2004–05 OHL season

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2004–05 OHL season
League Ontario Hockey League
Duration Regular season
Sept. 2004 – March 2005
Playoffs
March 2005 – May 2005
Champions London Knights
Number of teams 20
Commissioner David Branch
Television Rogers TV, TVCogeco
OHL seasons

 2003–04

2005–06 

The 2004–05 OHL season was the 25th season of the Ontario Hockey League. Twenty teams each played 68 games. The J. Ross Robertson Cup was won by the London Knights, defeating the Ottawa 67's. The Knights also went on to win the Memorial Cup.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

East Division GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA Rank
y-Peterborough Petes 68 34 21 9 4 81 238 215 2
x-Ottawa 67's 68 34 26 7 1 76 244 210 6
x-Belleville Bulls 68 29 29 6 4 68 176 208 7
Kingston Frontenacs 68 28 33 4 3 63 219 242 9
Oshawa Generals 68 15 48 3 2 35 173 289 10
Central Division GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA Rank
z-Mississauga IceDogs 68 34 21 12 1 81 207 172 1
x-Barrie Colts 68 33 23 9 3 78 232 210 3
x-Brampton Battalion 68 33 24 9 2 77 214 200 4
x-Sudbury Wolves 68 32 23 6 7 77 201 185 5
x-Toronto St. Michael's Majors 68 29 30 6 3 67 177 202 8

Western Conference[edit]

Midwest Division GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA Rank
z-London Knights 68 59 7 2 0 120 310 125 1
x-Owen Sound Attack 68 40 18 7 3 90 245 187 3
x-Kitchener Rangers 68 35 20 9 4 83 235 187 4
x-Erie Otters 68 31 26 6 5 73 186 207 5
x-Guelph Storm 68 23 34 10 1 57 167 189 8
West Division GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA Rank
y-Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 68 33 25 9 1 76 210 188 2
x-Plymouth Whalers 68 30 29 6 3 69 198 204 6
x-Windsor Spitfires 68 26 29 6 7 65 223 253 7
Saginaw Spirit 68 18 42 4 4 44 150 260 9
Sarnia Sting 68 16 41 6 5 43 156 228 10

Highlighted in red - Qualified for post-season

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Corey Perry London Knights 60 47 83 130 117
Dylan Hunter London Knights 67 31 73 104 64
Brad Richardson Owen Sound Attack 68 41 56 97 60
Rob Schremp London Knights 62 41 49 90 54
Patrick O'Sullivan Mississauga IceDogs 57 31 59 90 63
Bobby Ryan Owen Sound Attack 62 37 52 89 51
Evan McGrath Kitchener Rangers 67 37 52 89 51
Rob Hisey Barrie/Erie 66 29 57 86 81
David Bolland London Knights 66 34 51 85 97
Liam Reddox Peterborough Petes 68 36 46 82 36

OHL Playoffs[edit]

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

London and Ottawa both advanced to the Memorial Cup tournament.

Conference Quarterfinals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

Mississauga (1) vs. Toronto (8)
Date Away Home
March 25 Toronto 3 1 Mississauga
March 27 Mississauga 6 2 Toronto
March 29 Toronto 3 2 Mississauga
March 31 Mississauga 1 3 Toronto
April 3 Toronto 2 1 Mississauga
Toronto wins series 4–1
Peterborough (2) vs. Belleville (7)
Date Away Home
March 24 Belleville 0 5 Peterborough
March 26 Peterborough 3 2 Belleville
March 27 Belleville 1 5 Peterborough
March 29 Peterborough 3 4 Belleville OT
March 31 Belleville 1 4 Peterborough
Peterborough wins series 4–1
Barrie (3) vs. Ottawa (6)
Date Away Home
March 25 Ottawa 5 4 Barrie
March 26 Ottawa 1 4 Barrie
March 30 Barrie 2 3 Ottawa
April 1 Barrie 4 6 Ottawa
April 3 Ottawa 2 3 Barrie
April 4 Barrie 2 8 Ottawa
Ottawa wins series 4–2
Brampton (4) vs. Sudbury (5)
Date Away Home
March 24 Sudbury 3 2 Brampton OT
March 25 Brampton 1 4 Sudbury
March 27 Sudbury 3 4 Brampton
March 30 Brampton 1 2 Sudbury
April 1 Sudbury 2 4 Brampton
April 3 Brampton 4 5 Sudbury 2OT
Sudbury wins series 4–2

Western Conference[edit]

London (1) vs. Guelph (8)
Date Away Home
March 24 Guelph 2 3 London
March 25 London 2 1 Guelph
March 28 Guelph 1 5 London
March 29 London 5 2 Guelph
London wins series 4–0
Sault Ste. Marie (2) vs. Windsor (7)
Date Away Home
March 25 Windsor 0 5 Sault Ste. Marie
March 26 Windsor 1 3 Sault Ste. Marie
March 30 Sault Ste. Marie 2 1 Windsor
March 31 Sault Ste. Marie 3 4 Windsor OT
April 2 Windsor 6 5 Sault Ste. Marie
April 3 Sault Ste. Marie 3 4 Windsor
April 5 Windsor 3 2 Sault Ste. Marie 2OT
Windsor wins series 4–3
Owen Sound (3) vs. Plymouth (6)
Date Away Home
March 25 Plymouth 0 1 Owen Sound
March 26 Owen Sound 6 1 Plymouth
March 29 Plymouth 0 5 Owen Sound
March 31 Owen Sound 7 2 Plymouth
Owen Sound wins series 4–0
Kitchener (4) vs. Erie (5)
Date Away Home
March 25 Erie 2 1 Kitchener
March 26 Kitchener 2 4 Erie
March 28 Erie 3 4 Kitchener OT
March 30 Kitchener 3 2 Erie OT
April 1 Erie 2 5 Kitchener
April 2 Kitchener 3 2 Erie
Kitchener wins series 4–2

Conference semifinals[edit]

Eastern Conference
Peterborough (2) vs. Toronto (8)
Date Away Home
April 7 Toronto 4 5 Peterborough OT
April 8 Peterborough 6 8 Toronto
April 10 Toronto 1 2 Peterborough OT
April 12 Peterborough 6 3 Toronto
April 14 Toronto 2 3 Peterborough OT
Peterborough wins series 4–1
Sudbury (5) vs. Ottawa (6)
Date Away Home
April 7 Ottawa 3 2 Sudbury
April 9 Ottawa 2 3 Sudbury OT
April 11 Sudbury 2 6 Ottawa
April 13 Sudbury 2 5 Ottawa
April 15 Ottawa 2 6 Sudbury
April 17 Sudbury 4 7 Ottawa
Ottawa wins series 4–2
Western Conference
London (1) vs. Windsor (7)
Date Away Home
April 7 Windsor 0 8 London
April 8 London 5 3 Windsor
April 10 Windsor 1 9 London
April 13 London 2 1 Windsor
London wins series 4–0
Owen Sound (3) vs. Kitchener (4)
Date Away Home
April 6 Kitchener 2 1 Owen Sound
April 8 Owen Sound 0 3 Kitchener
April 10 Kitchener 6 5 Owen Sound OT
April 12 Owen Sound 3 5 Kitchener
Kitchener wins series 4–0

Conference finals[edit]

Eastern Conference Western Conference
Peterborough (2) vs. Ottawa (6)
Date Away Home
April 21 Ottawa 3 2 Peterborough OT
April 23 Peterborough 0 3 Ottawa
April 25 Ottawa 4 3 Peterborough
April 27 Peterborough 2 3 Ottawa OT
Ottawa wins series 4–0
London (1) vs. Kitchener (4)
Date Away Home
April 21 Kitchener 2 3 London
April 23 London 1 3 Kitchener
April 25 Kitchener 1 6 London
April 27 London 5 4 Kitchener OT
April 29 Kitchener 0 6 London
London wins series 4–1

J. Ross Robertson Cup Finals[edit]

London vs. Ottawa
Date Away Home
May 6 Ottawa 2 4 London
May 8 Ottawa 6 3 London
May 10 London 5 4 Ottawa
May 12 London 4 1 Ottawa
May 14 Ottawa 2 6 London
London wins series 4–1

All-Star teams[edit]

First team[edit]

Second team[edit]

Third team[edit]

ADT Canada-Russia Challenge[edit]

On November 25, the OHL All-stars defeated the Russian Selects 3–1 at Barrie, Ontario.

On November 28, the OHL All-stars defeated the Russian Selects 5–2 at Mississauga, Ontario.

After these two games, OHL had an all-time record of 4–0 against the Russian Selects since the tournament began in 2003–04.

OHL awards[edit]

J. Ross Robertson Cup: London Knights
Hamilton Spectator Trophy: London Knights
Red Tilson Trophy: Corey Perry, London Knights
Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy: Corey Perry, London Knights
Matt Leyden Trophy: Dale Hunter, London Knights
Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy: Corey Perry, London Knights
Max Kaminsky Trophy: Danny Syvret, London Knights
OHL Goaltender of the Year: Michael Ouzas, Mississauga IceDogs
Jack Ferguson Award: John Tavares, Oshawa Generals
Dave Pinkney Trophy: Gerald Coleman and Adam Dennis, London Knights
OHL Executive of the Year: Mike Futa, Owen Sound Attack
Emms Family Award: Benoit Pouliot, Sudbury Wolves
F. W. "Dinty" Moore Trophy: Kyle Gajewski, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy: Jeff MacDougald, Peterborough Petes
William Hanley Trophy: Jeff Carter, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy: Andre Benoit, Kitchener Rangers
Bobby Smith Trophy: Richard Clune, Sarnia Sting
Roger Neilson Memorial Award: Danny Battochio, Ottawa 67's
Ivan Tennant Memorial Award: Matt Pelech, Sarnia Sting
Tim Adams Memorial Trophy: Sam Gagner, Toronto Marlies
Wayne Gretzky 99 Award: Corey Perry, London Knights

London Knights' 2004–05 undefeated streak[edit]

In the 2004–05 season the London Knights broke an OHL record, going 28 games in a row without a loss (27–0–1). They subsequently broke the CHL record of 29 games (held by the 1978–79 Brandon Wheat Kings, who went 25–0–4 during their streak), with a 0–0 tie with the Guelph Storm on December 10, 2004, giving them a record of 28–0–2. The streak ended at 31 games after a 5–2 loss to the Sudbury Wolves on December 17.

Game # Date Score Record Location
1 September 24, 2004 London 4–3 Kitchener 1–0–0–0 Kitchener
2 September 26, 2004 London 5–2 Kitchener 2–0–0–0 London
3 September 30, 2004 London 2–1 Windsor 3–0–0–0 Windsor
4 October 1, 2004 London 5–4 Plymouth (OT) 4–0–0–0 London
5 October 2, 2004 London 3–2 Saginaw 5–0–0–0 Saginaw
6 October 8, 2004 London 8–0 Windsor 6–0–0–0 London
7 October 9, 2004 London 6–1 Sarnia 7–0–0–0 Sarnia
8 October 10, 2004 London 6–3 Sault Ste. Marie 8–0–0–0 Sault Ste. Marie
9 October 15, 2004 London 5–2 Owen Sound 9–0–0–0 London
10 October 16, 2004 London 8–3 Sault Ste. Marie 10–0–0–0 London
11 October 22, 2004 London 3–3 Mississauga 10–0–1–0 London
12 October 23, 2004 London 5–2 Owen Sound 11–0–1–0 Owen Sound
13 October 24, 2004 London 4–2 Guelph 12–0–1–0 Guelph
14 October 29, 2004 London 3–1 Saginaw 13–0–1–0 London
15 October 30, 2004 London 4–1 Erie 14–0–1–0 London
16 November 4, 2004 London 3–2 Guelph (OT) 15–0–1–0 London
17 November 5, 2004 London 5–3 Barrie 16–0–1–0 London
18 November 7, 2004 London 4–0 Toronto 17–0–1–0 Toronto
19 November 10, 2004 London 6–1 Mississauga 18–0–1–0 Mississauga
20 November 12, 2004 London 8–2 Belleville 19–0–1–0 London
21 November 13, 2004 London 3–1 Erie 20–0–1–0 Erie
22 November 19, 2004 London 5–3 Ottawa 21–0–1–0 London
23 November 21, 2004 London 4–2 Sault Ste. Marie 22–0–1–0 London
24 November 26, 2004 London 4–2 Plymouth 23–0–1–0 London
25 November 27, 2004 London 4–2 Barrie 24–0–1–0* Barrie
26 November 28, 2004 London 3–0 Sudbury 25–0–1–0** Sudbury
27 December 3, 2004 London 4–3 Windsor 26–0–1–0 London
28 December 4, 2004 London 5–1 Erie 27–0–1–0 Erie
29 December 8, 2004 London 5–3 Kitchener 28–0–1–0*** Kitchener
30 December 10, 2004 London 0–0 Guelph 28–0–2–0**** London
31 December 12, 2004 London 4–3 Kitchener (OT) 29–0–2–0 London

*Tied OHL record previously set by Kitchener in 1983–84
**Broke OHL record previously set by Kitchener in 1983–84
***Tied CHL record previously set by Brandon in 1978–79
****Broke CHL record previously set by Brandon in 1978–79

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
2003–04 OHL season
OHL seasons Succeeded by
2005–06 OHL season