1998–99 OPJHL season

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1998–99 OPJHL season
League Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League
Duration Regular season
1998-09 – 1999-02
Playoffs
1999-02 – 1999-04
Champions Bramalea Blues
Number of teams 37
Commissioner Bob Hooper
OPJHL seasons

 1997–98

1999–2000 

The 1998–99 OPJHL season is the 6th season of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League (OPJHL). The thirty-seven teams of the Central, East, and West divisions competed in a 51-game schedule. The top 8 of each division made the Buckland Cup playoffs.

The winner of the Buckland Cup, the Bramalea Blues, won the 1999 Dudley Hewitt Cup as Central Canadian Champions, but failed to win the 1999 Royal Bank Cup.[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

Central Division
Collingwood Blues 51 41 8 1 1 309 126 84
Couchiching Terriers 51 37 10 4 0 299 193 78
Newmarket Hurricanes 51 36 11 4 0 256 144 76
Aurora Tigers 51 31 12 6 2 216 155 70
Markham Waxers 51 29 16 4 2 249 195 64
Wexford Raiders 51 21 20 8 2 211 206 52
Thornhill Rattlers 51 23 24 3 1 230 213 50
Stouffville Spirit 51 23 27 0 1 215 234 47
North York Rangers 51 15 30 4 2 165 225 36
Shelburne Wolves 51 10 35 4 2 171 314 26
Durham Huskies 51 9 35 3 4 156 292 25
Huntsville Wildcats 51 9 37 4 1 142 323 23
East Division
Team GP W L T OTL GF GA P
Pickering Panthers 51 37 14 0 0 249 162 74
Trenton Sting 51 33 13 3 2 265 184 71
Lindsay Muskies 51 32 13 4 2 222 153 70
Kingston Voyageurs 51 29 15 5 2 211 179 65
Oshawa Legionaires 51 26 20 3 2 221 214 57
Auburn Jr. Crunch 51 27 22 2 0 232 195 56
Wellington Dukes 51 23 23 3 2 205 223 51
Cobourg Cougars 51 20 20 9 2 213 178 51
Bowmanville Eagles 51 18 23 6 4 188 206 46
Ajax Axemen 51 17 27 6 1 153 233 41
Port Hope Buzzards 51 16 27 6 2 193 266 40
Peterborough Bees 51 15 26 7 3 169 214 40
Bancroft Hawks 51 12 37 1 1 124 224 26
West Division
Team GP W L T OTL GF GA P
Milton Merchants 51 43 4 3 1 308 138 90
Bramalea Blues 51 38 6 7 0 296 158 83
Brampton Capitals 51 35 10 6 0 293 185 76
Burlington Cougars 51 29 19 2 1 256 203 61
Georgetown Raiders 51 27 18 4 2 264 239 60
Streetsville Derbys 51 27 20 3 1 259 245 58
Oakville Blades 51 22 23 4 2 216 216 50
Hamilton Kiltys 51 19 26 6 0 191 231 44
Caledon Canadians 51 16 30 2 3 203 271 37
Buffalo Lightning 51 11 34 4 2 148 249 28
Vaughan Vipers 51 9 38 2 2 198 346 22
Mississauga Chargers 51 6 41 3 1 161 321 16

1998-99 Frank L. Buckland Trophy Playoffs[edit]

For the Central Canada Championship, please go to the Dudley Hewitt Cup.
For the National Championship, please go to the 1999 Royal Bank Cup.

Division Quarter-final

Collingwood Blues defeated Stouffville Spirit 3-games-to-none
Couchiching Terriers defeated Thornhill Rattlers 3-games-to-2
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Wexford Raiders 3-games-to-1
Aurora Tigers defeated Markham Waxers 3-games-to-1
Pickering Panthers defeated Cobourg Cougars 3-games-to-none
Trenton Sting defeated Wellington Dukes 3-games-to-none
Lindsay Muskies defeated Auburn Jr. Crunch 3-games-to-none
Oshawa Legionaires defeated Kingston Voyageurs 3-games-to-1
Milton Merchants defeated Hamilton Kiltys 3-games-to-none
Bramalea Blues defeated Oakville Blades 3-games-to-none
Streetsville Derbys defeated Brampton Capitals 3-games-to-2
Georgetown Raiders defeated Burlington Cougars 3-games-to-1

Division Semi-final

Collingwood Blues defeated Aurora Tigers 4-games-to-1
Couchiching Terriers defeated Newmarket Hurricanes 4-games-to-1
Pickering Panthers defeated Oshawa Legionaires 4-games-to-2
Lindsay Muskies defeated Trenton Sting 4-games-to-2
Milton Merchants defeated Georgetown Raiders 4-games-to-1
Bramalea Blues defeated Streetsville Derbys 4-games-to-none

Division Final

Collingwood Blues defeated Couchiching Terriers 4-games-to-3
Bramalea Blues defeated Milton Merchants 4-games-to-2
Pickering Panthers defeated Lindsay Muskies 4-games-to-none

Semi-final

Milton Merchants* defeated Collingwood Blues 4-games-to-2
Bramalea Blues defeated Pickering Panthers 4-games-to-none

(*) denotes that the Merchants were welcomed back into the playoffs for another round despite losing due their superior playoff winning percentage over Couchiching and Lindsay.

Final

Bramalea Blues defeated Milton Merchants 4-games-to-2

Dudley Hewitt Cup Championship[edit]

Best-of-7 series

Bramalea Blues defeated Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats (NOJHL) 4-games-to-none
Bramalea - Rayside-Balfour
Bramalea 2 - Rayside-Balfour 1
Bramalea 3 - Rayside-Balfour 2
Bramalea 3 - Rayside-Balfour 2

1999 Royal Bank Cup Championship[edit]

The 1999 Royal Bank Cup was hosted by the Yorkton Terriers of Yorkton, Saskatchewan. The Bramalea Blues were defeated in the semi-final.

Round Robin

Bramalea Blues defeated Vernon Vipers (BCHL) 4-2
Bramalea Blues defeated Estevan Bruins (SJHL) 4-3
Bramalea Blues defeated Yorkton Terriers (SJHL) 5-1
Charlottetown Abbies (MJAHL) defeated Bramalea Blues 5-1

Semi-final

Vernon Vipers (BCHL) defeated Bramalea Blues 3-2

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts
Stace Page Georgetown Raiders 50 54 69 123
Shawn Baltzer Newmarket Hurricanes 51 42 80 122
Jason Bullock Couchiching Terriers 47 33 83 116
Ed McGrane Milton/Hamilton 49 47 68 115
Kyle Amyotte Bramalea Blues 50 43 72 115
Geoff Schomogyi Milton Merchants 50 43 62 105
Andy Rozak Streetsville Derbys 51 33 71 104
Donald Patrick Auburn Jr. Crunch 51 44 60 104
Mike Cammalleri Bramalea Blues 41 31 72 103
Kevin O'Flaherty Milton Merchants 50 32 71 103

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Preceded by
1997–98 OPJHL season
OJHL seasons Succeeded by
1999–2000 OPJHL season