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This is the 2018-19 Ontario Hockey League season. This is the league's 49th season dating back to its' founding as the Ontario Major Junior Hockey League.

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.

Franchise changesEdit

none, but the Kingston Frontenacs and Mississauga Steelheads arenas are renamed in new naming rights deals commencing July 1, 2018.

Current member teamsEdit

Ontario Hockey League
Eastern Conference
Division Team City Arena Capacity
East Hamilton Bulldogs Hamilton, Ontario, Canada FirstOntario Centre 17,383
Kingston Frontenacs Kingston, Ontario, Canada Leon's Centre 5,614
Oshawa Generals Oshawa, Ontario, Canada Tribute Communities Centre 6,125
Ottawa 67's Ottawa, Ontario, Canada TD Place Arena 9,862
Peterborough Petes Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Peterborough Memorial Centre 4,329
Central Barrie Colts Barrie, Ontario, Canada Barrie Molson Centre 4,195
Mississauga Steelheads Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Paramount Fine Foods Centre 5,612
Niagara IceDogs St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada Meridian Centre 5,300
North Bay Battalion North Bay, Ontario, Canada North Bay Memorial Gardens 4,246
Sudbury Wolves Sudbury, Ontario, Canada Sudbury Community Arena 4,640
Western Conference
Division Team City Arena Capacity
Midwest Erie Otters Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Erie Insurance Arena 6,833
Guelph Storm Guelph, Ontario, Canada Sleeman Centre 4,715
Kitchener Rangers Kitchener, Ontario, Canada Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex 7,777
London Knights London, Ontario, Canada Budweiser Gardens 9,046
Owen Sound Attack Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre 3,500
West Flint Firebirds Flint, Michigan, USA Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center 4,021
Saginaw Spirit Saginaw, Michigan, USA Dow Event Center 5,527
Sarnia Sting Sarnia, Ontario, Canada Progressive Auto Sales Arena 5,500
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada Essar Centre 4,928
Windsor Spitfires Windsor, Ontario, Canada WFCU Centre 6,450

StandingsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Eastern DivisionEdit

Team GP W L OL SL GF GA Pts
Ottawa 67's 68 50 12 4 2 296 183 106
Oshawa Generals 68 44 20 4 0 288 216 92
Peterborough Petes 68 33 31 2 2 234 256 70
Hamilton Bulldogs 68 29 34 3 2 241 283 63
Kingston Frontenacs 68 14 52 1 1 144 307 30

Central DivisionEdit

Team GP W L OL SL GF GA Pts
Niagara IceDogs 68 44 17 7 0 326 209 95
Sudbury Wolves 68 43 20 3 2 254 206 91
Mississauga Steelheads 68 32 29 5 2 239 250 71
North Bay Battalion 68 30 33 3 2 230 281 65
Barrie Colts 68 26 38 3 1 221 245 56

Western ConferenceEdit

Midwest DivisionEdit

Team GP W L OL SL GF GA Pts
London Knights 68 46 15 6 1 299 211 99
Guelph Storm 68 40 18 6 4 308 230 90
Kitchener Rangers 68 34 30 3 1 251 267 72
Owen Sound Attack 68 31 31 4 2 224 274 68
Erie Otters 68 26 38 3 1 230 300 56

West DivisionEdit

Team GP W L OL SL GF GA Pts
Saginaw Spirit 68 45 17 3 3 294 218 96
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 68 44 16 7 1 292 224 96
Sarnia Sting 68 28 33 5 2 271 300 63
Windsor Spitfires 68 25 33 5 5 216 257 60
Flint Firebirds 68 16 46 6 0 212 350 38





2019 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 2019 Memorial Cup being held at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia from May 17 to 26, 2019 hosted by the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

BracketEdit

  Conference quarterfinals Conference semifinals Conference finals Finals
                                     
1  Ottawa 4  
8  Hamilton 0  
  1  Ottawa 4  
 
  4  Sudbury 0  
4  Sudbury 4
5  Mississauga 0  
  1  Ottawa 4  
Eastern Conference
  3  Oshawa 0  
2  Niagara 4  
7  North Bay 1  
  2  Niagara 2
 
  3  Oshawa 4  
3  Oshawa 4
6  Peterborough 1  
  E1  Ottawa 2
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  W4  Guelph Storm 4
1  London 4  
8  Windsor 0  
  1  London 3
 
  4  Guelph 4  
4  Guelph 4
5  Kitchener 0  
  4  Guelph 4
Western Conference
  2  Saginaw 3  
2  Saginaw 4  
7  Sarnia 0  
  2  Saginaw 4
 
  3  Sault Ste. Marie 2  
3  Sault Ste. Marie 4
6  Owen Sound 1  

East QuarterfinalsEdit

West QuarterfinalsEdit

East SemifinalsEdit

West SemifinalsEdit

East FinalEdit

West FinalEdit


J. Ross Robertson Cup FinalEdit

Nick Suzuki of the Guelph Storm was named winner of the Wayne Gretzky 99 Award as playoffs Most Valuable Player.

2019 OHL champions Guelph Storm

2019 OHL champions Guelph Storm

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