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This is the 2021-22 Ontario Junior Hockey League season. This is the league's 12th season as a re-established league after the league members played in 2 separate leagues for the 2009-10 season.

After having to cancel the 2020-21 season the league would announce on June 13, 2021 its plans to return to play for the 2021-22 season. The league begins play on October 1st with each team playing 54 games.[1]

Membership changes[]

  • At the end of July, 2020 the Buffalo Jr. Sabres and the league announced that they were taking a leave of absence for the 2020-21 season due to the closure of the Canada-US border. Being the only US-based team in the league, the team's players were to be dispersed to the other teams in the league for the 2020-21 season.[2] They will return to play for the 2021-22 season.

Teams[]

North-West Conference
North Division
Team Centre Arena Joined
Aurora Tigers Aurora, Ontario Aurora Community Centre 1997
Collingwood Blues Collingwood, Ontario Eddie Bush Memorial Arena 2019
Markham Royals Markham, Ontario Markham Centennial Centre 1993
Pickering Panthers Pickering, Ontario Pickering Recreation Complex 1998
Stouffville Spirit Stouffville, Ontario Stouffville Arena 1995
West Division
Team Centre Arena Joined
Brantford 99ers Brantford, Ontario Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre 1971
Buffalo Jr. Sabres Buffalo, New York HarborCenter 1998
Burlington Cougars Burlington, Ontario Wave Twin Rinks 1971
Georgetown Raiders Georgetown, Ontario Gordon Alcott Arena 1975
Milton Menace Milton, Ontario Milton Memorial Arena 1987
Oakville Blades Oakville, Ontario Sixteen Mile Sports Complex 1971
South-East Conference
South Division
Team Centre Arena Joined
Caledon Admirals Caledon, Ontario Mayfield Recreation Complex 1998
Mississauga Chargers Mississauga, Ontario Port Credit Memorial Arena 1995
North York Rangers North York, Ontario Carnegie Centennial Centre 1998
St. Michael's Buzzers Toronto, Ontario St. Michael's College School Arena 1995
Toronto Jr. Canadiens Downsview, Ontario Buckingham Arena 1998
Toronto Patriots Rexdale, Ontario Westwood Arena 1998
East Division
Team Centre Arena Joined
Cobourg Cougars Cobourg, Ontario Cobourg Community Centre 1992
Haliburton County Huskies Minden, Ontario S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena 1998
Lindsay Muskies Lindsay, Ontario Lindsay Recreation Centre 1989
Trenton Golden Hawks Trenton, Ontario Duncan McDonald Memorial Community Gardens 1998
Wellington Dukes Wellington, Ontario Wellington & District Community Centre 1998

Standings[]

To be added after the regular season

Buckland Cup Playoffs[]

Format[]

The top eight teams in each conference qualify for the playoffs with the division winners are seeded 1-2 and the first place team plays the eighth place team 2 vs7, 3 vs 6, 4 vs 5. in the conference quarterfinals. All series are best-of-seven.

The Buckland Cup champions will advance to the 2022 Dudley Hewitt Cup. The winner of that tournament will advance to the 2022 Centennial Cup.

References[]

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