There are currently 20 teams in the OHL; 16 are based in the Canadian province of Ontario,three teams in the American state of Michigan and one team in the American state of Pennsylvania. Out of the 18 teams based in Ontario, 15 teams are in Southern Ontario, and 3 teams are in Northern Ontario.
The 20 OHL clubs play a 68 game unbalanced schedule, which starts in the third full week of September, running until the third week of March. Ninety per cent (90%) of OHL games are scheduled between Thursday and Sunday to minimize the number of school days missed for its players. Ninety-five per cent (95%) of the players in the league are attending high school or college.
On November 8, 2017 it was announced that the Ottawa 67's would host the Gatineau Olympiques on December 17th. This will be the first Ontario Hockey League involved game held outdoors in the province of Ontario. The game is being held in conjunction with the NHL 100 Classic being held the day before at TD Place Stadium.
Current member teamsEdit
|North Bay Battalion||68||30||28||7||3||213||237||70|
|Owen Sound Attack||68||38||22||3||5||289||247||84|
|Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||68||55||7||3||3||317||186||116|
2018 J. Ross Robertson Cup PlayoffsEdit
The J. Ross Robertson Cup playoffs consist of 16 teams, the top 8 from each conference. The teams play a best-of-seven game series, and the winner of each series advances to the next round. The Eastern Conference champion is awarded the Bobby Orr Trophy and the Western Conference champion is awarded the Wayne Gretzky Trophy. The two conference champions compete for the J. Ross Robertson Cup and a berth in the 2018 Memorial Cup being held at the Brandt Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan from May 18 to 27, 2018.
Taylor Raddysh of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, and a 2016 NHL Draft pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning, set an OHL record on May 11th when he played in his 77th career OHL playoff game in game 5 of the Robertson Cup final. He started his career with an OHL final run in 2015, a conference final run in 2016, a Robertson Cup victory in 2017 with the Erie Otters. In 2018, now with the Greyhounds he reached the Robertson Cup final again. He would end up playing in 78 OHL playoff games.
- Hamilton Bulldogs defeated Ottawa 67's 4 games to 1
- Barrie Colts defeated Mississauga Steelheads 4 games to 2
- Kingston Frontenacs defeated North Bay Battalion 4 games to 1
- Niagara IceDogs defeated Oshawa Generals 4 games to 1
- Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds defeated Saginaw Spirit 4 games to none
- Kitchener Rangers defeated Guelph Storm 4 games to 2
- Sarnia Sting defeated Windsor Spitfires 4 games to 2
- Owen Sound Attack defeated London Knights 4 games to none
- Hamilton Bulldogs defeated Niagara IceDogs 4 games to 1
- Kingston Frontenacs defeated Barrie Colts 4 games to 2
- Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds defeated Owen Sound Attack 4 games to 3
- Kitchener Rangers defeated Sarnia Sting 4 games to 2