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This is the 2019-20 Ontario Hockey League season. This is the league's 50th season dating back to its' founding as the Ontario Major Junior Hockey League.

There are currently 20 teams in the OHL; 17 are based in the Canadian province of Ontario,two teams in the American state of Michigan and one team in the American state of Pennsylvania. Out of the 17 teams based in Ontario, 14 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.

Pausing of Season[edit | edit source]

The Canadian Hockey League and its' three member leagues announced the following on March 12th:

"The Canadian Hockey League and its three regional leagues, the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and Western Hockey League, take the health and safety of our players, fans, volunteers, staff, and general public very seriously. CHL President Dan MacKenzie with Commissioners David Branch, Gilles Courteau, and Ron Robison have been monitoring the situation in regards to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) including what local, provincial, and federal health agencies have recommended. Following consultation with medical professionals and meetings today among the CHL Executive Council, and regional league Board of Governors, the CHL announces that the balance of the 2019-20 season and all hockey activity shall be paused immediately until further notice."[1]

On March 18th the league announced that the balance of the regular season was cancelled.[2]

Cancelling of Robertson Cup playoffs and the Memorial Cup[edit | edit source]

The balance of play at the major junior level would be cancelled on March 23rd.[3] This would include the three CHL leagues playoffs and the 2020 Memorial Cup.


Franchise changes[edit | edit source]

none

Current member teams[edit | edit source]

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

Standings[edit | edit source]

Eastern Conference[edit | edit source]

Eastern Division[edit | edit source]

Team GP W L OL SL GF GA Pts
Ottawa 67's 62 50 11 0 1 296 164 101
Peterborough Petes 62 37 21 2 2 250 198 78
Oshawa Generals 62 31 20 6 5 229 227 73
Hamilton Bulldogs 62 24 30 7 1 235 267 56
Kingston Frontenacs 62 19 39 2 2 198 285 42

Central Division[edit | edit source]

Team GP W L OL SL GF GA Pts
Sudbury Wolves 63 34 27 1 1 259 240 70
Barrie Colts 63 29 28 4 2 220 261 64
Mississauga Steelheads 61 27 29 4 1 223 227 59
Niagara IceDogs 63 18 39 5 1 194 320 42
North Bay Battalion 62 17 41 4 0 189 314 38

Western Conference[edit | edit source]

Midwest Division[edit | edit source]

Team GP W L OL SL GF GA Pts
London Knights 62 45 15 1 1 265 187 92
Kitchener Rangers 63 40 16 5 2 264 213 87
Guelph Storm 63 32 23 3 5 218 209 72
Owen Sound Attack 62 30 24 4 4 235 207 68
Erie Otters 63 26 26 4 7 229 236 63

West Division[edit | edit source]

Team GP W L OL SL GF GA Pts
Saginaw Spirit 62 41 16 3 2 289 225 87
Flint Firebirds 63 40 21 1 1 274 243 82
Windsor Spitfires 62 34 20 8 0 256 233 76
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 64 29 31 3 1 253 257 62
Sarnia Sting 62 22 34 5 1 244 299 50

2020 J. Ross Robertson Cup Playoffs[edit | edit source]

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 2020 Memorial Cup being held at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia from May 22 to 31, 2020 hosted by the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League.

References[edit | edit source]

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