This is the 2015-16 Empire B Junior C Hockey League season . This is the league's 27th season dating back to its founding as the Eastern Ontario Junior "C" Hockey League in 1989. The league champion moves on to the 2016 Clarence Schmalz Cup.
This would be the league's final season under this identity as a major consolidation which had been In the works since 2014, in the spring of 2016 it was announced that the eight Junior C leagues of the Ontario Hockey Association would merge for the 2016-17 season to create the Provincial Junior Hockey League. The union was in an effort to streamline rules across the classification and to promote growth and development.
Membership Changes[edit | edit source]
- The Gananoque Islanders joined the league from the recently reorganized Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League, which formed an affiliation with the Central Canada Hockey League and its subsequently was renamed the Central Canada Hockey League Tier 2. The Islanders and five other teams were dropped by the league.
- The Deseronto Storm left the league
Teams[edit | edit source]
|Port Hope Panthers||Port Hope||2004|
Standings[edit | edit source]
|Port Hope Panthers||40||34||5||1||-||-||223||72||791||69|
Playoffs[edit | edit source]
Format[edit | edit source]
The top four teams qualify for the playoffs. Both rounds are best-of-seven.
Semifinals[edit | edit source]
- Port Hope Panthers defeated Gananoque Islanders 4 games to none (3-2, 5-2, 7-3, 3-2 (ot)
- Napanee Raiders defeated Amherstview Jets 4 games to 1 (5-4 (ot), 3-5, 7-4, 9-2, 7-2)
Final[edit | edit source]
- Port Hope Panthers defeated Napanee Raiders 4 games to none (4-3 (ot), 3-2, 7-3, 8-1)