Don Mills beats Toronto Red Wings 6-5 in OT for OHL Cup

Brennan Othmann scores game winner for Flyers

Shane Wright (Left) and Josh Rosenzweig (Right) in action on this OHL Cup promotional poster. The teams played each other in the OHL Cup Final. The Don Mills Flyers beat the Toronto Red Wings 6-5 in overtime.  https://ohlcup.ca/article/2019-ohl-cup-powered-by-under-armour-day-5-summary

Brennan Othmann scored 8:30 into overtime as the Don Mills Flyers beat the Toronto Red Wings 6-5 in the OHL Cup final, at the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Monday night.

The tournament gives scouts and junior hockey leagues a last chance to scout top players before the Ontario Hockey League draft.

Shane Wright had a goal and two assists for the Flyers (7-0-0) and Alex Christopoulos recorded a goal and an assist, and had a solid game defensively. He also won the most valuable player award for the tournament.

Romeo Chandler recorded a goal and two assists while Ryan Gillespie recorded three helpers for the Red Wings (5-2-0)

The Red Wings came out playing like they had nothing to lose and put pressure on the Flyers, who lead the Greater Toronto Hockey League standings. A heavy forecheck throughout the first period resulted in a 2-0 lead before Shane Wright was left alone in front to cut the lead in half.

Wright was granted exceptional status to play in the OHL as an under age. The Burlington native is projected to be the first overall pick in this year’s OHL draft.

Starting goalie Anson Thornton was chased after the third goal in the first period and was replaced by Sergei Litvinov. Thornton let in three goals on 10 shots.

Toronto seemed to lose some steam in the second period as they lost the fore-check and were missing break out passes that lead to turnovers. The Flyers were able to capitalize on their chances and scored twice off of turnovers, which included a swift passing play that was finished by Othmann, to make it a one goal game.

He finished the game with two goals and one assist.

Don Mills continued to pressure into the third and just 1:25 into the third period the Flyers were rewarded on a goal by Liam Arnsby, who tipped in an Alex Christopoulos point shot.

The Flyers continued to pour on the pressure in the third with Toronto Goalie Josh Rosenzweig standing tall in the crease. Fantilli rewarded his goalie with an off man rush resulting in a goal that was shot under the blocker of Litvinov.

The Flyers got one back three minutes later on a crisp shot by Chistopoulos who seemed to be all over the puck in the third period.

The Don Mills Flyers had the best record this season in the GTHL at 30-0-0 and were heavy favourites to win the OHL Cup this year. Toronto Red Wings finished 23-5-5 and were good enough for fourth in the league.

 

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