2001–02 OPJHL season

The 2001–02 OPJHL season is the ninth season of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League (OPJHL). The thirty-six teams of the North, South, East, and West divisions competed in a 49-game schedule.

2001–02 OPJHL season
LeagueOntario Provincial Junior A Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationRegular season
2001-09 – 2002-02
Playoffs
2002-02 – 2002-04
Number of teams36
Finals championsBrampton Capitals
OPJHL seasons

Come February, the top eight teams of each division competed for the Frank L. Buckland Trophy, the OPJHL championship. The winner of the Buckland Cup, the Brampton Capitals,[1] did not attend the 2002 Dudley Hewitt Cup due to a protest staged by the OPJHL against the inclusion of the upstart Superior International Junior Hockey League in the Central Canadian playdowns.

ChangesEdit

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

East Division
Team GP W L T OTL GF GA P
Wellington Dukes 49 37 5 7 0 238 116 81
Cobourg Cougars 49 33 11 5 0 198 141 71
Trenton Sting 49 32 11 5 1 207 128 70
Kingston Voyageurs 49 25 15 6 3 185 141 59
Peterborough Bees 49 23 20 5 1 195 199 52
Syracuse Jr. Crunch 49 20 24 5 0 187 226 45
Bowmanville Eagles 49 15 23 7 4 159 174 41
Bancroft Hawks 49 16 26 5 2 184 209 39
Lindsay Muskies 49 13 33 2 1 136 211 29
Port Hope Predators 49 8 40 1 0 119 268 17
North Division
Team GP W L T OTL GF GA P
Newmarket Hurricanes 49 35 12 2 0 232 112 72
Couchiching Terriers 49 30 15 3 1 236 163 64
Aurora Tigers 49 30 15 3 1 193 150 64
Stouffville Spirit 49 24 18 5 2 207 183 55
Collingwood Blues 49 23 21 4 1 191 181 51
Parry Sound Shamrocks 49 13 28 4 4 138 206 34
Huntsville Wildcats 49 7 39 2 1 121 289 17
South Division
Team GP W L T OTL GF GA P
Wexford Raiders 49 35 8 6 0 237 151 76
St. Michael's Buzzers 49 34 10 4 1 230 145 73
Markham Waxers 49 26 17 4 2 223 213 58
Thornhill Rattlers 49 20 21 6 2 165 183 48
Pickering Panthers 49 20 22 5 2 188 193 47
North York Rangers 49 19 24 6 0 155 171 44
Vaughan Vipers 49 19 25 3 2 173 196 43
Oshawa Legionaires 49 14 25 7 3 158 226 38
Ajax Axemen 49 7 30 6 6 163 240 26
West Division
Team GP W L T OTL GF GA P
Brampton Capitals 49 34 12 3 0 247 159 71
Hamilton Kiltys 49 34 12 2 1 237 156 71
Oakville Blades 49 33 11 3 2 254 177 71
Bramalea Blues 49 25 19 4 1 224 209 55
Milton Merchants 49 25 20 3 1 198 208 54
Georgetown Raiders 49 23 20 5 1 216 201 52
Mississauga Chargers 49 18 23 4 4 174 164 44
Streetsville Derbys 49 17 29 2 1 199 252 37
Burlington Cougars 49 14 31 4 0 171 244 32
Buffalo Lightning 49 5 39 4 1 123 275 15

2001-02 Frank L. Buckland Trophy PlayoffsEdit

For the Central Canada Championship, please go to the Dudley Hewitt Cup.
For the national championship, please go to the 2002 Royal Bank Cup.

Division Quarter-final

Wellington Dukes defeated Bancroft Hawks 4-games-to-none
Cobourg Cougars defeated Bowmanville Eagles 4-games-to-none
Trenton Sting defeated Syracuse Jr. Crunch 4-games-to-none
Peterborough Bees defeated Kingston Voyageurs 4-games-to-1
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Huntsville Wildcats 4-games-to-none
Aurora Tigers defeated Parry Sound Shamrocks 4-games-to-1
Couchiching Terriers defeated Vaughan Vipers 4-games-to-2
Collingwood Blues defeated Stouffville Spirit 4-games-to-3
Wexford Raiders defeated Ajax Axemen 4-games-to-1
St. Michael's Buzzers defeated Oshawa Legionaires 4-games-to-2
Markham Waxers defeated North York Rangers 4-games-to-3
Pickering Panthers defeated Thornhill Rattlers 4-games-to-3
Brampton Capitals defeated Streetsville Derbys 4-games-to-none
Hamilton Kiltys defeated Mississauga Chargers 4-games-to-none
Georgetown Raiders defeated Oakville Blades 4-games-to-none
Bramalea Blues defeated Milton Merchants 4-games-to-2

Division Semi-final

Wellington Dukes defeated Peterborough Bees 4-games-to-none
Cobourg Cougars defeated Trenton Sting 4-games-to-1
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Collingwood Blues 4-games-to-1
Aurora Tigers defeated Couchiching Terriers 4-games-to-1
Wexford Raiders defeated Pickering Panthers 4-games-to-3
St. Michael's Buzzers defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-none
Brampton Capitals defeated Georgetown Raiders 4-games-to-none
Hamilton Kiltys defeated Bramalea Blues 4-games-to-2

Division Final

Brampton Capitals defeated Hamilton Kiltys 4-games-to-2
Wellington Dukes defeated Cobourg Cougars 4-games-to-none
Aurora Tigers defeated Newmarket Hurricanes 4-games-to-none
Wexford Raiders defeated St. Michael's Buzzers 4-games-to-2

Semi-final

Brampton Capitals defeated Aurora Tigers 4-games-to-none
Wellington Dukes defeated Wexford Raiders 4-games-to-3

Final

Brampton Capitals defeated Wellington Dukes 4-games-to-2

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts
Jeff Hristovski Brampton Capitals 48 56 47 103

Players selected in 2002 NHL Entry DraftEdit

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Preceded by
2000–01 OPJHL season
OJHL seasons Succeeded by
2002–03 OPJHL season