2003–04 OPJHL season

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2003–04 OPJHL season
League Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League
Duration Regular season
2003-09 – 2004-02
Playoffs
2004-02 – 2004-04
Champions Aurora Tigers
Number of teams 35
Commissioner Bob Hooper
OPJHL seasons

 2002–03

2004–05 

The 2003–04 OPJHL season is the 11th season of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League (OPJHL). The thirty-five teams of the North, South, East, and West divisions competed in a 49-game schedule.

Come February, the top eight teams of each division competed for the Frank L. Buckland Trophy, the OPJHL championship. The winner of the Buckland Cup, the Aurora Tigers, went on to win both the Dudley Hewitt Cup as Central Canadian Champions and the 2004 Royal Bank 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

East Division
Team GP W L T OTL GF GA P
Wellington Dukes 49 37 5 3 4 253 134 81
Bowmanville Eagles 49 31 10 4 4 218 147 70
Cobourg Cougars 49 24 19 4 2 183 190 54
Kingston Voyageurs 49 20 18 8 3 171 166 51
Trenton Sting 49 22 21 1 5 192 190 50
Bancroft Hawks 49 21 24 2 2 194 230 46
Syracuse Jr. Crunch 49 20 26 0 3 192 223 43
Peterborough Stars 49 19 27 3 0 158 222 41
Port Hope Predators 49 18 26 2 3 188 197 41
Lindsay Muskies 49 16 24 5 4 159 209 41
North Division
Team GP W L T OTL GF GA P
Aurora Tigers 49 47 2 0 0 290 79 94
Newmarket Hurricanes 49 34 13 2 0 202 122 70
Stouffville Spirit 49 27 21 1 0 201 178 55
Collingwood Blues 49 22 20 3 4 174 216 51
Couchiching Terriers 49 18 24 5 2 181 191 43
Huntsville Wildcats 23 0 23 0 0 42 209 0
South Division
Team GP W L T OTL GF GA P
St. Michael's Buzzers 49 33 13 1 2 249 163 69
Wexford Raiders 49 29 15 3 2 202 162 63
North York Rangers 49 29 17 2 1 211 145 61
Markham Waxers 49 24 17 3 5 219 207 56
Oshawa Legionaires 49 24 21 4 0 164 214 52
Thornhill Rattlers 49 18 26 4 1 184 219 41
Vaughan Vipers 49 18 29 1 1 161 200 38
Pickering Panthers 49 12 30 7 0 168 221 31
Ajax Axemen 49 13 32 2 2 154 250 30
West Division
Team GP W L T OTL GF GA P
Georgetown Raiders 49 40 5 3 1 296 132 84
Hamilton Red Wings 49 33 13 1 2 254 161 69
Oakville Blades 49 32 13 3 1 207 143 68
Milton Icehawks 49 32 15 0 2 228 161 66
Mississauga Chargers 49 25 21 0 3 214 225 53
Burlington Cougars 49 18 26 4 1 151 205 41
Streetsville Derbys 49 16 25 6 2 148 187 40
Bramalea Blues 49 14 30 2 3 137 223 33
Buffalo Lightning 49 12 31 4 2 137 239 30
Brampton Capitals 49 13 33 1 2 154 246 29

2003-04 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 2004 Royal Bank Cup.

Divisional Quarter-final

Wellington Dukes defeated Peterborough Stars 4-games-to-1
Bowmanville Eagles defeated Syracuse Jr. Crunch 4-games-to-none
Cobourg Cougars defeated Bancroft Hawks 4-games-to-3
Kingston Voyageurs defeated Trenton Sting 4-games-to-1
Aurora Tigers defeated Lindsay Muskies 4-games-to-none
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Pickering Panthers 4-games-to-none
Stouffville Spirit defeated Thornhill Rattlers 4-games-to-2
Collingwood Blues defeated Oshawa Legionaires 4-games-to-none
Georgetown Raiders defeated Bramalea Blues 4-games-to-none
Hamilton Red Wings defeated Streetsville Derbys 4-games-to-none
Oakville Blades defeated Burlington Cougars 4-games-to-none
Milton Icehawks defeated Mississauga Chargers 4-games-to-1
St. Michael's Buzzers defeated Buffalo Lightning 4-games-to-none
Wexford Raiders defeated Ajax Axemen 4-games-to-none
North York Rangers defeated Vaughan Vipers 4-games-to-none
Markham Waxers defeated Couchiching Terriers 4-games-to-none

Divisional Semi-final

Wellington Dukes defeated Kingston Voyageurs 4-games-to-3
Bowmanville Eagles defeated Cobourg Cougars 4-games-to-none
Aurora Tigers defeated Collingwood Blues 4-games-to-none
Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Stouffville Spirit 4-games-to-1
Georgetown Raiders defeated Milton Icehawks 4-games-to-none
Oakville Blades defeated Hamilton Red Wings 4-games to-2
St. Michael's Buzzers defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-none
North York Rangers defeated Wexford Raiders 4-games-to-2

Divisional Final

Bowmanville Eagles defeated Wellington Dukes 4-games-to-3
Aurora Tigers defeated Newmarket Hurricanes 4-games-to-none
Oakville Blades defeated Georgetown Raiders 4-games-to-1
St. Michael's Buzzers defeated North York Rangers 4-games-to-1

Semi-final

St. Michael's Buzzers defeated Bowmanville Eagles 4-games-to-2
Aurora Tigers defeated Oakville Blades 4-games-to-2

Final

Aurora Tigers defeated St. Michael's Buzzers 4-games-to-2

Dudley Hewitt Cup Championship[edit]

Hosted by North Bay Skyhawks in North Bay, Ontario. Aurora Tigers won the event.

Round Robin

Aurora Tigers defeated Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) 3-1
Aurora Tigers defeated Fort William North Stars (SIJHL) 4-0
Aurora Tigers defeated North Bay Skyhawks (NOJHL) 5-1

Final

Aurora Tigers defeated North Bay Skyhawks (NOJHL) 5-1

2004 Royal Bank Cup Championship[edit]

Hosted by Grande Prairie Storm in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Aurora Tigers won the event.[2]

Round Robin

Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL) defeated Aurora Tigers 4-2
Aurora Tigers defeated Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL) 4-2
Aurora Tigers defeated Kindersley Klippers (SJHL) 5-0
Aurora Tigers defeated Nepean Raiders (CJHL) 3-1

Semi-final

Aurora Tigers defeated Nepean Raiders (CJHL) 7-2

Final

Aurora Tigers defeated Kindersley Klippers (SJHL) 7-1

Players selected in 2004 NHL Entry Draft[edit]

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Preceded by
2002–03 OPJHL season
OJHL seasons Succeeded by
2004–05 OPJHL season