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The 2011–12 OHL season was the 32nd season of the Ontario Hockey League. Twenty teams played 68 games each during the regular season schedule, which started on September 21, 2011 and ended on March 18, 2012. The playoffs began on Thursday March 22, 2012 and concluded on Friday May 11, 2012. The London Knights won the J. Ross Robertson Cup for the second time in franchise history. London secured a berth in the 2012 Memorial Cup hosted by the Shawinigan Cataractes of the QMJHL.

2011–12 OHL season
LeagueOntario Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationPreseason
2011-09-02 – 2011-09-18
Regular season
2011-09-21 – 2012-03-18
Playoffs
2012-03-22 – 2012-05-11
Number of teams20
TV partner(s)Rogers TV, TVCogeco
Finals championsLondon Knights
OHL seasons
2011–12 CHL season
LeagueCanadian Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationOHL
September 2011 – March 2012
QMJHL
September 2011 – March 2012
WHL
September 2011 – March 2012
Number of teams59
TV partner(s)RDS
Rogers Sportsnet
Rogers TV
Shaw TV
Finals championsShawinigan Cataractes

Regular SeasonEdit

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

Eastern conferenceEdit

East division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
y-Ottawa 67's 68 40 20 5 3 88 268 216 2
x-Belleville Bulls 68 35 32 1 0 71 200 221 7
x-Oshawa Generals 68 31 30 4 3 69 242 241 8
Peterborough Petes 68 27 34 3 4 61 219 281 9
Kingston Frontenacs 68 19 41 3 5 46 188 290 10
Central division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
z-Niagara IceDogs 68 47 18 0 3 97 291 169 1
x-Barrie Colts 68 40 23 3 2 85 248 210 3
x-Brampton Battalion 68 36 22 3 7 82 202 188 4
x-Sudbury Wolves 68 36 26 4 2 78 242 239 5
x-Mississauga St. Michael's Majors 68 33 28 1 6 73 201 219 6

Western conferenceEdit

Midwest division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
z-London Knights 68 49 18 0 1 99 277 178 1
x-Kitchener Rangers 68 42 24 1 1 86 253 211 3
x-Owen Sound Attack 68 32 29 3 4 71 234 220 6
x-Guelph Storm 68 31 31 2 4 68 234 238 7
Erie Otters 68 10 52 3 3 26 169 338 10
West division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
y-Plymouth Whalers 68 47 18 2 1 97 279 205 2
x-Sarnia Sting 68 34 27 3 4 75 243 235 4
x-Saginaw Spirit 68 33 27 1 7 74 259 259 5
x-Windsor Spitfires 68 29 32 5 2 65 213 258 8
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 68 29 33 2 4 64 227 272 9

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Michael Sgarbossa Sudbury Wolves 66 47 55 102 68
Tyler Toffoli Ottawa 67's 65 52 48 100 22
Tanner Pearson Barrie Colts 60 37 54 91 37
Shane Prince Ottawa 67's 57 43 47 90 12
Andrew Agozzino Niagara IceDogs 67 40 48 88 67
Nick Cousins Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 65 35 53 88 88
Charles Sarault Sarnia Sting 68 20 67 87 32
Freddie Hamilton Niagara IceDogs 61 35 51 86 31
Seth Griffith London Knights 68 45 40 85 49
Mike Halmo Owen Sound Attack 66 40 45 85 162

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
Mark Visentin Niagara IceDogs 42 2407 30 9 0 2 80 10 0.926 1.99
Matej Machovsky Brampton Battalion 42 2420 24 13 0 4 95 5 0.902 2.36
Michael Houser London Knights 62 3698 46 15 0 1 152 6 0.925 2.47
Malcolm Subban Belleville Bulls 39 2258 25 14 0 0 94 3 0.923 2.50
Matt Mahalak Plymouth Whalers 30 1625 19 8 0 0 72 3 0.923 2.66

PlayoffsEdit

  Conference quarterfinals Conference semifinals Conference finals Finals
                                     
1 Niagara 4  
8 Oshawa 2  
  1 Niagara 4  
 
  4 Brampton 0  
2 Ottawa 4
7 Belleville 2  
  1 Niagara 4  
Eastern conference
  2 Ottawa 1  
3 Barrie 4  
6 Mississauga 2  
  2 Ottawa 4
 
  3 Barrie 3  
4 Brampton 4
5 Sudbury 0  
  E1 Niagara 1
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  W1 London 4
1 London 4  
8 Windsor 0  
  1 London 4
 
  5 Saginaw 2  
2 Plymouth 4
7 Guelph 2  
  1 London 4
Western conference
  3 Kitchener 0  
3 Kitchener 4  
6 Owen Sound 1  
  2 Plymouth 3
 
  3 Kitchener 4  
4 Sarnia 2
5 Saginaw 4  

Conference quarterfinalsEdit

Eastern conference quarterfinalsEdit

(1) Niagara IceDogs vs. (8) Oshawa GeneralsEdit
Niagara wins series 4 – 2


(2) Ottawa 67's vs. (7) Belleville BullsEdit
Ottawa wins series 4 – 2


(3) Barrie Colts vs. (6) Mississauga St.Michael's MajorsEdit
Barrie wins series 4 – 2


(4) Brampton Battalion vs. (5) Sudbury WolvesEdit
Brampton wins series 4 – 0


Western conference quarterfinalsEdit

(1) London Knights vs. (8) Windsor SpitfiresEdit
London wins series 4 – 0


(2) Plymouth Whalers vs. (7) Guelph StormEdit
Plymouth wins series 4 – 2


(3) Kitchener Rangers vs. (6) Owen Sound AttackEdit
Kitchener wins series 4 – 1


(4) Sarnia Sting vs. (5) Saginaw SpiritEdit
Saginaw wins series 4 – 2


Conference semifinalsEdit

Eastern conference semifinalsEdit

(1) Niagara IceDogs vs. (4) Brampton BattalionEdit
Niagara wins series 4 – 0


(2) Ottawa 67's vs. (3) Barrie ColtsEdit
Ottawa wins series 4 – 3


Western conference SemifinalsEdit

(1) London Knights vs. (5) Saginaw SpiritEdit
London wins series 4 – 2


(2) Plymouth Whalers vs. (3) Kitchener RangersEdit
Kitchener wins series 4 – 3


Conference finalsEdit

Eastern conference finalsEdit

(1) Niagara IceDogs vs. (2) Ottawa 67'sEdit
Niagara wins series 4 – 1


Western conference finalsEdit

(1) London Knights vs. (3) Kitchener RangersEdit
London wins series 4 – 0


J. Ross Robertson CupEdit

(W1) London Knights vs. (E1) Niagara IceDogsEdit

London wins series 4 – 1


Playoff scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Tobias Rieder Kitchener Rangers 16 13 14 27 4
Michael Catenacci Kitchener Rangers 16 7 19 26 26
Freddie Hamilton Niagara IceDogs 20 7 17 24 9
Seth Griffith London Knights 19 10 13 23 12
Ryan Strome Niagara IceDogs 20 7 16 23 31
Olli Maatta London Knights 19 6 17 23 2
Dougie Hamilton Niagara IceDogs 20 5 18 23 16
Alex Friesen Niagara IceDogs 20 8 14 22 18
Ryan Murphy Kitchener Rangers 16 2 20 22 12
David Pacan Niagara IceDogs 20 8 12 20 14

Playoff 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 GA SO Sv% GAA
Brandon Maxwell Mississauga St. Michael's Majors 6 378 2 4 13 1 0.933 2.06
Michael Houser London Knights 19 1173 16 3 44 1 0.928 2.25
Matej Machovsky Brampton Battalion 8 526 4 4 20 1 0.900 2.28
Mathias Niederberger Barrie Colts 13 794 7 6 31 1 0.933 2.34
Scott Wedgewood Plymouth Whalers 13 781 7 6 31 2 0.928 2.38

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