Lecot, Mairs Named To Alliance’s OHL Gold Cup Team
Lecot and Mairs will be among the top 160 players from across Ontario converging to this camp in Kitchener, beginning May 3.
Spencer Lecot was the captain of the Chatham-Kent Cyclones Minor Midget ‘AAA’ team this season, but shockingly went undrafted in the OHL Draft. The Harrow, Ontario product had 10 goals and 18 points from the Cyclones’ blueline this season in 30 games. He also skated in 4 games with the Junior B Chatham Maroons.
Brendan Mairs was selected in round 7 of the OHL Draft by the London Knights, 134th overall. The forward played this season for the London Jr. Knights Minor Midget ‘AAA’ team and is an alumni of the Chatham-Kent Cyclones and Chatham Minor Hockey systems. he collected 44 points, including 20 goals for the Minor Midget Knights this season in 33 games before adding 15 points in 12 playoff games.
Hockey Canada and the OHL are adding to the OHL Gold Cup experience this season, changing the format slightly. The OHL Gold Cup is the first step in the selection process for Canada’s National Under-17 Selection Camp, and the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence.
“After five successful events under the old format, we are pleased to have developed a new structure which better serves the development of the players,” says Phillip McKee of OHL Gold Cup Steering Committee in a news release. “Working under the guidance of Hockey Canada staff, we believe this new format will help prepare Ontario players for the rigours of a national selection camp.”
This year, the OHL Gold Cup will add three off-ice education sessions, dedicated position-specific practices, and a full-team game-day skate.
The OHL Gold Cup holds a tournament structure, with teams from each minor hockey system across Ontario including leagues such as the Alliance, OMHA, and GTHL.