2005–06 OHL season

The 2005–06 OHL season was the 26th season of the Ontario Hockey League. The Canadian Hockey League adopted the new playing rules and enforcement recently adopted by the National Hockey League in efforts to speed up the game, and make it more exciting for fans. Twenty teams each played 68 games. The J. Ross Robertson Cup was won by the Peterborough Petes, who defeated the London Knights in the final.

2005–06 OHL season
LeagueOntario Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationRegular season
Sept. 2005 – March 2006
Playoffs
March 2006 – May 2006
Number of teams20
TV partner(s)Rogers TV, TVCogeco
Finals championsPeterborough Petes
OHL seasons
2005–06 CHL season
LeagueCanadian Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationOHL
Sept. 2005 – March 2006
QMJHL
Sept. 2005 – March 2006
WHL
Sept. 2005 – March 2006
Number of teams60
TV partner(s)RDS
Rogers Sportsnet
Rogers TV
Shaw TV

Rule changesEdit

Details of rule changes:

  • Goaltender trap zone - An area behind the net established to keep goalies from playing the puck in the corners. A violation results in a delay of game penalty.
  • Delay of game - Any player shooting the puck out of play from his defensive zone will be called for a 2-minute delay of game minor penalty.
  • Two–line passes - two–line passes (passes which cross one's own blue line and the redline before being received) are now permitted. The center red line will be used only to determine icing.
  • Shootouts - The shootout has eliminated the tie game. If a game is tied after regulation, a 5-minute, 4-on-4 sudden death period will occur. If the game is still tied after the extra frame, a shootout will occur. With the visiting team shooting first, the teams will alternate and should there be a winner following three shots (or sooner) by both teams, the game is over. However, if it remains tied, the shootout continues sudden death. The teams must go through their roster before allowing any player to take a second shot. The winning team in the shootout will receive one additional goal in the goals for stats, but all goals scored in the shootout do not affect personal stats for the players or goalies.

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Note: DIV = Division; 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

Eastern conferenceEdit

Rank Team DIV GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA
1 z-Peterborough Petes East 68 47 16 2 3 99 269 199
2 y-Brampton Battalion Central 68 44 21 1 2 91 275 222
3 x-Barrie Colts Central 68 43 21 1 3 90 258 194
4 x-Kingston Frontenacs East 68 37 24 4 3 81 258 237
5 x-Sudbury Wolves Central 68 34 28 1 5 74 227 222
6 x-Toronto St. Michael's Majors Central 68 32 26 6 4 74 259 285
7 x-Belleville Bulls East 68 32 28 5 3 72 202 225
8 x-Ottawa 67's East 68 29 31 5 3 66 240 244
9 Mississauga IceDogs Central 68 21 40 5 2 49 192 300
10 Oshawa Generals East 68 18 45 4 1 41 233 330

Western conferenceEdit

Rank Team DIV GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA
1 z-London Knights Midwest 68 49 15 1 3 102 304 211
2 y-Plymouth Whalers West 68 35 28 1 4 75 227 225
3 x-Kitchener Rangers Midwest 68 47 19 1 1 96 255 165
4 x-Guelph Storm Midwest 68 40 24 1 3 84 232 206
5 x-Saginaw Spirit West 68 36 30 2 0 74 242 246
6 x-Owen Sound Attack Midwest 68 32 29 4 3 71 239 239
7 x-Windsor Spitfires West 68 32 29 3 4 71 247 253
8 x-Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds West 68 29 31 3 5 66 201 213
9 Erie Otters Midwest 68 26 35 4 3 59 219 266
10 Sarnia Sting West 68 17 46 2 3 39 197 295

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Rob Schremp London Knights 57 57 88 145 74
David Bolland London Knights 57 57 73 130 104
Wojtek Wolski Brampton Battalion 56 47 81 128 46
Dylan Hunter London Knights 62 32 85 117 50
Evan McGrath Kitchener Rangers 67 37 77 114 63
Justin Donati Toronto St. Michael's Majors 62 46 63 109 50
Bryan Little Barrie Colts 64 42 67 109 99
Peter Tsimikalis Oshawa Generals 64 29 70 99 69
Cal O'Reilly Windsor Spitfires 68 18 81 99 8
Bobby Ryan Owen Sound Attack 59 31 64 95 44

Leading goaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; Mins = Minutes Played; W = Wins; L = Losses: OTL = Overtime Losses; SL = Shootout Losses; GA = Goals Allowed; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player Team GP Mins W L OTL SL GA SO Sv% GAA
Dan Turple Kitchener Rangers 57 3306 40 15 1 1 124 7 .924 2.25
Dan LaCosta Barrie Colts 59 3340 36 17 1 3 142 6 .915 2.55
Ryan MacDonald Guelph Storm 57 3292 35 15 1 3 141 4 .907 2.57
Anthony Guadagnolo Windsor Spitfires 48 2814 27 14 3 3 129 5 .916 2.75
Kyle Gajewski Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 64 3704 29 23 3 5 174 3 .904 2.82

PlayoffsEdit

Conference quarterfinals Conference semifinals Conference finals Finals
            
E1 Peterborough 4
E8 Ottawa 2
E1 Peterborough 4
E5 Sudbury 0
E4 Kingston 2
E5 Sudbury 4
E1 Peterborough 4
E3 Barrie 1
E3 Barrie 4
E6 Toronto 0
E3 Barrie 4
E2 Brampton 1
E2 Brampton 4
E7 Belleville 2
E1 Peterborough 4
W1 London 0
W1 London 4
W8 S.S. Marie 0
W1 London 4
W6 Owen Sound 2
W3 Kitchener 1
W6 Owen Sound 4
W1 London 4
W4 Guelph 1
W4 Guelph 4
W5 Saginaw 0
W4 Guelph 4
W2 Plymouth 2
W2 Plymouth 4
W7 Windsor 3

Eastern conference quarterfinalsEdit

Peterborough (1) vs. Ottawa (8)
Date Away Home
March 23 Ottawa 3 4 Peterborough 2OT
March 25 Peterborough 4 8 Ottawa
March 27 Ottawa 1 3 Peterborough
March 29 Peterborough 3 4 Ottawa
March 31 Ottawa 3 4 Peterborough OT
April 2 Peterborough 3 2 Ottawa
Peterborough wins series 4–2
Brampton (2) vs. Belleville (7)
Date Away Home
March 24 Belleville 2 3 Brampton OT
March 26 Belleville 3 2 Brampton OT
March 27 Brampton 3 1 Belleville
March 29 Brampton 4 3 Belleville OT
March 31 Belleville 3 2 Brampton
April 1 Brampton 5 2 Belleville
Brampton wins series 4–2
Barrie (3) vs. Toronto (6)
Date Away Home
March 23 Toronto 4 5 Barrie OT
March 24 Barrie 6 5 Toronto
March 26 Toronto 5 7 Barrie
March 28 Barrie 4 1 Toronto
Barrie wins series 4–0
Kingston (4) vs. Sudbury (5)
Date Away Home
March 24 Sudbury 3 5 Kingston
March 25 Sudbury 4 1 Kingston
March 28 Kingston 0 2 Sudbury
March 29 Kingston 2 5 Sudbury
March 31 Sudbury 0 3 Kingston
April 2 Kingston 0 4 Sudbury
Sudbury wins series 4–2

Western conference quarterfinalsEdit

London (1) vs. Sault Ste. Marie (8)
Date Away Home
March 23 Sault Ste. Marie 1 6 London
March 24 Sault Ste. Marie 3 6 London
March 26 London 6 5 Sault Ste. Marie OT
March 28 London 5 4 Sault Ste. Marie 2 OT
London wins series 4–0
Plymouth (2) vs. Windsor (7)
Date Away Home
March 25 Windsor 4 7 Plymouth
March 26 Plymouth 4 2 Windsor
March 28 Windsor 2 1 Plymouth
March 30 Plymouth 3 4 Windsor
April 1 Windsor 2 3 Plymouth
April 2 Plymouth 4 7 Windsor
April 4 Windsor 2 6 Plymouth
Plymouth wins series 4–3
Kitchener (3) vs. Owen Sound (6)
Date Away Home
March 24 Owen Sound 3 2 Kitchener
March 25 Kitchener 2 3 Owen Sound
March 27 Owen Sound 3 4 Kitchener 2OT
March 29 Kitchener 2 7 Owen Sound
March 31 Owen Sound 4 3 Kitchener
Owen Sound wins series 4–1
Guelph (4) vs. Saginaw (5)
Date Away Home
March 24 Saginaw 2 3 Guelph
March 27 Guelph 4 1 Saginaw
March 28 Saginaw 1 4 Guelph
March 30 Guelph 4 Saginaw 3
Guelph wins series 4–0

Eastern conference semifinalsEdit

Peterborough (1) vs. Sudbury (5)
Date Away Home
April 6 Sudbury 1 3 Peterborough
April 7 Sudbury 1 6 Peterborough
April 10 Peterborough 4 2 Sudbury
April 11 Peterborough 4 3 Sudbury OT
Peterborough wins series 4–0
Brampton (2) vs. Barrie (3)
Date Away Home
April 6 Barrie 1 4 Brampton
April 7 Brampton 1 4 Barrie
April 9 Barrie 6 1 Brampton
April 11 Brampton 2 11 Barrie
April 13 Barrie 3 2 Brampton
Barrie wins series 4–1

Western conference semifinalsEdit

London (1) vs. Owen Sound (6)
Date Away Home
April 7 Owen Sound 3 6 London
April 8 London 3 5 Owen Sound
April 10 Owen Sound 4 2 London
April 12 London 5 1 Owen Sound
April 14 Owen Sound 5 6 London OT
April 15 London 5 2 Owen Sound
London wins series 4–2
Plymouth (2) vs. Guelph (4)
Date Away Home
April 7 Guelph 4 1 Plymouth
April 8 Plymouth 2 3 Guelph OT
April 10 Guelph 8 0 Plymouth
April 12 Plymouth 4 3 Guelph OT
April 14 Guelph 2 5 Plymouth
April 15 Plymouth 3 4 Guelph
Guelph wins series 4–2

Conference finalsEdit

Peterborough (1) vs. Barrie (3)
Date Away Home
April 20 Barrie 3 4 Peterborough 3OT
April 22 Peterborough 2 5 Barrie
April 24 Barrie 4 5 Peterborough OT
April 26 Peterborough 6 5 Barrie OT
April 28 Barrie 0 Peterborough 7
Peterborough wins series 4–1
London (1) vs. Guelph (4)
Date Away Home
April 20 Guelph 3 5 London
April 21 London 1 7 Guelph
April 23 Guelph 2 3 London OT
April 25 London 2 1 Guelph
April 28 Guelph 4 London 5 OT
London wins series 4–1

J. Ross Robertson Cup finalsEdit

London (W1) vs. Peterborough (E1)
Date Away Home
May 5 Peterborough 6 5 London 2OT
May 7 London 3 4 Peterborough OT
May 9 Peterborough 3 2 London
May 11 London 3 4 Peterborough
Peterborough wins series 4–0

J. Ross Robertson Cup Champions RosterEdit

2005-06 Peterborough Petes[1]
Goaltenders

Defencemen

Wingers

Centres

All-Star teamsEdit

First teamEdit

Second teamEdit

Third teamEdit

CHL Canada/Russia SeriesEdit

In the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge:

After these two games, the OHL had an all-time record of 6–0 against the Russian Selects since the tournament began in 2003–04.

AwardsEdit

J. Ross Robertson Cup: Peterborough Petes
Hamilton Spectator Trophy: London Knights
Bobby Orr Trophy: Peterborough Petes
Wayne Gretzky Trophy: London Knights
Emms Trophy: Brampton Battalion
Leyden Trophy: Peterborough Petes
Holody Trophy: London Knights
Bumbacco Trophy: Plymouth Whalers
Red Tilson Trophy: Wojtek Wolski, Brampton Battalion
Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy: Rob Schremp, London Knights
Matt Leyden Trophy: Dave Barr, Guelph Storm
Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy: Dave Bolland, London Knights
Max Kaminsky Trophy: Andrej Sekera, Owen Sound Attack
OHL Goaltender of the Year: Adam Dennis, London Knights
Jack Ferguson Award: Steven Stamkos, Sarnia Sting
Dave Pinkney Trophy: Dan Turple & Mark Packwood, Kitchener Rangers
OHL Executive of the Year: Craig Goslin, Saginaw Spirit
Bill Long Award: Jeff Twohey, Peterborough Petes
Emms Family Award: John Tavares, Oshawa Generals
F.W. "Dinty" Moore Trophy: Ryan Daniels, Saginaw Spirit
Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy: Mike Angelidis, Owen Sound Attack
William Hanley Trophy: Wojtek Wolski, Brampton Battalion
Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy: Ryan Callahan, Guelph Storm
Bobby Smith Trophy: Danny Battochio, Ottawa 67's
Roger Neilson Memorial Award: Danny Battochio, Ottawa 67's
Ivan Tennant Memorial Award: Joe Pleckaitis, Ottawa 67's
Tim Adams Memorial Trophy: Steven Stamkos, Markham Waxers
Wayne Gretzky 99 Award: Daniel Ryder, Peterborough Petes

2006 OHL Priority SelectionEdit

On May 6, 2006, the OHL conducted the 2006 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection. The Sarnia Sting held the first overall pick in the draft, and selected Steven Stamkos from the Markham Waxers. Stamkos 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 2006 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection. [2]

# Player Nationality OHL Team Hometown Minor Team
1 Steven Stamkos (C)   Canada Sarnia Sting Unionville, Ontario Markham Waxers
2 Michael Del Zotto (D)   Canada Oshawa Generals Stouffville, Ontario Markham Waxers
3 Alex Pietrangelo (D)   Canada Mississauga IceDogs King City, Ontario Toronto Jr. Canadiens
4 Mitch Gaulton (D)   Canada Erie Otters Grimsby, Ontario Toronto Red Wings
5 James Livingston (RW)   Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Newmarket, Ontario York-Simcoe Express
6 Tyler Cuma (D)   Canada Ottawa 67's Bowmanville, Ontario Mississauga Reps
7 Greg Nemisz (RW)   Canada Windsor Spitfires Courtice, Ontario Clarington Toros
8 Michael D'Orazio (D)   Canada Owen Sound Attack Richmond Hill, Ontario Toronto Jr. Canadiens
9 Shawn Lalonde (D)   Canada Belleville Bulls Orleans, Ontario Cumberland Barons
10 Dylan O'Neil (C)   Canada Toronto St. Michael's Majors Ajax, Ontario Markham Waxers
11 Jared Staal (RW)   Canada Sudbury Wolves Thunder Bay, Ontario Thunder Bay Kings
12 Nick Crawford (D)   Canada Saginaw Spirit Caledon, Ontario Don Mills Flyers
13 Vern Cooper (LW)   Canada Plymouth Whalers Sudbury, Ontario Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves
14 Josh Brittain (LW)   Canada Kingston Frontenacs Milton, Ontario Toronto Jr. Canadiens
15 Anthony Nigro (C)   Canada Guelph Storm Woodbridge, Ontario Don Mills Flyers
16 Stefan Della Rovere (LW)   Canada Barrie Colts Maple, Ontario Toronto Jr. Canadiens
17 Cody Hodgson (C)   Canada Brampton Battalion Markham, Ontario Markham Waxers
18 Nazem Kadri (C)   Canada Kitchener Rangers London, Ontario London Jr. Knights
19 Zach Bogosian (D)   United States Peterborough Petes Massena, New York Cushing Academy Penguins
20 Philip McRae (C)   United States London Knights Chesterfield, Missouri USA U17

2006 CHL Import DraftEdit

On June 28, 2006, the Canadian Hockey League conducted the 2006 CHL Import Draft, in which teams in all three CHL leagues participate in. The Toronto St. Michael's Majors held the first pick in the draft by a team in the OHL, and selected Kaspars Daugavins from Latvia with their selection.

Below are the players who were selected in the first round by Ontario Hockey League teams in the 2006 CHL Import Draft. [3]

# Player Nationality OHL Team Hometown Minor Team
3 Kaspars Daugavins (LW)   Latvia Toronto St. Michael's Majors Riga, Latvia Riga 2000
6 Tomas Kana (LW)   Czech Republic Owen Sound Attack Opava, Czech Republic Vitkovice Steel HC
9 Branislav Rehus (RW)   Slovakia Peterborough Petes Malacky, Slovakia Vitkovice Ostrave Jr.
12 Stanislav Polodna (RW)   Czech Republic Erie Otters Milevsko, Czech Republic Ceske Budejovice Jr.
15 Yannick Weber (D)   Switzerland Kitchener Rangers Meikirch, Switzerland Bern Future SC Jr.
18 Marek Biro (D)   Slovakia Windsor Spitfires Trnava, Slovakia Trnava Jr.
21 Lukas Flueler (G)   Switzerland Ottawa 67's Kloten, Switzerland Kloten Flyers
24 Ziga Pance (LW)   Slovenia Oshawa Generals Ljubljana, Slovenia Olimpija ZM
27 Michal Neuvirth (G)   Czech Republic Plymouth Whalers Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic Sparta Praha Jr.
30 Kriss Grudmanis (D)   Latvia Toronto St. Michael's Majors Riga, Latvia Riga 2000
33 Jan Mursak (RW)   Slovenia Saginaw Spirit Maribor, Slovenia Ceske Budejovice Jr.
36 Tomas Zaborsky (LW)   Slovakia Saginaw Spirit Trencin, Slovakia Trencin Jr.
39 Jozef Sladok (D)   Slovakia Plymouth Whalers Zvolen, Slovakia Zvolen Jr.
42 Robert Nyholm (LW)   Finland Kingston Frontenacs Pietarsaari, Finland HIFK Helsinki Jr.
45 Arturs Ozolins (C)   Latvia Guelph Storm Riga, Latvia Riga 20 SK
48 Arturs Kulda (D)   Latvia Peterborough Petes Riga, Latvia Moscow HC CSKA-2
51 Patrik Lusnak (RW)   Slovakia Sudbury Wolves Piestany, Slovakia Skalica Jr.
54 No selection made Kitchener Rangers
56 Alexander Ilyin (D)   Russia Mississauga IceDogs Tver, Russia HC Tver
58 Adam Hasani (LW)   Switzerland London Knights Fribourg, Switzerland Fribourg Jr.r.

2006 NHL Entry DraftEdit

On June 24, 2006, the National Hockey League conducted the 2006 NHL Entry Draft held at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. In total, 29 players from the Ontario Hockey League were selected in the draft. Jordan Staal of the Peterborough Petes was the first player from the OHL to be selected, as he was taken with the second overall pick by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Below are the players selected from OHL teams at the NHL Entry Draft. [4]

Round # Player Nationality NHL Team Hometown OHL Team
1 2 Jordan Staal (C)   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Thunder Bay, Ontario Peterborough Petes
1 12 Bryan Little (C)   Canada Atlanta Thrashers Cambridge, Ontario Barrie Colts
1 18 Chris Stewart (RW)   Canada Colorado Avalanche Scarborough, Ontario Kingston Frontenacs
1 21 Bobby Sanguinetti (D)   United States New York Rangers Lumberton, New Jersey Owen Sound Attack
1 28 Nick Foligno (C)   United States Ottawa Senators Buffalo, New York Sudbury Wolves
1 30 Matt Corrente (D)   Canada New Jersey Devils Mississauga, Ontario Saginaw Spirit
2 36 Jamie McGinn (LW)   Canada San Jose Sharks Fergus, Ontario Ottawa 67's
2 41 Cory Emmerton (C)   Canada Detroit Red Wings St. Thomas, Ontario Kingston Frontenacs
2 47 Shawn Matthias (C)   Canada Detroit Red Wings Mississauga, Ontario Belleville Bulls
2 57 Mike Weber (D)   United States Buffalo Sabres Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Windsor Spitfires
3 69 Steve Mason (G)   Canada Columbus Blue Jackets Oakville, Ontario London Knights
3 72 Cal Clutterbuck (RW)   Canada Minnesota Wild Welland, Ontario Oshawa Generals
3 75 Theo Peckham (D)   Canada Edmonton Oilers Richmond Hill, Ontario Owen Sound Attack
3 83 John de Gray (D)   Canada Anaheim Ducks Markham, Ontario Brampton Battalion
3 85 Tom Sestito (LW)   United States Columbus Blue Jackets Rome, New York Plymouth Whalers
3 87 John Armstrong (C)   Canada Calgary Flames Unionville, Ontario Plymouth Whalers
3 90 Aaron Snow (LW)   Canada Dallas Stars Windsor, Ontario Brampton Battalion
3 93 Harrison Reed (RW)   Canada Carolina Hurricanes Holland Landing, Ontario Sarnia Sting
4 95 Ben Shutron (D)   Canada Chicago Blackhawks Orleans, Ontario Kingston Frontenacs
4 97 Oskar Osala (LW)   Finland Washington Capitals Vaasa, Finland Mississauga IceDogs
4 98 James DeLory (D)   Canada San Jose Sharks Newmarket, Ontario Oshawa Generals
4 103 Michael Caruso (D)   Canada Florida Panthers Mississauga, Ontario Guelph Storm
4 112 Matt Beleskey (LW)   Canada Anaheim Ducks Midhurst, Ontario Belleville Bulls
4 122 Luke Lynes (LW)   United States Washington Capitals Ellicott City, Maryland Brampton Battalion
4 123 Bobby Hughes (C)   Canada Carolina Hurricanes Stouffville, Ontario Kingston Frontenacs
5 133 Bryan Pitton (G)   Canada Edmonton Oilers Brampton, Ontario Brampton Battalion
5 151 Ryan Daniels (G)   Canada Ottawa Senators Pickering, Ontario Saginaw Spirit
6 155 Peter Aston (D)   Canada Florida Panthers Toronto, Ontario Windsor Spitfires
7 187 Devin DiDiomete (LW)   Canada Calgary Flames Stratford, Ontario Sudbury Wolves


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Preceded by
2004–05 OHL season
OHL seasons Succeeded by
2006–07 OHL season