1990–91 OHL season

The 1990–91 OHL season was the 11th season of the Ontario Hockey League. Sixteen teams each played 66 games. The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds won the J. Ross Robertson Cup, defeating the Oshawa Generals. The Detroit Compuware Ambassadors are granted a franchise.

Expansion/RealignmentEdit

Detroit Compuware AmbassadorsEdit

On December 11, 1989, the Detroit Compuware Ambassadors were approved to join the league for the 1990–91 season as an expansion team. The club was owned by former Windsor Compuware Spitfires owner Peter Karmanos. The club was the first American based team in the OHL, and would play in the city of Detroit. The Compuware Ambassadors home was Cobo Arena, which was previously the home of the Detroit Pistons of the NBA from 1960 to 1978, and the Michigan Stags, who played in the World Hockey Association during the 1974-75 season.

The new club would join the Emms Division.

RealignmentEdit

As the expansion Detroit Compuware Ambassadors joined the Emms Division, the league also moved the Hamilton Dukes to the Emms Division. The Sudbury Wolves and North Bay Centennials would realign to the Leyden Division, as each division would have eight teams.

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 47 13 6 100 382 233
2 x-North Bay Centennials 66 40 23 3 83 322 247
3 x-Belleville Bulls 66 38 21 7 83 324 280
4 x-Ottawa 67's 66 39 25 2 80 301 280
5 x-Peterborough Petes 66 33 26 7 73 272 254
6 x-Sudbury Wolves 66 33 28 5 71 288 265
7 Cornwall Royals 66 23 42 1 47 281 335
8 Kingston Frontenacs 66 15 47 4 34 255 382

Emms DivisionEdit

Rank Team GP W L T PTS GF GA
1 y-Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 66 42 21 3 87 303 217
2 x-Niagara Falls Thunder 66 39 18 9 87 335 259
3 x-London Knights 66 38 25 3 79 301 270
4 x-Windsor Spitfires 66 33 29 4 70 307 279
5 x-Kitchener Rangers 66 28 30 8 64 301 293
6 x-Hamilton Dukes 66 17 43 6 40 270 379
7 Owen Sound Platers 66 13 48 5 31 269 373
8 Detroit Compuware Ambassadors 66 11 50 5 27 213 378

Scoring leadersEdit

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Eric Lindros Oshawa Generals 57 71 78 149 189
Chris Taylor London Knights 65 50 78 128 50
Todd Simon Niagara Falls Thunder 65 51 74 125 35
Jason Winch Niagara Falls Thunder 66 40 82 122 16
Rob Pearson Belleville Bulls//Oshawa Generals 51 63 55 118 103
Jason Firth Kitchener Rangers 62 41 71 112 27
Joey St. Aubin Kitchener Rangers 63 40 71 111 90
Brett Seguin Ottawa 67's 63 24 87 111 85
Jason Cirone Cornwall Royals//Windsor Spitfires 63 58 52 110 97
Jarrod Skalde Oshawa Generals//Belleville Bulls 55 38 66 104 35

PlayoffsEdit

Division quarterfinals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
            
L1 Oshawa 4
L6 Sudbury 1
L1 Oshawa bye
 
L1 Oshawa 4
L4 Ottawa 1
L3 Belleville 2
L4 Ottawa 4
L4 Ottawa 4
L2 North Bay 2
L2 North Bay 4
L5 Peterborough 0
L1 Oshawa 2
E1 S.S. Marie 4
E2 Niagara Falls 4
E5 Kitchener 2
E2 Niagara Falls 4
E4 Windsor 0
E3 London 3
E4 Windsor 4
E2 Niagara Falls 0
E1 S.S. Marie 4
 
E1 S.S. Marie bye
E1 S.S. Marie 4
E6 Hamilton 0

Division quarter-finalsEdit

Leyden DivisionEdit

(1) Oshawa Generals vs. (6) Sudbury WolvesEdit
March 17 Sudbury Wolves 2 – 4 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
March 20 Oshawa Generals 5 – 3 Sudbury Wolves Sudbury Community Arena
March 22 Sudbury Wolves 8 – 2 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
March 24 Oshawa Generals 7 – 6 Sudbury Wolves Sudbury Community Arena
March 26 Sudbury Wolves 4 – 6 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
Oshawa wins series 4 – 1


(2) North Bay Centennials vs. (5) Peterborough PetesEdit
March 17 Peterborough Petes 2 – 5 North Bay Centennials North Bay Memorial Gardens
March 19 North Bay Centennials 5 – 4 OT Peterborough Petes Peterborough Memorial Centre
March 21 North Bay Centennials 5 – 4 OT Peterborough Petes Peterborough Memorial Centre
March 22 Peterborough Petes 2 – 5 North Bay Centennials North Bay Memorial Gardens
North Bay wins series 4 – 0


(3) Belleville Bulls vs. (4) Ottawa 67'sEdit
March 16 Ottawa 67's 2 – 7 Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena
March 19 Belleville Bulls 5 – 4 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
March 20 Ottawa 67's 8 – 5 Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena
March 22 Belleville Bulls 4 – 5 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
March 24 Ottawa 67's 6 – 5 Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena
March 26 Belleville Bulls 4 – 6 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
Ottawa wins series 4 – 2


Emms DivisionEdit

(1) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds vs. (6) Hamilton DukesEdit
March 17 Hamilton Dukes 3 – 8 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Memorial Gardens
March 19 Hamilton Dukes 1 – 14 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Memorial Gardens
March 21 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 – 3 OT Hamilton Dukes Copps Coliseum
March 23 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3 – 2 Hamilton Dukes Copps Coliseum
Sault Ste. Marie wins series 4 – 0


(2) Niagara Falls Thunder vs. (5) Kitchener RangersEdit
March 16 Kitchener Rangers 4 – 5 OT Niagara Falls Thunder Niagara Falls Memorial Arena
March 17 Niagara Falls Thunder 6 – 7 OT Kitchener Rangers Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
March 19 Kitchener Rangers 1 – 5 Niagara Falls Thunder Niagara Falls Memorial Arena
March 22 Niagara Falls Thunder 7 – 4 Kitchener Rangers Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
March 23 Kitchener Rangers 4 – 3 Niagara Falls Thunder Niagara Falls Memorial Arena
March 26 Niagara Falls Thunder 5 – 2 Kitchener Rangers Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
Niagara Falls wins series 4 – 2


(3) London Knights vs. (4) Windsor SpitfiresEdit
March 17 Windsor Spitfires 5 – 4 OT London Knights London Gardens
March 21 London Knights 6 – 2 Windsor Spitfires Windsor Arena
March 22 Windsor Spitfires 3 – 2 OT London Knights London Gardens
March 24 London Knights 2 – 5 Windsor Spitfires Windsor Arena
March 25 Windsor Spitfires 6 – 7 London Knights London Gardens
March 27 London Knights 3 – 2 Windsor Spitfires Windsor Arena
March 28 Windsor Spitfires 5 – 2 London Knights London Gardens
Windsor wins series 4 – 3


Division semi-finalsEdit

Leyden DivisionEdit

(2) North Bay Centennials vs. (4) Ottawa 67'sEdit
March 29 Ottawa 67's 3 – 4 North Bay Centennials North Bay Memorial Gardens
April 2 North Bay Centennials 2 – 4 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
April 4 Ottawa 67's 4 – 2 North Bay Centennials North Bay Memorial Gardens
April 5 North Bay Centennials 3 – 4 OT Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
April 7 Ottawa 67's 3 – 6 North Bay Centennials North Bay Memorial Gardens
April 9 North Bay Centennials 2 – 6 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
Ottawa wins series 4 – 2


Emms DivisionEdit

(2) Niagara Falls Thunder vs. (4) Windsor SpitfiresEdit
March 30 Windsor Spitfires 2 – 7 Niagara Falls Thunder Niagara Falls Memorial Arena
March 31 Niagara Falls Thunder 10 – 4 Windsor Spitfires Windsor Arena
April 2 Windsor Spitfires 3 – 4 Niagara Falls Thunder Niagara Falls Memorial Arena
April 4 Niagara Falls Thunder 6 – 5 Windsor Spitfires Windsor Arena
Niagara Falls wins series 4 – 0


Division finalsEdit

Leyden DivisionEdit

(1) Oshawa Generals vs. (4) Ottawa 67'sEdit
April 12 Ottawa 67's 2 – 4 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
April 14 Oshawa Generals 5 – 8 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
April 16 Ottawa 67's 2 – 8 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
April 18 Oshawa Generals 6 – 5 OT Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
April 21 Ottawa 67's 2 – 6 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
Oshawa wins series 4 – 1


Emms DivisionEdit

(1) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds vs. (2) Niagara Falls ThunderEdit
April 11 Niagara Falls Thunder 2 – 7 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Memorial Gardens
April 12 Niagara Falls Thunder 0 – 2 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Memorial Gardens
April 15 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6 – 4 Niagara Falls Thunder Niagara Falls Memorial Arena
April 16 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 8 – 3 Niagara Falls Thunder Niagara Falls Memorial Arena
Sault Ste. Marie wins series 4 – 0


J. Ross Robertson CupEdit

(L1) Oshawa Generals vs. (E1) Sault Ste. Marie GreyhoundsEdit

April 29 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 – 2 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
April 30 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 – 5 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
May 2 Oshawa Generals 5 – 6 OT Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Memorial Gardens
May 3 Oshawa Generals 5 – 8 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Memorial Gardens
May 5 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2 – 4 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
May 6 Oshawa Generals 2 – 4 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Memorial Gardens
Sault Ste. Marie wins series 4 – 2


AwardsEdit

J. Ross Robertson Cup: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Hamilton Spectator Trophy: Oshawa Generals
Leyden Trophy: Oshawa Generals
Emms Trophy: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Red Tilson Trophy: Eric Lindros, Oshawa Generals
Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy: Eric Lindros, Oshawa Generals
Matt Leyden Trophy: George Burnett, Niagara Falls Thunder
Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy: Rob Pearson, Oshawa Generals
Max Kaminsky Trophy: Chris Snell, Ottawa 67's
OHL Goaltender of the Year: Mike Torchia, Kitchener Rangers
Jack Ferguson Award: Todd Harvey, Detroit Compuware Ambassadors
Dave Pinkney Trophy: Mark Lenarduzzi and Kevin Hodson, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
OHL Executive of the Year: Sherwood Bassin, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Emms Family Award: Cory Stillman, Windsor Spitfires
F.W. 'Dinty' Moore Trophy: Kevin Hodson, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
William Hanley Trophy: Dale Craigwell, Oshawa Generals
Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy: Joey St. Aubin, Kitchener Rangers
Bobby Smith Trophy: Nathan LaFayette, Cornwall Royals

1991 OHL Priority SelectionEdit

The Detroit Compuware Ambassadors held the first overall pick in the 1991 Ontario Priority Selection and selected Todd Harvey from the Cambridge Winterhawks. Harvey 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 1991 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.[1]

# Player Nationality OHL Team Hometown Minor Team
1 Todd Harvey (C)   Canada Detroit Compuware Ambassadors Sheffield, Ontario Cambridge Winter Hawks
2 Jeff Smith (D)   Canada Owen Sound Platers Belleville, Ontario Wellington Dukes
3 Chris Gratton (C)   Canada Kingston Frontenacs Brantford, Ontario Brantford Classics
4 Larry Courville (LW)   Canada Cornwall Royals Timmins, Ontario Waterloo Siskins
5 Todd Bertuzzi (LW)   Canada Guelph Storm Sudbury, Ontario Sudbury Midgets
6 Trevor Gallant (C)   Canada Kitchener Rangers London, Ontario London Diamonds
7 Jamie Allison (D)   Canada Windsor Spitfires Whitby, Ontario Waterloo Siskins
8 Jamie Rivers (D)   Canada Sudbury Wolves Ottawa, Ontario Ottawa Jr. Senators
9 Dave Roche (LW)   Canada Peterborough Petes Peterborough, Ontario Peterborough Jr. Petes
10 Jason Allison (C)   Canada London Knights North York, Ontario North York Rangers
11 Steve Washburn (C)   Canada Ottawa 67's Gloucester, Ontario Gloucester Rangers
12 Kevin Brown (RW)   Canada Belleville Bulls Mississauga, Ontario Waterloo Siskins
13 Brad Brown (D)   Canada North Bay Centennials Mississauga, Ontario Toronto Red Wings
14 Ethan Moreau (LW)   Canada Niagara Falls Thunder Orillia, Ontario Orillia Terriers
15 Aaron Gavey (C)   Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Peterborough, Ontario Peterborough Jr. Petes
16 Jason Arnott (C)   Canada Oshawa Generals Wasaga Beach, Ontario Lindsay Bears

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1991 Ontario Hockey League Draft".
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