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The 2017–18 OHL season was the 38th season of the Ontario Hockey League, in which twenty teams played 68 games each according to the regular season schedule, from September 21, 2017 to March 18, 2018. The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds accomplished a streak of 23 consecutive wins between October 27, 2017 and January 4, 2018.[1]

2017–18 OHL season
LeagueOntario Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationPreseason
September 2017
Regular season
September 2017 – March 2018
Playoffs
March 2018 – May 2018
Number of teams20
TV partner(s)Rogers TV, TVCogeco, Shaw TV
Finals championsHamilton Bulldogs (1)
OHL seasons
2017–18 CHL season
LeagueCanadian Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationOHL
September 2017 – March 2018
QMJHL
September 2017 – March 2018
WHL
September 2017 – March 2018
Number of teams60
TV partner(s)RDS
Rogers Sportsnet
Rogers TV
Shaw TV
Finals championsAcadie-Bathurst Titan

The Hamilton Bulldogs won the J. Ross Robertson Cup as they defeated the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in six games to represent the Ontario Hockey League at the 2018 Memorial Cup, which was hosted by the Regina Pats of the WHL at the Brandt Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan from May 18–27, 2018.

Regular seasonEdit

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

Eastern conferenceEdit

East division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
z-Hamilton Bulldogs 68 43 18 4 3 93 252 207 1
x-Kingston Frontenacs 68 36 23 6 3 81 243 202 3
x-Oshawa Generals 68 36 29 3 0 75 250 243 5
x-Ottawa 67's 68 30 29 7 2 69 225 260 8
Peterborough Petes 68 23 39 3 3 52 222 283 9
Central division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
y-Barrie Colts 68 42 21 4 1 89 297 229 2
x-Niagara IceDogs 68 35 23 7 3 80 240 235 4
x-North Bay Battalion 68 30 28 7 3 70 213 237 6
x-Mississauga Steelheads 68 33 32 1 2 69 251 250 7
Sudbury Wolves 68 17 42 9 0 43 197 291 10

Western conferenceEdit

Midwest division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
y-Kitchener Rangers 68 43 21 3 1 90 246 218 2
x-Owen Sound Attack 68 38 22 3 5 84 289 247 4
x-London Knights 68 39 25 2 2 82 233 212 5
x-Guelph Storm 68 30 29 5 4 69 228 263 7
Erie Otters 68 23 35 7 3 56 220 270 9
West division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
z-Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 68 55 7 3 3 116 317 186 1
x-Sarnia Sting 68 46 17 4 1 97 299 213 3
x-Windsor Spitfires 68 32 30 4 2 70 214 224 6
x-Saginaw Spirit 68 29 30 9 0 67 196 238 8
Flint Firebirds 68 20 43 3 2 45 194 316 10

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Aaron Luchuk Windsor/Barrie 68 50 65 115 8
Morgan Frost Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 67 42 70 112 56
Jordan Kyrou Sarnia Sting 56 39 70 109 22
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack 64 42 58 100 18
Dmitri Sokolov Sudbury/Barrie 64 50 46 96 18
Sam Miletic London/Niagara 63 36 56 92 24
Jason Robertson Kingston Frontenacs 68 41 46 87 36
Evan Bouchard London Knights 67 25 62 87 56
Adam Mascherin Kitchener Rangers 67 40 46 86 20
Boris Katchouk Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 58 42 43 85 30

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
Matthew Villalta Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 49 2904 40 5 2 2 125 3 0.908 2.58
Jeremy Helvig Kingston Frontenacs 56 3318 31 16 6 3 148 2 0.916 2.68
Michael DiPietro Windsor Spitfires 56 3267 29 21 3 1 152 7 0.910 2.79
Christian Propp Barrie/North Bay 35 2052 19 10 3 3 96 1 0.910 2.81
Joseph Raaymakers London Knights 46 2623 29 13 1 1 124 3 0.910 2.84

PlayoffsEdit

Conference quarterfinals Conference semifinals Conference finals Finals
            
1 Hamilton 4
8 Ottawa 1
1 Hamilton 4
4 Niagara 1
4 Niagara 4
5 Oshawa 1
1 Hamilton 4
Eastern Conference
3 Kingston 1
2 Barrie 4
7 Mississauga 2
2 Barrie 2
3 Kingston 4
3 Kingston 4
6 North Bay 1
E1 Hamilton 4
W1 Sault Ste. Marie 2
1 Sault Ste. Marie 4
8 Saginaw 0
1 Sault Ste. Marie 4
4 Owen Sound 3
4 Owen Sound 4
5 London 0
1 Sault Ste. Marie 4
Western Conference
2 Kitchener 3
2 Kitchener 4
7 Guelph 2
2 Kitchener 4
3 Sarnia 2
3 Sarnia 4
6 Windsor 2

Conference quarterfinalsEdit

Eastern conference quarterfinalsEdit

(1) Hamilton Bulldogs vs. (8) Ottawa 67'sEdit
Hamilton wins series 4 – 1


(2) Barrie Colts vs. (7) Mississauga SteelheadsEdit
Barrie wins series 4 – 2


(3) Kingston Frontenacs vs. (6) North Bay BattalionEdit
Kingston wins series 4 – 1

*Note: Game 3 has been moved to Sudbury Community Arena, because the North Bay Memorial Gardens hasn't been ready in time after hosting the 2018 Ford World Women's Curling Championship.[2]

(4) Niagara IceDogs vs. (5) Oshawa GeneralsEdit
Niagara wins series 4 – 1


Western conference quarterfinalsEdit

(1) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds vs. (8) Saginaw SpiritEdit
Sault Ste. Marie wins series 4 – 0


(2) Kitchener Rangers vs. (7) Guelph StormEdit
Kitchener wins series 4 – 2


(3) Sarnia Sting vs. (6) Windsor SpitfiresEdit
Sarnia wins series 4 – 2


(4) Owen Sound Attack vs. (5) London KnightsEdit
Owen Sound wins series 4 – 0


Conference semifinalsEdit

Eastern conference semifinalsEdit

(1) Hamilton Bulldogs vs. (4) Niagara IceDogsEdit
Hamilton wins series 4 – 1


(2) Barrie Colts vs. (3) Kingston FrontenacsEdit
Kingston wins series 4 – 2


Western conference semifinalsEdit

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


(2) Kitchener Rangers vs. (3) Sarnia StingEdit
Kitchener wins series 4 – 2


Conference finalsEdit

Eastern conference finalsEdit

(1) Hamilton Bulldogs vs. (3) Kingston FrontenacsEdit
Hamilton wins series 4 – 1


Western conference finalsEdit

(1) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds vs. (2) Kitchener RangersEdit
Sault Ste. Marie wins series 4 – 3


J. Ross Robertson CupEdit

(W1) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds vs. (E1) Hamilton BulldogsEdit

Hamilton wins series 4 – 2


Playoff scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Boris Katchouk Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 24 19 18 37 8
Taylor Raddysh Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 24 13 21 34 14
Robert Thomas Hamilton Bulldogs 21 12 20 32 14
Morgan Frost Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 24 10 19 29 26
Logan Brown Kitchener Rangers 19 5 22 27 6
Kole Sherwood Kitchener Rangers 19 14 12 26 30
Ryan Moore Hamilton Bulldogs 21 8 18 26 30
Brandon Saigeon Hamilton Bulldogs 21 18 7 25 10
Adam Mascherin Kitchener Rangers 19 9 15 24 16
Gabriel Vilardi Kingston Frontenacs 16 11 11 22 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
Kaden Fulcher Hamilton Bulldogs 21 1290 16 5 58 0 0.905 2.70
Mario Culina Kitchener Rangers 19 1161 11 6 54 1 0.917 2.79
Stephen Dhillon Niagara IceDogs 10 621 5 5 29 0 0.924 2.80
Michael DiPietro Windsor Spitfires 6 342 2 4 16 0 0.934 2.81
Justin Fazio Sarnia Sting 12 729 6 6 37 0 0.890 3.04

AwardsEdit

Playoffs trophies
Trophy name Recognition Recipient
J. Ross Robertson Cup OHL Finals champion Hamilton Bulldogs
Bobby Orr Trophy Eastern Conference champion Hamilton Bulldogs
Wayne Gretzky Trophy Western Conference champion Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Wayne Gretzky 99 Award Playoffs MVP Robert Thomas, Hamilton Bulldogs
Regular season — Team trophies
Trophy name Recognition Recipient
Hamilton Spectator Trophy Team with best record Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Leyden Trophy East division champion Hamilton Bulldogs
Emms Trophy Central division champion Barrie Colts
Bumbacco Trophy West division champion Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Holody Trophy Midwest division champion Kitchener Rangers
Regular season — Executive awards
Trophy name Recognition Recipient
Matt Leyden Trophy Coach of the year Drew Bannister, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Bill Long Award Lifetime achievement
OHL Executive of the Year Executive of the Year
Regular season — Player awards
Trophy name Recognition Recipient
Red Tilson Trophy Most outstanding player Jordan Kyrou, Sarnia Sting
Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy Top scorer Aaron Luchuk, Windsor/Barrie
Dave Pinkney Trophy Lowest team goals against M. Villalta & T. Johnson, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Max Kaminsky Trophy Most outstanding defenceman Nicolas Hague, Mississauga Steelheads
Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy Top scoring right winger Jordan Kyrou, Sarnia Sting
Emms Family Award Rookie of the year Andrei Svechnikov, Barrie Colts
William Hanley Trophy Most sportsmanlike player Nick Suzuki, Owen Sound Attack
F. W. "Dinty" Moore Trophy Best rookie GAA Jordan Kooy, London Knights
Bobby Smith Trophy Scholastic player of the year Barrett Hayton, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy Overage player of the year Aaron Luchuk, Windsor/Barrie
OHL Goaltender of the Year Goaltender of the year Michael DiPietro, Windsor Spitfires
Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy Humanitarian of the year Garrett McFadden, Guelph Storm
Roger Neilson Memorial Award Top academic college/university player Stephen Gibson, Mississauga Steelheads
Ivan Tennant Memorial Award Top academic high school player Mack Guzda, Owen Sound Attack
Mickey Renaud Captain's Trophy Team captain that best exemplifies character and commitment Justin Lemcke, Hamilton Bulldogs
Prospect player awards
Trophy name Recognition Recipient
Jack Ferguson Award First overall pick in priority selection Quinton Byfield, Sudbury Wolves
Tim Adams Memorial Trophy OHL Cup MVP Dylan Robinson, Toronto Jr. Canadiens

All-Star teamsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Steelheads halt Hounds streak at twenty-three". Ontario Hockey League. 2018-01-04. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Sudbury Wolves put rivalry aside, lend hand to North Bay Battalion ahead of OHL postseason". CBC News. 9 March 2018. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  3. ^ [1]

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