1979–80 OMJHL season

The 1979–80 OMJHL season was the sixth season of the Ontario Major Junior Hockey League. The OMJHL inaugurates the Bobby Smith Trophy, named after Bobby Smith, awarded to the scholastic player of the year. Twelve teams each played 68 games. The Peterborough Petes won the J. Ross Robertson Cup, defeating the Windsor Spitfires.

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against; PTS = Points; x = clinched playoff berth; y = clinched first round bye; z = clinched division title & first round bye

Leyden DivisionEdit

Rank Team GP W L T PTS GF GA
1 z-Peterborough Petes 68 47 20 1 95 316 238
2 y-Ottawa 67's 68 45 20 3 93 402 288
3 y-Oshawa Generals 68 42 26 0 84 329 275
4 x-Kingston Canadians 68 35 26 7 77 320 298
5 x-Sudbury Wolves 68 33 33 2 68 299 309
6 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 68 22 45 1 45 281 379

Emms DivisionEdit

Rank Team GP W L T PTS GF GA
1 z-Windsor Spitfires 68 36 31 1 73 323 344
2 y-Toronto Marlboros 68 33 32 3 69 342 310
3 y-Brantford Alexanders 68 31 35 2 64 412 398
4 x-Niagara Falls Flyers 68 29 39 0 58 325 355
5 x-London Knights 68 26 38 4 56 328 334
6 Kitchener Rangers 68 17 51 0 34 276 425

Scoring leadersEdit

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Jim Fox Ottawa 67's 52 65 101 166 30
Yvan Joly Ottawa 67's 67 66 93 159 47
Mike Bullard Brantford Alexanders 66 66 84 150 86
Sean Simpson Ottawa 67's 67 65 84 149 8
Kevin LaVallee Brantford Alexanders 65 65 70 135 50
Blair Barnes Windsor Spitfires 66 63 67 130 98
Bobby Crawford Oshawa Generals 68 61 68 129 48
Greg Terrion Brantford Alexanders 67 44 78 122 13
Wayne Thompson London Knights 68 47 74 121 34
Steve Ludzik Niagara Falls Flyers 67 43 76 119 102

PlayoffsEdit

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Division quarter-finals Division semi-finals Division finals J. Ross Robertson Cup
            
L4 Kingston 0
L5 Sudbury 3
L1 Peterborough 4
L5 Sudbury 2
L1 Peterborough 4
L2 Ottawa 0
L2 Ottawa 4
L3 Oshawa 3
L1 Peterborough 4
E1 Windsor 0
E4 Niagara Falls 3
E5 London 2
E1 Windsor 4
E4 Niagara Falls 1
E1 Windsor 4
E3 Brantford 3
E2 Toronto 0
E3 Brantford 4

Division quarter-finalsEdit

Leyden DivisionEdit

(4) Kingston Canadians vs. (5) Sudbury WolvesEdit
March 16 Sudbury Wolves 5 – 1 Kingston Canadians Kingston Memorial Centre
March 18 Kingston Canadians 2 – 5 Sudbury Wolves Sudbury Community Arena
March 20 Sudbury Wolves 7 – 5 Kingston Canadians Kingston Memorial Centre
Sudbury wins series 3 – 0


Emms DivisionEdit

(4) Niagara Falls Flyers vs. (5) London KnightsEdit
March 16 London Knights 2 – 5 Niagara Falls Flyers Niagara Falls Memorial Arena
March 18 Niagara Falls Flyers 3 – 4 OT London Knights London Gardens
March 21 London Knights 2 – 7 Niagara Falls Flyers Niagara Falls Memorial Arena
March 22 Niagara Falls Flyers 2 – 3 London Knights London Gardens
March 23 London Knights 4 – 8 Niagara Falls Flyers Niagara Falls Memorial Arena
Niagara Falls wins series 3 – 2


Division semi-finalsEdit

Leyden DivisionEdit

(1) Peterborough Petes vs. (5) Sudbury WolvesEdit
March 27 Sudbury Wolves 4 – 3 OT Peterborough Petes Peterborough Memorial Centre
March 28 Peterborough Petes 6 – 2 Sudbury Wolves Sudbury Community Arena
March 30 Peterborough Petes 6 – 5 OT Sudbury Wolves Sudbury Community Arena
April 1 Peterborough Petes 5 – 4 Sudbury Wolves Sudbury Community Arena
April 3 Sudbury Wolves 4 – 9 Peterborough Petes Peterborough Memorial Centre
April 4 Peterborough Petes 5 – 1 Sudbury Wolves Sudbury Community Arena
Peterborough wins series 4 – 2


(2) Ottawa 67's vs. (3) Oshawa GeneralsEdit
March 21 Oshawa Generals 2 – 7 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
March 23 Ottawa 67's 5 – 2 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
March 28 Oshawa Generals 2 – 1 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
March 30 Ottawa 67's 3 – 6 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
April 1 Oshawa Generals 3 – 5 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
April 3 Ottawa 67's 6 – 8 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
April 4 Oshawa Generals 3 – 5 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
Ottawa wins series 4 – 3


Emms DivisionEdit

(1) Windsor Spitfires vs. (4) Niagara Falls FlyersEdit
March 25 Niagara Falls Flyers 3 – 6 Windsor Spitfires Windsor Arena
March 28 Windsor Spitfires 3 – 5 Niagara Falls Flyers Niagara Falls Memorial Arena
March 30 Niagara Falls Flyers 6 – 9 Windsor Spitfires Windsor Arena
April 1 Windsor Spitfires 6 – 1 Niagara Falls Flyers Niagara Falls Memorial Arena
April 3 Niagara Falls Flyers 4 – 5 Windsor Spitfires Windsor Arena
Windsor wins series 4 – 1


(2)Toronto Marlboros vs. (3) Brantford AlexandersEdit
March 18 Brantford Alexanders 5 – 3 Toronto Marlboros Maple Leaf Gardens
March 21 Toronto Marlboros 1 – 6 Brantford Alexanders Brantford Civic Centre
March 23 Brantford Alexanders 5 – 4 OT Toronto Marlboros Maple Leaf Gardens
March 25 Toronto Marlboros 2 – 4 Brantford Alexanders Brantford Civic Centre
Brantford wins series 4 – 0


Division finalsEdit

Leyden DivisionEdit

(1) Peterborough Petes vs. (2) Ottawa 67'sEdit
April 6 Ottawa 67's 1 – 4 Peterborough Petes Peterborough Memorial Centre
April 8 Peterborough Petes 2 – 1 OT Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
April 10 Ottawa 67's 4 – 5 Peterborough Petes Peterborough Memorial Centre
April 11 Peterborough Petes 6 – 4 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
Peterborough wins series 4 – 0


Emms DivisionEdit

(1) Windsor Spitfires vs. (3) Brantford AlexandersEdit
April 6 Brantford Alexanders 3 – 4 OT Windsor Spitfires Windsor Arena
April 8 Windsor Spitfires 7 – 3 Brantford Alexanders Brantford Civic Centre
April 10 Brantford Alexanders 5 – 4 Windsor Spitfires Windsor Arena
April 13 Windsor Spitfires 4 – 5 OT Brantford Alexanders Brantford Civic Centre
April 15 Brantford Alexanders 5 – 4 Windsor Spitfires Windsor Arena
April 17 Windsor Spitfires 10 – 6 Brantford Alexanders Brantford Civic Centre
April 18 Brantford Alexanders 2 – 6 Windsor Spitfires Windsor Arena
Windsor wins series 4 – 3


J. Ross Robertson CupEdit

(L1) Peterborough Petes vs. (E1) Windsor SpitfiresEdit

April 20 Windsor Spitfires 2 – 5 Peterborough Petes Peterborough Memorial Centre
April 22 Peterborough Petes 3 – 2 Windsor Spitfires Windsor Arena
April 24 Windsor Spitfires 1 – 3 Peterborough Petes Peterborough Memorial Centre
April 26 Peterborough Petes 6 – 3 Windsor Spitfires Windsor Arena
Peterborough wins series 4 – 0


AwardsEdit

J. Ross Robertson Cup: Peterborough Petes
Hamilton Spectator Trophy: Peterborough Petes
Leyden Trophy: Peterborough Petes
Emms Trophy: Windsor Spitfires
Red Tilson Trophy: Jim Fox, Ottawa 67's
Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy: Jim Fox, Ottawa 67's
Matt Leyden Trophy: Dave Chambers, Toronto Marlboros
Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy: Jim Fox, Ottawa 67's
Max Kaminsky Trophy: Larry Murphy, Peterborough Petes
Dave Pinkney Trophy: Rick Laferriere and Terry Wright, Peterborough Petes
Emms Family Award: Bruce Dowie, Toronto Marlboros
F.W. 'Dinty' Moore Trophy: Mike Vezina, Ottawa 67's
William Hanley Trophy: Sean Simpson, Ottawa 67's
Bobby Smith Trophy: Steve Konroyd, Oshawa Generals

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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