1975–76 OMJHL season

The 1975–76 OMJHL season was the second season of the Ontario Major Junior Hockey League. The Windsor Spitfires were added as an expansion team, becoming the twelfth team in the league. The OMJHL splits into two divisions of six teams each. The southern and western teams joined the Emms division, named for Hap Emms. The northern and eastern teams joined the Leyden division, named for Matt Leyden. The OMJHL created three new trophies for the season. The Emms Trophy and the Leyden Trophy are awarded to the regular season champion of their respective divisions. The F. W. "Dinty" Moore Trophy (named for Francis Moore) is inaugurated for the first-year goaltender with the best goals-against-average. Twelve teams each played 66 games. The Hamilton Fincups won the J. Ross Robertson Cup, defeating the Sudbury Wolves.

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Leyden Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
y-Sudbury Wolves 66 47 11 8 102 384 224
x-Ottawa 67's 66 34 23 9 77 331 291
x-Kingston Canadians 66 33 24 9 75 357 316
x-Oshawa Generals 66 31 27 8 70 312 299
x-Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 66 27 26 13 67 341 319
Peterborough Petes 66 18 37 11 47 204 284
Emms Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
y-Hamilton Fincups 66 43 15 8 94 379 232
x-London Knights 66 31 26 9 71 317 256
x-Toronto Marlboros 66 26 30 10 62 278 294
x-Kitchener Rangers 66 26 35 5 57 298 384
x-St. Catharines Black Hawks 66 16 40 10 42 283 366
Windsor Spitfires 66 12 50 4 28 251 470

Scoring leadersEdit

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Mike Kaszycki Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 66 51 119 170 38
Peter Lee Ottawa 67's 66 81 80 161 59
Paul Gardner Oshawa Generals 65 69 75 144 75
Dale McCourt Hamilton Fincups 66 55 84 139 19
John Tavella Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 64 67 70 137 58
Rod Schutt Sudbury Wolves 63 72 63 135 42
Ron Duguay Sudbury Wolves 61 42 92 134 101
Vern Stenlund London Knights 64 44 75 119 24
Larry Skinner Ottawa 67's 59 37 78 115 8
Ken Linseman Kingston Canadians 65 61 51 112 92

PlayoffsEdit

First roundEdit

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds defeat Oshawa Generals 3–2

Kitchener Rangers defeat St. Catharines Black Hawks 3–1


QuarterfinalsEdit

Sudbury Wolves defeat Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4–2, 1 tie

Ottawa 67's defeat Kingston Canadians 4–2, 1 tie

Hamilton Fincups defeat Kitchener Rangers 4–0

Toronto Marlboros defeat London Knights 4–1

SemifinalsEdit

Sudbury Wolves defeat Ottawa 67's 4–1

Hamilton Fincups defeat Toronto Marlboros 4–0, 1 tie


J. Ross Robertson CupEdit

Hamilton Fincups defeat Sudbury Wolves 4–2

AwardsEdit

J. Ross Robertson Cup: Hamilton Fincups
Hamilton Spectator Trophy: Sudbury Wolves
Leyden Trophy: Sudbury Wolves
Emms Trophy: Hamilton Fincups
Red Tilson Trophy: Peter Lee, Ottawa 67's
Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy: Mike Kaszycki, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Matt Leyden Trophy: Jerry Toppazzini, Sudbury Wolves
Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy: Peter Lee, Ottawa 67's
Max Kaminsky Trophy: Rick Green, London Knights
Dave Pinkney Trophy: Jim Bedard, Sudbury Wolves
Emms Family Award: John Tavella, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
F.W. 'Dinty' Moore Trophy: Mark Locken, Hamilton Fincups
William Hanley Trophy: Dale McCourt, Hamilton Fincups

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Preceded by
1974–75 OMJHL season
OHL seasons Succeeded by
1976–77 OMJHL season