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The 2016–17 OHL season was the 37th season of the Ontario Hockey League, in which twenty teams played 68 games each according to the regular season schedule, from September 21, 2016 to March 21, 2017. The playoffs began on March 23, 2017 and ended on May 12. The Erie Otters won the J. Ross Robertson Cup for the second time in franchise history, and the first time since 2002, as they defeated the Mississauga Steelheads in five games to represent the OHL at the 2017 Memorial Cup held at the WFCU Centre in Windsor, Ontario. The Windsor Spitfires also qualified for the tournament as the host team.

2016–17 OHL season
LeagueOntario Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationPreseason
September 2016
Regular season
September 21, 2016 – March 21, 2017
Playoffs
March 23, 2017 – May 12, 2017
Number of teams20
TV partner(s)Rogers TV, TVCogeco, Shaw TV
Finals championsErie Otters (2)
OHL seasons
2016–17 CHL season
LeagueCanadian Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationOHL
September 2016 – March 2017
QMJHL
September 2016 – March 2017
WHL
September 2016 – March 2017
Number of teams60
TV partner(s)RDS
Rogers Sportsnet
Rogers TV
Shaw TV
Finals championsWindsor Spitfires

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-Peterborough Petes 68 42 21 2 3 89 239 221 1
x-Oshawa Generals 68 40 23 3 2 85 228 215 3
x-Kingston Frontenacs 68 33 26 5 4 75 179 200 4
x-Hamilton Bulldogs 68 33 27 4 4 74 238 225 5
x-Ottawa 67's 68 26 34 7 1 60 221 271 7
Central division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
y-Mississauga Steelheads 68 34 21 6 7 81 240 219 2
x-Sudbury Wolves 68 27 34 7 0 61 207 263 6
x-Niagara IceDogs 68 23 35 6 4 56 207 274 8
North Bay Battalion 68 24 38 5 1 54 192 260 9
Barrie Colts 68 17 44 6 1 41 192 291 10

Western conferenceEdit

Midwest division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
z-Erie Otters 68 50 15 2 1 103 319 182 1
x-Owen Sound Attack 68 49 15 2 2 102 297 177 3
x-London Knights 68 46 15 3 4 99 289 194 4
x-Kitchener Rangers 68 36 27 3 2 77 244 251 6
Guelph Storm 68 21 40 5 2 49 202 297 10
West division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
y-Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 68 48 16 3 1 100 287 208 2
x-Windsor Spitfires 68 41 19 5 3 90 232 185 5
x-Flint Firebirds 68 32 28 3 5 72 229 242 7
x-Sarnia Sting 68 31 30 6 1 69 257 277 8
Saginaw Spirit 68 27 32 7 2 63 204 248 9

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Alex DeBrincat Erie Otters 63 65 62 127 49
Taylor Raddysh Erie Otters 58 42 67 109 37
Adam Mascherin Kitchener Rangers 65 35 65 100 20
Petrus Palmu Owen Sound Attack 62 40 58 98 34
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 64 45 51 96 10
Jordan Kyrou Sarnia Sting 66 30 64 94 36
Ryan Moore Flint Firebirds 68 39 51 90 57
Cliff Pu London Knights 63 35 51 86 36
Kole Sherwood Flint Firebirds 60 33 52 85 60
Kevin Hancock Owen Sound Attack 68 30 55 85 14

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
Michael McNiven Owen Sound Attack 54 3184 41 9 2 2 122 6 0.915 2.30
Michael DiPietro Windsor Spitfires 51 2935 30 12 4 2 115 6 0.917 2.35
Troy Timpano Erie Otters 44 2559 36 8 0 0 101 4 0.901 2.37
Tyler Parsons London Knights 34 2000 23 6 2 3 79 4 0.925 2.37
Matthew Villalta Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 33 1795 25 3 0 0 72 1 0.918 2.41

PlayoffsEdit

Conference quarterfinals Conference semifinals Conference finals Finals
            
1 Erie 4
8 Sarnia 0
1 Erie 4
4 London 3
4 London 4
5 Windsor 3
1 Erie 4
Western conference
3 Owen Sound 2
2 Sault Ste. Marie 4
7 Flint 1
2 Sault Ste. Marie 2
3 Owen Sound 4
3 Owen Sound 4
6 Kitchener 1
W1 Erie 4
E2 Mississauga 1
1 Peterborough 4
8 Niagara 0
1 Peterborough 4
4 Kingston 0
4 Kingston 4
5 Hamilton 3
1 Peterborough 0
Eastern conference
2 Mississauga 4
2 Mississauga 4
7 Ottawa 2
2 Mississauga 4
3 Oshawa 1
3 Oshawa 4
6 Sudbury 2

Conference quarterfinalsEdit

Eastern conference quarterfinalsEdit

(1) Peterborough Petes vs. (8) Niagara IceDogsEdit
Peterborough wins series 4 – 0


(2) Mississauga Steelheads vs. (7) Ottawa 67'sEdit
Mississauga wins series 4 – 2


(3) Oshawa Generals vs. (6) Sudbury WolvesEdit
Oshawa wins series 4 – 2


(4) Kingston Frontenacs vs. (5) Hamilton BulldogsEdit
Kingston wins series 4 – 3


Western conference quarterfinalsEdit

(1) Erie Otters vs. (8) Sarnia StingEdit
Erie wins series 4 – 0


(2) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds vs. (7) Flint FirebirdsEdit
Sault Ste. Marie wins series 4 – 1


(3) Owen Sound Attack vs. (6) Kitchener RangersEdit
Owen Sound wins series 4 – 1


(4) London Knights vs. (5) Windsor SpitfiresEdit
London wins series 4 – 3


Conference semifinalsEdit

Eastern conference semifinalsEdit

(1) Peterborough Petes vs. (4) Kingston FrontenacsEdit
Peterborough wins series 4 – 0


(2) Mississauga Steelheads vs. (3) Oshawa GeneralsEdit
Mississauga wins series 4 – 1


Western conference semifinalsEdit

(1) Erie Otters vs. (4) London KnightsEdit
Erie wins series 4 – 3


(2) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds vs. (3) Owen Sound AttackEdit
Owen Sound wins series 4 – 2


Conference finalsEdit

Eastern conference finalsEdit

(1) Peterborough Petes vs. (2) Mississauga SteelheadsEdit
Mississauga wins series 4 – 0


Western conference finalsEdit

(1) Erie Otters vs. (3) Owen Sound AttackEdit
Erie wins series 4 – 2


J. Ross Robertson CupEdit

(W1) Erie Otters vs. (E2) Mississauga SteelheadsEdit

Erie 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
Alex DeBrincat Erie Otters 22 13 25 38 10
Dylan Strome Erie Otters 22 14 20 34 14
Anthony Cirelli Erie Otters 22 15 16 31 4
Taylor Raddysh Erie Otters 22 12 19 31 18
Michael McLeod Mississauga Steelheads 20 11 16 27 19
Warren Foegele Erie Otters 22 13 13 26 25
Spencer Watson Mississauga Steelheads 20 15 10 25 14
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 17 8 15 23 10
Darren Raddysh Erie Otters 22 8 14 22 14
Petrus Palmu Owen Sound Attack 17 13 8 21 6

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
Joseph Raaymakers Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 10 554 5 4 18 0 0.942 1.95
Matthew Mancina Mississauga Steelheads 14 867 9 5 33 2 0.918 2.28
Michael DiPietro Windsor Spitfires 7 436 3 4 18 0 0.917 2.48
Dylan Wells Peterborough Petes 12 764 8 4 32 0 0.930 2.51
Jacob Ingham Mississauga Steelheads 6 358 4 2 16 0 0.876 2.68

AwardsEdit

All-Star teamsEdit

ReferencesEdit