1997–98 MetJHL season

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1997–98 MetJHL season
League Metro Junior A Hockey League
Duration Regular season
1997-09 – 1998-02
Playoffs
1998-02 – 1998-04
Champions Wexford Raiders
Number of teams 16
MetJHL seasons

 1996–97

1998–99 OPJHL 

The 1997–98 MetJHL season is the 7th and final season of the Metro Junior A Hockey League (MetJHL). The 16 teams of the Central, Eastern, and Western Divisions competed in a 50-game schedule. The top 12 teams made the playoffs.

The winner of the MetJHL playoffs, the Wexford Raiders, failed to defeat the Milton Merchants of the OPJHL for the OHA's Buckland Cup.

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

Central Division
Team GP W L T GF GA P
Wexford Raiders 50 39 7 4 196 167 82
Thornhill Rattlers 50 29 18 3 216 172 61
Markham Waxers 50 24 19 7 247 192 55
Pittsburgh Jr. Penguins 50 21 26 3 168 240 45
North York Rangers 50 8 33 9 165 244 25
Eastern Division
Team GP W L T GF GA P
Oshawa Legionaires 50 34 15 1 266 183 69
Syracuse Jr. Crunch 49 29 16 4 273 219 62
Wellington Dukes 50 23 22 5 223 213 51
Quinte Hawks 49 23 24 2 213 222 48
Port Hope Buzzards 50 19 28 3 190 226 41
Pickering Panthers 50 16 27 7 173 213 39
Western Division
Team GP W L T GF GA P
Caledon Canadians 50 40 4 6 319 123 86
Durham Huskies 50 19 29 2 194 232 40
Huntsville Wildcats 50 18 28 4 157 209 40
Shelburne Wolves 50 12 34 4 189 287 28
Niagara Scenic 50 12 36 2 115 257 26

1997-98 MetJHL Playoffs[edit]

For the Central Canada Championship, please go to the Dudley Hewitt Cup.
For the National Championship, please go to the 1998 Royal Bank Cup.

Preliminary

Oshawa Legionaires defeated Shelburne Wolves 3-games-to-none
Syracuse Jr. Crunch defeated Pickering Panthers 3-games-to-2
Thornhill Rattlers defeated Huntsville Wildcats 3-games-to-1
Durham Huskies defeated Markham Waxers 3-games-to-1

Quarter-final

Caledon Canadians defeated Durham Huskies 3-games-to-none
Wexford Raiders defeated Quinte Hawks 3-games-to-none
Oshawa Legionaires defeated Wellington Dukes 3-games-to-2
Syracuse Jr. Crunch defeated Thornhill Rattlers 3-games-to-1

Semi-final

Caledon Canadians defeated Syracuse Jr. Crunch 4-games-to-3
Wexford Raiders defeated Oshawa Legionaires 4-games-to-2

Final

Wexford Raiders defeated Caledon Canadians 4-games-to-3

OHA Buckland Cup Championship[edit]

Best-of-7 series

Milton Merchants (OPJHL) defeated Wexford Raiders 4-games-to-1
Milton Merchants 11 - Wexford Raiders 2
Milton Merchants 3 - Wexford Raiders 2 2OT
Milton Merchants 6 - Wexford Raiders 1
Wexford Raiders 4 - Milton Merchants 3 OT
Milton Merchants 6 - Wexford Raiders 1

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Preceded by
1996–97 MetJHL season
Ontario Hockey Association
Junior A seasons
Succeeded by
1998–99 OPJHL season