1998–99 OHL season

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The 1998–99 OHL season was the 19th season of the Ontario Hockey League. The Brampton Battalion and the Mississauga IceDogs were added as expansion teams. The league realigned from three divisions into two conferences and four divisions. Brampton were placed in the Midwest division of the Western conference, and Mississauga were placed in the Central division of the Eastern conference. The OHL inaugurated four new trophies this season. The Holody Trophy was created for the regular season champion of the Midwest division. Two conference playoffs champions were created; the Bobby Orr Trophy for the Eastern conference, and the Wayne Gretzky Trophy for the Western conference. The fourth new trophy was the Wayne Gretzky 99 Award, to be awarded to the MVP of the playoffs. Twenty teams each played sixty-eight games. The Belleville Bulls won the J. Ross Robertson Cup, defeating the London Knights.

Expansion[edit]

Brampton Battalion[edit]

On December 3, 1996, the Brampton Battalion was granted an expansion franchise owned by Scott Abbott. The team began play in the 1998-99 season, playing in the Midwest Division of the Western Conference. The Battalion's arena was the newly constructed Brampton Centre.

Brampton played in their first game on September 24, 1998, losing 5-1 to the Peterborough Petes on the road. Their first home game was on October 9, as the Battalion dropped a 5-1 decision to the Kitchener Rangers in front of a sold out crowd of 4,800 at the Brampton Centre. After beginning the season with six losses, Brampton won their first game, defeating the Sudbury Wolves 5-4 on October 18.

Mississauga IceDogs[edit]

On January 21, 1997, the Mississauga IceDogs was granted an expansion franchise which included former Boston Bruins head coach Don Cherry in their ownership group. The IceDogs began play in the 1998-99 season, playing in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference. The IceDogs arena was the newly constructed Hershey Centre.

The IceDogs played in their first game on September 25, 1998, losing a road game to the Kingston Frontenacs by a score of 10-0. Mississauga began the season with an 11 game road trip, as the club lost each game. In their home opener on October 30, Mississauga recorded their first win in franchise history, defeating the Toronto St. Michael's Majors 4-3 in front of a sold out of 6,000 fans at the Hershey Centre.

Realignment[edit]

With the Brampton Battalion and Mississauga IceDogs joining the Ontario Hockey League for the 1998-99 season, the league underwent a massive realignment in which two new conferences, the Eastern Conference and Western Conference, were created. Within each conference was two five-team divisions. The playoff format changed that the top eight teams in each conference made the post-season.

Eastern Conference[edit]

East Division[edit]

The East Division consisted of five teams that played in the division during the 1997-98 season. The teams were the Belleville Bulls, Kingston Frontenacs, Oshawa Generals, Ottawa 67's, and Peterborough Petes. The Toronto St. Michael's Majors left the division, joining the Central Division.

Central Division[edit]

The Central Division underwent some major changes following the 1997-98 division. The Barrie Colts, North Bay Centennials and Sudbury Wolves remained in the division, however, the Guelph Storm, Kitchener Rangers, and Owen Sound Platers all left the division, joining the newly formed Midwest Division in the Western Conference. Joining the Central were the Toronto St. Michael's Majors from the East Division, and the expansion Mississauga IceDogs.

Western Conference[edit]

Midwest Division[edit]

The Midwest Division was a newly created division in the Western Conference. Joining the division were the Guelph Storm, Kitchener Rangers and Owen Sound Platers from the Central Division, while the Erie Otters joined from the West Division. The expanion Brampton Battalion also joined the division.

West Division[edit]

The West Division consisted of five teams that played in the division during the 1997-98 season. The teams were the London Knights, Plymouth Whalers, Sarnia Sting, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and Windsor Spitfires. The Erie Otters left the division, joining the newly formed Midwest Division.

New Arena[edit]

Sarnia Sports & Entertainment Centre[edit]

The Sarnia Sting moved from the Sarnia Arena to their new home, the Sarnia Sports & Entertainment Centre. The Sting defeated the Kitchener Rangers 5-2 in their first game at their new home on September 25, 1998 in front of a sold out crowd of 4,635 fans.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Note: DIV = Division; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL = Overtime Losses; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against; PTS = Points; x = clinched playoff berth; y = clinched division title; z = clinched conference title

Eastern conference[edit]

Rank Team DIV GP W L T PTS GF GA
1 z-Barrie Colts Central 68 49 13 6 104 343 192
2 y-Ottawa 67's East 68 48 13 7 103 305 164
3 x-Belleville Bulls East 68 39 22 7 85 334 246
4 x-Oshawa Generals East 68 39 24 5 83 280 217
5 x-Peterborough Petes East 68 40 26 2 82 266 213
6 x-Sudbury Wolves Central 68 25 35 8 58 261 288
7 x-North Bay Centennials Central 68 22 40 6 50 215 248
8 x-Kingston Frontenacs East 68 22 42 4 48 240 320
9 Toronto St. Michael's Majors Central 68 20 42 6 46 214 316
10 Mississauga IceDogs Central 68 4 61 3 11 145 426

Western conference[edit]

Rank Team DIV GP W L T PTS GF GA
1 z-Plymouth Whalers West 68 51 13 4 106 313 162
2 x-Guelph Storm Midwest 68 44 22 2 90 300 218
3 x-Owen Sound Platers Midwest 68 39 24 5 83 312 293
4 x-Sarnia Sting West 68 37 25 6 80 279 216
5 x-London Knights West 68 34 30 4 72 260 217
6 x-Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds West 68 31 29 8 70 244 242
7 x-Erie Otters Midwest 68 31 33 4 66 271 297
8 x-Windsor Spitfires West 68 23 39 6 52 203 294
9 Kitchener Rangers Midwest 68 23 39 6 52 205 257
10 Brampton Battalion Midwest 68 8 57 3 19 198 362

Scoring leaders[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes [1]

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Peter Sarno Sarnia Sting 68 37 93 130 49
Norm Milley Sudbury Wolves 68 52 68 120 47
Sheldon Keefe Toronto/Barrie 66 51 65 116 140
Adam Colagiacomo Plymouth Whalers 67 40 68 108 89
Mike Fisher Sudbury Wolves 68 41 65 106 55
Daniel Tkaczuk Barrie Colts 58 43 62 105 58
Harold Druken Plymouth Whalers 60 58 45 103 34
Kevin Colley Oshawa Generals 63 39 62 101 68
Justin Papineau Belleville Bulls 68 52 47 99 28
Ivan Novoseltsev Sarnia Sting 68 57 39 96 45

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
[2]

Player Team GP Mins W L T GA SO Sv% GAA
Robert Holsinger Plymouth Whalers 40 2252 28 10 0 78 5 0.924 2.08
Levente Szuper Ottawa 67's 32 1801 22 6 3 70 4 0.920 2.33
Seamus Kotyk Ottawa 67's 41 2314 26 7 4 92 5 0.915 2.39
Brian Finley Barrie Colts 52 3064 36 10 4 136 3 0.920 2.66
Rob Zepp Plymouth Whalers 31 1663 19 3 4 76 3 0.907 2.74

Playoffs[edit]

Conference quarterfinals Conference semifinals Conference finals Finals
            
E1 Barrie 4
E8 Kingston 1
E1 Barrie 3
E4 Oshawa 4
E4 Oshawa 4
E5 Peterborough 1
E4 Oshawa 1
E3 Belleville 4
E3 Belleville 4
E6 Sudbury 0
E3 Belleville 4
E2 Ottawa 1
E2 Ottawa 4
E7 North Bay 0
E3 Belleville 4
W5 London 3
W1 Plymouth 4
W8 Windsor 0
W1 Plymouth 3
W5 London 4
W4 Sarnia 2
W5 London 4
W5 London 4
W3 Owen Sound 1
W3 Owen Sound 4
W6 S.S. Marie 1
W3 Owen Sound 4
W2 Guelph 2
W2 Guelph 4
W7 Erie 1

Conference quarterfinals[edit]

Eastern conference quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Barrie Colts vs. (8) Kingston Frontenacs[edit]
March 21 Kingston Frontenacs 2 – 5 Barrie Colts Barrie Molson Centre Recap  
No scoring First period 0:19 - Denis Shvidki (1)
10:13 - Daniel Tkaczuk (1)
12:11 - Jeff Tetzlaff (1)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Adam Ianiero (1) - 12:34
Matt Elich (1) - 17:10
Third period 2:50 - Martin Skoula (1)
19:52 - en - Daniel Tkaczuk (2)
Patrick DesRochers (0 – 1, 36 saves / 40 shots) Goalie stats Brian Finley (1 – 0, 27 saves / 29 shots)
March 23 Barrie Colts 4 – 3 Kingston Frontenacs Kingston Memorial Centre Recap  
Sheldon Keefe (1) - 11:27
Mike Christian (1) - 12:29
First period No scoring
Andre Lakos (1) - 13:23 Second period 12:18 - Andrew Ianiero (2)
Nick Smith (1) - 18:18 Third period 0:37 - pp - Brett Cloutier (1)
7:08 - Andrew Ianiero (3)
Brian Finley (2 – 0, 47 saves / 50 shots) Goalie stats Patrick DesRochers (0 – 2, 42 saves / 46 shots)
March 24 Barrie Colts 3 – 4 2OT Kingston Frontenacs Kingston Memorial Centre Recap  
Denis Shvidki (2) - pp - 7:02 First period 12:40 - pp - Andrew Ianiero (4)
16:50 - pp - Kevin Grimes (1)
Andrew Lakos (2) - 15:21
Ryan Barnes (1) - 17:28
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 18:15 - Matt Elich (2)
No scoring Second overtime period 3:41 - Andrew Ianiero (5)
Brian Finley (2 – 1, 35 saves / 39 shots) Goalie stats Patrick DesRochers (1 – 2, 59 saves / 62 shots)
March 26 Kingston Frontenacs 2 – 5 Barrie Colts Barrie Molson Centre Recap  
Jonathan Schill (1) - 12:24 First period 1:41 - sh - Scott Cameron (1)
No scoring Second period 3:02 - Nick Smith (2)
11:58 - Jerry Connell (1)
Kevin Grimes (2) - 10:29 Third period 3:36 - Mike Jefferson (1)
4:31 - Daniel Tkaczuk (3)
Patrick DesRochers (1 – 3, 41 saves / 46 shots) Goalie stats Brian Finley (3 – 1, 30 saves / 32 shots)
March 28 Kingston Frontenacs 4 – 6 Barrie Colts Barrie Molson Centre Recap  
Michael Zigomanis (1) - 4:42 First period No scoring
Matt Elich (3) - 7:27
Jonathan Schill (2) - 8:37
Second period 3:40 - Tim Verbeek (1)
7:02 - Scott Cameron (2)
17:59 - Joel Dezainde (1)
Sean Avery (1) - pp - 2:09 Third period 6:29 - pp - Martin Skoula (2)
16:26 - Sheldon Keefe (2)
19:17 - en - Daniel Tkaczuk (4)
Patrick DesRochers (1 – 4, 50 saves / 55 shots) Goalie stats Brian Finley (4 – 1, 27 saves / 31 shots)
Barrie wins series 4 – 1


(2) Ottawa 67's vs. (7) North Bay Centennials[edit]
March 21 North Bay Centennials 1 – 4 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre Recap  
Lorne Misita (1) - 10:28 First period 17:55 - Brian Campbell (1)
No scoring Second period 1:06 - Mark Bell (1)
10:09 - Jeremy Van Hoof (1)
19:37 - Jonathan Zion (1)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Alex Auld (0 – 1, 43 saves / 47 shots) Goalie stats Seamus Kotyk (1 – 0, 17 saves / 18 shots)
March 23 North Bay Centennials 1 – 3 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre Recap  
No scoring First period 5:58 - Justin Davis (1)
No scoring Second period 5:17 - pp - Justin Davis (2)
Brett Gibson (1) - 12:32 Third period 4:44 - Matt Zultek (1)
Shawn Degagne (0 – 1, 48 saves / 51 shots) Goalie stats Seamus Kotyk (2 – 0, 22 saves / 23 shots)
March 26 Ottawa 67's 3 – 0 North Bay Centennials North Bay Memorial Gardens Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Dan Tudin (1) - 8:48 Second period No scoring
Ben Gustavson (1) - 15:37
Matt Zultek (2) - en - 18:50
Third period No scoring
Levente Szuper (1 – 0, 31 saves / 31 shots) Goalie stats Alex Auld (0 – 2, 39 saves / 41 shots)
March 28 Ottawa 67's 4 – 1 North Bay Centennials North Bay Memorial Gardens Recap  
Matt Zultek (3) - pp - 4:55
Miguel Delisle (1) - 13:59
First period No scoring
Mark Bell (2) - 0:56 Second period No scoring
Ben Gustavson (2) - 6:36 Third period 19:43 - Chris Neil (1)
Levente Szuper (2 – 0, 29 saves / 30 shots) Goalie stats Alex Auld (0 – 3, 23 saves / 27 shots)
Shawn Degagne (3 saves / 3 shots)
Ottawa wins series 4 – 0


(3) Belleville Bulls vs. (6) Sudbury Wolves[edit]
March 20 Sudbury Wolves 2 – 7 Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 3:13 - pp - Kevin Baker (1)
Brad Morgan (1) - pp - 4:34 Second period 0:34 - Ryan Ready (1)
7:23 - pp - Jason Lawmaster (1)
16:06 - Kevin Baker (2)
17:32 - pp - Jason Lawmaster (2)
Tom Kotsopoulos (1) - 15:02 Third period 3:33 - Kevin Baker (3)
7:47 - pp - Branko Radivojevic (1)
Mike Gorman (0 – 1, 54 saves / 61 shots) Goalie stats Cory Campbell (1 – 0, 27 saves / 29 shots)
March 21 Sudbury Wolves 3 – 8 Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena Recap  
Derek MacKenzie (1) - 15:38 First period 9:50 - sh - Randy Rowe (1)
19:59 - Jason Lawmaster (3)
Jason Jaspers (1) - 13:08 Second period 11:42 - pp - Jonathan Cheechoo (1)
12:33 - Jonathan Cheechoo (2)
13:40 - pp - Kevin Baker (4)
Mike Fisher (1) - pp - 7:16 Third period 2:40 - pp - Ryan Ready (2)
8:06 - Kevin Baker (5)
12:17 - Randy Rowe (2)
Andrew Raycroft (0 – 1, 15 saves / 19 shots)
Mike Gorman (25 saves / 29 shots)
Goalie stats Cory Campbell (2 – 0, 29 saves / 32 shots)
March 23 Belleville Bulls 8 – 2 Sudbury Wolves Sudbury Community Arena Recap  
Glenn Crawford (1) - 12:55 First period No scoring
Justin Papineau (1) - 10:58
Justin Papineau (2) - 16:13
Second period No scoring
Glenn Crawford (2) - 1:45
Randy Rowe (3) - 14:08
Jonathan Cheechoo (3) - 15:55
Mark Chaplin (1) - 16:33
Glenn Crawford (3) - pp - 17:43
Third period 0:52 - Brad Morgan (2)
8:37 - pp - Brad Morgan (3)
Cory Campbell (3 – 0, 64 saves / 66 shots) Goalie stats Mike Gorman (0 – 2, 57 saves / 64 shots)
Andrew Raycroft (3 saves / 4 shots)
March 25 Belleville Bulls 8 – 5 Sudbury Wolves Sudbury Community Arena Recap  
Jonathan Cheechoo (4) - 2:26
Kris Newbury (1) - 2:48
Glenn Crawford (4) - 7:59
Nathan Robinson (1) - 8:24
First period 9:05 - Mike Fisher (1)
11:05 - Norm Milley (1)
Mark Chaplin (2) - 4:57
Glenn Crawford (5) - 6:21
Justin Papineau (3) - pp - 19:51
Second period 14:01 - Norm Milley (2)
19:37 - sh - Jason Jaspers (2)
Ryan Ready (3) - 7:55 Third period 8:04 - Derek MacKenzie (2)
Chad Mehlenbacher (3 saves / 5 shots)
Cory Campbell (4 – 0, 33 saves / 36 shots)
Goalie stats Andrew Raycroft (0 – 2, 51 saves / 59 shots)
Belleville wins series 4 – 0


(4) Oshawa Generals vs. (5) Peterborough Petes[edit]
March 21 Peterborough Petes 1 – 2 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium Recap  
No scoring First period 3:37 - pp - Jim Baxter (1)
14:10 - pp - Brad Ralph (1)
Scott Barney (1) - pp - 7:22 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Mike Pickard (0 – 1, 44 saves / 46 shots) Goalie stats Tyrone Garner (1 – 0, 28 saves / 29 shots)
March 23 Oshawa Generals 2 – 4 Peterborough Petes Peterborough Memorial Centre Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Brent Gauvreau (1) - pp - 12:40
John Kozoriz (1) - 14:43
Second period 4:23 - Preston Mizzi (1)
5:29 - Jason Williams (1)
No scoring Third period 1:05 - pp - Scott Barney (2)
12:54 - Scott Barney (3)
Tyrone Garner (1 – 1, 39 saves / 43 shots) Goalie stats Mike Pickard (1 – 1, 31 saves / 33 shots)
March 24 Peterborough Petes 5 – 6 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium Recap  
Preston Mizzi (2) - pp - 11:24
John Brioux (1) - pp - 16:31
John Brioux (2) - pp - 17:10
First period 3:58 - Jeff MacMillan (1)
No scoring Second period 13:04 - pp - Derrell Upton (1)
13:23 - pp - Brent Gauvreau (2)
Scott Barney (4) - pp - 2:28
Sergei Kuznetzov (1) - 8:42
Third period 6:58 - Kevin Colley (1)
11:36 - Brad Ralph (2)
12:36 - pp - Brad Ralph (3)
Joey MacDonald (0 – 1, 47 saves / 53 shots) Goalie stats Tyrone Garner (2 – 1, 33 saves / 38 shots)
March 25 Oshawa Generals 5 – 2 Peterborough Petes Peterborough Memorial Centre Recap  
Brandon Coalter (1) - 1:07 First period No scoring
Brad Ralph (4) - pp - 6:57
Derrell Upton (2) - pp - 7:48
Kevin Colley (2) - sh - 10:48
Second period 3:51 - Sergei Kuznetzov (2)
17:06 - Derek McNamara (1)
Jeff MacMillan (2) - 1:50 Third period No scoring
Tyrone Garner (3 – 1, 39 saves / 41 shots) Goalie stats Joey MacDonald (0 – 2, 29 saves / 34 shots)
March 28 Peterborough Petes 1 – 9 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium Recap  
Brad Self (1) - pp - 13:07 First period 2:25 - John Kozoriz (2)
16:07 - John Kozoriz (3)
No scoring Second period 1:37 - Derrell Upton (3)
4:01 - Ilya Demidov (1)
7:50 - Brandon Coalter (2)
13:34 - pp - Kevin Colley (3)
16:12 - Brian Passmore (1)
19:17 - Richard Scott (1)
No scoring Third period 14:00 - Brandon Cullen (1)
Mike Pickard (1 – 2, 26 saves / 33 shots)
Joey MacDonald (12 saves / 14 shots)
Goalie stats Tyrone Garner (4 – 1, 35 saves / 36 shots)
Oshawa wins series 4 – 1


Western conference quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Plymouth Whalers vs. (8) Windsor Spitfires[edit]
March 21 Windsor Spitfires 1 – 9 Plymouth Whalers Compuware Sports Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 5:33 - Nikos Tselios (1)
17:52 - Harold Druken (1)
Michael Hanson (1) - 3:06 Second period 2:28 - Damian Surma (1)
14:03 - Adam Colagiacomo (1)
18:58 - pp - Harold Druken (2)
No scoring Third period 2:17 - Harold Druken (3)
5:04 - Adam Colagiacomo (2)
9:23 - Jared Newman (1)
15:46 - pp - Eric Gooldy (1)
Michael Leighton (0 – 1, 63 saves / 72 shots) Goalie stats Robert Holsinger (1 – 0, 19 saves / 20 shots)
March 23 Plymouth Whalers 6 – 0 Windsor Spitfires Windsor Arena Recap  
Shaun Fisher (1) - 4:52
Nikos Tselios (2) - pp - 5:38
First period No scoring
Adam Colagiacomo (3) - pp - 10:55
David Legwand (1) - sh - 15:00
Troy Smith (1) - 16:37
Second period No scoring
Nikos Tselios (3) - 4:25 Third period No scoring
Robert Holsinger (2 – 0, 13 saves / 13 shots) Goalie stats Ron Vogel (0 – 1, 31 saves / 36 shots)
Michael Leighton (13 saves / 14 shots)
March 25 Plymouth Whalers 4 – 3 Windsor Spitfires Windsor Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 8:50 - pp - Michael Hanson (2)
Randy Fitzgerald (1) - pp - 4:56
Harold Druken (4) - 19:36
Second period 11:20 - Michael Hanson (3)
Troy Smith (2) - 8:44
Jason Ward (1) - 10:55
Third period 11:34 - Jeff Martin (1)
Rob Zepp (1 – 0, 26 saves / 29 shots) Goalie stats Ron Vogel (0 – 2, 44 saves / 48 shots)
March 26 Windsor Spitfires 2 – 8 Plymouth Whalers Compuware Sports Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 2:09 - pp - Paul Mara (1)
10:20 - Troy Smith (3)
Michael Hanson (4) - pp - 12:32 Second period 5:41 - Randy Fitzgerald (2)
9:02 - Harold Druken (5)
13:47 - James Ramsay (1)
Jeff Martin (2) - 14:25 Third period 2:31 - Damian Surma (2)
11:01 - Harold Druken (6)
16:45 - Justin Williams (1)
Ron Vogel (0 – 3, 29 saves / 37 shots)
Michael Leighton (0 saves / 0 shots)
Goalie stats Robert Holsinger (3 – 0, 17 saves / 19 shots)
Plymouth wins series 4 – 0


(2) Guelph Storm vs. (7) Erie Otters[edit]
March 22 Erie Otters 0 – 1 OT Guelph Storm Guelph Memorial Gardens Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 5:00 - Brent Kelly (1)
J.F. Perras (0 – 1, 42 saves / 43 shots) Goalie stats Chris Madden (1 – 0, 33 saves / 33 shots)
March 23 Erie Otters 4 – 6 Guelph Storm Guelph Memorial Gardens Recap  
Nikita Alexeev (1) - 2:07 First period 3:55 - pp - Bob Crummer (1)
11:06 - pp - Eric Beaudoin (1)
Arvid Rekis (1) - pp - 9:10 Second period 0:40 - Ryan Davis (1)
12:38 - Darryl Knight (1)
19:32 - Darryl McArthur (1)
Julius Halfkenny (1) - 7:13
Andrew Proskurnicki (1) - pp - 13:42
Third period 13:57 - Bohuslav Subr (1)
J.F. Perras (0 – 2, 45 saves / 51 shots) Goalie stats Chris Madden (2 – 0, 38 saves / 42 shots)
March 26 Guelph Storm 4 – 3 Erie Otters Erie Civic Center Recap  
Lindsay Plunkett (1) - pp - 8:22 First period 6:32 - Tyler Rennette (1)
16:13 - Tyler Rennette (2)
Joe Gerbe (1) - 12:04 Second period 8:28 - pp - Tyler Rennette (3)
Brent Kelly (2) - sh - 4:18
Kevin Mitchell (1) - 11:16
Third period No scoring
Chris Madden (3 – 0, 31 saves / 34 shots) Goalie stats Corey Batten (0 – 1, 33 saves / 37 shots)
J.F. Perras (0 saves / 0 shots)
March 27 Guelph Storm 1 – 5 Erie Otters Erie Civic Center Recap  
Lindsay Plunkett (2) - pp - 19:10 First period 12:31 - Andrew Proskurnicki (2)
17:12 - Brad Boyes (1)
No scoring Second period 0:09 - Tyler Rennette (4)
0:21 - Paul Harvey (1)
11:14 - pp - Tyler Rennette (5)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Chris Madden (3 – 1, 23 saves / 28 shots)
Craig Anderson (0 saves / 0 shots)
Goalie stats J.F. Perras (1 – 2, 35 saves / 36 shots)
March 29 Erie Otters 2 – 3 Guelph Storm Guelph Memorial Gardens Recap  
Brad Yeo (1) - 10:59 First period 17:29 - pp - Bob Crummer (2)
Tyler Rennette (6) - pp - 2:38 Second period 5:03 - pp - Bob Crummer (3)
No scoring Third period 13:50 - Eric Beaudoin (2)
J.F. Perras (1 – 3, 42 saves / 45 shots)
Corey Batten (1 save / 1 shot)
Goalie stats Chris Madden (4 – 1, 31 saves / 33 shots)
Guelph wins series 4 – 1


(3) Owen Sound Platers vs. (6) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds[edit]
March 21 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5 – 10 Owen Sound Platers Bayshore Community Centre Recap  
No scoring First period 4:11 - pp - Wes Goldie (1)
5:47 - sh - Dan Snyder (1)
15:42 - Aaron Fransen (1)
Daniel Passero (1) - 8:43
Chad Cavanagh (1) - pp - 15:49
Second period 4:12 - Dave Stephenson (1)
5:48 - Nick Vukovic (1)
6:20 - Adam Mair (1)
16:13 - Peter Campbell (1)
18:18 - Jan Sulc (1)
Paul Ballantyne (1) - 5:38
Cory Pecker (1) - 13:16
Chad Cavanagh (2) - 13:48
Third period 5:27 - pp - Adam Mair (2)
17:21 - pp - Mike Lankshear (1)
Jake McCracken (0 – 1, 35 saves / 42 shots)
Jeremy Elliott (6 saves / 9 shots)
Goalie stats Curtis Sanford (1 – 0, 36 saves / 41 shots)
March 22 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2 – 3 Owen Sound Platers Bayshore Community Centre Recap  
Chad Spurr (1) - pp - 15:41 First period 19:13 - pp - Mike Dombkiewicz (1)
No scoring Second period 6:48 - pp - Chad Woollard (1)
15:05 - pp - Aaron Fransen (2)
Josef Vasicek (1) - 12:45 Third period No scoring
Jason Flick (0 – 1, 25 saves / 28 shots) Goalie stats Curtis Sanford (2 – 0, 37 saves / 39 shots)
March 25 Owen Sound Platers 2 – 6 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Memorial Gardens Recap  
Wes Goldie (2) - pp - 11:31 First period No scoring
Joel Ward (1) - 0:26 Second period 6:37 - Chad Cavanagh (3)
8:15 - Chad Spurr (2)
14:23 - pp - Chad Cavanagh (4)
15:38 - Shawn Snider (1)
16:05 - Josef Vasicek (2)
17:11 - Adam Nittel (1)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Curtis Sanford (2 – 1, 41 saves / 47 shots) Goalie stats Jason Flick (1 – 1, 27 saves / 29 shots)
March 26 Owen Sound Platers 3 – 2 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Memorial Gardens Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Aaron Fransen (3) - pp - 9:04
Dan Snyder (2) - pp - 17:17
Second period No scoring
Peter Campbell (2) - 17:49 Third period 8:43 - pp - Josef Vasicek (3)
15:04 - pp - Chad Spurr (3)
Curtis Sanford (3 – 1, 41 saves / 43 shots) Goalie stats Jason Flick (1 – 2, 33 saves / 36 shots)
March 28 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 – 6 Owen Sound Platers Bayshore Community Centre Recap  
No scoring First period 8:51 - pp - Adam Mair (3)
No scoring Second period 19:45 - pp - Dan Snyder (3)
Tim Zafiris (1) - 9:21
Chad Spurr (4) - pp - 14:40
Chad Cavanagh (5) - pp - 15:03
Tim Zafiris (2) - 16:39
Third period 2:49 - pp - Wes Goldie (3)
7:10 - pp - Dan Snyder (4)
18:22 - Adam Mair (4)
19:34 - en - Dan Snyder (5)
Jason Flick (1 – 3, 35 saves / 40 shots) Goalie stats Curtis Sanford (4 – 1, 26 saves / 30 shots)
Owen Sound wins series 4 – 1


(4) Sarnia Sting vs. (5) London Knights[edit]
March 21 London Knights 3 – 6 Sarnia Sting Sarnia Sports & Entertainment Centre Recap  
No scoring First period 2:25 - Kevin Malcolm (1)
5:53 - pp - Kevin Malcolm (2)
No scoring Second period 12:29 - Robb Palahnuk (1)
13:41 - pp - Ivan Novoseltsev (1)
19:07 - pp - Jeff Heerema (1)
Chris Kelly (1) - 4:05
John Erskine (1) - 9:55
Richard Pitirri (1) - 16:27
Third period 19:32 - en - Ivan Novoseltsev (2)
Gene Chiarello (0 – 1, 25 saves / 30 shots) Goalie stats Curtis Cruickshank (1 – 0, 23 saves / 26 shots)
March 23 Sarnia Sting 4 – 5 London Knights London Ice House Recap  
Jeff Heerema (2) - pp - 8:49
Peter Sarno (1) - pp - 13:54
First period 2:41 - pp - Richard Pitirri (2)
7:50 - pp - Chris Kelly (2)
10:59 - Alex Henry (1)
No scoring Second period 2:57 - John Erskine (2)
19:23 - pp - John Erskine (3)
David Cornacchia (1) - 11:44
Peter Cava (1) - 16:52
Third period No scoring
Curtis Cruickshank (7 saves / 10 shots)
Greg Hewitt (0 – 1, 33 saves / 35 shots)
Goalie stats Gene Chiarello (1 – 1, 34 saves / 38 shots)
March 25 London Knights 2 – 3 2OT Sarnia Sting Sarnia Sports & Entertainment Centre Recap  
Tom Kostopoulos (1) - sh - 5:57 First period 13:13 - pp - Greg Willers (1)
No scoring Second period 12:01 - Jeff Heerema (3)
Richard Pitirri (3) - 18:36 Third period No scoring
No scoring Second overtime period 10:36 - Jeff Zehr (1)
Gene Chiarello (1 – 2, 48 saves / 51 shots) Goalie stats Greg Hewitt (1 – 1, 62 saves / 64 shots)
March 26 Sarnia Sting 3 – 4 OT London Knights London Ice House Recap  
Jeff Zehr (2) - 8:53 First period No scoring
Dusty Jamieson (1) - 6:37
Ryan VanBuskirk (1) - 14:19
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 6:53 - Chris Kelly (3)
8:42 - Jay Legault (1)
15:59 - pp - Tom Kostopoulos (2)
No scoring First overtime period 3:35 - Rico Fata (1)
Greg Hewitt (1 – 2, 63 saves / 67 shots) Goalie stats Gene Chiarello (2 – 2, 35 saves / 38 shots)
March 28 London Knights 4 – 2 Sarnia Sting Sarnia Sports & Entertainment Centre Recap  
Rico Fata (2) - 4:04
Richard Pitirri (4) - 12:53
First period No scoring
Rico Fata (3) - 4:03
Jay Legault (2) - pp - 17:39
Second period 9:50 - pp - Jeff Zehr (3)
No scoring Third period 4:28 - pp - Jeff Heerema (4)
Gene Chiarello (3 – 2, 40 saves / 42 shots) Goalie stats Greg Hewitt (1 – 3, 34 saves / 38 shots)
Curtis Cruickshank (0 saves / 0 shots)
March 30 Sarnia Sting 1 – 4 London Knights London Ice House Recap  
Jeff Heerema (5) - 7:49 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 16:19 - pp - Krys Barch (1)
No scoring Third period 3:22 - pp - Jason Doyle (1)
3:33 - Tom Kostopoulos (3)
18:08 - en - Alex Henry (2)
Greg Hewitt (1 – 4, 39 saves / 42 shots)
Curtis Cruickshank (0 saves / 0 shots)
Goalie stats Gene Chiarello (4 – 2, 30 saves / 31 shots)
London wins series 4 – 2


Conference semifinals[edit]

Eastern conference semifinals[edit]

(1) Barrie Colts vs. (4) Oshawa Generals[edit]
April 4 Oshawa Generals 5 – 4 Barrie Colts Barrie Molson Centre Recap  
Drew Bucktooth (1) - 13:08 First period 1:09 - Mike Christian (2)
4:11 - pp - Mike Christian (3)
Brad Ralph (5) - pp - 7:43
Brian Passmore (2) - 11:52
Second period 14:16 - pp - Daniel Tkaczuk (5)
17:48 - pp - Ryan Barnes (2)
Kevin Colley (4) - 13:04
Kevin Colley (5) - 19:50
Third period No scoring
Tyrone Garner (5 – 1, 38 saves / 42 shots) Goalie stats Ben Vanderklok (0 – 1, 26 saves / 31 shots)
April 6 Barrie Colts 5 – 2 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium Recap  
Andre Lakos (3) - 14:47
Denis Shvidki (3) - 19:33
First period 3:20 - Brent Gauvreau (3)
Mike Christian (4) - pp - 3:37 Second period No scoring
Sheldon Keefe (3) - 4:19
Denis Shvidki (4) - 15:14
Third period 9:08 - pp - Brad Ralph (6)
Ben Vanderklok (1 – 1, 26 saves / 28 shots) Goalie stats Tyrone Garner (5 – 2, 42 saves / 47 shots)
April 8 Oshawa Generals 1 – 8 Barrie Colts Barrie Molson Centre Recap  
Brent Gauvreau (4) - pp - 13:47 First period 11:18 - pp - Denis Shvidki (5)
11:41 - pp - Martin Skoula (3)
12:54 - pp - Sheldon Keefe (4)
No scoring Second period 8:45 - pp - Denis Shvidki (6)
No scoring Third period 6:32 - Tim Verbeek (2)
13:21 - pp - Sheldon Keefe (5)
15:51 - pp - Mike Jefferson (2)
19:27 - Tim Verbeek (3)
Tyrone Garner (5 – 3, 40 saves / 46 shots)
Derek Dolson (3 saves / 5 shots)
Goalie stats Ben Vanderklok (2 – 1, 19 saves / 20 shots)
April 9 Barrie Colts 4 – 1 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium Recap  
Mike Jefferson (3) - pp - 14:10 First period 11:26 - pp - Brent Gauvreau (5)
Denis Shvidki (7) - pp - 13:05 Second period No scoring
Chris Feil (1) - 3:59
Daniel Tkaczuk (6) - 4:36
Third period No scoring
Ben Vanderklok (3 – 1, 27 saves / 28 shots) Goalie stats Tyrone Garner (5 – 4, 42 saves / 46 shots)
April 11 Oshawa Generals 5 – 4 OT Barrie Colts Barrie Molson Centre Recap  
Brandon Cullen (2) - 5:36
Jim Baxter (2) - pp - 13:28
First period 15:53 - pp - Mike Jefferson (4)
Brian Passmore (3) - 10:40 Second period 18:52 - pp - Joel Dezainde (2)
19:05 - Daniel Tkaczuk (7)
Kevin Colley (6) - 17:20 Third period 11:35 - Nick Smith (3)
Jim Baxter (3) - 8:29 First overtime period No scoring
Tyrone Garner (6 – 4, 48 saves / 52 shots) Goalie stats Ben Vanderklok (3 – 2, 34 saves / 39 shots)
April 13 Barrie Colts 2 – 4 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium Recap  
No scoring First period 4:35 - pp - Brent Gauvreau (6)
15:12 - sh - Brad Ralph (7)
Mike Jefferson (5) - pp - 8:05
Shawn Cation (1) - pp - 11:19
Second period 1:54 - Andrew Peters (1)
8:18 - pp - Derrell Upton (4)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Ben Vanderklok (3 – 3, 38 saves / 42 shots) Goalie stats Tyrone Garner (7 – 4, 36 saves / 38 shots)
April 15 Oshawa Generals 5 – 3 Barrie Colts Barrie Molson Centre Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Brent Gauvreau (7) - pp - 2:45
Brent Gauvreau (8) - 10:21
Kevin Colley (7) - pp - 15:20
Ilya Demidov (2) - 16:13
Second period No scoring
Brian Passmore (4) - sh - 5:31 Third period 0:42 - Mike Christian (5)
11:22 - Tim Verbeek (4)
12:29 - Mike Jefferson (6)
Tyrone Garner (8 – 4, 33 saves / 36 shots) Goalie stats Ben Vanderklok (3 – 4, 23 saves / 28 shots)
Oshawa wins series 4 – 3


(2) Ottawa 67's vs. (3) Belleville Bulls[edit]
April 2 Belleville Bulls 5 – 6 2OT Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre Recap  
Kris Newbury (2) - 11:40 First period 3:39 - Mark Bell (3)
7:21 - pp - Matt Zultek (4)
Kevin Baker (6) - pp - 13:49
Glenn Crawford (6) - 16:10
Second period 18:53 - pp - Matt Zultek (5)
Ryan Ready (4) - 18:03
Kevin Baker (7) - 18:59
Third period 5:56 - Mark Bell (4)
8:30 - Joe Talbot (1)
No scoring Second overtime period 16:00 - Mark Bell (5)
Cory Campbell (4 – 1, 51 saves / 57 shots) Goalie stats Seamus Kotyk (3 – 0, 45 saves / 50 shots)
April 3 Ottawa 67's 2 – 5 Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 3:14 - Justin Papineau (4)
3:35 - Jason Lawmaster (4)
13:31 - Mike Renzi (1)
Jonathan Zion (2) - 13:28
Matt Zultek (6) - pp - 15:58
Second period 17:39 - Jonathan Cheechoo (5)
No scoring Third period 10:38 - Derek Campbell (1)
Levente Szuper (2 – 1, 42 saves / 47 shots) Goalie stats Cory Campbell (5 – 1, 32 saves / 34 shots)
April 6 Belleville Bulls 3 – 1 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre Recap  
Kevin Baker (8) - pp - 19:00 First period No scoring
Mike Renzi (2) - 14:01 Second period 19:52 - pp - Mark Bell (6)
Randy Rowe (4) - 17:34 Third period No scoring
Cory Campbell (6 – 1, 37 saves / 38 shots) Goalie stats Seamus Kotyk (3 – 1, 23 saves / 26 shots)
April 7 Ottawa 67's 4 – 5 OT Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena Recap  
Dan Tudin (2) - 13:28 First period 14:01 - Jason Lawmaster (5)
No scoring Second period 5:21 - Branko Radivojevic (2)
Nick Boynton (1) - pp - 1:17
Joe Talbot (2) - 10:53
Ian Jacobs (1) - 11:07
Third period 9:49 - Ryan Ready (5)
19:52 - Kevin Baker (9)
No scoring First overtime period 1:19 - Glenn Crawford (7)
Levente Szuper (2 – 2, 31 saves / 36 shots) Goalie stats Cory Campbell (7 – 1, 28 saves / 32 shots)
April 9 Belleville Bulls 3 – 2 OT Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 11:34 - sh - Brian Campbell (2)
Randy Rowe (5) - 11:21
Ryan Ready (6) - pp - 15:42
Third period 1:16 - pp - Dan Tudin (3)
Ryan Ready (7) - 2:03 First overtime period No scoring
Cory Campbell (8 – 1, 26 saves / 28 shots) Goalie stats Seamus Kotyk (3 – 2, 27 saves / 30 shots)
Belleville wins series 4 – 1


Western conference semifinals[edit]

(1) Plymouth Whalers vs. (5) London Knights[edit]
April 3 London Knights 3 – 2 OT Plymouth Whalers Compuware Sports Arena Recap  
Jason Doyle (2) - pp - 3:04
Richard Pitirri (5) - sh - 3:46
First period 7:13 - Harold Druken (7)
No scoring Second period 6:58 - Adam Colagiacomo (4)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Krys Barch (2) - 0:34 First overtime period No scoring
Gene Chiarello (5 – 2, 37 saves / 39 shots) Goalie stats Robert Holsinger (3 – 1, 27 saves / 30 shots)
April 5 Plymouth Whalers 2 – 3 OT London Knights London Ice House Recap  
No scoring First period 0:44 - pp - Tom Kostopoulos (4)
8:27 - pp - Tom Kostopoulos (5)
Eric Gooldy (2) - pp - 12:01 Second period No scoring
Damian Surma (3) - 14:06 Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 0:53 - Tom Kostopoulos (6)
Robert Holsinger (3 – 2, 35 saves / 38 shots) Goalie stats Gene Chiarello (6 – 2, 41 saves / 43 shots)
April 7 London Knights 3 – 7 Plymouth Whalers Compuware Sports Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 12:23 - Randy Fitzgerald (3)
13:07 - Harold Druken (8)
Krys Barch (3) - 2:38
Joel Scherban (1) - 11:34
Second period 3:08 - Harold Druken (9)
5:33 - Julian Smith (1)
Richard Pitirri (6) - 5:22 Third period 16:39 - Adam Colagiacomo (5)
19:06 - en - Adam Colagiacomo (6)
19:41 - Jason Ward (2)
Gene Chiarello (6 – 3, 41 saves / 47 shots) Goalie stats Robert Holsinger (4 – 2, 25 saves / 28 shots)
April 9 Plymouth Whalers 5 – 4 OT London Knights London Ice House Recap  
Jason Ward (3) - pp - 14:21 First period 16:57 - Rico Fata (4)
Eric Gooldy (3) - 6:39
Julian Smith (2) - 7:09
David Legwand (2) - 18:56
Second period 1:55 - Tom Kostopoulos (7)
No scoring Third period 5:25 - Jay Legault (3)
10:43 - Tom Kostopoulos (8)
Nikos Tselios (4) - pp - 6:05 First overtime period No scoring
Robert Holsinger (5 – 2, 45 saves / 49 shots) Goalie stats Gene Chiarello (6 – 4, 43 saves / 48 shots)
April 10 London Knights 4 – 5 Plymouth Whalers Compuware Sports Arena Recap  
Krys Barch (4) - 11:01 First period 8:24 - pp - Paul Mara (2)
8:48 - Jason Ward (4)
Krys Barch (5) - 4:35
Jason Doyle (3) - pp - 19:57
Second period 1:39 - Paul Mara (3)
3:32 - pp - David Legwand (3)
17:39 - pp - Jason Ward (5)
Rico Fata (5) - pp - 11:47 Third period No scoring
Gene Chiarello (6 – 5, 41 saves / 46 shots) Goalie stats Robert Holsinger (6 – 2, 28 saves / 32 shots)
April 13 Plymouth Whalers 2 – 8 London Knights London Ice House Recap  
No scoring First period 3:08 - pp - Chris Kelly (4)
Paul Mara (4) - 8:37 Second period 3:58 - Jason Metcalfe (1)
5:45 - pp - Rico Fata (6)
14:50 - pp - John Erskine (4)
Tomek Valtonen (1) - 17:40 Third period 8:02 - pp - Mike Mazzuca (1)
9:55 - Tom Kostopoulos (9)
10:20 - Peter Reynolds (1)
16:12 - Mike Mazzuca (2)
Robert Holsinger (6 – 3, 22 saves / 26 shots)
Rob Zepp (12 saves / 16 shots)
Goalie stats Gene Chiarello (7 – 5, 24 saves / 26 shots)
April 15 London Knights 10 – 3 Plymouth Whalers Compuware Sports Arena Recap  
Tom Kostopoulos (10) - 0:29
Jay Legault (4) - 5:18
Richard Pitirri (7) - 6:12
First period 1:07 - Paul Mara (5)
Krys Barch (6) - 1:23
Adam Saffer (1) - 3:32
Joel Scherban (2) - 9:53
Dan Jancevski (1) - 18:38
Second period 4:36 - Jamie Lalonde (1)
Richard Pitirri (8) - 1:53
Tom Kostopoulos (11) - 7:08
Rico Fata (7) - 14:44
Third period 4:01 - Jason Ward (6)
Gene Chiarello (8 – 5, 42 saves / 45 shots) Goalie stats Robert Holsinger (6 – 4, 24 saves / 31 shots)
Rob Zepp (6 saves / 9 shots)
London wins series 4 – 3


(2) Guelph Storm vs. (3) Owen Sound Platers[edit]
April 1 Owen Sound Platers 5 – 6 Guelph Storm Guelph Memorial Gardens Recap  
Peter Campbell (3) - pp - 4:10
Wes Goldie (4) - sh - 9:25
Jan Sulc (2) - 19:18
First period 12:14 - Brent Kelly (3)
Chad Woollard (2) - pp - 12:30 Second period 3:55 - pp - Bob Crummer (4)
9:43 - Kent McDonell (1)
Adam Campbell (1) - 2:17 Third period 1:33 - pp - Eric Beaudoin (3)
14:26 - Kevin Dallman (1)
16:47 - Kent McDonell (2)
Curtis Sanford (4 – 2, 35 saves / 41 shots) Goalie stats Chris Madden (5 – 1, 38 saves / 43 shots)
April 3 Guelph Storm 4 – 8 Owen Sound Platers Bayshore Community Centre Recap  
No scoring First period 2:58 - pp - Aaron Fransen (4)
5:54 - Mike Lankshear (2)
6:12 - Peter Campbell (4)
Kevin Mitchell (2) - 5:16
Joe Gerbe (2) - 15:01
Lindsay Plunkett (3) - 17:28
Second period 6:49 - Adam Campbell (2)
13:34 - Wes Goldie (5)
15:52 - Adam Mair (5)
Kevin Mitchell (3) - pp - 3:56 Third period 12:49 - pp - Peter Campbell (5)
13:45 - D.J. Maracle (1)
Chris Madden (6 saves / 9 shots)
Craig Anderson (0 – 1, 32 saves / 37 shots)
Goalie stats Curtis Sanford (5 – 2, 34 saves / 38 shots)
April 5 Owen Sound Platers 4 – 3 Guelph Storm Guelph Memorial Gardens Recap  
Wes Goldie (6) - 5:06
Adam Mair (6) - pp - 10:45
First period 3:05 - Charlie Stephens (1)
No scoring Second period 4:20 - Bob Crummer (5)
12:08 - pp - Lindsay Plunkett (4)
Peter Campbell (6) - 7:27
Dave Stephenson (2) - 8:49
Third period No scoring
Curtis Sanford (6 – 2, 42 saves / 45 shots) Goalie stats Chris Madden (5 – 2, 36 saves / 40 shots)
April 7 Guelph Storm 3 – 4 Owen Sound Platers Bayshore Community Centre Recap  
No scoring First period 6:47 - pp - Peter Campbell (7)
Kent McDonell (3) - 8:57
Kent McDonell (4) - pp - 10:34
Joe Gerbe (3) - 11:49
Second period 13:07 - pp - Dan Snyder (6)
17:50 - Mike Lankshear (3)
18:22 - Jan Sulc (3)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Craig Anderson (0 – 2, 40 saves / 44 shots) Goalie stats Curtis Sanford (7 – 2, 32 saves / 35 shots)
April 9 Owen Sound Platers 1 – 4 Guelph Storm Guelph Memorial Gardens Recap  
No scoring First period 10:03 - Eric Beaudoin (4)
15:26 - Darryl Knight (2)
No scoring Second period 4:32 - pp - Charlie Stephens (2)
Adam Mair (7) - pp - 4:53 Third period 12:36 - Joe Gerbe (4)
Curtis Sanford (7 – 3, 33 saves / 37 shots) Goalie stats Chris Madden (6 – 2, 40 saves / 41 shots)
April 11 Guelph Storm 3 – 6 Owen Sound Platers Bayshore Community Centre Recap  
Charlie Stephens (3) - 7:32 First period No scoring
Eric Beaudoin (5) - 4:03
Joe Gerbe (5) - 13:24
Second period 9:07 - Randy Davidson (1)
14:35 - Mike Dombkiewicz (2)
17:01 - Dan Snyder (7)
No scoring Third period 1:54 - Joel Ward (2)
8:30 - Adan Mair (8)
19:36 - en - sh - Jan Sulc (4)
Chris Madden (6 – 3, 45 saves / 50 shots) Goalie stats Curtis Sanford (8 – 3, 44 saves / 47 shots)
Owen Sound wins series 4 – 2


Conference finals[edit]

Eastern conference finals[edit]

(3) Belleville Bulls vs. (4) Oshawa Generals[edit]
April 16 Oshawa Generals 1 – 8 Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 4:36 - Justin Papineau (5)
14:37 - sh - Justin Papineau (6)
19:31 - Kevin Baker (10)
Jim Baxter (4) - pp - 14:49 Second period 18:53 - Justin Papineau (7)
No scoring Third period 13:04 - pp - Derek Campbell (2)
15:38 - Branko Radivojevic (3)
16:43 - Glenn Crawford (8)
18:13 - Kevin Baker (11)
Tyrone Garner (8 – 5, 36 saves / 44 shots) Goalie stats Cory Campbell (9 – 1, 23 saves / 24 shots)
April 18 Belleville Bulls 4 – 6 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium Recap  
Nathan Robinson (2) - 5:01
Justin Papineau (8) - pp - 13:07
First period 16:48 - pp - Andrew Peters (2)
Kris Newbury (3) - 15:38 Second period 1:29 - Jeff MacMillan (3)
6:04 - pp - Brian Passmore (5)
6:13 - Brian Passmore (6)
Kelly Paddon (1) - pp - 13:28 Third period 9:57 - pp - Brandon Coalter (3)
15:28 - pp - Brent Gauvreau (9)
Cory Campbell (9 – 2, 34 saves / 40 shots) Goalie stats Tyrone Garner (9 – 5, 36 saves / 40 shots)
April 20 Oshawa Generals 2 – 4 Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena Recap  
John Kozoriz (4) - 11:06 First period 2:06 - Kris Newbury (4)
11:40 - pp - Ryan Ready (8)
Derrell Upton (5) - 19:11 Second period 1:46 - Nathan Robinson (3)
No scoring Third period 8:57 - Glenn Crawford (9)
Tyrone Garner (9 – 6, 43 saves / 47 shots) Goalie stats Cory Campbell (10 – 2, 23 saves / 25 shots)
April 21 Belleville Bulls 6 – 4 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium Recap  
Derek Campbell (3) - 7:50
Branko Radivojevic (4) - 19:14
First period 0:49 - Brandon Coalter (4)
Justin Papineau (9) - pp - 8:29 Second period 9:43 - Kevin Colley (8)
17:43 - John Kozoriz (5)
Derek Campbell (4) - 0:37
Derek Campbell (5) - 12:51
Justin Papineau (10) - en - 19:22
Third period 19:05 - Brad Ralph (8)
Cory Campbell (11 – 2, 33 saves / 37 shots) Goalie stats Tyrone Garner (9 – 7, 26 saves / 31 shots)
April 23 Oshawa Generals 2 – 8 Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena Recap  
Derrell Upton (6) - sh - 10:13 First period 9:11 - pp - Justin Papineau (11)
Brent Gauvreau (10) - 15:42 Second period 4:48 - pp - Mike Renzi (3)
7:37 - Justin Papineau (12)
11:29 - pp - Jonathan Cheechoo (6)
No scoring Third period 3:34 - pp - Branko Radivojevic (5)
6:49 - pp - Justin Papineau (13)
19:10 - pp - Mike Renzi (4)
19:57 - Kelly Paddon (2)
Tyrone Garner (9 – 8, 39 saves / 47 shots) Goalie stats Cory Campbell (12 – 2, 30 saves / 32 shots)
Belleville wins series 4 – 1


Western conference finals[edit]

(3) Owen Sound Platers vs. (5) London Knights[edit]
April 18 Owen Sound Platers 0 – 3 London Knights London Ice House Recap  
No scoring First period 6:06 - Tom Kostopoulos (12)
9:59 - Peter Reynolds (2)
No scoring Second period 2:16 - Krys Barch (7)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Curtis Sanford (8 – 4, 47 saves / 50 shots) Goalie stats Gene Chiarello (9 – 5, 33 saves / 33 shots)
April 20 London Knights 2 – 3 Owen Sound Platers Bayshore Community Centre Recap  
Joel Scherban (3) - 2:04 First period 8:12 - pp - Wes Goldie (7)
Richard Pitirri (9) - 10:41 Second period 4:29 - pp - Wes Goldie (8)
No scoring Third period 6:17 - pp - Wes Goldie (9)
Gene Chiarello (9 – 6, 51 saves / 54 shots) Goalie stats Curtis Sanford (9 – 4, 44 saves / 46 shots)
April 22 London Knights 3 – 1 Owen Sound Platers Bayshore Community Centre Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Rico Fata (8) - pp - 14:32
Jason Doyle (4) - pp - 18:00
Second period 10:21 - pp - Adam Mair (9)
Richard Pitirri (10) - 3:29 Third period No scoring
Gene Chiarello (10 – 6, 40 saves / 41 shots) Goalie stats Curtis Sanford (9 – 5, 34 saves / 37 shots)
April 23 Owen Sound Platers 3 – 4 London Knights London Ice House Recap  
No scoring First period 9:47 - Jay Legault (5)
Adam Mair (10) - pp - 2:05
Wes Goldie (10) - 3:00
Peter Campbell (8) - 4:16
Second period 13:02 - pp - Alex Henry (3)
16:30 - Chris Kelly (5)
No scoring Third period 5:36 - Jason Doyle (5)
Curtis Sanford (9 – 6, 50 saves / 54 shots) Goalie stats Gene Chiarello (11 – 6, 38 saves / 41 shots)
April 25 London Knights 4 – 3 Owen Sound Platers Bayshore Community Centre Recap  
Mike Mazzuca (3) - 1:14
Tom Kostopoulos (13) - 3:45
First period No scoring
Joel Scherban (4) - 1:39 Second period 5:02 - Mike Dombkiewicz (3)
11:43 - Dan Snyder (8)
Joel Scherban (5) - 1:14 Third period 8:08 - pp - Wes Goldie (11)
Gene Chiarello (12 – 6, 26 saves / 29 shots) Goalie stats Curtis Sanford (9 – 7, 43 saves / 47 shots)
London wins series 4 – 1


OHL finals[edit]

J. Ross Robertson cup finals[edit]

(E3) Belleville Bulls vs. (W5) London Knights[edit]
April 29 London Knights 5 – 4 OT Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena Recap  
Krys Barch (8) - pp - 12:21 First period 9:38 - Justin Papineau (14)
17:16 - Glenn Crawford (10)
Tom Kostopoulos (14) - 3:08 Second period 9:47 - pp - Kevin Baker (12)
Tyler Durham (1) - 5:58
Krys Barch (9) - 11:49
Third period 7:13 - Kelly Paddon (3)
Adam Saffer (2) - 8:17 First overtime period No scoring
Gene Chiarello (13 – 6, 44 saves / 48 shots) Goalie stats Cory Campbell (12 – 3, 35 saves / 40 shots)
May 1 Belleville Bulls 6 – 3 London Knights London Ice House Recap  
Ryan Ready (9) - pp - 4:26
Justin Papineau (15) - pp - 9:13
First period No scoring
Randy Rowe (6) - pp - 0:47
Nathan Robinson (4) - 15:54
Second period No scoring
Glenn Crawford (11) - 1:01
Justin Papineau (16) - 2:27
Third period 0:30 - pp - Jay Legault (6)
8:18 - pp - Jason Doyle (6)
11:10 - Chris Kelly (6)
Cory Campbell (13 – 3, 36 saves / 39 shots) Goalie stats Gene Chiarello (13 – 7, 44 saves / 50 shots)
May 3 London Knights 3 – 5 Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 17:46 - Mike Renzi (5)
John Erskine (5) - 17:33 Second period No scoring
Richard Pitirri (11) - 17:59
Tom Kostopoulos (15) - sh - 19:30
Third period 4:56 - Jonathan Cheechoo (7)
7:04 - pp - Jonathan Cheechoo (8)
9:37 - pp - Randy Rowe (7)
19:59 - Justin Papineau (17)
Gene Chiarello (13 – 8, 43 saves / 48 shots) Goalie stats Cory Campbell (14 – 3, 30 saves / 33 shots)
May 5 Belleville Bulls 6 – 1 London Knights London Ice House Recap  
Branko Radivojevic (6) - 1:25
Derek Campbell (6) - 3:00
Justin Papineau (18) - 8:21
Chris Stanley (1) - pp - 11:28
First period 15:42 - pp - Tom Kostopoulos (16)
Justin Papineau (19) - sh - 12:44
Randy Rowe (8) - 16:38
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Cory Campbell (15 – 3, 32 saves / 33 shots) Goalie stats Gene Chiarello (13 – 9, 38 saves / 44 shots)
May 7 London Knights 6 – 4 Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena Recap  
Tom Kostopoulos (17) - 18:55 First period 3:54 - sh - Randy Rowe (9)
Richard Pitirri (12) - 7:05 Second period 19:34 - pp - Jonathan Cheechoo (9)
Tom Kostopoulos (18) - pp - 6:59
Jason Doyle (7) - 7:35
Chris Kelly (7) - pp - 9:24
Rico Fata (9) - 9:32
Third period 11:32 - pp - Jonathan Cheechoo (10)
16:25 - Glenn Crawford (12)
Gene Chiarello (14 – 9, 26 saves / 30 shots) Goalie stats Cory Campbell (15 – 4, 29 saves / 35 shots)
May 9 Belleville Bulls 1 – 5 London Knights London Ice House Recap  
No scoring First period 5:27 - Tom Kostopoulos (19)
Justin Papineau (20) - pp - 16:22 Second period 9:58 - pp - Rico Fata (10)
18:09 - pp - Jay Legault (7)
No scoring Third period 14:16 - Jay Legault (8)
16:11 - pp - Chris Kelly (8)
Cory Campbell (15 – 5, 37 saves / 42 shots) Goalie stats Gene Chiarello (15 – 9, 29 saves / 30 shots)
May 11 London Knights 2 – 9 Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena Recap  
Chris Kelly (9) - 17:40 First period 7:47 - Glenn Crawford (13)
10:23 - pp - Branko Radivojevic (7)
12:28 - Jonathan Cheechoo (11)
16:02 - Justin Papineau (21)
Mike Mazzuca (4) - 13:28 Second period 0:23 - Jonathan Cheechoo (12)
12:20 - Jonathan Cheechoo (13)
14:45 - Jonathan Cheechoo (14)
No scoring Third period 3:49 - pp - Ryan Ready (10)
10:12 - Jonathan Cheechoo (15)
Gene Chiarello (15 – 10, 48 saves / 57 shots) Goalie stats Cory Campbell (16 – 5, 30 saves / 32 shots)
Belleville wins series 4 – 3


J. Ross Robertson Cup Champions Roster[edit]

1998-99 Belleville Bulls[3]
Goaltenders

Defencemen

Wingers

Centres

Playoff scoring leaders[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes [4]

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Justin Papineau Belleville Bulls 21 21 30 51 20
Ryan Ready Belleville Bulls 21 10 28 38 22
Tom Kostopoulos London Knights 25 19 16 35 32
Richard Pitirri London Knights 25 12 22 34 24
Jonathan Cheechoo Belleville Bulls 21 15 15 30 27
Krys Barch London Knights 25 9 17 26 15
Chris Kelly London Knights 25 9 17 26 22
Jay Legault London Knights 25 8 18 26 40
Mike Dombkiewicz Owen Sound Platers 16 3 22 25 22
Glenn Crawford Belleville Bulls 21 13 11 24 22

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 [5]

Player Team GP Mins W L GA SO Sv% GAA
Seamus Kotyk Ottawa 67's 5 338 3 2 13 0 0.912 2.31
J.F. Perras Erie Otters 5 245 1 3 11 0 0.937 2.69
Levente Szuper Ottawa 67's 4 241 2 2 11 1 0.924 2.73
Brian Finley Barrie Colts 5 324 4 1 15 0 0.917 2.78
Greg Hewitt Sarnia Sting 5 323 1 4 15 0 0.939 2.79

All-Star teams[edit]

First team[edit]

Second team[edit]

Third team[edit]

Awards[edit]

J. Ross Robertson Cup: Belleville Bulls
Hamilton Spectator Trophy: Plymouth Whalers
Bobby Orr Trophy: Belleville Bulls
Wayne Gretzky Trophy: London Knights
Leyden Trophy: Ottawa 67's
Emms Trophy: Barrie Colts
Holody Trophy: Guelph Storm
Bumbacco Trophy: Plymouth Whalers
Red Tilson Trophy: Brian Campbell, Ottawa 67's
Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy: Peter Sarno, Sarnia Sting
Matt Leyden Trophy: Peter DeBoer, Plymouth Whalers
Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy: Norm Milley, Sudbury Wolves
Max Kaminsky Trophy: Brian Campbell, Ottawa 67's
OHL Goaltender of the Year: Brian Finley, Barrie Colts
Jack Ferguson Award: Jason Spezza, Mississauga IceDogs
Dave Pinkney Trophy: Robert Holsinger and Rob Zepp, Plymouth Whalers
OHL Executive of the Year: Jeff Hunt, Ottawa 67's
Emms Family Award: Sheldon Keefe, Barrie Colts
F.W. 'Dinty' Moore Trophy: Levente Szuper, Ottawa 67's
OHL Humanitarian of the Year: Ryan McKie, Sudbury Wolves
William Hanley Trophy: Brian Campbell, Ottawa 67's
Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy: Ryan Ready, Belleville Bulls
Bobby Smith Trophy: Rob Zepp, Plymouth Whalers
Wayne Gretzky 99 Award: Justin Papineau, Belleville Bulls

1999 OHL Priority Selection[edit]

On June 5, 1999, the OHL conducted the 1999 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection at the Brampton Centre for Sports & Entertainment in Brampton, Ontario. The Mississauga IceDogs held the first overall pick in the draft, and selected Jason Spezza from the Brampton Battalion. Spezza was awarded the Jack Ferguson Award, awarded to the top pick in the draft.

Below are the players who were selected in the first round of the 1999 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection. [6]

# Player Nationality OHL Team Hometown Minor Team
1 Jason Spezza (C) Canada Canada Mississauga IceDogs Brampton, Ontario Brampton Battalion
2 Jay McClement (C) Canada Canada Brampton Battalion Kingston, Ontario Kingston Voyageurs
3 Jeffrey Doyle (RW) Canada Canada Toronto St. Michael's Majors King City, Ontario Vaughan Kings
4 Steve Eminger (D) Canada Canada Kitchener Rangers Woodbridge, Ontario Bramalea Blues
5 Cory Stillman (C) Canada Canada Kingston Frontenacs Lindsay, Ontario Lindsay Muskies
6 Chris Thorburn (RW) Canada Canada North Bay Centennials Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Elliot Lake Ice
7 Tim Gleason (D) United States United States Windsor Spitfires Clawson, Michigan Leamington Flyers
8 Miguel Beaudry (G) Canada Canada Sudbury Wolves Verner, Ontario Collingwood Blackhawks
9 Scott Rozendal (LW) Canada Canada Erie Otters Listowel, Ontario Collingwood Blackhawks
10 Trevor Daley (D) Canada Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Toronto, Ontario Vaughan Vipers
11 Matthew Albiani (C) Canada Canada London Knights Sudbury, Ontario Sudbury Wolves Bantam
12 Jason Penner (LW) Canada Canada Sarnia Sting Leamington, Ontario Leamington Flyers
13 Ryan Ramsay (C) Canada Canada Peterborough Petes Ajax, Ontario Ajax Attack
14 Greg Jacina (LW) Canada Canada Owen Sound Platers Guelph, Ontario Orangeville Crushers
15 Nick Lees (C) Canada Canada Oshawa Generals Peterborough, Ontario Peterborough Petes Bantam
16 Kyle Wellwood (C/RW) Canada Canada Belleville Bulls Windsor, Ontario Tecumseh Chiefs
17 Colt King (LW) Canada Canada Guelph Storm Thunder Bay, Ontario St. Thomas Stars
18 Brendan Bell (D) Canada Canada Ottawa 67's Ottawa, Ontario Ottawa Jr. Senators
19 Erik Reitz (D) United States United States Barrie Colts Plymouth, Michigan Leamington Flyers
20 Stephen Weiss (C) Canada Canada Plymouth Whalers Markham, Ontario North York Rangers

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1997–98 OHL season
OHL seasons Succeeded by
1999–2000 OHL season