Mid-Ontario Junior B Hockey League

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OHA Junior "B"
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CJBHL (1954-1993)
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MOJBHL (1970-1978)
SWJBHL (1976-1978)
WOHL (1969-2007)
MWJHL (1973-2007)
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Sutherland Cup

The Mid-Ontario Junior B Hockey League was a Junior "B" ice hockey league based in Southern Ontario. They were sanctioned by the Ontario Hockey Association and Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, and competed for the All-Ontario Junior "B" title, the Sutherland Cup.

History[edit]

The league was formed in 1970, bringing aboard several Suburban Junior C Hockey League teams such as the Orillia Terriers, the Newmarket Redmen and the Bolton Bruins, the Midland Flyers and Streetsville Derbys, and the Burlington Mohawks from the Niagara District Hockey League. Additional Junior C teams such as the Oakville Blades, Hespeller Shamrocks and Milton Flyers joined in 1970. Other members were the Barrie Colts and the Oak Ridges Dynes.

In 1971, the Junior B leagues re-aligned themselves geographically, as the Collingwood Blues and Owen Sound Greys joined the Mid-Ontario junior B league, and the Oakville Blades, Milton Flyers, Burlington Mohawks, Hespeller Shamrocks and Streetsville Derbys moving to the Central Junior B.

The Owen Sound Greys made the jump to the Southern Ontario Junior A Hockey League in 1975 after 3 straight Mid-Ontario titles. In 1976, they were followed into the Southern Ontario A by the Collingwood Blues.

In 1978, a weakened Mid-Ontario league folded and the Orillia Terriers, Thornhill Thunderbirds, the Barrie Colts, and Oak Ridges Dynes joined the Central League.

Teams[edit]

Team City Joined Left Left for
Barrie Colts Barrie, ON 1970 1978 Joined CJBHL
Bolton Bruins Bolton, ON 1970 1972 Folded
Burlington Mohawks Burlington, ON 1970 1971 Joined CJBHL
Collingwood Blues Collingwood, ON 1971 1976 Joined SOJAHL
Downsview Boys Club Downsview, ON 1970 1971 Joined MetJHL
Hespeler Shamrocks Hespeler, ON 1970 1971 Joined CJBHL
Midland Athletics Midland, ON 1972 1977 Folded
Milton Merchants Milton, ON 1970 1971 Joined CJBHL
Newmarket Redmen Newmarket, ON 1970 1975 Joined OPJHL
Oak Ridges Dynes Oak Ridges, ON 1975 1978 Joined CJBHL
Oakville Blades Oakville, ON 1970 1971 Joined CJBHL
Orillia Terriers Orillia, ON 1970 1978 Joined CJBHL
Owen Sound Greys Owen Sound, ON 1971 1975 Joined SOJAHL
Owen Sound Salvagemen Owen Sound, ON 1975 1978 Joined MWJHL
Streetsville Derbys Streetsville, ON 1970 1971 Joined CJBHL
Thornhill Thunderbirds Thornhill, ON 1975 1978 Joined CJBHL

Playoff Champions[edit]

Year Champion Finalist Result in Provincials
1971 Orillia Travelways Lost SC QF vs. Peterbourgh (E)
1972 Collingwood Blues Lost SC QF vs. Peterbourgh (E)
1973 Owen Sound Greys Lost SC SF vs. Toronto (Met)
1974 Owen Sound Greys Lost SC SF vs. Bramalea (Met)
1975 Owen Sound Greys Collingwood Blues Lost SC QF vs. Waterloo (WW)
1976 Collingwood Blues Lost SC Final vs. St. Marys (W)
1977 Oak Ridges Dynes Thornhill Thunderbirds Lost SC QF vs. Stratford (WW)
1978 Oak Ridges Dynes

Regular Season Champions[edit]

Season Champion Record Points
1970-71 Orillia Travelways 28-3-3-0 59
1971-72 Orillia Travelways 28-9-3-0 59
1972-73 Collingwood Blues 28-9-3-0 59
1973-74 Owen Sound Greys 30-6-4-0 64
1974-75 Collingwood Blues 27-8-4-0 58
1975-76 Collingwood Blues 25-7-4-0 54
1976-77 Oak Ridges Dynes 31-6-3-0 64
1977-78 Oak Ridges Dynes 20-7-5-0 45

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