1995–96 OPJHL season

The 1995–96 OPJHL season is the third season of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League (OPJHL). The twenty-two teams of the MacKenzie, MacKinnon, Phillips, and Ruddock Divisions competed in a 50-game schedule. The top 4 teams of each division make the playoffs.

1995–96 OPJHL season
LeagueOntario Provincial Junior A Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationRegular season
1995-09 – 1996-02
Playoffs
1996-02 – 1996-04
Number of teams22
Finals championsNewmarket 87's
OPJHL seasons

The winner of the OPJHL playoffs, the Newmarket 87's, won the 1996 Buckland Cup as OHA Champions and the Dudley Hewitt Cup as Central Canadian Champions, but failed to win the 1996 Royal Bank Cup.[1]

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Final standingsEdit

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime Losses; SL = Shootout Losses; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against; PTS = Points; x = clinched playoff berth; y = clinched division title; z = clinched conference title

MacKenzie Division
Team GP W L T GF GA P
Bramalea Blues 50 37 10 3 292 142 77
Brampton Capitals 50 33 12 5 258 181 71
Mississauga Chargers 50 30 15 5 258 203 65
Streetsville Derbys 50 22 23 5 221 209 52
St. Michael's Buzzers 50 21 26 3 212 205 47
Royal York Rangers 50 9 39 2 181 364 21
MacKinnon Division
Team GP W L T GF GA P
Milton Merchants 50 27 16 7 243 172 64
Hamilton Kiltys 50 25 17 8 241 206 60
Oakville Blades 50 21 24 5 211 228 50
Burlington Cougars 50 20 28 2 184 199 43
Georgetown Raiders 50 6 41 3 165 357 19
Phillips Division
Team GP W L T GF GA P
Newmarket 87's 50 40 9 1 298 163 83
Collingwood Blues 49 28 16 5 237 193 61
Orillia Terriers 50 23 27 0 222 233 48
Lindsay Muskies 50 25 22 3 232 212 55
Stouffville Clippers 50 13 35 2 182 288 30
Ruddock Division
Team GP W L T GF GA P
Kingston Voyageurs 50 37 10 3 247 135 82
Bowmanville Eagles 50 23 23 4 200 212 53
Trenton Sting 50 23 23 4 243 252 50
Cobourg Cougars 50 21 27 2 201 214 45
Peterborough Jr. Petes 50 14 35 1 185 254 31
Ajax Axemen 49 12 32 5 172 263 30

1995-96 OPJHL PlayoffsEdit

Division Semi-final

Bramalea Blues defeated Oakville Blades 4-games-to-1
Brampton Capitals defeated Streetsville 4-games-to-none
Mississauga Chargers defeated St. Michael's Buzzers 4-games-to-3
Milton Merchants defeated Hamilton Kiltys 4-games-to-2
Newmarket 87's defeated Cobourg Cougars 4-games-to-3
Kingston Voyageurs defeated Trenton Sting 4-games-to-none
Orillia Terriers defeated Collingwood Blues 4-games-to-3
Lindsay Muskies defeated Bowmanville Eagles 4-games-to-none

Division Final

Bramalea Blues defeated Milton Merchants 4-games-to-none
Brampton Capitals defeated Mississauga Chargers 4-games-to-none
Newmarket 87's defeated Orillia Terriers 4-games-to-1
Lindsay Muskies defeated Kingston Voyageurs 4-games-to-3

Semi-final

Brampton Capitals defeated Bramalea Blues 4-games-to-3
Newmarket 87's defeated Lindsay Muskies 4-games-to-3

Final

Newmarket 87's defeated Brampton Capitals 4-games-to-2

OHA Buckland Cup and Dudley Hewitt Cup ChampionshipEdit

The 1996 Dudley Hewitt Cup was hosted by the Cobourg Cougars of Cobourg, Ontario. Both Newmarket and Brampton were granted entry into the event, Newmarket eventually won.

Round Robin

Thunder Bay Flyers (USHL) defeated Cobourg Cougars 5-3
Newmarket 87's defeated Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats (NOJHL) 4-3
Brampton Capitals defeated Thunder Bay Flyers (USHL) 5-2
Cobourg Cougars defeated Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats (NOJHL) 5-3
Brampton Capitals defeated Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats (NOJHL) 10-6
Newmarket 87's defeated Cobourg Cougars 3-1
Brampton Capitals defeated Newmarket 87's 6-3
Thunder Bay Flyers (USHL) defeated Newmarket 87's 3-2
Brampton Capitals defeated Cobourg Cougars 9-3

Semi-final

Brampton Capitals defeated Cobourg Cougars 5-2
Newmarket 87's defeated Thunder Bay Flyers (USHL) 6-3

Final

Newmarket 87's defeated Brampton Capitals 8-2

1996 Royal Bank Cup ChampionshipEdit

The 1996 Royal Bank Cup was hosted by the Melfort Mustangs of Melfort, Saskatchewan. The Newmarket 87's were defeated in the semi-final.

Round Robin

Newmarket 87's defeated Vernon Vipers (BCHL) 7-5
Newmarket 87's defeated Yorkton Terriers (SJHL) 5-2
Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) defeated Newmarket 87's 11-3
Moncton Beavers (MJAHL) defeated Newmarket 87's 4-3

Semi-final

Vernon Vipers (BCHL) defeated Newmarket 87's 7-4

Scoring leadersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts
Trent Walford Newmarket 87's 50 52 90 142
Scott Stephens Newmarket 87's 45 63 47 110
Chris Heron Bramalea Blues 46 48 59 107

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