1998–99 OHL season

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The 1998–99 OHL season was the 19th season of the Ontario Hockey League. Twenty teams each played 68 games. The Belleville Bulls won the J. Ross Robertson Cup, defeating the London Knights.

The 1998–99 season was the first season to have the two Conference, four Division format, and the first season to have 20 teams. The Brampton Battalion and Mississauga IceDogs were the two expansion teams. The Brampton Battalion were placed in the Midwest Division of the Western Conference and the Mississauga IceDogs were placed in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

East Division GP W L T Pts GF GA Rank
y-Ottawa 67's 68 48 13 7 103 305 164 2
x-Belleville Bulls 68 39 22 7 85 334 246 3
x-Oshawa Generals 68 39 24 5 83 280 217 4
x-Peterborough Petes 68 40 26 2 82 266 213 5
x-Kingston Frontenacs 68 22 42 4 48 240 320 8
Central Division GP W L T Pts GF GA Rank
z-Barrie Colts 68 49 13 6 104 343 192 1
x-Sudbury Wolves 68 25 35 8 58 261 288 6
x-North Bay Centennials 68 22 40 6 50 215 248 7
Toronto St. Michael's Majors 68 20 42 6 46 214 316 9
Mississauga IceDogs 68 4 61 3 11 145 426 10

Western Conference[edit]

Midwest Division GP W L T Pts GF GA Rank
y-Guelph Storm 68 44 22 2 90 300 218 2
x-Owen Sound Platers 68 39 24 5 83 312 293 3
x-Erie Otters 68 31 33 4 66 271 297 7
Kitchener Rangers 68 23 39 6 52 205 257 9
Brampton Battalion 68 8 57 3 19 198 362 10
West Division GP W L T Pts GF GA Rank
z-Plymouth Whalers 68 51 13 4 106 313 162 1
x-Sarnia Sting 68 37 25 6 80 279 216 4
x-London Knights 68 34 30 4 72 260 217 5
x-Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 68 31 29 8 70 244 242 6
x-Windsor Spitfires 68 23 39 6 52 203 294 8

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Peter Sarno Sarnia Sting 68 37 93 130 49
Norm Milley Sudbury Wolves 68 52 68 120 47
Sheldon Keefe Toronto St. Michael's Majors/Barrie Colts 66 51 65 116 140
Adam Colagiacomo Plymouth Whalers 67 40 68 108 89
Mike Fisher Sudbury Wolves 68 41 65 106 55
Daniel Tkaczuk Barrie Colts 58 43 62 105 58
Harold Druken Plymouth Whalers 60 58 45 103 34
Kevin Colley Oshawa Generals 63 39 62 101 68
Justin Papineau Belleville Bulls 68 52 47 99 28
Ivan Novoseltsev Sarnia Sting 68 57 39 96 45

OHL Playoffs[edit]

Conference Quarterfinals Conference Semifinals Conference Finals Finals
                       
E1 Barrie 4
E8 Kingston 1
E1 Barrie 3
E4 Oshawa 4
E4 Oshawa 4
E5 Peterborough 1
E4 Oshawa 1
E3 Belleville 4
E3 Belleville 4
E6 Sudbury 0
E3 Belleville 4
E2 Ottawa 1
E2 Ottawa 4
E7 North Bay 0
E3 Belleville 4
W5 London 3
W1 Plymouth 4
W8 Windsor 0
W1 Plymouth 3
W5 London 4
W4 Sarnia 2
W5 London 4
W5 London 4
W3 Owen Sound 3
W3 Owen Sound 4
W6 S.S. Marie 1
W3 Owen Sound 4
W2 Guelph 2
W2 Guelph 4
W7 Erie 1

Conference Quarterfinals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

Barrie (1) vs. Kingston (8)
Date Away Home
March 21 Kingston 2 5 Barrie
March 23 Barrie 4 3 Kingston
March 24 Barrie 3 4 Kingston OT
March 26 Kingston 2 5 Barrie
March 28 Kingston 4 6 Barrie
Barrie wins series 4–1
Ottawa (2) vs. North Bay (7)
Date Away Home
March 21 North Bay 1 4 Ottawa
March 23 North Bay 1 3 Ottawa
March 26 Ottawa 3 0 North Bay
March 28 Ottawa 4 1 North Bay
Ottawa wins series 4–0
Belleville (3) vs. Sudbury (6)
Date Away Home
March 20 Sudbury 2 7 Belleville
March 21 Sudbury 3 8 Belleville
March 23 Belleville 8 2 Sudbury
March 25 Belleville 8 5 Sudbury
Belleville wins series 4–0
Oshawa (4) vs. Peterborough (5)
Date Away Home
March 21 Peterborough 1 2 Oshawa
March 23 Oshawa 2 4 Peterborough
March 24 Peterborough 5 6 Oshawa
March 25 Oshawa 5 2 Peterborough
March 28 Peterborough 1 9 Oshawa
Oshawa wins series 4–1

Western Conference[edit]

Plymouth (1) vs. Windsor (8)
Date Away Home
March 21 Windsor 1 9 Plymouth
March 23 Plymouth 6 0 Windsor
March 25 Plymouth 4 3 Windsor
March 26 Windsor 2 8 Plymouth
Plymouth wins series 4–0
Guelph (2) vs. Erie (7)
Date Away Home
March 22 Erie 0 1 Guelph OT
March 23 Erie 4 6 Guelph
March 26 Guelph 4 3 Erie
March 27 Guelph 1 5 Erie
March 29 Erie 2 3 Guelph
Guelph wins series 4–1
Owen Sound (3) vs. Sault Ste. Marie (6)
Date Away Home
March 21 Sault Ste. Marie 5 10 Owen Sound
March 22 Sault Ste. Marie 2 3 Owen Sound
March 25 Owen Sound 2 6 Sault Ste. Marie
March 26 Owen Sound 3 2 Sault Ste. Marie
March 28 Sault Ste. Marie 4 6 Owen Sound
Owen Sound wins series 4–1
Sarnia (4) vs. London (5)
Date Away Home
March 21 London 3 6 Sarnia
March 23 Sarnia 3 5 London
March 25 London 2 3 Sarnia OT
March 26 Sarnia 3 4 London OT
March 28 London 4 2 Sarnia
March 30 Sarnia 1 4 London
London wins series 4–2

Conference semifinals[edit]

Eastern Conference
Barrie (1) vs. Oshawa (4)
Date Away Home
April 4 Oshawa 5 4 Barrie
April 6 Barrie 5 2 Oshawa
April 8 Oshawa 1 8 Barrie
April 9 Barrie 4 1 Oshawa
April 11 Oshawa 5 4 Barrie OT
April 13 Barrie 2 4 Oshawa
April 15 Oshawa 5 3 Barrie
Oshawa wins series 4–3
Ottawa (2) vs. Belleville (3)
Date Away Home
April 2 Belleville 5 6 Ottawa OT
April 3 Ottawa 2 5 Belleville
April 6 Belleville 3 1 Ottawa
April 7 Ottawa 4 5 Belleville OT
April 9 Belleville 3 2 Ottawa OT
Belleville wins series 4–1
Western Conference
Plymouth (1) vs. London (5)
Date Away Home
April 3 London 3 2 Plymouth OT
April 5 Plymouth 2 3 London OT
April 7 London 3 7 Plymouth
April 9 Plymouth 5 4 London OT
April 10 London 4 5 Plymouth
April 13 Plymouth 2 8 London
April 15 London 10 3 Plymouth
London wins series 4–3
Guelph (2) vs. Owen Sound (3)
Date Away Home
April 1 Owen Sound 5 6 Guelph OT
April 3 Guelph 4 8 Owen Sound
April 5 Owen Sound 4 3 Guelph
April 7 Guelph 3 4 Owen Sound
April 9 Owen Sound 1 4 Guelph
April 11 Guelph 3 6 Owen Sound
Owen Sound wins series 4–2

Conference finals[edit]

Eastern Conference Western Conference
Belleville (3) vs. Oshawa (4)
Date Away Home
April 16 Oshawa 1 8 Belleville
April 18 Belleville 4 6 Oshawa
April 20 Oshawa 2 4 Belleville
April 21 Belleville 6 4 Oshawa
April 23 Oshawa 2 8 Belleville
Belleville wins series 4–1
Owen Sound (3) vs. London (5)
Date Away Home
April 18 Owen Sound 0 3 London
April 20 London 2 3 Owen Sound
April 22 London 3 1 Owen Sound
April 23 Owen Sound 3 4 London
April 25 London 4 3 Owen Sound
London wins series 4–1

J. Ross Robertson Cup Finals[edit]

Belleville (3) vs. London (5)
Date Away Home
April 29 London 5 4 Belleville OT
May 1 Belleville 6 3 London
May 3 London 3 5 Belleville
May 5 Belleville 6 1 London
May 7 London 6 4 Belleville
May 9 Belleville 1 5 London
May 11 London 2 9 Belleville
Belleville wins series 4–3

All-Star teams[edit]

First team[edit]

Second team[edit]

Third team[edit]

OHL awards[edit]

J. Ross Robertson Cup: Belleville Bulls
Hamilton Spectator Trophy: Plymouth Whalers
Red Tilson Trophy: Brian Campbell, Ottawa 67's
Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy: Peter Sarno, Sarnia Sting
Matt Leyden Trophy: Peter DeBoer, Plymouth Whalers
Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy: Norm Milley, Sudbury Wolves
Max Kaminsky Trophy: Brian Campbell, Ottawa 67's
OHL Goaltender of the Year: Brian Finley, Barrie Colts
Jack Ferguson Award: Jason Spezza, Mississauga IceDogs
Dave Pinkney Trophy: Robert Holsinger and Rob Zepp, Plymouth Whalers
OHL Executive of the Year: Jeff Hunt, Ottawa 67's
Emms Family Award: Sheldon Keefe, Barrie Colts
F.W. 'Dinty' Moore Trophy: Levente Szuper, Ottawa 67's
Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy: Ryan McKie, Sudbury Wolves
William Hanley Trophy: Brian Campbell, Ottawa 67's
Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy: Ryan Ready, Belleville Bulls
Bobby Smith Trophy: Rob Zepp, Plymouth Whalers
Wayne Gretzky 99 Award: Justin Papineau, Belleville Bulls

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1997–98 OHL season
OHL seasons Succeeded by
1999–2000 OHL season