Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League

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Eastern Ontario Junior
Hockey League
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Countries Canada
Region(s) Eastern Ontario
Commissioner Dwaine Barkley
Conference Presidents Dwaine Barkley
John Shorey
Founded 1966
Divisions 4
Conferences 2
No. of teams 22
Championship Carson Trophy
Associated Title(s) Don Johnson
Memorial Cup
Recent Champions Casselman Vikings (2014)
Most successful club Metcalfe Jets
(7 championships)
Headquarters Ottawa, Ontario
Website EOJHL

The Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League is a Canadian Junior ice hockey league operating in Eastern Ontario. The league is sanctioned by the Ottawa District Hockey Association and Hockey Canada. The 22 member team of the league compete for the D. Arnold Carson Memorial Trophy. Beginning in 2014, the EOJHL sends its champion to the Eastern Canadian Junior B Championship, the Don Johnson Memorial Cup.

History[edit]

The EOJHL was founded in 1966 as the Rideau-St. Lawrence Junior "B" Hockey League. Through a merger with the Upper Ottawa Valley Junior "B" Hockey League and the folding of the Lanark-Renfrew Junior "C" Hockey League, the league has grown to 22 different teams. The EOJHL is the only Junior "B" league in the Ottawa District Hockey Association.

The EOJHL is broken up into two traditional conferences that operate separately of each other. Each conference has two divisions. Each conference has its own president and each one operates under variable rules allowed by the ODHA. Each division plays off to declare its own champion, after which the four champion teams play-off for the Metro/Valley Championship and Rideau/St. Lawrence Championship. The winner of these two championships playoff in a best-of-7 series for the D. Arnold Carson Memorial Trophy, the EOJHL crown. The Metro Division champion had gone on to win the last seven EOJHL championships, when the St. Lawrence Division's Alexandria Glens broke the streak in 2007.

In the playoffs, the Shawville Pontiacs and Gatineau Mustangs are both eligible and compete in Hockey Quebec's Coupe Dodge Junior "AA" Championships. Gatineau was the host of the 2006 Coupe Dodge.

In 2007, the Kemptville 73's moved from the EOJHL to the Central Junior A Hockey League. A season later, the EOJHL sold their franchise rights to the then-owners of the Casselman Stars of the Eastern Ontario Junior C Hockey League and then town of Casselman, Ontario. The new team, the Casselman Vikings, will begin play in the 2008-09 season.

In 2009, the Carleton Place Kings left the league to join the Central Junior A Hockey League, they were replaced by the new Almonte Thunder. In late May 2009, the league dropped the Junior "B" designation from its name, becoming the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League.

In April 2014, the EOJHL Champion Cassleman Vikings travelled to Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia to compete in the Eastern Canadian Junior B Championship. Cassleman became the first team west of Atlantic Canada to compete in the Don Johnson Memorial Cup tournament since its inception in 1982. Casselman went 6-0-0 and won the championship. The EOJHL will host the event in 2015.

The teams[edit]

Rideau Division
Team Centre Founded 2011-12 Record Points
Westport Rideaus Westport 1967 34-10-1-1 70
Athens Aeros Athens 1968 30-11-0-5 65
Gananoque Islanders Gananoque 1972 27-17-0-2 56
Prescott Flyers Prescott 1971 16-27-0-3 35
Brockville Tikis Brockville 1967 1-43-0-1 3
St. Lawrence Division
Team Centre Founded 2011-12 Record Points
Winchester Hawks Winchester 1971 36-4-1-1 74
Casselman Vikings Casselman 2008 32-8-0-2 66
Alexandria Glens Alexandria 1967 25-15-0-1 51
Char-Lan Rebels Williamstown 1979 14-24-0-3 31
Morrisburg Lions Morrisburg 1971 13-28-0-1 27
Akwesasne Wolves Cornwall 1998 9-30-1-2 21
Metro Division
Team Centre Founded 2011-12 Record Points
Gatineau Mustangs Buckingham 28-7-6-1 63
Clarence Beavers Clarence 1993 27-13-1-1 56
Ottawa West Golden Knights Ottawa 1983 25-12-5-0 55
Metcalfe Jets Metcalfe 1967 17-19-5-1 40
Ottawa Jr. Canadians Ottawa 1973 11-25-3-3 28
Valley Division
Team Centre Founded 2011-12 Record Points
Arnprior Packers Arnprior 31-7-4-0 66
Perth Blue Wings Perth 1973 20-16-4-2 46
Almonte Thunder Almonte 2009 15-19-5-3 38
Renfrew Timberwolves Renfrew 1987 16-23-3-0 35
Stittsville Rams Stittsville 1968 14-25-3-0 31
Shawville Pontiacs Shawville 1986 9-30-0-3 21

2011-12 Playoffs[edit]

League Playdowns[edit]

Division Semi-finals Division Finals Conference Finals Carson Memorial Trophy Finals
                       
R1 Westport 4
R4 South Grenville 0
R1 Westport 1
R2 Athens 4
R2 Athens 4
R3 Gananoque 0
R2 Athens 3
Rideau/St. Lawrence
SL2 Casselman 4
SL1 Winchester 4
SL4 Morrisburg 0
SL1 Winchester 2
SL2 Casselman 4
SL2 Casselman 4
SL3 Alexandria 0
R/SL Casselman 4
M/V Gatineau 1
M1 Gatineau 4
M4 Metcalfe 1
M1 Gatineau 4
M2 Ottawa West 3
M2 Ottawa West 4
M3 Clarence 3
M1 Gatineau 4
Metro/Valley
V1 Arnprior 2
V1 Arnprior 4
V4 Renfrew 0
V1 Arnprior 4
V2 Perth 1
V2 Perth 4
V3 Almonte 1

D. Arnold Carson Memorial Trophy Champions[edit]

Since there is no National Championship for Junior B hockey in Canada, similar championships are held in Ontario (Sutherland Cup), Western Canada (Keystone Cup), Quebec (Coupe Dodge), and Atlantic Canada (Don Johnson Memorial Cup). Leaving five teams at the end of the year with a claim to being the best Junior B team in Canada.

Each team listed is a division champion, both the league champion and finalists are either "Metro/Valley" or "Rideau/St. Lawrence" Conference champions. Bolded are league champions, Italicized are finalists.

Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League
Year Metro Rideau St. Lawrence Valley
1988 Prescott Falcons Alexandria Glens Renfrew Timberwolves
1989 South Ottawa Canadians Gananoque Platers Char-Lan Rebels Renfrew Timberwolves
1990 Gananoque Platers Alexandria Glens Renfrew Timberwolves
1991 Navan Grads Westport Rideaus Alexandria Glens Renfrew Timberwolves
1992 Westport Rideaus Morrisburg Lions Perth Blue Wings
1993 Athens Aeros Morrisburg Lions Renfrew Timberwolves
1994 Clarence Beavers Athens Aeros Morrisburg Lions Shawville Pontiacs
1995 Metcalfe Jets Gananoque Islanders Winchester Hawks Arnprior Packers
1996 Westport Rideaus Char-Lan Rebels Perth Blue Wings
1997 Metcalfe Jets Gananoque Islanders Kemptville 73's Perth Blue Wings
1998 Metcalfe Jets Westport Rideaus Alexandria Glens Arnprior Packers
1999 Papineau Voisins Westport Rideaus Kemptville 73's Renfrew Timberwolves
2000 Papineau Voisins Westport Rideaus Kemptville 73's Renfrew Timberwolves
2001 Clarence Beavers Gananoque Islanders Kemptville 73's Carleton Place Kings
2002 Ottawa West Golden Knights Brockville Tikis Char-Lan Rebels Goulbourn Royals
2003 Ottawa West Golden Knights Brockville Tikis Alexandria Glens Goulbourn Royals
2004 Metcalfe Jets Brockville Tikis Alexandria Glens South Ottawa Canadians
2005 Ottawa West Golden Knights Westport Rideaus Alexandria Glens Perth Blue Wings
2006 Ottawa West Golden Knights Westport Rideaus Morrisburg Lions Shawville Pontiacs
2007 Gatineau Mustangs Westport Rideaus Alexandria Glens Stittsville Royals
2008 Ottawa West Golden Knights Athens Aeros Alexandria Glens Carleton Place Kings
2009 Ottawa West Golden Knights Gananoque Islanders Alexandria Glens Carleton Place Kings
2010 Ottawa Jr. Canadians Athens Aeros Alexandria Glens Perth Blue Wings
2011 Clarence Beavers Athens Aeros Winchester Hawks Renfrew Timberwolves
2012 Gatineau Mustangs Athens Aeros Casselman Vikings Arnprior Packers
2013 Ottawa Jr. Canadians Athens Aeros Casselman Vikings Renfrew Timberwolves
2014 Ottawa West Golden Knights Gananoque Islanders Casselman Vikings Almonte Thunder

(*) These are missing for one reason or another, there were probably champions in these years, but there is so far no resource that reflects who these champions may be.

Other Notable Awards[edit]

Gill Trophy Awarded to Rideau Division Playoff Champions
Alex English Trophy Awarded to St. Lawrence Division Playoff Champions
Ottawa Nepean Sportsplex Trophy Awarded to Metro Division Playoff Champions
Carl Foley Trophy Awarded to Valley Division Playoff Champions
John Shorey Cup Awarded to Rideau/St. Lawrence Conference Playoff Champions
Dwaine Barkley Trophy Awarded to Metro/Valley Conference Playoff Champions

Former Member Teams[edit]

External links[edit]