The North York Rangers will represent the Central Region at the 2016 Telus Cup following a 4-0 win over the Whitby Wildcats in the regional championship game Sunday.
William Calverley opened the scoring for the Greater Toronto Hockey League champions 11:09 into the first period. Just over five minutes later, Aidan Casey also put one past Wildcats goaltender Ryan Baux. The Rangers teammates led the tournament with nine goals each.
Rangers head coach Rob Vessio took to Twitter to celebrate the team’s achievement:
“Man what a feeling, beyond proud of this team, set the bar high from day 1, and have reached those goals. Next is the Telus #NYR #oneToneM”
The Rangers stumbled just once during the week-long tournament, a 3-2 loss to Hockey Eastern Ontario’s Kanata Lasers. But when those same teams met the following day in the semi-final, North York would come out on top 3-1, with Calverley scoring the game winner.
“The North York Rangers put on quite a show during the Central Region Midget AAA Championship in Waterloo this week,” said OHF President, Tony Foresi. “We can’t wait to see what they’ll do at the Telus Cup as Central Region reps.”
The 2016 Telus Cup is being hosted in Quispamsis, New Brunswick, starting on April 18th. The Saskatoon Contacts, Lloydminster Bobcats and Dartmouth Steele Subaru also earned spots at the Cup this past weekend, joining the host (and Atlantic champion) Saint John Vito’s in New Brunswick. Only the Quebec champion still needs to be determined. The Lac St. Louis Lions lead the Magog Cantonniers 3-1 in their final series.