This is the 2017 Dudley Hewitt Cup tournament. The event is being held May 2 to 6, 2017. The tournament will be held at the Duncan McDonald Memorial Community Gardens in Trenton, Ontario hosted by the Trenton Golden Hawks of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. The tournament serves as the central region qualifying tournament for the 2017 Royal Bank Cup which is being held in Cobourg, Ontario. If the Cobourg Cougars win this tournament the runners-up will also qualify for the Royal Bank Cup as the Central representative.
The three league's that play at the junior A level under the Ontario Hockey Association jurisdiction rotate hosting duties between each league. The awarding of the bid was announced on January 31, 2016.
- Host: Trenton Golden Hawks
- Ontario Junior Hockey League champion:
- Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League champion:
- Superior International Junior Hockey League champion:
note: if the Trenton Golden Hawks win the OJHL championship, the runner up in the OJHL playoffs will qualify for the tournament as league representative.