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|
|League||Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League|
|Duration||Regular season |
1995-09 – 1996-02
1996-02 – 1996-04
|Number of teams||22|
|Finals champions||Newmarket 87's|
- League jumps from 2 to 4 divisions.
- Barrie Colts leave OPJHL for Ontario Hockey League.
- Markham Waxers leave OPJHL for MetJHL.
- Bramalea Blues, St. Michael's Buzzers, Mississauga Chargers, and Kingston Voyageurs join OPJHL from MetJHL.
- Stouffville Clippers join OPJHL.
- Trenton Sting and Bowmanville Eagles join OPJHL from COJCHL.
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
1995-96 OPJHL PlayoffsEdit
- 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
- 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
- Brampton Capitals defeated Bramalea Blues 4-games-to-3
- Newmarket 87's defeated Lindsay Muskies 4-games-to-3
OHA Buckland Cup and Dudley Hewitt Cup ChampionshipEdit
- 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
- Brampton Capitals defeated Cobourg Cougars 5-2
- Newmarket 87's defeated Thunder Bay Flyers (USHL) 6-3
1996 Royal Bank Cup ChampionshipEdit
- 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
Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes