1982–83 OJHL season

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1982–83 OJHL season
League Ontario Junior Hockey League
Duration Regular season
1982-09 – 1983-02
Playoffs
1983-02 – 1983-04
Champions North York Rangers
Number of teams 9
OJHL seasons

 1981–82

1983–84 

The 1982–83 OJHL season was the 11th season of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL). The nine teams of the league played a 48-game season. The top four teams of each division made the playoffs.

The winner of the OJHL playoffs, the North York Rangers, won the OHA Buckland Cup and then the Dudley Hewitt Cup as Central Canadian champions. The Rangers then defeated the Callaghan Cup chammpions from the Maritime Provinces to move on to the 1983 Centennial Cup. The Rangers won the Centennial Cup as national champions[1]

Changes[edit]

Final standings[edit]

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

Kennedy Division
Team GP W L T GF GA P
Orillia Travelways 48 25 18 5 226 196 55
Richmond Hill Rams 48 25 19 4 285 259 54
Markham Waxers 48 18 24 6 227 249 42
Newmarket Flyers 48 19 27 2 228 256 40
Aurora Tigers 48 9 33 6 197 319 24
Ruddock Division
Team GP W L T GF GA P
North York Rangers 48 31 13 4 292 183 66
Dixie Beehives 48 25 18 5 245 240 55
Cambridge Winterhawks 48 22 22 4 261 261 48
Hamilton Mountain A's 48 21 21 6 226 224 48

1982-83 OJHL Playoffs[edit]

For the Central Canada Championship, please go to the Dudley Hewitt Cup.
For the National Championship, please go to the 1983 Centennial Cup.

Quarter-final

North York Rangers defeated Cambridge Winterhawks 4-games-to-none
Hamilton Mountain A's defeated Dixie Beehives 4-games-to-1
Orillia Travelways defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-3
Newmarket Flyers defeated Richmond Hill Rams 4-games-to-3

Semi-final

North York Rangers defeated Hamilton Mountain A's 4-games-to-3
Orillia Travelways defeated Newmarket Flyers 4-games-to-3

Final

North York Rangers defeated Orillia Travelways 4-games-to-none

OHA Buckland Cup Championship[edit]

The 1983 Buckland Cup was a best-of-5 series between the Elliot Lake Vikings (NOJHL) and the North York Rangers. The winner moved on to the 1983 Dudley Hewitt Cup.

North York Rangers defeated Elliot Lake Vikings (NOJHL) 3-games-to-2
North York 8 - Elliot Lake 4
Elliot Lake 5 - North York 4
North York 10 - Elliot Lake 4
Elliot Lake 6 - North York 5
North York 9 - Elliot Lake 3

Dudley Hewitt Cup Championship[edit]

The 1984 Dudley Hewitt Cup was a best-of-7 series between the Thunder Bay Kings (TBHL) and the North York Rangers. The winner moved on to the 1983 Eastern Centennial Cup championship.

North York Rangers defeated Thunder Bay Kings (TBHL) 4-games-to-none
North York 7 - Thunder Bay 1
North York 8 - Thunder Bay 4
North York 6 - Thunder Bay 4
North York 7 - Thunder Bay 4

1983 Eastern Canada Championship[edit]

The 1983 Eastern Canada Centennial Cup championship was a best-of-7 series between the Halifax Lions (MVJHL) and the North York Rangers. The winner moved on to the 1983 Centennial Cup championship.

North York Rangers defeated Halifax Lions (MVJHL) 4-games-to-1
North York 10 - Halifax 3
North York 7 - Halifax 6
Halifax 8 - North York 1
North York 7 - Halifax 5 OT
North York 9 - Halifax 3

1983 Centennial Cup Championship[edit]

The 1983 Centennial Cup was the best-of-7 Canadian National Junior A championship series between the Eastern Champion North York Rangers and the Western Abbott Cup champion Abbotsford Flyers (BCJHL).

North York Rangers defeated Abbotsford Flyers (BCJHL) 4-games-to-none
North York 9 - Abbotsford 6
North York 8 - Abbotsford 5
North York 10 - Abbotsford 3
North York 10 - Abbotsford 2

Leading Scorers[edit]

Player Team GP G A Pts
John Kovaks Richmond Hill Rams 47 50 57 107

Players taken in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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Preceded by
1981–82 OJHL season
Ontario Hockey Association
Junior A Seasons
Succeeded by
1983–84 OJHL season