall. Up front, George has a great shot from the point with which he can cleverly get through traffic to create scoring chances.


  • Versatility
  • Poise and Decision Making
  • Lower-Body Strength
  • Two-Way Upside

George is the jack-of-all-trades type of defenceman. He’s as solid as they come at both ends of the ice and can be a difference maker at even strength, on the penalty kill, and on the power play. Perhaps his greatest strength is his ability to think the game at a high pace. George is a tremendous decision maker with the puck, demonstrating the poise necessary to escape pressure and make smart, calculated breakout passes. Without the puck, he’s just as wise. George’s positional play is impressive, combining the use of his body and his stick to efficiently eliminate time and space of his opponents while directing them into the corners.

George also makes smart decisions when it comes to playing the body, determining when it’s safe to take his opponent out of the play while not taking himself out of position. On the transition, George displays multiple routes to moving the puck up ice, whether that be with a slick two-line pass, or by skating the puck through the neutral zone himself to gain entry of the offensive zone. Once on the blueline, George can effectively walk the line and move the puck east-west, or make an analyzed decision to get the puck on net through traffic. His ability to get pucks on net is premier, making him a real threat on the man advantage.

Area of Improvements:

  • Offensive Mindset
  • Top End Speed

The new era of defencemen has arrived, and they’re not afraid to use their skill-set to create offence. George clearly possesses the potential to be an electric two-way defenceman who consistently chips in on offence each night, and he could benefit from making a few more risk-calculated pinches.

Although already considered as one of the top defenders in his class, George could put his name at the top of the list with a higher offensive ceiling, which he appears to have all the talent to achieve. One aspect that could help him get there would be greater top-end speed, which would make George much more dangerous on the rush and would allow him to drive the net with the puck himself.

Future Potential:

All in all, Isiah George should be considered amongst the top defending prospects for the 2020 OHL Draft. He’s the type of player who can get the job done in any situation, and with remarkable strength and skating abilities, he should have no problems adjusting to the OHL game.

Fans will love his offensive upside, and coaches will love his defensive prowess. Keep your eye on Isiah George, who appears to be a lock for the first-round of the 2020 OHL Draft.