2011–12 OHL season

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2011–12 OHL season
League Ontario Hockey League
Duration Preseason
2011-09-02 – 2011-09-18
Regular season
2011-09-21 – 2012-03-18
Playoffs
2012-03-22 – 2012-05-11
Champions London Knights
Number of teams 20
Commissioner David Branch
Television Rogers TV, TVCogeco
OHL seasons

 2010–11

2012–13 

The 2011–12 OHL season was the 32nd season of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Twenty teams played 68 games each during the regular season schedule, which started on September 21, 2011 and ended on March 18, 2012.

The playoffs began on Thursday March 22, 2012 and concluded on Friday May 11, 2012. The London Knights won the J. Ross Robertson Cup for the second time in franchise history. London secured a berth in the 2012 Memorial Cup hosted by the Shawinigan Cataractes of the QMJHL.

Team changes[edit]

The London Knights unveiled a new logo that will be worn on their newly introduced third jersey.
The Ottawa 67's returned to their trade mark "barber pole" uniforms after a two year hiatus.
The Owen Sound Attack unveiled a new primary logo and new uniforms during the off-season

Final Regular Season 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

Eastern Conference[edit]

East Division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
y-Ottawa 67's 68 40 20 5 3 88 268 216 2
x-Belleville Bulls 68 35 32 1 0 71 200 221 7
x-Oshawa Generals 68 31 30 4 3 69 242 241 8
Peterborough Petes 68 27 34 3 4 61 219 281 9
Kingston Frontenacs 68 19 41 3 5 46 188 290 10
Central Division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
z-Niagara IceDogs 68 47 18 0 3 97 291 169 1
x-Barrie Colts 68 40 23 3 2 85 247 210 3
x-Brampton Battalion 68 36 22 3 7 82 202 188 4
x-Sudbury Wolves 68 36 26 4 2 78 242 239 5
x-Mississauga Majors 68 33 28 1 6 73 201 219 6

Western Conference[edit]

Midwest Division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
z-London Knights 68 49 18 0 1 99 277 178 1
x-Kitchener Rangers 68 42 24 1 1 86 253 211 3
x-Owen Sound Attack 68 32 29 3 4 71 234 220 6
x-Guelph Storm 68 31 31 2 4 68 234 238 7
Erie Otters 68 10 52 3 3 26 169 338 10
West Division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
y-Plymouth Whalers 68 47 18 2 1 97 279 205 2
x-Sarnia Sting 68 34 27 3 4 75 243 235 4
x-Saginaw Spirit 68 33 27 1 7 74 259 259 5
x-Windsor Spitfires 68 29 32 5 2 65 213 258 8
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 68 29 33 2 4 64 227 272 9

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Michael Sgarbossa Sudbury Wolves 66 47 55 102 68
Tyler Toffoli Ottawa 67's 65 52 48 100 22
Tanner Pearson Barrie Colts 60 37 54 91 37
Shane Prince Ottawa 67's 57 43 47 90 12
Andrew Agozzino Niagara IceDogs 67 40 48 88 67
Nick Cousins Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 65 35 53 88 88
Charles Sarault Sarnia Sting 68 20 67 87 32
Freddie Hamilton Niagara IceDogs 61 35 51 86 31
Seth Griffith London Knights 68 45 40 85 49
Mike Halmo Owen Sound Attack 66 40 45 85 162

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; Mins = Minutes Played; W = Wins; L = Losses: OTL = Overtime Losses; SL = Shootout Losses; GA = Goals Allowed; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player Team GP Mins W L OTL SL GA SO Sv% GAA
Mark Visentin Niagara IceDogs 42 2407 30 9 0 2 80 10 0.926 1.99
Matej Machovsky Brampton Battalion 42 2420 24 13 0 4 95 5 0.902 2.36
Michael Houser London Knights 62 3698 46 15 0 1 152 6 0.925 2.47
Malcolm Subban Belleville Bulls 39 2258 25 14 0 0 94 3 0.923 2.50
Matt Mahalak Plymouth Whalers 30 1625 19 8 0 0 72 3 0.923 2.66

OHL Playoffs[edit]

  Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Finals OHL Championship
                                     
1  Niagara 4  
8  Oshawa 2  
  1  Niagara 4  
 
  4  Brampton 0  
2  Ottawa 4
7  Belleville 2  
  1  Niagara 4  
Eastern Conference
  2  Ottawa 1  
3  Barrie 4  
6  Mississauga 2  
  2  Ottawa 4
 
  3  Barrie 3  
4  Brampton 4
5  Sudbury 0  
  E1  Niagara 1
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  W1  London 4
1  London 4  
8  Windsor 0  
  1  London 4
 
  5  Saginaw 2  
2  Plymouth 4
7  Guelph 2  
  1  London 4
Western Conference
  3  Kitchener 0  
3  Kitchener 4  
6  Owen Sound 1  
  2  Plymouth 3
 
  3  Kitchener 4  
4  Sarnia 2
5  Saginaw 4  

Conference Quarterfinals[edit]

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Niagara IceDogs vs. (8) Oshawa Generals[edit]

Niagara wins series 4 – 2


(2) Ottawa 67's vs. (7) Belleville Bulls[edit]

Ottawa wins series 4 – 2


(3) Barrie Colts vs. (6) Mississauga St.Michael's Majors[edit]

Barrie wins series 4 – 2


(4) Brampton Battalion vs. (5) Sudbury Wolves[edit]

Brampton wins series 4 – 0


Western Conference Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) London Knights vs. (8) Windsor Spitfires[edit]

London wins series 4 – 0


(2) Plymouth Whalers vs. (7) Guelph Storm[edit]

Plymouth wins series 4 – 2


(3) Kitchener Rangers vs. (6) Owen Sound Attack[edit]

Kitchener wins series 4 – 1


(4) Sarnia Sting vs. (5) Saginaw Spirit[edit]

Saginaw wins series 4 – 2


Conference Semi-finals[edit]

Eastern Conference Semi-Finals[edit]

(1) Niagara IceDogs vs. (4) Brampton Battalion[edit]

Niagara wins series 4 – 0


(2) Ottawa 67's vs. (3) Barrie Colts[edit]

Ottawa wins series 4 – 3


Western Conference Semi-Finals[edit]

(1) London Knights vs. (5) Saginaw Spirit[edit]

London wins series 4 – 2


(2) Plymouth Whalers vs. (3) Kitchener Rangers[edit]

Kitchener wins series 4 – 3


Conference Finals[edit]

Eastern Conference Finals[edit]

(1) Niagara IceDogs vs. (2) Ottawa 67's[edit]

Niagara wins series 4 – 1


Western Conference Finals[edit]

(1) London Knights vs. (3) Kitchener Rangers[edit]

London wins series 4 – 0


OHL Championship[edit]

(W1) London Knights vs. (E1) Niagara IceDogs[edit]

London wins series 4 – 1


Playoff scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Tobias Rieder Kitchener Rangers 16 13 14 27 4
Michael Catenacci Kitchener Rangers 16 7 19 26 26
Freddie Hamilton Niagara IceDogs 20 7 17 24 9
Seth Griffith London Knights 19 10 13 23 12
Ryan Strome Niagara IceDogs 20 7 16 23 31
Olli Maatta London Knights 19 6 17 23 2
Dougie Hamilton Niagara IceDogs 20 5 18 23 16
Alex Friesen Niagara IceDogs 20 8 14 22 18
Ryan Murphy Kitchener Rangers 16 2 20 22 12
David Pacan Niagara IceDogs 20 8 12 20 14

Playoff leading goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; Mins = Minutes Played; W = Wins; L = Losses: OTL = Overtime Losses; SL = Shootout Losses; GA = Goals Allowed; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player Team GP Mins W L GA SO Sv% GAA
Brandon Maxwell Mississauga Majors 6 378 2 4 13 1 0.933 2.06
Michael Houser London Knights 19 1173 16 3 44 1 0.928 2.25
Matej Machovsky Brampton Battalion 8 526 4 4 20 1 0.900 2.28
Mathias Niederberger Barrie Colts 13 794 7 6 31 1 0.933 2.34
Scott Wedgewood Plymouth Whalers 13 781 7 6 31 2 0.928 2.38

All-Star teams[edit]

The OHL All-Star Teams were selected by the OHL's General Managers.[1]

First team[edit]

Second team[edit]

Third team[edit]

Awards[edit]

J. Ross Robertson Cup: London Knights
Hamilton Spectator Trophy: London Knights
Bobby Orr Trophy: Niagara IceDogs
Wayne Gretzky Trophy: London Knights
Emms Trophy: Niagara IceDogs
Leyden Trophy: Ottawa 67's
Holody Trophy: London Knights
Bumbacco Trophy: Plymouth Whalers
Red Tilson Trophy: Michael Houser, London Knights
Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy: Michael Sgarbossa, Sudbury Wolves
Matt Leyden Trophy: Greg Gilbert, Saginaw Spirit
Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy: Tyler Toffoli, Ottawa 67's
Max Kaminsky Trophy: Dougie Hamilton, Niagara IceDogs
OHL Goaltender of the Year: Michael Houser, London Knights
Jack Ferguson Award: Connor McDavid, Erie Otters
Dave Pinkney Trophy: Mark Visentin & Christopher Festarini, Niagara IceDogs
OHL Executive of the Year: Steve Bienkowski, Kitchener Rangers
Emms Family Award: Aaron Ekblad, Barrie Colts
F. W. "Dinty" Moore Trophy: Daniel Altshuller, Oshawa Generals
Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy: Andrew D'Agostini, Peterborough Petes
William Hanley Trophy: Brandon Saad, Saginaw Spirit
Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy: Andrew Agozzino, Niagara IceDogs
Bobby Smith Trophy: Adam Pelech, Erie Otters
Roger Neilson Memorial Award: Kyle Pereira, Guelph Storm
Ivan Tennant Memorial Award: Adam Pelech, Erie Otters
Mickey Renaud Captain's Trophy: Andrew Agozzino, Niagara IceDogs
Tim Adams Memorial Trophy: Connor McDavid, Toronto Marlboros
Wayne Gretzky 99 Award: Austin Watson, London Knights

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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