1996–97 MetJHL season
|1996–97 MetJHL season|
|League||Metro Junior A Hockey League|
1996-09 – 1997-02
1997-02 – 1997-05
|Number of teams||16|
The 1996–97 MetJHL season is the 6th season of the Metro Junior A Hockey League (MetJHL). The 16 teams of the Central, Eastern, and Western Divisions competed in a 50-game schedule. The top 12 teams made the playoffs.
- On February 21, 1997, the Muskoka Bears' Ryan Venturelli became the first known goaltender in hockey history to score two goals (both empty net) in a hockey game against the Durham Huskies during the Metro Junior A Hockey League 1996-97 regular season.
- League switches from 2 divisions to 3, adding Central Division.
- Durham Huskies, Quinte Hawks, Syracuse Jr. Crunch, and Port Hope Buzzards join the MetJHL.
- Shelburne Hornets become Shelburne Wolves.
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
1996-97 MetJHL Playoffs
- Wexford Raiders defeated Niagara Scenics 4-games-to-none
- Thornhill Islanders defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-3
- Pickering Panthers defeated Oshawa Legionaires 4-games-to-2
- Quinte Hawks defeated Wellington Dukes 4-games-to-1
- Aurora Tigers defeated Durham Huskies 4-games-to-none
- Caledon Canadians defeated Muskoka Bears 4-games-to-none
Interdivision Round Robin
- Caledon Canadians defeated Wexford Raiders 4-games-to-none
- Aurora Tigers defeated Quinte Hawks 4-games-to-2
Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes
Starting goaltenders only (1000 minutes or over).
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
- 1997 Royal Bank Cup
- Dudley Hewitt Cup
- List of Ontario Hockey Association Junior A seasons
- Ontario Junior A Hockey League
- Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League
- 1996 in ice hockey
- 1997 in ice hockey
- Official website of the Ontario Junior Hockey League
- Official website of the Canadian Junior Hockey League
1995–96 MetJHL season
|Ontario Hockey Association
Junior A seasons
1997–98 MetJHL season