The Owls Under-18s kicked off the new campaign with a 1-1 draw against Cardiff at Middlewood Road on Saturday morning.
Jake Nicholson gave the hosts a perfect start, striking inside five minutes.
The Bluebirds missed a golden opportunity to level moments later before the Owls hit back with a Connor O’Grady effort was cleared off the line right underneath the crossbar.
Wednesday bossed possession after the restart without threatening the Cardiff goal and the visitors promptly equalised from the penalty spot against the run of play.
Wednesday: McDonagh, Conneh (Brown 82), Nicholson, Kirby, O'Grady, Lee, Centeno (Stachini 74), Clarke, Hirst, Duffy (Preston 76), Penney