1989–90 OHL season

The 1989–90 OHL season was the tenth season of the Ontario Hockey League. The Toronto Marlboros become the Dukes of Hamilton. The Guelph Platers become the Owen Sound Platers. The Kingston Raiders are renamed the Kingston Frontenacs. The OHL Executive of the Year award is inaugurated. Fifteen teams each played 66 games. The Oshawa Generals won the J. Ross Robertson Cup, defeating the Kitchener Rangers.

Relocation/Team Name ChangeEdit

Guelph Platers to Owen Sound PlatersEdit

The Guelph Platers relocated to the city of Owen Sound during the off-season as the ownership group, the Holody family, could not get a new arena built.

The club kept the Platers named and would be known as the Owen Sound Platers. The team would play out of the Bayshore Community Centre. During their years in Guelph from 1982 to 1989, the Platers won the Memorial Cup in 1986. Owen Sound would continue to play out of the Emms Division.

Toronto Marlboros to Hamilton DukesEdit

The Toronto Marlboros relocated to the city of Hamilton and were renamed as the Dukes of Hamilton. The Marlboros had a long history in Toronto, playing from 1904 to 1989. The Marlboros won the Memorial Cup seven times, the most recent being in 1975.

The Dukes would play out of Copps Coliseum and remain in the Leyden Division.

Kingston Raiders to Kingston FrontenacsEdit

The Kingston Raiders were rebranded as the Kingston Frontenacs as the club was sold a new ownership group, including Wren Blair, Don Anderson, and Bob Attersley, keeping the team in Kingston.

The club previously played as the Kingston Canadians from 1973 to 1988 before being renamed as the Raiders for the 1988-89 season. Kingston changed their colour scheme from black, silver and white to yellow, black and white.

Windsor Compuware Spitfires to Windsor SpitfiresEdit

The Windsor Compuware Spitfires were sold by Peter Karmanos to local construction magnate Steve Riolo during the off-season, and reverted to their original team name, the Windsor Spitfires.

The Spitfires introduced a new logo and colour scheme.

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 division title

Leyden DivisionEdit

Rank Team GP W L T PTS GF GA
1 y-Oshawa Generals 66 42 20 4 88 334 244
2 x-Kingston Frontenacs 66 42 21 3 87 300 232
3 x-Peterborough Petes 66 37 23 6 80 294 236
4 x-Ottawa 67's 66 38 26 2 78 320 265
5 x-Belleville Bulls 66 36 26 4 76 301 247
6 x-Cornwall Royals 66 24 38 4 52 309 361
7 Hamilton Dukes 66 11 49 6 28 211 371

Emms DivisionEdit

Rank Team GP W L T PTS GF GA
1 y-London Knights 66 41 19 6 88 313 246
2 x-Kitchener Rangers 66 38 21 7 83 358 259
3 x-Sudbury Wolves 66 36 23 7 79 295 267
4 x-Owen Sound Platers 66 28 31 7 63 265 305
5 x-North Bay Centennials 66 23 35 8 54 292 314
6 x-Niagara Falls Thunder 66 23 39 4 50 278 355
7 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 66 18 42 6 42 229 289
8 Windsor Spitfires 66 17 41 8 42 233 341

Scoring leadersEdit

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Keith Primeau Niagara Falls Thunder 65 57 70 127 97
Paul DiPietro Sudbury Wolves 66 56 63 119 57
Mike Ricci Peterborough Petes 60 52 64 116 39
Owen Nolan Cornwall Royals 58 51 60 111 240
Darcy Cahill Cornwall Royals//Sudbury Wolves 58 38 71 109 73
Brett Seguin Ottawa 67's 63 28 80 108 30
Gilbert Dionne Kitchener Rangers 64 48 57 105 85
Chris Taylor London Knights 66 45 60 105 60
Iain Fraser Oshawa Generals 56 40 65 105 75
Joey St. Aubin Kitchener Rangers 66 36 68 104 102

PlayoffsEdit

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Division quarterfinals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
            
L1 Oshawa 4
L6 Cornwall 2
L1 Oshawa bye
 
L1 Oshawa 4
L3 Peterborough 0
L3 Peterborough 4
L4 Ottawa 0
L3 Peterborough 4
L5 Belleville 0
L2 Kingston 3
L5 Belleville 4
L1 Oshawa 4
E2 Kitchener 3
E2 Kitchener 4
E5 North Bay 1
E2 Kitchener bye
 
E2 Kitchener 4
E6 Niagara Falls 1
E3 Sudbury 3
E4 Owen Sound 4
E4 Owen Sound 1
E6 Niagara Falls 4
E1 London 2
E6 Niagara Falls 4

Division quarter-finalsEdit

Leyden DivisionEdit

(1) Oshawa Generals vs. (6) Cornwall RoyalsEdit
March 18 Cornwall Royals 6 – 7 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
March 20 Oshawa Generals 4 – 6 Cornwall Royals Cornwall Civic Complex
March 22 Cornwall Royals 1 – 10 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
March 23 Oshawa Generals 5 – 8 Cornwall Royals Cornwall Civic Complex
March 25 Cornwall Royals 4 – 6 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
March 27 Oshawa Generals 7 – 2 Cornwall Royals Cornwall Civic Complex
Oshawa wins series 4 – 2


(2) Kingston Frontenacs vs. (5) Belleville BullsEdit
March 18 Belleville Bulls 3 – 6 Kingston Frontenacs Kingston Memorial Centre
March 20 Kingston Frontenacs 3 – 4 OT Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena
March 22 Belleville Bulls 2 – 4 Kingston Frontenacs Kingston Memorial Centre
March 24 Kingston Frontenacs 0 – 7 Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena
March 25 Belleville Bulls 4 – 7 Kingston Frontenacs Kingston Memorial Centre
March 27 Kingston Frontenacs 3 – 4 Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena
March 28 Belleville Bulls 3 – 2 Kingston Frontenacs Kingston Memorial Centre
Belleville wins series 4 – 3


(3) Peterborough Petes vs. (4) Ottawa 67'sEdit
March 19 Ottawa 67's 0 – 4 Peterborough Petes Peterborough Memorial Centre
March 20 Peterborough Petes 5 – 3 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
March 22 Ottawa 67's 2 – 3 OT Peterborough Petes Peterborough Memorial Centre
March 23 Peterborough Petes 3 – 2 OT Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
Peterborough wins series 4 – 0


Emms DivisionEdit

(1) London Knights vs. (6) Niagara Falls ThunderEdit
March 18 Niagara Falls Thunder 7 – 6 London Knights London Gardens
March 19 London Knights 1 – 5 Niagara Falls Thunder Niagara Falls Memorial Arena
March 21 Niagara Falls Thunder 2 – 6 London Knights London Gardens
March 22 London Knights 5 – 3 Niagara Falls Thunder Niagara Falls Memorial Arena
March 25 Niagara Falls Thunder 3 – 2 OT London Knights London Gardens
March 27 London Knights 2 – 6 Niagara Falls Thunder Niagara Falls Memorial Arena
Niagara Falls wins series 4 – 2


(2) Kitchener Rangers vs. (5) North Bay CentennialsEdit
March 18 North Bay Centennials 1 – 8 Kitchener Rangers Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
March 20 Kitchener Rangers 8 – 4 North Bay Centennials North Bay Memorial Gardens
March 22 North Bay Centennials 3 – 6 Kitchener Rangers Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
March 23 Kitchener Rangers 4 – 5 North Bay Centennials North Bay Memorial Gardens
March 25 North Bay Centennials 4 – 11 Kitchener Rangers Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
Kitchener wins series 4 – 1


(3) Sudbury Wolves vs. (4) Owen Sound PlatersEdit
March 18 Owen Sound Platers 8 – 7 Sudbury Wolves Sudbury Community Arena
March 20 Sudbury Wolves 3 – 2 Owen Sound Platers Bayshore Community Centre
March 22 Owen Sound Platers 2 – 4 Sudbury Wolves Sudbury Community Arena
March 24 Sudbury Wolves 5 – 4 OT Owen Sound Platers Bayshore Community Centre
March 26 Owen Sound Platers 5 – 1 Sudbury Wolves Sudbury Community Arena
March 27 Sudbury Wolves 2 – 3 Owen Sound Platers Bayshore Community Centre
March 28 Owen Sound Platers 4 – 3 OT Sudbury Wolves Sudbury Community Arena
Owen Sound wins series 4 – 3


Division semi-finalsEdit

Leyden DivisionEdit

(3) Peterborough Petes vs. (5) Belleville BullsEdit
March 29 Belleville Bulls 1 – 4 Peterborough Petes Peterborough Memorial Centre
March 30 Peterborough Petes 5 – 3 Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena
March 31 Peterborough Petes 3 – 2 Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena
April 1 Belleville Bulls 0 – 8 Peterborough Petes Peterborough Memorial Centre
Peterborough wins series 4 – 0


Emms DivisionEdit

(4) Owen Sound Platers vs. (6) Niagara Falls ThunderEdit
March 31 Niagara Falls Thunder 3 – 7 Owen Sound Platers Bayshore Community Centre
April 1 Owen Sound Platers 2 – 11 Niagara Falls Thunder Niagara Falls Memorial Arena
April 3 Niagara Falls Thunder 3 – 2 Owen Sound Platers Bayshore Community Centre
April 5 Owen Sound Platers 3 – 4 Niagara Falls Thunder Niagara Falls Memorial Arena
April 7 Niagara Falls Thunder 7 – 4 Owen Sound Platers Bayshore Community Centre
Niagara Falls wins series 4 – 1


Division finalsEdit

Leyden DivisionEdit

(1) Oshawa Generals vs. (3) Peterborough PetesEdit
April 10 Peterborough Petes 1 – 5 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
April 12 Oshawa Generals 4 – 2 Peterborough Petes Peterborough Memorial Centre
April 13 Peterborough Petes 2 – 4 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
April 15 Oshawa Generals 5 – 2 Peterborough Petes Peterborough Memorial Centre
Oshawa wins series 4 – 0


Emms DivisionEdit

(2) Kitchener Rangers vs. (6) Niagara Falls ThunderEdit
April 10 Niagara Falls Thunder 2 – 5 Kitchener Rangers Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
April 12 Kitchener Rangers 5 – 1 Niagara Falls Thunder Niagara Falls Memorial Arena
April 13 Niagara Falls Thunder 6 – 5 Kitchener Rangers Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
April 15 Kitchener Rangers 5 – 3 Niagara Falls Thunder Niagara Falls Memorial Arena
April 17 Niagara Falls Thunder 5 – 10 Kitchener Rangers Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
Kitchener wins series 4 – 1


J. Ross Robertson CupEdit

(L1) Oshawa Generals vs. (E2) Kitchener RangersEdit

April 19 Kitchener Rangers 1 – 5 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
April 20 Oshawa Generals 2 – 5 Kitchener Rangers Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
April 22 Kitchener Rangers 2 – 1 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
April 24 Oshawa Generals 2 – 3 Kitchener Rangers Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
April 25 Kitchener Rangers 4 – 6 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
April 27 Oshawa Generals 6 – 2 Kitchener Rangers Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
May 1 Kitchener Rangers 2 – 4 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
Oshawa wins series 4 – 3


AwardsEdit

J. Ross Robertson Cup: Oshawa Generals
Hamilton Spectator Trophy: Oshawa Generals
Leyden Trophy: Oshawa Generals
Emms Trophy: London Knights
Red Tilson Trophy: Mike Ricci, Peterborough Petes
Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy: Keith Primeau, Niagara Falls Thunder
Matt Leyden Trophy: Larry Mavety, Kingston Frontenacs
Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy: Owen Nolan, Cornwall Royals
Max Kaminsky Trophy: John Slaney, Cornwall Royals
OHL Goaltender of the Year: Jeff Fife, Belleville Bulls
Jack Ferguson Award: Pat Peake, Detroit Compuware Ambassadors
Dave Pinkney Trophy: Jeff Wilson and Sean Gauthier, Kingston Frontenacs
OHL Executive of the Year: Sam McMaster, Sudbury Wolves
Bill Long Award: Sherwood Bassin, Oshawa Generals / Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Emms Family Award: Chris Longo, Peterborough Petes
F.W. 'Dinty' Moore Trophy: Sean Basilio, London Knights
William Hanley Trophy: Mike Ricci, Peterborough Petes
Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy: Iain Fraser, Oshawa Generals
Bobby Smith Trophy: Ryan Kuwabara, Ottawa 67's

1990 OHL Priority SelectionEdit

The Detroit Compuware Ambassadors held the first overall pick in the 1990 Ontario Priority Selection and selected Pat Peake from the Detroit Compuware Ambassadors. Peake was awarded the Jack Ferguson Award, awarded to the top pick in the draft.

Below are the players who were selected in the first round of the 1990 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.[2]

# Player Nationality OHL Team Hometown Minor Team
1 Pat Peake (C)   United States Detroit Compuware Ambassadors Madison Heights, Michigan Detroit Compuware Ambassadors
2 Jeff Bes (C)   Canada Hamilton Dukes London, Ontario St. Mary's Lincolns
3 Todd Warriner (LW)   Canada Windsor Spitfires Blenheim, Ontario Chatham MicMacs
4 Jarret Reid (C)   Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Sault Ste. Marie Legion
5 Steve Staios (D)   Canada Niagara Falls Thunder Hamilton, Ontario Hamilton Kilty B's
6 Jeremy Stevenson (LW)   Canada Cornwall Royals Elliot Lake, Ontario Elliot Lake Midgets
7 Jason MacDonald (RW)   Canada North Bay Centennials Charlottetown, PEI Charlottetown Abbies
8 Geordie Maynard (LW)   Canada Owen Sound Platers Trenton, Ontario Lindsay Bears
9 Chris Varga (LW)   Canada Belleville Bulls Kitchener, Ontario Kitchener Rangers Midgets
10 Grant Marshall (D)   Canada Ottawa 67's Mississauga, Ontario Toronto Young Nationals
11 Michael Peca (C)   Canada Sudbury Wolves Mississauga, Ontario Toronto Red Wings
12 Ryan Black (LW)   Canada Peterborough Petes Elmira, Ontario Waterloo Siskins
13 Shayne McCosh (D)   Canada Kitchener Rangers Oshawa, Ontario Oshawa Midgets
14 Keli Corpse (C)   Canada Kingston Frontenacs London, Ontario London Diamonds
15 Mark Visheau (D)   Canada London Knights Burlington, Ontario Burlington Cougars
16 Mike Cote (RW)   Canada Oshawa Generals Oshawa, Ontario Oshawa Midgets

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/playoffdisplay.php?league=ohl1989&season=1990&leaguenm=OHL
  2. ^ "1990 Ontario Hockey League Draft".
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