OJHL Media Release
Preseason tourney features teams from Germany, Canada, USA – including league champions
August 8, 2023, Mississauga, ON – ….The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) and its defending champion Collingwood Blues today announced details of the annual Cottage Cup Showcase.
The premiere preseason tournament will feature eight teams, including squads from the OJHL, Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, Central Canada Hockey League and Germany.
Games will be played at historic Eddie Bush Memorial Arena in scenic downtown Collingwood from Aug. 28-30.
“The Eddie Bush is the perfect venue to kick off this pre-season event,” said Commissioner Marty Savoy of the OJHL, which is co-hosting the event with the Blues. “We’ll be in beautiful Collingwood with its amazing lakes and scenery and top-level preseason hockey to start the road to the 2023-24 season.”
“The main goal of the Cottage Cup Showcase is to give all the eight teams and multiple players an opportunity to come together in one location and display their skills, talent and character and play in a premiere level junior A hockey preseason event. The event hosts games that are a modified two twenty-minute period game using Hockey Canada and OJHL rules and regulations.
OJHL teams competing include the host Blues, the Toronto Jr. Canadiens, Trenton Golden Hawks, Buffalo Jr. Sabres and one the OJHL’s newest team, the Leamington Flyers. The reigning champion Timmins Rock are representing the NOJHL. The Carleton Place Canadians are entered from the CCHL. Finally, the touring Jungadler Mannheim U20 team from Germany rounds out the exciting draw of teams for the premiere junior A preseason event.
“The Collingwood Blues are happy to partner with the OJHL on the Cottage Cup,” said Collingwood Blues Owner Dave Steele. “This event will expose all of our young athletes to NCAA Division 1, U SPORTS, and professional scouts. Collingwood is happy to welcome teams from across the province and beyond to our beautiful town in South Georgian Bay”‘
The event kicks off on Monday, Aug. 28, at 4:30 p.m. with the Toronto Junior Canadiens tangling with the Trenton Golden Hawks. The Buffalo Junior Sabres take on Leamington Flyers at 6 p.m. and the Timmins Rock plays Carleton Place at 7:30 p.m. to round out Day 1.
Fans can now purchase three-day tournament passes for $30 in advance of the event. The price will rise to $45 for a three-day pass at the door entering the showcase. Children under the age of 12 will be admitted free of charge.
Purchase advance passes here:
Cottage Cup schedule
Monday, Aug. 28
4:30pm: Jr. Canadiens vs Trenton
6:00pm: Buffalo vs Leamington
7:30pm: Timmins vs Carleton Place
Tuesday, Aug. 29
8:30am: Jungadler vs Buffalo
10:00am: Collingwood vs Leamington
11:30am: Jr. Canadiens vs Timmins
1:00pm: Trenton vs Carleton Place
2:30pm: Collingwood vs Buffalo
4:00pm: Leamington vs Jungadler
5:00pm: Carleton Place vs Jr. Canadiens
6:30pm: Timmins vs Trenton
8:00pm: Jungadler vs Collingwood
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023
9:00am: Quarter-final 1: 1st A vs 4th B
10:30am: Quarter-final 2: 1st B vs 4th A
12:00pm: Quarter-final 3: 2nd B vs 3rd A
1:30pm:Quarter-final 4: 2nd A vs 3rd B
3:00pm: Semifinal 1: QF 1 winner vs QF 3 winner
4:30pm: Semifinal 2: QF 2 winner vs QF 4 winner
6:00pm: Final: SF 1 winner vs SF 2 winner