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This is the 2018-19 Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League season. This is the league's 13th season.

Membership Changes[]

  • 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.[2]
  • The Wiarton Schooners were removed from the schedule on November 19, 2018. The franchise had been terminated without option for return.[6]
  • On March 8, 2019 the league posted that applications for the head coach position were being taken for the Bancroft Rockhounds expansion team for the 2019-20 season.[7]


Teams[]

North Division[]

Team Joined Centre Arena
Almaguin Spartans 2011 South River South River-Machar Arena
Bradford Bulls 2012 Bradford Bob Fallis Sports Centre
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
Ottawa Sharpshooters 2018 Almonte Almonte Community 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
Wiarton Schooners 2017 Wiarton Wiarton Arena & Community Centre

South Division[]

Team Joined Centre Arena
Kingsville Kings 2015 Kingsville Kingsville Arena Complex
London Lakers 1989 London London Sports Park
Niagara Whalers 2014 Port Colborne Vale Health and Wellness Centre
Niagara-on-the-Lake Nationals 2018 Niagara-on-the-Lake Meridian Credit Union Arena
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

Standings[]

North Division[]

Team GP W L OL GF GA Pts
Bradford Rattlers 42 35 6 1 259 133 71
Ville-Marie Pirates 42 31 11 0 273 158 62
Temiscaming Titans 42 27 12 3 228 155 57
New Tecumseth Civics 42 24 15 3 192 173 51
Almaguin Spartans 42 21 19 2 183 187 44
West Nipissing Lynx 42 20 19 3 189 203 43
Bradford Bulls 42 18 20 4 194 181 40
Knights of Meaford 42 18 21 3 175 175 39
South Muskoka Shield 42 14 25 3 145 213 31
Ottawa Sharpshooters 32 4 26 2 88 225 10
Wiarton Schooners 19 1 18 0 30 165 2

Note Wiarton franchise was removed from the schedule on November 19, 2018.  Their record was removed from the other teams' records.

South Division[]

Team GP W L OL GF GA Pts
St. George Ravens 42 39 3 0 324 116 78
Tilsonburg Hurricanes 42 33 8 1 307 160 67
Windsor Aces 42 28 12 2 272 202 58
Kingsville Kings 42 25 16 1 246 164 51
Niagara-on-the-Lake Nationals 42 21 18 3 227 224 45
Niagara Whalers 42 21 20 1 227 248 43
North York Renegades 42 20 19 3 200 194 43
Oshawa Riverkings 42 21 21 0 193 260 42
Northumberland Stars 42 18 24 0 207 241 36
Tottenham Steam 42 14 23 5 164 229 33
Toronto Predators 42 11 28 3 154 219 25
London Lakers 42 3 36 3 107 356 9

Russell Cup Playoffs[]

Format[]

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 Round 1[]

South Preliminary Round 1[]

North Preliminary Round 2[]

South Preliminary Round 2[]

South Preliminary Round 3[]

North Quarterfinals[]

South Quarterfinals[]

North Semifinals[]

South Semifinals[]

North Final[]

South Final[]

Postings on the St. George Ravens twitter page indicated that Tilsonburg was forced to forfeit games 3 and 4 of the series due to a lack of players caused by food poisoning.[8] Later reports indicated the team may have in fact folded.[9]

Russell Cup Final[]

2019 GMHL champions Ville-Marie Pirates

References[]