1999–2000 OHL season

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The 1999–2000 OHL season was the 20th season of the Ontario Hockey League. The season was the first to award a point for an overtime loss. Twenty teams each played 68 games. The Barrie Colts won the J. Ross Robertson Cup, defeating the Plymouth Whalers.

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 OTL PTS GF GA
1 z-Barrie Colts Central 68 43 18 6 1 93 306 212
2 y-Ottawa 67's East 68 43 20 4 1 91 269 189
3 x-Belleville Bulls East 68 44 22 2 0 90 319 227
4 x-Sudbury Wolves Central 68 39 23 5 1 84 262 221
5 x-Kingston Frontenacs East 68 38 22 5 3 84 258 245
6 x-Peterborough Petes East 68 34 26 7 1 76 242 219
7 x-Oshawa Generals East 68 32 30 4 2 70 227 224
8 x-North Bay Centennials Central 68 24 35 6 3 57 214 253
9 Toronto St. Michael's Majors Central 68 18 44 2 4 42 203 281
10 Mississauga IceDogs Central 68 9 56 1 2 21 160 346

Western conference[edit]

Rank Team DIV GP W L T OTL PTS GF GA
1 z-Plymouth Whalers West 68 45 18 4 1 95 256 172
2 y-Erie Otters Midwest 68 33 28 4 3 73 224 229
3 x-Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds West 68 37 20 6 5 85 270 217
4 x-Sarnia Sting West 68 33 27 8 0 74 211 189
5 x-Windsor Spitfires West 68 35 30 2 1 73 213 231
6 x-Kitchener Rangers Midwest 68 28 30 6 4 66 229 256
7 x-Brampton Battalion Midwest 68 25 28 11 4 65 213 226
8 x-Guelph Storm Midwest 68 29 34 4 1 63 250 256
9 London Knights West 68 22 36 7 3 54 186 250
10 Owen Sound Platers Midwest 68 21 35 6 6 54 237 292

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Sheldon Keefe Barrie Colts 66 48 73 121 95
Norm Milley Sudbury Wolves 68 52 60 112 47
Jason Jaspers Sudbury Wolves 68 46 61 107 107
Denis Shvidki Barrie Colts 61 41 65 106 55
Michael Zigomanis Kingston Frontenacs 59 40 54 94 49
Jonathan Cheechoo Belleville Bulls 66 45 46 91 102
Raffi Torres Brampton Battalion 68 43 48 91 40
Taylor Pyatt Sudbury Wolves 68 40 49 89 98
Jonathan Schill Kingston Frontenacs 65 39 48 87 79
Mike Jefferson Barrie Colts 58 34 53 87 203
Brent Gauvreau Oshawa Generals 59 34 53 87 74
Derek Roy Kitchener Rangers 66 34 53 87 44

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 OTL GA SO Sv% GAA
Rob Zepp Plymouth Whalers 53 3006 36 11 3 0 119 3 0.912 2.38
Greg Hewitt Sarnia Sting 52 3063 24 20 7 0 129 3 0.924 2.53
Levente Szuper Ottawa 67's 53 2863 31 14 2 1 122 4 0.924 2.56
Joey MacDonald Peterborough Petes 48 2641 20 14 6 1 125 2 0.918 2.84
Derek Dolson Oshawa Generals 40 2259 19 18 2 0 111 2 0.917 2.95

Playoffs[edit]

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

Conference quarterfinals[edit]

Eastern conference quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Barrie Colts vs. (8) North Bay Centennials[edit]
March 26 North Bay Centennials 1 – 2 OT Barrie Colts Barrie Molson Centre Recap  
Mike Cirillo (1) - 8:57 First period 12:04 - pp - Michael Henrich (1)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 8:08 - Blaine Down (1)
Alex Auld (0 – 1, 52 saves / 54 shots) Goalie stats Brian Finley (1 – 0, 24 saves / 25 shots)
March 28 Barrie Colts 1 – 3 North Bay Centennials North Bay Memorial Gardens Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Denis Shvidki (1) - 13:51 Second period 5:25 - pp - Scott Cameron (1)
11:36 - Jonas Andersson (1)
15:12 - Mike Cirillo (2)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Brian Finley (1 – 1, 25 saves / 28 shots) Goalie stats Alex Auld (1 – 1, 51 saves / 52 shots)
March 30 North Bay Centennials 2 – 3 OT Barrie Colts Barrie Molson Centre Recap  
No scoring First period 15:51 - pp - Michael Henrich (2)
Mike Cirillo (3) - 2:52
Scott Cameron (2) - pp - 6:33
Second period 8:35 - pp - Michael Henrich (3)
No scoring Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 4:12 - Michael Henrich (4)
Alex Auld (1 – 2, 41 saves / 44 shots) Goalie stats Brian Finley (6 saves / 8 shots)
Mike D'Alessandro (1 – 0, 13 saves / 13 shots)
April 1 Barrie Colts 2 – 1 OT North Bay Centennials North Bay Memorial Gardens Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Matthew Dzieduszycki (1) - pp - 4:50 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 6:06 - pp - Jonas Andersson (2)
Mike Henderson (1) - 2:19 First overtime period No scoring
Mike D'Alessandro (2 – 0, 26 saves / 27 shots) Goalie stats Alex Auld (1 – 3, 34 saves / 36 shots)
April 2 North Bay Centennials 3 – 1 Barrie Colts Barrie Molson Centre Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Scott Cameron (3) - 10:38
Mike Cirillo (4) - 12:42
Second period No scoring
Mike Cirillo (5) - en - 19:36 Third period 4:19 - Mike Henderson (2)
Alex Auld (2 – 3, 30 saves / 31 shots) Goalie stats Mike D'Alessandro (2 – 1, 32 saves / 34 shots)
April 4 Barrie Colts 3 – 2 North Bay Centennials North Bay Memorial Gardens Recap  
Scott Cation (1) - pp - 4:42 First period 0:39 - pp - Peter Reynolds (1)
Tim Branham (1) - 1:28 Second period No scoring
14:56 - Mike Dzieduszycki (2) Third period Mike Cirillo (6) - 4:46
Brian Finley (2 – 1, 34 saves / 36 shots) Goalie stats Alex Auld (2 – 4, 34 saves / 37 shots)
Barrie wins series 4 – 2


(2) Ottawa 67's vs. (7) Oshawa Generals[edit]
March 28 Oshawa Generals 2 – 3 2OT Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre Recap  
Greg Willers (1) - pp - 15:54 First period 13:52 - pp - Jonathan Zion (1)
Vladimir Repnev (1) - pp - 9:24 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 14:44 - Matt Zultek (1)
No scoring Second overtime period 11:46 - Lance Galbraith (1)
Derek Dolson (0 – 1, 45 saves / 48 shots) Goalie stats Levente Szuper (1 – 0, 53 saves / 55 shots)
March 30 Ottawa 67's 3 – 2 OT Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Kevin Malcolm (1) - 2:39 Second period 10:06 - Nick Lees (1)
Jonathan Zion (2) - pp - 11:09 Third period 13:10 - Nick Lees (2)
Miguel Delisle (1) - 0:16 First overtime period No scoring
Levente Szuper (2 – 0, 41 saves / 43 shots) Goalie stats Derek Dolson (0 – 2, 27 saves / 30 shots)
March 31 Oshawa Generals 6 – 5 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre Recap  
Greg Willers (2) - pp' - 9:08
Brandon Cullen (1) -
pp - 19:20
First period 17:20 - pp - Adam Chapman (1)
Brad Ralph (1) - pp - 5:47
John Kozoriz (1) - 12:12
Brent Gauvreau (1) - 12:36
Vladimir Repnev (2) - pp - 14:55
Second period 8:28 - pp - Joe Talbot (1)
11:10 - Matt Zultek (2)
18:58 - pp - Miguel Delisle (2)
No scoring Third period 13:40 - pp - Luke Sellars (1)
T.J Aceti (1 – 0, 32 saves / 37 shots) Goalie stats Levente Szuper (2 – 1, 29 saves / 35 shots)
April 2 Ottawa 67's 5 – 2 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium Recap  
Joe Talbot (2) - pp - 10:33
Jeremy Van Hoof (1) - 13:33
Lance Galbraith (2) - sh - 15:22
Russ Moyer (1) - 18:49
First period 12:56 - pp - Vladimir Repnev (3)
No scoring Second period 12:20 - Richard Spence (1)
Zenon Konopka (1) - 8:43 Third period No scoring
Levente Szuper (3 – 1, 45 saves / 47 shots) Goalie stats T.J. Aceti (1 – 1, 7 saves / 10 shots)
Derek Dolson (16 saves / 18 shots)
April 4 Oshawa Generals 0 – 1 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 11:28 - pp - Ian Jacobs (1)
Derek Dolson (0 – 3, 31 saves / 32 shots) Goalie stats Levente Szuper (4 – 1, 38 saves / 38 shots)
Ottawa wins series 4 – 1


(3) Belleville Bulls vs. (6) Peterborough Petes[edit]
March 27 Peterborough Petes 2 – 4 Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 14:36 - Kyle Wellwood (1)
Jamie Chamberlain (1) - 5:08
Brad Self (1) - 5:37
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 7:20 - Mike Renzi (1)
11:27 - Kevin Baker (1)
19:52 - en - Mark Chaplin (1)
Joey MacDonald (0 – 1, 27 saves / 30 shots) Goalie stats Cory Campbell (1 – 0, 20 saves / 22 shots)
March 30 Belleville Bulls 8 – 3 Peterborough Petes Peterborough Memorial Centre Recap  
Branko Radivojevic (1) - 18:56 First period 11:39 - T.J. Eason (1)
Kyle Wellwood (2) - 3:16
Mark Chaplin (2) - pp - 4:18
Mike Renzi (2) - 8:27
Second period No scoring
Justin Papineau (1) - 4:28
Randy Rowe (1) - 7:00
Justin Papineau (2) - 10:01
Mike Renzi (3) - 18:17
Third period 14:45 - Jamie Chamberlain (2)
18:05 - pp - Jason Williams (1)
Cory Campbell (2 – 0, 32 saves / 35 shots) Goalie stats Joey MacDonald (0 – 2, 22 saves / 26 shots)
Mike Pickard (13 saves / 17 shots)
April 1 Peterborough Petes 2 – 4 Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Marcel Rodman (1) - 6:46 Second period 2:46 - Jonathan Cheechoo (1)
11:27 - pp - Kevin Baker (2)
16:18 - Chris Stanley (1)
17:56 - Jonathan Cheechoo (2)
Jason Williams (2) - pp - 2:50 Third period No scoring
Joey MacDonald (0 – 3, 29 saves / 33 shots) Goalie stats Corey Batten (1 – 0, 27 saves / 29 shots)
April 2 Belleville Bulls 0 – 3 Peterborough Petes Peterborough Memorial Centre Recap  
No scoring First period 5:42 - Preston Mizzi (1)
8:00 - Adam Dewan (1)
19:06 - sh - Kurtis Foster (1)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Corey Batten (1 – 1, 23 saves / 26 shots) Goalie stats Joey MacDonald (1 – 3, 31 saves / 31 shots)
April 4 Peterborough Petes 2 – 6 Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena Recap  
Bob Crummer (1) - 1:32 First period 3:06 - pp - Mike Chaplin (3)
16:38 - pp - David Cornacchia (1)
No scoring Second period 11:15 - Randy Rowe (2)
Brad Self (2) - pp - 12:33 Third period 11:33 - sh - Justin Papineau (3)
17:26 - Randy Rowe (3)
17:49 - en - Kevin Baker (3)
Joey MacDonald (1 – 4, 27 saves / 32 shots) Goalie stats Cory Campbell (3 – 0, 35 saves / 37 shots)
Belleville wins series 4 – 1


(4) Sudbury Wolves vs. (5) Kingston Frontenacs[edit]
March 26 Kingston Frontenacs 2 – 3 Sudbury Wolves Sudbury Community Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 5:16 - Derek MacKenzie (1)
Andrew Ianiero (1) - pp - 18:01 Second period 1:16 - Jason Jaspers (1)
10:17 - pp - Norm Milley (1)
Andrew Ianiero (2) - 15:19 Third period No scoring
Andrew Raycroft (0 – 1, 38 saves / 41 shots) Goalie stats Mike Gorman (1 – 0, 28 saves / 30 shots)
March 27 Kingston Frontenacs 2 – 6 Sudbury Wolves Sudbury Community Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 13:59 - Dennis Wideman (1)
17:30 - pp - Taylor Pyatt (1)
18:15 - Tom Kostopoulos (1)
Travis Lisabeth (1) - 1:14
Travis Lisabeth (2) - 5:43
Second period 2:40 - Norm Milley (2)
12:23 - Jerry Connell (1)
No scoring Third period 8:51 - sh - Jason Jaspers (2)
Andrew Raycroft (0 – 2, 38 saves / 44 shots) Goalie stats Mike Gorman (2 – 0, 42 saves / 44 shots)
March 30 Sudbury Wolves 3 – 6 Kingston Frontenacs Kingston Memorial Centre Recap  
Norm Milley (3) - pp - 3:51 First period 9:50 - pp - Andrew Ianiero (3)
17:57 - Sean Avery (1)
Norm Milley (4) - 18:36 Second period 7:52 - pp - Brett Clouthier (1)
9:28 - pp - Brett Clouthier (2)
10:48 - Jonathan Schill (1)
Taylor Pyatt (2) - 3:37 Third period 18:54 - en - Andrew Ianiero (4)
Mike Gorman (2 – 1, 37 saves / 42 shots) Goalie stats Andrew Raycroft (1 – 2, 48 saves / 51 shots)
March 31 Sudbury Wolves 6 – 2 Kingston Frontenacs Kingston Memorial Centre Recap  
Taylor Pyatt (3) - pp - 8:54
Alexei Semenov (1) - pp - 16:38
First period 7:11 - pp - Andrew Ianiero (5)
Taylor Pyatt (4) - pp - 13:22
Norm Milley (5) - 17:22
Second period 16:25 - pp - Sean Avery (2)
Jerry Connell (2) - 14:46
Norm Milley (6) - 15:38
Third period No scoring
Mike Gorman (3 – 1, 39 saves / 41 shots) Goalie stats Andrew Raycroft (1 – 3, 37 saves / 43 shots)
April 3 Kingston Frontenacs 1 – 3 Sudbury Wolves Sudbury Community Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 8:31 - Taylor Pyatt (5)
13:31 - pp - Taylor Pyatt (6)
Darryl Knight (1) - pp - 12:14 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 14:58 - Derek MacKenzie (2)
Andrew Raycroft (1 – 4, 42 saves / 45 shots) Goalie stats Mike Gorman (4 – 1, 24 saves / 25 shots)
Sudbury wins series 4 – 1


Western conference quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Plymouth Whalers vs. (8) Guelph Storm[edit]
March 25 Guelph Storm 5 – 2 Plymouth Whalers Compuware Sports Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Eric Beaudoin (1) - 11:26
Kent McDonell (1) - 16:04
Second period No scoring
Kevin Mitchell (1) - 3:32
Eric Beaudoin (2) - pp - 11:24
Eric Beaudoin (3) - 19:22
Third period 0:12 - pp - Randy Fitzgerald (1)
3:10 - pp - Stephen Weiss (1)
Chris Madden (1 – 0, 33 saves / 35 shots) Goalie stats Rob Zepp (0 – 1, 35 saves / 40 shots)
March 27 Plymouth Whalers 1 – 4 Guelph Storm Guelph Memorial Gardens Recap  
Shaun Fisher (1) - 15:32 First period 2:07 - Brent Kelly (1)
14:11 - Lindsay Plunkett (1)
No scoring Second period 18:01 - Matthew House (1)
No scoring Third period 19:37 - en - Lindsay Plunkett (2)
Rob Zepp (0 – 2, 19 saves / 22 shots) Goalie stats Chris Madden (2 – 0, 40 saves / 41 shots)
March 29 Guelph Storm 0 – 8 Plymouth Whalers Compuware Sports Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 7:25 - Stephen Weiss (2)
12:55 - pp - Justin Williams (1)
19:03 - Randy Fitzgerald (2)
No scoring Second period 6:17 - Justin Williams (2)
8:16 - Justin Williams (3)
13:52 - Damian Surma (1)
17:44 - Stephen Weiss (3)
No scoring Third period 0:52 - pp - Stephen Weiss (4)
Chris Madden (2 – 1, 27 saves / 32 shots)
Craig Anderson (15 saves / 18 shots)
Goalie stats Rob Zepp (1 – 2, 31 saves / 31 shots)
March 31 Plymouth Whalers 3 – 2 Guelph Storm Guelph Memorial Gardens Recap  
Justin Williams (4) - sh - 19:59 First period No scoring
Randy Fitzgerald (3) - pp - 4:11 Second period 1:38 - pp - Charlie Stephens (1)
14:47 - Bohuslav Subr (1)
Randy Fitzgerald (4) - 7:08 Third period No scoring
Rob Zepp (2 – 2, 42 saves / 44 shots) Goalie stats Chris Madden (2 – 2, 33 saves / 36 shots)
April 1 Guelph Storm 3 – 5 Plymouth Whalers Compuware Sports Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 0:50 - Justin Williams (5)
13:58 - pp - Justin Williams (6)
18:00 - Justin Williams (7)
Brent Kelly (2) - 13:37
Brent Kelly (3) - 16:27
Second period 4:21 - Shaun Fisher (2)
Brent Kelly (4) - 9:54 Third period 19:15 - en - Eric Gooldy (1)
Chris Madden (8 saves / 11 shots)
Craig Anderson (0 – 1, 18 saves / 19 shots)
Goalie stats Rob Zepp (3 – 2, 26 saves / 29 shots)
April 4 Plymouth Whalers 5 – 1 Guelph Storm Guelph Memorial Gardens Recap  
Justin Williams (8) - 5:09
Kristopher Vernarsky (1) - 14:19
Stephen Weiss (5) - 16:03
First period No scoring
Stephen Weiss (6) - 0:59 Second period 19:57 - Joe Gerbe (1)
Steven Morris (1) - 13:26 Third period No scoring
Rob Zepp (4 – 2, 32 saves / 33 shots) Goalie stats Chris Madden (2 – 3, 12 saves / 16 shots)
Craig Anderson (17 saves / 18 shots)
Plymouth wins series 4 – 2


(2) Erie Otters vs. (7) Brampton Battalion[edit]
March 25 Brampton Battalion 5 – 2 Erie Otters Erie Civic Center Recap  
Raffi Torres (1) - 11:43
Chris Rowan (1) - 12:52
First period No scoring
Rostislav Klesla (1) - pp - 14:34 Second period 4:09 - Mike Nelson (1)
Jeff Bateman (1) - 9:50
Raffi Torres (2) - en - 19:44
Third period 3:11 - Jason Baird (1)
David Chant (1 – 0, 35 saves / 37 shots) Goalie stats J.F. Perras (0 – 1, 21 saves / 25 shots)
March 28 Erie Otters 2 – 0 Brampton Battalion Brampton Centre Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
Brad Boyes (1) - 7:46
Nikita Alexeev (1) - 12:11
Third period No scoring
J.F. Perras (1 – 1, 36 saves / 36 shots) Goalie stats David Chant (1 – 1, 32 saves / 34 shots)
March 30 Brampton Battalion 3 – 4 Erie Otters Erie Civic Center Recap  
Adam Van Leusen (1) - pp - 15:49
Adam Van Leusen (2) - 18:52
First period 1:45 - Brad Boyes (2)
Raffi Torres (3) - 18:22 Second period 5:03 - Brad Boyes (3)
No scoring Third period 6:24 - Riley Moher (1)
17:55 - pp - Carlo Colaiacovo (1)
Scott Della Vedova (0 – 1, 34 saves / 38 shots) Goalie stats J.F. Perras (2 – 1, 26 saves / 29 shots)
March 31 Erie Otters 0 – 3 Brampton Battalion Brampton Centre Recap  
No scoring First period 5:37 - Lukas Havel (1)
No scoring Second period 4:35 - Raffi Torres (4)
No scoring Third period 5:14 - pp - Lukas Havel (2)
J.F. Perras (2 – 2, 27 saves / 30 shots) Goalie stats David Chant (2 – 1, 32 saves / 32 shots)
April 2 Brampton Battalion 2 – 6 Erie Otters Erie Civic Center Recap  
No scoring First period 2:23 - pp - Jason Baird (2)
9:47 - sh - Brad Boyes (4)
Jeff Bateman (2) - pp - 6:46
Lukas Havel (3) - 13:15
Second period 4:27 - pp - Brad Boyes (5)
15:06 - Mike Nelson (2)
No scoring Third period 2:48 - Jason Baird (3)
17:56 - pp - Nikita Alexeev (2)
David Chant (2 – 2, 32 saves / 38 shots) Goalie stats J.F. Perras (3 – 2, 32 saves / 34 shots)
April 4 Erie Otters 5 – 2 Brampton Battalion Brampton Centre Recap  
Michael Rupp (1) - 13:13 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 1:07 - pp - Raffi Torres (5)
1:47 - Nathan Herrington (1)
Shane Nash (1) - 12:18
Brad Yeo (1) - 16:06
Jason Baird (4) - 18:31
Michael Rupp (2) - en - 19:06
Third period No scoring
J.F. Perras (4 – 2, 26 saves / 28 shots) Goalie stats David Chant (2 – 3, 30 saves / 34 shots)
Erie wins series 4 – 2


(3) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds vs. (6) Kitchener Rangers[edit]
March 26 Kitchener Rangers 1 – 4 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Memorial Gardens Recap  
No scoring First period 11:43 - pp - Cory Pecker (1)
No scoring Second period 9:34 - Paul Ballantyne (1)
Matt Armstrong (1) - pp - 19:15 Third period 7:19 - Ryan Jardine (1)
9:22 - Chad Spurr (1)
Reg Bourcier (0 – 1, 47 saves / 51 shots) Goalie stats Jason Flick (1 – 0, 24 saves / 25 shots)
March 27 Kitchener Rangers 5 – 6 OT Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Memorial Gardens Recap  
Brandon Merli (1) - pp - 3:27
Derek Roy (1) - 6:52
First period 0:57 - sh - Chad Spurr (2)
3:06 - pp - Chad Spurr (3)
Brandon Merli (2) - pp - 4:31
Mike Wehrstedt (1) - 5:19
Second period 7:37 - pp - Josef Vasicek (1)
Mike Wehrstedt (2) - 6:05 Third period 8:49 - pp - Paul Ballantyne (2)
15:32 - sh - Ryan Jardine (2)
No scoring First overtime period 15:11 - Cory Pecker (2)
Reg Bourcier (0 – 2, 42 saves / 48 shots) Goalie stats Jason Flick (19 saves / 23 shots)
Ray Emery (1 – 0, 19 saves / 20 shots)
March 30 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6 – 3 Kitchener Rangers Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Recap  
John Osborne (1) - 4:41
Rob Chapman (1) - 8:16
Ryan Healy (1) - pp - 18:29
First period 2:30 - pp - Derek Roy (2)
12:09 - pp - Derek Roy (3)
Josef Vasicek (2) - sh - 6:39
Daniel Passero (1) - pp - 18:03
Second period 14:41 - pp - Ryan Held (1)
Chad Spurr (4) - en - 19:52 Third period No scoring
Ray Emery (2 – 0, 31 saves / 34 shots) Goalie stats Reg Bourcier (16 saves / 19 shots)
Scott Dickie (0 – 1, 30 saves / 32 shots)
March 31 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2 – 5 Kitchener Rangers Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Recap  
No scoring First period 19:04 - Matt Armstrong (2)
No scoring Second period 12:23 - pp - Ryan Held (2)
Ryan Jardine (3) - 0:43
John Osborne (2) - pp - 16:52
Third period 6:38 - pp - Brandon Merli (3)
11:24 - sh - Brandon Merli (4)
16:01 - Ryan Held (3)
Ray Emery (2 – 1, 32 saves / 37 shots) Goalie stats Reg Bourcier (1 – 2, 52 saves / 54 shots)
April 4 Kitchener Rangers 4 – 5 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Memorial Gardens Recap  
John Eminger (1) - 9:54 First period No scoring
Derek Roy (4) - 0:22
Bobby Naylor (1) - 1:37
Ryan Held (4) - 8:39
Second period 2:53 - Ryan Healy (2)
3:41 - Josef Vasicek (3)
4:20 - Chad Spurr (5)
10:48 - Cleon Smith (1)
No scoring Third period 9:17 - pp - Cory Pecker (3)
Reg Bourcier (1 – 3, 26 saves / 31 shots) Goalie stats Jason Flick (7 saves / 9 shots)
Ray Emery (3 – 1, 16 saves / 18 shots)
Sault Ste. Marie wins series 4 – 1


(4) Sarnia Sting vs. (5) Windsor Spitfires[edit]
March 26 Windsor Spitfires 1 – 6 Sarnia Sting Sarnia Sports & Entertainment Centre Recap  
Robin Boucher (1) - 0:44 First period 11:01 - sh - Maxim Rybin (1)
12:50 - Jason Penner (1)
No scoring Second period 7:55 - Jeff Heerema (1)
19:37 - Jeff Heerema (2)
No scoring Third period 10:24 - Maxim Rybin (2)
12:31 - Alexander Buturlin (1)
Ryan Aschaber (0 – 1, 18 saves / 22 shots)
Michael Leighton (21 saves / 23 shots)
Goalie stats Greg Hewitt (1 – 0, 30 saves / 31 shots)
March 28 Sarnia Sting 3 – 4 Windsor Spitfires Windsor Arena Recap  
Ryan VanBuskirk (1) - pp - 7:28 First period 2:46 - pp - Steve Ott (1)
15:31 - pp - Robin Boucher (2)
18:42 - pp - Vince Grant (1)
No scoring Second period 1:20 - Robin Boucher (3)
Jeff Heerema (3) - pp - 7:21
Robb Palahnuk (1) - pp - 7:40
Third period No scoring
Greg Hewitt (1 – 1, 34 saves / 38 shots) Goalie stats Michael Leighton (1 – 0, 28 saves / 31 shots)
March 30 Windsor Spitfires 2 – 1 OT Sarnia Sting Sarnia Sports & Entertainment Centre Recap  
Craig Kennedy (1) - 6:54 First period 10:01 - Dusty Jamieson (1)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Shawn Mather (1) - 14:52 First overtime period No scoring
Michael Leighton (2 – 0, 58 saves / 59 shots) Goalie stats Greg Hewitt (1 – 2, 24 saves / 26 shots)
March 31 Sarnia Sting 2 – 5 Windsor Spitfires Windsor Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 4:44 - Steve Ott (2)
Alexander Buturlin (1) - pp - 18:56 Second period 2:03 - Vince Grant (2)
6:38 - Mark Ridout (1)
14:26 - Mark Ridout (2)
14:59 - Mark Ridout (3)
Maxim Rybin (3) - 14:11 Third period No scoring
Greg Hewitt (1 – 3, 19 saves / 24 shots)
Andrew Sim (8 saves / 8 shots)
Goalie stats Michael Leighton (3 – 0, 23 saves / 25 shots)
April 2 Windsor Spitfires 1 – 2 Sarnia Sting Sarnia Sports & Entertainment Centre Recap  
Blair Stayzer (1) - pp - 13:24 First period 11:23 - pp - Dusty Jamieson (2)
No scoring Second period 11:47 - Dusty Jamieson (3)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Michael Leighton (3 – 1, 41 saves / 43 shots) Goalie stats Greg Hewitt (2 – 3, 27 saves / 28 shots)
April 4 Sarnia Sting 5 – 3 Windsor Spitfires Windsor Arena Recap  
Andy Burnham (1) - 19:07 First period No scoring
Alexander Buturlin (3) - pp - 7:15 Second period 4:49 - Vince Grant (3)
Alexander Buturlin (4) - 5:57
Chris Berti (1) - 15:59
Maxim Rybin (4) - en - 18:39
Third period 0:36 - Tim Gleason (1)
Greg Hewitt (3 – 3, 30 saves / 33 shots) Goalie stats Michael Leighton (3 – 2, 36 saves / 40 shots)
April 6 Windsor Spitfires 4 – 3 OT Sarnia Sting Sarnia Sports & Entertainment Centre Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Robin Boucher (4) - 7:49
Shawn Mather (2) - 10:28
Second period 7:14 - Eric Himelfarb (1)
12:28 - Jeff Heerema (4)
Mark Ridout (4) - 10:21 Third period 3:53 - pp - Robb Palahnuk (2)
Jeff Martin (1) - 5:15 First overtime period No scoring
Michael Leighton (4 – 2, 39 saves / 42 shots) Goalie stats Greg Hewitt (3 – 4, 35 saves / 39 shots)
Windsor wins series 4 – 3


Conference semifinals[edit]

Eastern conference semifinals[edit]

(1) Barrie Colts vs. (4) Sudbury Wolves[edit]
April 8 Sudbury Wolves 1 – 3 Barrie Colts Barrie Molson Centre Recap  
No scoring First period 14:57 - Sheldon Keefe (1)
Kip Brennan (1) - pp - 12:09 Second period 3:15 - Nick Robinson (1)
17:20 - pp - Sheldon Keefe (2)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Mike Gorman (4 – 2, 34 saves / 37 shots) Goalie stats Brian Finley (3 – 1, 35 saves / 36 shots)
April 10 Barrie Colts 0 – 3 Sudbury Wolves Sudbury Community Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 14:10 - pp - Taylor Pyatt (7)
18:14 - sh - Derek MacKenzie (3)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 12:37 - pp - Kip Brennan (2)
Brian Finley (3 – 2, 33 saves / 36 shots) Goalie stats Mike Gorman (5 – 2, 22 saves / 22 shots)
April 12 Sudbury Wolves 1 – 4 Barrie Colts Barrie Molson Centre Recap  
Norm Milley (7) - pp - 16:47 First period 4:15 - Michael Henrich (5)
11:18 - pp - Blaine Down (2)
No scoring Second period 4:44 - Michael Henrich (6)
No scoring Third period 19:19 - en - Ed Hill (1)
Mike Gorman (5 – 3, 23 saves / 26 shots) Goalie stats Brian Finley (4 – 2, 33 saves / 34 shots)
April 14 Barrie Colts 4 – 5 Sudbury Wolves Sudbury Community Arena Recap  
Blaine Down (3) - pp - 17:52 First period No scoring
Mike Henderson (3) - sh - 6:26
Sheldon Keefe (3) - 10:15
Second period 18:34 - Jason Jaspers (3)
Blaine Down (4) - pp - 19:01 Third period 7:54 - pp - Brad Morgan (1)
11:10 - Derek MacKenzie (4)
12:40 - Kyle Dafoe (1)
16:48 - Sebastien Savage (1)
Brian Finley (4 – 3, 32 saves / 37 shots) Goalie stats Mike Gorman (6 – 3, 34 saves / 38 shots)
April 17 Sudbury Wolves 3 – 4 Barrie Colts Barrie Molson Centre Recap  
Jason Jaspers (4) - pp - 12:15 First period No scoring
Brad Morgan (2) - pp - 9:23
Steven Ellis (1) - pp - 16:23
Second period 1:48 - Tim Branham (2)
5:05 - Tim Branham (3)
14:04 - pp - Blaine Down (5)
No scoring Third period 11:40 - Sheldon Keefe (4)
Mike Gorman (6 – 4, 34 saves / 38 shots) Goalie stats Brian Finley (5 – 3, 39 saves / 42 shots)
April 19 Barrie Colts 1 – 4 Sudbury Wolves Sudbury Community Arena Recap  
Michael Henrich (7) - 6:03 First period 6:22 - Sebastien Savage (2)
15:42 - Derek MacKenzie (5)
No scoring Second period 13:33 - Taylor Pyatt (8)
No scoring Third period 8:29 - pp - Norm Milley (8)
Brian Finley (5 – 4, 33 saves / 37 shots)
Mike D'Alessandro (1 save / 1 shot)
Goalie stats Mike Gorman (7 – 4, 34 saves / 35 shots)
April 20 Sudbury Wolves 1 – 2 Barrie Colts Barrie Molson Centre Recap  
Kip Brennan (3) - 16:16 First period 16:34 - Blaine Down (6)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 18:35 - pp - Ryan Barnes (1)
Mike Gorman (7 – 5, 34 saves / 36 shots) Goalie stats Brian Finley (6 – 4, 30 saves / 31 shots)
Barrie wins series 4 – 3


(2) Ottawa 67's vs. (3) Belleville Bulls[edit]
April 9 Belleville Bulls 2 – 3 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre Recap  
No scoring First period 3:49 - pp - Miguel Delisle (3)
No scoring Second period 10:16 - Miguel Delisle (4)
Michael Jacobsen (1) - 6:44
Mark Chaplin (4) - 8:24
Third period 3:16 - pp - Luke Sellars (2)
Cory Campbell (3 – 1, 20 saves / 23 shots) Goalie stats Levente Szuper (5 – 1, 43 saves / 45 shots)
April 11 Ottawa 67's 1 – 4 Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 1:59 - pp - Branko Radivojevic (2)
Randy Davidson (1) - sh - 1:07 Second period 5:20 - Nathan Robinson (1)
15:46 - Kevin Baker (4)
No scoring Third period 2:33 - Randy Rowe (4)
Levente Szuper (5 – 2, 27 saves / 31 shots) Goalie stats Corey Batten (2 – 1, 25 saves / 26 shots)
April 14 Belleville Bulls 2 – 3 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre Recap  
Kevin Baker (5) - pp - 3:38
Nathan Robinson (2) - 9:23
First period 11:49 - pp - Dan Tessier (1)
17:38 - pp - Luke Sellars (3)
No scoring Second period 1:04 - pp - Kevin Holdridge (1)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Corey Batten (2 – 2, 16 saves / 19 shots)
Cory Campbell (8 saves / 8 shots)
Goalie stats Levente Szuper (6 – 2, 26 saves / 28 shots)
April 15 Ottawa 67's 3 – 5 Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena Recap  
Lance Galbraith (3) - 5:48 First period 4:05 - Nick Policelli (1)
10:27 - Adam Paiement (1)
No scoring Second period 10:07 - Mark Chaplin (5)
14:40 - Jonathan Cheechoo (3)
Joe Talbot (3) - 19:09
Adam Chapman (2) - pp - 19:57
Third period 8:35 - pp - Jonathan Cheechoo (4)
Levente Szuper (6 – 3, 32 saves / 37 shots)
Paul Schonfelder (8 saves / 8 shots)
Goalie stats Cory Campbell (4 – 1, 25 saves / 28 shots)
April 17 Belleville Bulls 5 – 3 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre Recap  
Malcolm Hutt (1) - 3:34
Randy Rowe (5) - 10:07
First period 0:50 - pp - Luke Sellars (4)
18:37 - pp - Jonathan Zion (3)
Kevin Baker (6) - 10:44
Branko Radivojevic (3) - 18:46
Second period No scoring
Mark Chaplin (6) - en - 19:56 Third period 2:48 - Matt Zultek (3)
Cory Campbell (4 – 2, 40 saves / 43 shots) Goalie stats Levente Szuper (6 – 4, 30 saves / 34 shots)
April 19 Ottawa 67's 3 – 6 Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 11:14 - pp - Kevin Baker (7)
Lance Galbraith (4) - 10:19
Randy Davidson (2) - 11:40
Second period 9:33 - Malcolm Hutt (2)
17:33 - Chris Stanley (2)
Dan Tessier (2) - pp - 15:57 Third period 0:45 - Justin Papineau (4)
3:24 - Randy Rowe (6)
19:40 - Kevin Baker (8)
Levente Szuper (6 – 5, 34 saves / 40 shots) Goalie stats Cory Campbell (5 – 2, 32 saves / 35 shots)
Belleville wins series 4 – 2


Western conference semifinals[edit]

(1) Plymouth Whalers vs. (5) Windsor Spitfires[edit]
April 8 Windsor Spitfires 0 – 6 Plymouth Whalers Compuware Sports Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 5:12 - pp - Shaun Fisher (3)
8:50 - Tomas Kurka (1)
13:40 - Damian Surma (2)
16:39 - Steven Morris (2)
No scoring Second period 14:18 - pp - George Nistas (1)
No scoring Third period 13:41 - Cole Jarrett (1)
Michael Leighton (4 – 3, 14 saves / 18 shots)
Ryan Aschaber (22 saves / 24 shots)
Goalie stats Rob Zepp (5 – 2, 25 saves / 25 shots)
April 10 Plymouth Whalers 1 – 2 Windsor Spitfires Windsor Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Kristopher Vernarsky (2) - sh - 15:49 Second period 3:49 - Curtis Watson (1)
4:53 - Vince Grant (4)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Rob Zepp (5 – 3, 18 saves / 20 shots) Goalie stats Michael Leighton (5 – 3, 27 saves / 28 shots)
April 12 Windsor Spitfires 1 – 2 Plymouth Whalers Compuware Sports Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 6:04 - Nate Kiser (1)
No scoring Second period 2:14 - Damian Surma (3)
Robert Boucher (5) - pp - 2:53 Third period No scoring
Michael Leighton (5 – 4, 39 saves / 41 shots) Goalie stats Rob Zepp (6 – 3, 23 saves / 24 shots)
April 14 Plymouth Whalers 8 – 3 Windsor Spitfires Windsor Arena Recap  
Randy Fitzgerald (5) - 3:02
Andre Robichaud (1) - 11:23
Damian Surma (4) - pp - 12:14
Eric Gooldy (2) - 17:41
Tomas Kurka (2) - 19:27
First period 8:23 - pp - Patrick Finnegan (1)
14:07 - pp - Tim Gleason (2)
Randy Fitzgerald (6) - 13:05 Second period No scoring
George Nistas (2) - 11:02
Randy Fitzgerald (7) - 15:34
Third period 5:43 - pp - Steve Ott (3)
Rob Zepp (7 – 3, 29 saves / 32 shots) Goalie stats Michael Leighton (5 – 5, 13 saves / 18 shots)
Ryan Aschaber (14 saves / 17 shots)
April 15 Windsor Spitfires 1 – 4 Plymouth Whalers Compuware Sports Arena Recap  
Vince Grant (5) - pp - 14:21 First period 6:01 - Damian Surma (5)
10:42 - Justin Williams (9)
No scoring Second period 2:53 - pp - Randy Fitzgerald (8)
No scoring Third period 18:46 - en - Tomas Kurka (3)
Michael Leighton (5 – 6, 38 saves / 41 shots) Goalie stats Rob Zepp (8 – 3, 21 saves / 22 shots)
Plymouth wins series 4 – 1


(2) Erie Otters vs. (3) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds[edit]
April 10 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3 – 4 OT Erie Otters Erie Civic Center Recap  
Ryan Jardine (4) - pp - 8:04 First period 8:39 - pp - Brad Boyes (6)
Ryan Jardine (5) - sh - 10:33
John Osborne (3) - 17:51
Second period 11:11 - pp - Michael Rupp (3)
No scoring Third period 7:01 - pp - Arvid Rekis (1)
No scoring First overtime period 19:47 - Brad Yeo (2)
Ray Emery (3 – 2, 39 saves / 43 shots) Goalie stats J.F. Serras (5 – 2, 43 saves / 46 shots)
April 11 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 – 5 OT Erie Otters Erie Civic Center Recap  
Ryan Jardine (6) - 0:43
Chad Spurr (6) - pp - 6:10
First period 7:18 - Scott Rozendal (1)
11:27 - pp - Nikita Alexeev (3)
Daniel Passero (2) - pp - 1:23 Second period 3:43 - pp - Shane Nash (2)
6:15 - pp - Jason Baird (5)
Cory Pecker (4) - pp - 7:33 Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 7:09 - Troy Ilijow (1) - 7:09
Jeremy Day (23 saves / 27 shots)
Ray Emery (3 – 3, 20 saves / 21 shots)
Goalie stats J.F. Serras (6 – 2, 45 saves / 49 shots)
April 13 Erie Otters 1 – 3 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Memorial Gardens Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 18:05 - Trevor Daley (1)
Nikita Alexeev (4) - 4:37 Third period 13:13 - John Osborne (4)
19:34 - en - Josef Vasicek (4)
J.F. Serras (6 – 3, 27 saves / 29 shots) Goalie stats Ray Emery (4 – 3, 26 saves / 27 shots)
April 14 Erie Otters 0 – 2 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Memorial Gardens Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 2:24 - John Osborne (5)
No scoring Third period 1:28 - pp - Ryan Jardine (7)
J.F. Serras (6 – 4, 29 saves / 31 shots) Goalie stats Ray Emery (5 – 3, 31 saves / 31 shots)
April 16 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 1 – 3 Erie Otters Erie Civic Center Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 4:53 - pp - Jason Baird (6)
11:10 - Jason Baird (7)
Ryan Healy (3) - pp - 9:59 Third period 2:34 - Peter Campbell (1)
Ray Emery (5 – 4, 23 saves / 26 shots) Goalie stats J.F. Serras (7 – 4, 34 saves / 35 shots)
April 18 Erie Otters 4 – 8 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Memorial Gardens Recap  
No scoring First period 7:13 - pp - Ryan Jardine (8)
9:10 - pp - Cleon Smith (2)
Michael Rupp (4) - 12:26
Carlo Colaiacovo (2) - pp - 16:50
Second period 14:26 - Ryan Jardine (9)
19:50 - Josef Vasicek (5)
Michael Rupp (5) - pp - 3:47
Mike Nelson (3) - pp - 13:15
Third period 6:07 - pp - Ryan Jardine (10)
11:10 - Ryan Milanovic (1)
14:15 - pp - Daniel Passero (3)
18:45 - pp - Josh Bennett (1)
J.F. Serras (7 – 5, 42 saves / 49 shots)
Adam Munro (6 saves / 7 shots)
Goalie stats Ray Emery (6 – 4, 40 saves / 44 shots)
April 20 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 – 0 Erie Otters Erie Civic Center Recap  
Ryan Jardine (11) - 7:16 First period No scoring
Ryan Milanovic (2) - 4:23 Second period No scoring
Ryan Milanovic (3) - 0:35
Cory Pecker (5) - en - 18:39
Third period No scoring
Ray Emery (7 – 4, 40 saves / 40 shots) Goalie stats J.F. Serras (7 – 6, 26 saves / 29 shots)
Sault Ste. Marie wins series 4 – 3


Conference finals[edit]

Eastern conference finals[edit]

(1) Barrie Colts vs. (3) Belleville Bulls[edit]
April 22 Belleville Bulls 2 – 5 Barrie Colts Barrie Molson Centre Recap  
No scoring First period 4:28 - Sheldon Keefe (5)
Branko Radivojevic (4) - pp - 6:50
Randy Rowe (7) - sh - 17:58
Second period 1:51 - Mike Christian (1)
11:26 - pp - Ryan Barnes (2)
No scoring Third period 14:56 - Sheldon Keefe (6)
15:50 - Mike Christian (2)
Cory Campbell (5 – 3, 35 saves / 40 shots) Goalie stats Brian Finley (7 – 4, 36 saves / 38 shots)
April 24 Barrie Colts 6 – 2 Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena Recap  
Blaine Down (7) - 2:22
Michael Henrich (8) - 8:16
First period No scoring
Mike Christian (3) - 15:52 Second period 0:59 - pp - Jonathan Cheechoo (5)
Ryan Barnes (3) - 3:25
Shawn Cation (2) - pp - 15:54
Tim Verbeek (1) - 17:05
Third period 17:33 - Kevin Baker (9)
Brian Finley (8 – 4, 29 saves / 31 shots) Goalie stats Cory Campbell (5 – 4, 19 saves / 23 shots)
Corey Batten (9 saves / 11 shots)
April 26 Belleville Bulls 6 – 5 OT Barrie Colts Barrie Molson Centre Recap  
Kevin Baker (10) - pp - 10:52 First period 7:36 - Matthew Dzieduszycki (3)
Michael Jacobsen (2) - 3:03
Chris Stanley (3) - pp - 6:59
Mike Renzi (4) - 9:41
Second period 2:29 - Blaine Down (8)
12:15 - pp Shawn Cation (3)
17:24 - Mike Jefferson (1)
Kevin Baker (11) - pp - 16:00 Third period 1:38 - Mike Jefferson (2)
Chris Stanley (4) - 3:49 First overtime period No scoring
Corey Batten (24 saves / 29 shots)
Cory Campbell (6 – 4, 9 saves / 9 shots)
Goalie stats Brian Finley (8 – 5, 37 saves / 43 shots)
April 28 Barrie Colts 3 – 2 Belleville Bulls Yardmen Arena Recap  
Shawn Cation (4) - pp - 11:40
Mike Jefferson (3) - pp - 19:12
First period 6:03 - pp - Nathan Robinson (3)
Shawn Cation (5) - 5:01 Second period 7:28 - Kyle Wellwood (3)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Brian Finley (9 – 5, 37 saves / 39 shots) Goalie stats Cory Campbell (6 – 5, 28 saves / 31 shots)
April 30 Belleville Bulls 1 – 7 Barrie Colts Barrie Molson Centre Recap  
No scoring First period 5:05 - Mike Christian (4)
13:01 - Sheldon Keefe (7)
Branco Radivojevic (5) - 5:16 Second period 1:47 - pp - Sheldon Keefe (8)
13:34 - Ryan Barnes (4)
16:35 - Matthew Dzieduszycki (4)
No scoring Third period 15:07 - Ryan Barnes (5)
17:49 - pp - Shawn Cation (6)
Cory Campbell (6 – 6, 17 saves / 22 shots)
Corey Batten (7 saves / 9 shots)
Goalie stats Brian Finley (10 – 5, 30 saves / 31 shots)
Barrie wins series 4 – 1


Western conference finals[edit]

(1) Plymouth Whalers vs. (3) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds[edit]
April 22 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 1 – 4 Plymouth Whalers Compuware Sports Arena Recap  
Chad Spurr (7) - 13:58 First period 19:37 - Justin Williams (10)
No scoring Second period 8:44 - George Nistas (3)
9:40 - pp - Tomas Kurka (4)
16:44 - pp - Damian Surma (6)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Jason Flick (1 – 1, 27 saves / 31 shots) Goalie stats Rob Zepp (9 – 3, 22 saves / 23 shots)
April 25 Plymouth Whalers 0 – 2 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Memorial Gardens Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 6:02 - Ryan Milanovic (4)
14:37 - Jeff Richards (1)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Rob Zepp (9 – 4, 24 saves / 26 shots) Goalie stats Ray Emery (8 – 4, 40 saves / 40 shots)
April 26 Plymouth Whalers 4 – 3 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Memorial Gardens Recap  
No scoring First period 9:11 - Rob Chapman (2)
Stephen Weiss (7) - 8:36
Shaun Fisher (4) - pp - 12:43
Justin Williams (11) - 19:50
Second period No scoring
Cole Jarrett (2) - pp - 17:14 Third period 4:06 - Trevor Daley (2)
16:04 - pp - John Osborne (6)
Rob Zepp (10 – 4, 31 saves / 34 shots) Goalie stats Ray Emery (8 – 5, 33 saves / 37 shots)
April 28 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 1 – 2 OT Plymouth Whalers Compuware Sports Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Trevor Daley (3) - 19:11 Second period 15:19 - pp - Cole Jarrett (3)
No scoring Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 13:20 - sh - Justin Williams (12)
Ray Emery (8 – 6, 23 saves / 25 shots) Goalie stats Rob Zepp (11 – 4, 33 saves / 34 shots)
April 29 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 1 – 3 Plymouth Whalers Compuware Sports Arena Recap  
Cory Pecker (6) - 6:02 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 3:38 - Eric Gooldy (3)
4:23 - Randy Fitzgerald (9)
No scoring Third period 9:04 - Eric Gooldy (4)
Ray Emery (8 – 7, 32 saves / 35 shots) Goalie stats Rob Zepp (12 – 4, 32 saves / 33 shots)
Plymouth wins series 4 – 1


OHL finals[edit]

J. Ross Robertson cup finals[edit]

(W1) Plymouth Whalers vs. (E1) Barrie Colts[edit]
May 4 Plymouth Whalers 5 – 4 OT Barrie Colts Barrie Molson Centre Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Eric Gooldy (5) - 7:11
Jamie Lalonde (1) - 8:19
Randy Fitzgerald (10) - 13:06
Second period 9:41 - Blaine Down (9)
Eric Gooldy (6) - pp - 5:53 Third period 2:27 - Mike Jefferson (4)
7:27 - pp - Mike Jefferson (5)
13:20 - Mike Christian (5)
Randy Fitzgerald (11) - 0:59 First overtime period No scoring
Rob Zepp (13 – 4, 33 saves / 37 shots) Goalie stats Brian Finley (10 – 6, 30 saves / 35 shots)
May 7 Barrie Colts 4 – 3 Plymouth Whalers Compuware Sports Arena Recap  
Rick Hwodeky (1) - 11:45 First period 19:27 - pp - Eric Gooldy (7)
Denis Shvidki (2) - 2:12 Second period No scoring
Tim Branham (4) - 5:09
Matthew Dzieduszycki (5) - 12:59
Third period 16:22 - George Nistas (4)
18:08 - Justin Williams (13)
Brian Finley (11 – 6, 38 saves / 41 shots) Goalie stats Rob Zepp (13 – 5, 27 saves / 31 shots)
May 8 Barrie Colts 3 – 5 Plymouth Whalers Compuware Sports Arena Recap  
Tim Verbeek (2) - 2:14
Tim Verbeek (3) - 18:19
First period 12:11 - sh - Stephen Weiss (8)
19:16 - Kristopher Vernarsky (3)
Mike Jefferson (6) - pp - 16:47 Second period 0:44 - pp - Justin Williams (14)
2:15 - Tomas Kurka (5)
No scoring Third period 19:46 - en - Randy Fitzgerald (12)
Brian Finley (11 – 7, 27 saves / 31 shots) Goalie stats Rob Zepp (14 – 5, 30 saves / 33 shots)
May 10 Plymouth Whalers 3 – 6 Barrie Colts Barrie Molson Centre Recap  
Tomas Kurka (6) - pp - 8:20 First period 3:55 - pp - Denis Shvidki (3)
5:25 - sh - Ryan Barnes (6)
No scoring Second period 0:25 - pp - Ryan Barnes (7)
9:53 - Mike Henderson (4)
Damian Surma (7) - 7:57
Damian Surma (8) - pp - 12:02
Third period 12:42 - Mike Christian (6)
19:04 - en - Sheldon Keefe (9)
Rob Zepp (14 – 6, 23 saves / 27 shots)
Bill Ruggiero (9 saves / 10 shots)
Goalie stats Brian Finley (12 – 7, 30 saves / 33 shots)
May 12 Barrie Colts 1 – 3 Plymouth Whalers Compuware Sports Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 16:05 - George Nistas (5)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Blaine Down (10) - 11:04 Third period 11:35 - Randy Fitzgerald (13)
19:11 - en - Tomas Kurka (7)
Brian Finley (12 – 8, 26 saves / 28 shots) Goalie stats Rob Zepp (15 – 6, 28 saves / 29 shots)
May 14 Plymouth Whalers 0 – 3 Barrie Colts Barrie Molson Centre Recap  
No scoring First period 6:13 - Mike Jefferson (7)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 7:05 - Michael Henrich (9)
18:21 - Michael Henrich (10)
Rob Zepp (15 – 7, 32 saves / 35 shots) Goalie stats Brian Finley (13 – 8, 26 saves / 26 shots)
May 16 Barrie Colts 4 – 2 Plymouth Whalers Compuware Sports Arena Recap  
Sheldon Keefe (10) - pp - 6:36 First period 10:16 - pp - Damiam Surma (9)
Mike Henderson (5) - 4:40 Second period No scoring
Tim Verbeek (4) - 7:02
Tim Verbeek (5) - 18:29
Third period 10:32 - George Nistas (6)
Brian Finley (14 – 8, 27 saves / 29 shots) Goalie stats Rob Zepp (15 – 8, 24 saves / 28 shots)
Barrie wins series 4 – 3


J. Ross Robertson Cup Champions Roster[edit]

1999-00 Barrie Colts[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 Williams Plymouth Whalers 23 14 16 30 10
Michael Henrich Barrie Colts 25 10 18 28 30
Stephen Weiss Plymouth Whalers 23 8 18 26 18
Shaun Fisher Plymouth Whalers 23 4 21 25 24
Randy Fitzgerald Plymouth Whalers 23 13 10 23 47
Sheldon Keefe Barrie Colts 25 10 13 23 41
Mike Jefferson Barrie Colts 25 7 16 23 107
Mike Christian Barrie Colts 25 6 15 21 37
Randy Rowe Belleville Bulls 16 7 13 20 6
Josef Vasicek Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 17 5 15 20 8

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
Alex Auld North Bay Centennials 6 375 2 4 12 0 0.953 1.92
Derek Dolson Oshawa Generals 4 257 0 3 9 0 0.930 2.10
Ray Emery Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 15 884 8 7 33 3 0.931 2.24
Rob Zepp Plymouth Whalers 23 1374 15 8 52 2 0.925 2.27
Mike Gorman Sudbury Wolves 12 720 7 5 29 1 0.930 2.42

All-Star teams[edit]

First team[edit]

Second team[edit]

Third team[edit]

Awards[edit]

J. Ross Robertson Cup: Barrie Colts
Hamilton Spectator Trophy: Plymouth Whalers
Bobby Orr Trophy: Barrie Colts
Wayne Gretzky Trophy: Plymouth Whalers
Leyden Trophy: Ottawa 67's
Emms Trophy: Barrie Colts
Holody Trophy: Erie Otters
Bumbacco Trophy: Plymouth Whalers
Red Tilson Trophy: Andrew Raycroft, Kingston Frontenacs
Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy: Sheldon Keefe, Barrie Colts
Matt Leyden Trophy: Peter DeBoer, Plymouth Whalers
Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy: Sheldon Keefe, Barrie Colts
Max Kaminsky Trophy: John Erskine, London Knights
OHL Goaltender of the Year: Andrew Raycroft, Kingston Frontenacs
Jack Ferguson Award: Patrick Jarrett, Mississauga IceDogs
Dave Pinkney Trophy: Rob Zepp and Bill Ruggiero, Plymouth Whalers
OHL Executive of the Year: Robert Ciccarelli, Sarnia Sting
Emms Family Award: Derek Roy, Kitchener Rangers
F.W. 'Dinty' Moore Trophy: Andrew Sim, Sarnia Sting
OHL Humanitarian of the Year: Dan Tessier, Ottawa 67's
William Hanley Trophy: Mike Zigomanis, Kingston Frontenacs
Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy: Dan Tessier, Ottawa 67's
Bobby Smith Trophy: Brad Boyes, Erie Otters
Wayne Gretzky 99 Award: Brian Finley, Barrie Colts

2000 OHL Priority Selection[edit]

On June 3, 2000, the OHL conducted the 2000 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The Mississauga IceDogs held the first overall pick in the draft, and selected Patrick Jarrett from the Soo Thunderbirds. Jarrett 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 2000 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection. [6]

# Player Nationality OHL Team Hometown Minor Team
1 Patrick Jarrett (C) Canada Canada Mississauga IceDogs Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Soo Thunderbirds
2 Tim Brent (C/RW) Canada Canada Toronto St. Michael's Majors Cambridge, Ontario Cambridge Winter Hawks
3 Richard Power (D) Canada Canada Owen Sound Attack Welland, Ontario Toronto Marlboros
4 Rick Nash (LW) Canada Canada London Knights Brampton, Ontario Toronto Marlboros
5 Craig Foster (C) Canada Canada North Bay Centennials Carp, Ontario Ottawa Valley Titans
6 Daniel Paille (LW) Canada Canada Guelph Storm Welland, Ontario Welland Jr. Canadians
7 Adam Henrich (LW) Canada Canada Brampton Battalion Thornhill, Ontario Don Mills Flyers
8 Andre Benoit (D) Canada Canada Kitchener Rangers Barrie, Ontario Penetang Kings
9 Ben Eager (LW) Canada Canada Oshawa Generals Ottawa, Ontario Ottawa Jr. Senators
10 Brian Lee (D) United States United States Erie Otters Berrien Springs, Michigan Detroit Honeybaked
11 Matt Maccarone (LW) Canada Canada Windsor Spitfires Whitby, Ontario Whitby Wildcats
12 John Hecimovic (RW) Canada Canada Sarnia Sting Waterloo, Ontario Kitchener Jr. Rangers
13 Eric Staal (C) Canada Canada Peterborough Petes Thunder Bay, Ontario Thunder Bay Kings
14 Justin McCutcheon (RW) United States United States Kingston Frontenacs Ithaca, New York Brampton Capitals
15 Adam Sturgeon (D) Canada Canada Sudbury Wolves Erin, Ontario Milton IceHawks
16 Jeremy Swanson (D) Canada Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Thunder Bay, Ontario Thunder Bay Kings
17 Andre Deveaux (RW) Canada Canada Belleville Bulls Welland, Ontario Fort Erie Meteors
18 Bryan Rodney (D) Canada Canada Ottawa 67's London, Ontario St. Mary's Lincolns
19 Dean Byvelds (LW) Canada Canada Barrie Colts Chesterville, Ontario Wellington Dukes
20 James Wisniewski (D) United States United States Plymouth Whalers Canton, Michigan Plymouth Compuware

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Preceded by
1998–99 OHL season
OHL seasons Succeeded by
2000–01 OHL season