1978–79 OMJHL season

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The 1978–79 OMJHL season was the fifth season of the Ontario Major Junior Hockey League. Twelve teams each played 68 games. The Peterborough Petes won the J. Ross Robertson Cup, defeating the Niagara Falls Flyers. The Hamilton Fincups moved to Brantford, Ontario, becoming the Alexanders.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Leyden Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
y-Peterborough Petes 68 46 19 3 95 341 245
x-Sudbury Wolves 68 40 27 1 81 397 361
x-Oshawa Generals 68 37 30 1 75 367 326
x-Ottawa 67's 68 30 38 0 60 319 344
x-Kingston Canadians 68 26 38 4 56 265 306
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 68 26 42 0 52 317 415
Emms Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
y-Niagara Falls Flyers 68 43 21 4 90 361 243
x-London Knights 68 37 29 2 76 310 287
x-Windsor Spitfires 68 32 35 1 65 323 322
x-Kitchener Rangers 68 29 35 4 62 316 356
x-Toronto Marlboros 68 27 40 1 55 308 351
Brantford Alexanders 68 23 42 3 49 281 349

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Mike Foligno Sudbury Wolves 68 65 85 150 98
Tom McCarthy Oshawa Generals 63 69 75 144 98
Art Rutland Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 65 59 80 139 82
Brian Gualazzi Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 68 74 60 134 42
Paul Reinhart Kitchener Rangers 66 51 78 129 57
John Goodwin Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 68 43 86 129 20
Dave MacQueen Sudbury Wolves 65 60 66 126 98
Gary Dillon Toronto Marlboros 59 57 63 120 40
Sean Simpson Ottawa 67's 59 42 76 118 12
Blair Barnes Windsor Spitfires 67 42 76 118 195

OHL Playoffs[edit]

First Round[edit]

Kitchener Rangers defeat Toronto Marlboros 3–0

Kingston Canadians defeat Ottawa 67's 3–1

Sudbury Wolves defeat Oshawa Generals 4–1

London Knights versus Windsor Spitfires (9 game series; series protested and both teams move on to next round)

Niagara Falls Flyers defeat Kitchener Rangers 4–3


Leyden Quarter Finals[edit]

Peterborough Petes defeat Kingston Canadians 4–2, 1 tie


Semi Finals[edit]

Peterborough Petes defeat Sudbury Wolves 4–1

Niagara Falls Flyers (5-1-0) defeat Windsor Spitfires (2-3-1) and London Knights (1-4-1) in round-robin


J. Ross Robertson Cup[edit]

Peterborough Petes defeat Niagara Falls Flyers 4–3

OHL awards[edit]

J. Ross Robertson Cup: Peterborough Petes
Hamilton Spectator Trophy: Peterborough Petes
Red Tilson Trophy: Mike Foligno, Sudbury Wolves
Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy: Mike Foligno, Sudbury Wolves
Matt Leyden Trophy: Gary Green, Peterborough Petes
Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy: Mike Foligno, Sudbury Wolves
Max Kaminsky Trophy: Greg Theberge, Peterborough Petes
Dave Pinkney Trophy: Nick Ricci and Glen Ernst, Niagara Falls Flyers
Emms Family Award: John Goodwin, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
F.W. 'Dinty' Moore Trophy: Nick Ricci, Niagara Falls Flyers
William Hanley Trophy: Sean Simpson, Ottawa 67's

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1977–78 OMJHL season
OHL seasons Succeeded by
1979–80 OMJHL season