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This is the 2017-18 Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League season.  This is the league's 12th season.

Membership ChangesEdit

  • The league added a team in Fergus, Ontario for the 2017-18 season that will be name the Fergus Force.  Fergus last had junior hockey in 2014-15 when the Fergus Devils played in the Georgian Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League prior to taking a leave of absence for 2015-16 and then not returning for the 2016-17 season.
  • On March 11, 2017 the league announced the addition of the Ville-Marie Pirates for the 2017-18 season.  The team will be based out of the Olympia de Ville-Marie Arena
  • On March 20, 2017 the league announced that the Wiarton Schooners were being added to the league as an expansion team.
  • The Windsor Aces were added as an expansion team
  • In late May 2017; the Toronto Attack were quietly removed from the league website
  • On August 31, 2017 the league issued a release stating that the Parry Sound Islanders would be taking a leave of absence for the 2017-18 season and that the club retains the option of rejoining the league for the 2018-19 season.  The team ownership who also owns two other teams in the league announced that the team had been merged with the Seguin Huskies.  The merged teams will be based out of Humphrey.
  • Sometime between the night of October 14 and the morning of October 17 the Wiarton Schooners folded. The team has lost a game on October 14 and then forfeited games on October 15 and 16. The team had a record of 0-8-0 prior to the two forfeits.[1]
  • The GMHL announced that the Fergus Force folded on November 22. The Force recorded a record of 1-16-0 before folding.[2]
  • On April 13, 2018 the league announced the addition of the Ottawa Sharpshooters formerly of the Canadian Premier Junior Hockey League for the 2018-19 season.
  • On April 19, 2018 the Wiarton Schooners announced their intention of returning to the league for the 2018-19 season. The team announced they were accepting applications for players for the 2018-19 season and brought in more staff to operate the team.[3]
  • The Seguin Huskies folded some time in May of 2018.[4]

TeamsEdit

North DivisionEdit

Team Joined Centre Arena
Almaguin Spartans 2011 South River South River-Machar Arena
Bradford Rattlers 2006 Bradford BWG Leisure Centre
Knights of Meaford 2013 Meaford Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre
New Tecumseth Civics 2013 Alliston New Tecumseth Recreation Complex
Seguin Huskies 2013 Humphrey Centre Dufferin Recreational Centre
South Muskoka Shield 2006 Gravenhurst Gravenhurst Centennial Centre
Temiscaming Titans 2011 Temiscaming, QC Le Centre de Temiscaming
Ville-Marie Pirates 2017 Ville-Marie, Quebec Olympia de Ville-Marie
West Nipissing Lynx 2010 Sturgeon Falls Sturgeon Falls Arena

South DivisionEdit

Team Joined Centre Arena
Bradford Bulls 2012 Bradford Bob Fallis Sports Centre
Kingsville Kings 2015 Kingsville Kingsville Arena Complex
London Lakers 1989 London London Sports Park
Niagara Whalers 2014 Port Colborne Vale Health and Wellness Centre
North York Renegades 2014 North York Canlan Ice Sports York
Northumberland Stars 2015 Cramahe Keeler Centre
Oshawa Riverkings 2015 Oshawa Legends Arena
St. George Ravens 2013 St. George South Dumfries Community Centre
Tilsonburg Hurricanes 2016 Tilsonburg Tilsonburg Community Centre
Toronto Predators 2013 Toronto Mattamy Athletic Centre
Tottenham Steam 2014 New Tecumseth Tottenham and Community Fitness Centre
Windsor Aces 2017 Windsor Adie Knox Herman Arena

On leaveEdit

Team Joined Centre Arena
Parry Sound Islanders 2008 Parry Sound Bobby Orr Community Centre

Fold During SeasonEdit

Team Joined Centre Arena
Fergus Force 2017 Fergus Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex
Wiarton Schooners 2017 Wiarton Wiarton Arena & Community Centre

StandingsEdit

North DivisionEdit

Team GP W L OL GF GA Pts
Bradford Rattlers 42 31 11 0 222 124 62
Almaguin Spartans 42 31 11 0 217 145 62
Temiscaming Titans 42 29 12 1 247 163 59
Ville-Marie Pirates 42 29 12 1 249 176 59
Knights of Meaford 42 22 15 5 207 164 49
New Tecumseth Civics 42 23 18 1 199 165 47
West Nipissing Lynx 42 15 24 3 198 228 33
South Muskoka Shield 42 14 24 4 143 173 32
Seguin Huskies 42 9 32 1 161 251 19
Fergus Force (fold 11/22) 17 1 16 0 35 149 2
Wiarton Schooners (fold 10/14) 10 0 10 0 13 144 0

note: Wiarton Schooners total included 2 3-0 forfeits October 15 and 16, 2017

South DivisionEdit

Team GP W L OL GF GA Pts
St. George Ravens 42 38 3 1 404 136 77
Kingsville Kings 42 33 9 0 290 138 66
Niagara Whalers 42 32 9 1 305 172 65
North York Renegades 42 29 9 4 218 134 62
Bradford Bulls 42 28 14 0 235 162 56
Windsor Aces 42 20 21 1 213 206 41
Northumberland Stars 42 15 21 6 188 230 36
Oshawa Riverkings 42 14 26 2 151 221 30
Toronto Predators 42 13 25 4 167 258 30
Tottenham Steam 42 13 27 2 184 267 28
Tilsonburg Hurricanes 42 14 28 0 168 285 28
London Lakers 42 3 38 1 136 450 7

Russell Cup PlayoffsEdit

FormatEdit

All teams qualify.  Teams are re-seeded after each round.  Single elimination rounds are held until both conferences are down to 8 teams.  The division quarterfinals are best-of-three.  The division semifinals are best-of-five.  The division final and Russell Cup final are best-of-seven.

North Preliminary RoundEdit

South Preliminary Round 1Edit

South Preliminary Round 2Edit

South Preliminary Round 3Edit

North QuarterfinalsEdit

South QuarterfinalsEdit

North SemifinalsEdit

South SemifinalsEdit

North FinalEdit

South FinalEdit

Russell Cup FinalEdit

2018 GMHL champions Almaguin Spartans

2018 GMJHL champions Almaguin Spartans

ReferencesEdit

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