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2013–14 OHL season

The 2013–14 OHL season was the 34th season of the Ontario Hockey League. The Brampton Battalion relocated to North Bay and became the North Bay Battalion, playing at the North Bay Memorial Gardens. The first two outdoor games in OHL history were held this season, when the Saginaw Spirit, Windsor Spitfires, Plymouth Whalers, and London Knights played at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan as part of the Hockeytown Winter Festival on December 29.[1] On March 11, 2014 Terry Trafford of the Saginaw Spirit, who had been missing for eight days, was found dead in his vehicle at a Wal-Mart in Saginaw, Michigan. His death was ruled a suicide as a result of self-inflicted asphyxiation.[2] Twenty teams played 68 games each according to the regular season schedule, from September 19, 2013 to March 17, 2014. The Guelph Storm won the J. Ross Robertson Cup for the third time in franchise history, and the first time since 2004, as they defeated the North Bay Battalion in five games, and represented the OHL at the 2014 Memorial Cup held at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario. The London Knights also qualified for the tournament as the host team.

2013–14 OHL season
LeagueOntario Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationPreseason
August 2013 - September 2013
Regular season
September 19, 2013 – March 17, 2014
Playoffs
March 20, 2014 - May 9, 2014
Number of teams20
TV partner(s)Rogers TV, TVCogeco, Shaw TV
Finals championsGuelph Storm (3)
OHL seasons
2013–14 CHL season
LeagueCanadian Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationOHL
September 19, 2013 – March 17, 2014
QMJHL
September 2013 – March 2014
WHL
September 2013 – March 2014
Number of teams60
TV partner(s)RDS
Rogers Sportsnet
Rogers TV
Shaw TV
Finals championsEdmonton Oil Kings

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
z-Oshawa Generals 68 42 20 0 6 90 232 187 1
x-Kingston Frontenacs 68 39 23 3 3 84 301 255 3
x-Peterborough Petes 68 32 30 0 6 70 233 269 6
Belleville Bulls 68 23 38 4 3 53 206 285 9
Ottawa 67's 68 23 39 3 3 52 222 308 10
Central division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
y-North Bay Battalion 68 38 24 4 2 82 220 189 2
x-Barrie Colts 68 37 28 1 2 77 266 218 4
x-Sudbury Wolves 68 33 24 3 8 77 219 228 5
x-Niagara IceDogs 68 24 35 3 6 57 223 284 7
x-Mississauga Steelheads 68 24 38 1 5 54 167 267 8

Western conferenceEdit

Midwest division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
z-Guelph Storm 68 52 12 2 2 108 340 191 1
x-Erie Otters 68 52 14 2 0 106 312 170 3
x-London Knights 68 49 14 1 4 103 316 203 4
x-Owen Sound Attack 68 31 29 3 5 70 205 237 7
Kitchener Rangers 68 22 41 2 3 49 200 280 9
West division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
y-Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 68 44 17 2 5 95 267 198 2
x-Windsor Spitfires 68 37 28 3 0 77 251 235 5
x-Saginaw Spirit 68 33 30 4 1 71 254 248 6
x-Plymouth Whalers 68 28 33 0 7 63 187 238 8
Sarnia Sting 68 17 44 2 5 41 211 341 10

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Connor Brown Erie Otters 68 45 83 128 22
Dane Fox Erie Otters 67 64 43 107 122
Scott Kosmachuk Guelph Storm 68 48 52 100 83
Connor McDavid Erie Otters 56 28 71 99 20
Andreas Athanasiou Barrie Colts 66 49 46 95 52
Michael Dal Colle Oshawa Generals 67 39 56 95 34
Nikolay Goldobin Sarnia Sting 67 38 56 94 21
Max Domi London Knights 61 34 59 93 90
Sam Bennett Kingston Frontenacs 57 36 55 91 118
Sergey Tolchinsky Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 66 31 60 91 22

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
Oscar Dansk Erie Otters 42 2405 29 9 1 0 96 6 0.909 2.39
Anthony Stolarz London Knights 35 1927 25 5 1 1 81 4 0.926 2.52
Jake Smith North Bay Battalion 42 2337 23 12 3 1 98 4 0.904 2.52
Daniel Altshuller Oshawa Generals 52 2907 31 13 0 3 124 2 0.917 2.56
Matt Murray Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 49 2984 32 11 1 5 128 6 0.921 2.57

PlayoffsEdit

  Conference quarterfinals Conference semifinals Conference finals Finals
                                     
1 Oshawa 4  
8 Mississauga 0  
  1 Oshawa 4  
 
  6 Peterborough 0  
2 North Bay 4
7 Niagara 3  
  1 Oshawa 0  
Eastern conference
  2 North Bay 4  
3 Kingston 3  
6 Peterborough 4  
  2 North Bay 4
 
  4 Barrie 2  
4 Barrie 4
5 Sudbury 1  
  E2 North Bay 1
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  W1 Guelph 4
1 Guelph 4  
8 Plymouth 1  
  1 Guelph 4
 
  4 London 1  
2 Sault Ste. Marie 4
7 Owen Sound 1  
  1 Guelph 4
Western conference
  3 Erie 1  
3 Erie 4  
6 Saginaw 1  
  2 Sault Ste. Marie 0
 
  3 Erie 4  
4 London 4
5 Windsor 0  

Conference quarterfinalsEdit

Eastern conference quarterfinalsEdit

(1) Oshawa Generals vs. (8) Mississauga SteelheadsEdit
Oshawa wins series 4 – 0


(2) North Bay Battalion vs. (7) Niagara IceDogsEdit
North Bay wins series 4 – 3


(3) Kingston Frontenacs vs. (6) Peterborough PetesEdit
Peterborough wins series 4 – 3


(4) Barrie Colts vs. (5) Sudbury WolvesEdit
Barrie wins series 4 – 1


Western conference quarterfinalsEdit

(1) Guelph Storm vs. (8) Plymouth WhalersEdit
Guelph wins series 4 – 1


(2) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds vs. (7) Owen Sound AttackEdit
Sault Ste. Marie wins series 4 – 1


(3) Erie Otters vs. (6) Saginaw SpiritEdit
Erie wins series 4 – 1


(4) London Knights vs. (5) Windsor SpitfiresEdit
London wins series 4 – 0


Conference semifinalsEdit

Eastern conference semifinalsEdit

(1) Oshawa Generals vs. (6) Peterborough PetesEdit
Oshawa wins series 4 – 0


(2) North Bay Battalion vs. (4) Barrie ColtsEdit
North Bay wins series 4 – 2


Western conference semifinalsEdit

(1) Guelph Storm vs. (4) London KnightsEdit
Guelph wins series 4 – 1


(2) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds vs. (3) Erie OttersEdit
Erie wins series 4 – 0


Conference finalsEdit

Eastern conference finalsEdit

(1) Oshawa Generals vs. (2) North Bay BattalionEdit
North Bay wins series 4 – 0


Western conference finalsEdit

(1) Guelph Storm vs. (3) Erie OttersEdit
Guelph wins series 4 – 1


J. Ross Robertson CupEdit

(W1) Guelph Storm vs. (E2) North Bay BattalionEdit

Guelph 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
Kerby Rychel Guelph Storm 20 11 21 32 23
Zack Mitchell Guelph Storm 20 12 18 30 12
Robby Fabbri Guelph Storm 16 13 15 28 12
Scott Kosmachuk Guelph Storm 20 10 18 28 27
Barclay Goodrow North Bay Battalion 22 14 10 24 23
Jason Dickinson Guelph Storm 20 8 16 24 6
Michael Dal Colle Oshawa Generals 12 8 12 20 0
Brenden Miller North Bay Battalion 21 3 17 20 27
Dane Fox Erie Otters 14 8 11 19 26
Connor McDavid Erie Otters 14 4 15 19 2

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
Daniel Altshuller Oshawa Generals 11 699 8 3 22 3 0.931 1.89
Jake Smith North Bay Battalion 22 1299 13 9 55 3 0.905 2.54
Mackenzie Blackwood Barrie Colts 10 552 5 4 24 1 0.904 2.61
Justin Nichols Guelph Storm 20 1119 16 4 49 2 0.919 2.63
Matt Murray Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 9 547 4 5 24 1 0.915 2.63

AwardsEdit

All-Star teamsEdit

ReferencesEdit