2015–16 OHL season

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2015–16 OHL season
LeagueOntario Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationPreseason
August 2015 - September 2015
Regular season
September 2015 – March 2016
Playoffs
March 2016 - May 2016
Number of teams20
TV partner(s)Rogers TV, TVCogeco, Shaw TV
Finals championsLondon Knights (4)
OHL seasons
2015–16 CHL season
LeagueCanadian Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationOHL
September 2015 – March 2016
QMJHL
September 2015 – March 2016
WHL
September 2015 – March 2016
Number of teams60
TV partner(s)RDS
Rogers Sportsnet
Rogers TV
Shaw TV
Finals championsLondon Knights

The 2015–16 OHL season was the 36th season of the Ontario Hockey League, in which twenty teams played 68 games each according to the regular season schedule, from September 2015 to March 2016. The Plymouth Whalers relocated to Flint and became the Flint Firebirds, playing at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center. The Belleville Bulls relocated to Hamilton and became the Hamilton Bulldogs, playing at FirstOntario Centre. The London Knights won the J. Ross Robertson Cup for the fourth time in franchise history, as they defeated the Niagara IceDogs in four games in the final round of the playoffs. The Knights qualified for the 2016 Memorial Cup held at the ENMAX Centrium in Red Deer, Alberta. London defeated the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 3-2 in overtime in the final game, winning the Memorial Cup for the second time in franchise history.

Regular Season[edit]

Standings[edit]

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

Eastern conference[edit]

East division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
z-Kingston Frontenacs 68 46 17 3 2 97 252 189 1
x-Ottawa 67's 68 36 29 2 1 75 234 219 5
x-Peterborough Petes 68 33 28 2 5 73 240 259 6
x-Oshawa Generals 68 27 33 4 4 62 197 235 8
Hamilton Bulldogs 68 25 35 8 0 58 197 260 9
Central division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
y-Barrie Colts 68 43 22 0 3 89 295 207 2
x-North Bay Battalion 68 35 23 6 4 80 240 227 3
x-Niagara IceDogs 68 35 26 4 3 77 213 198 4
x-Mississauga Steelheads 68 33 30 2 3 71 215 229 7
Sudbury Wolves 68 16 46 5 1 38 183 328 10

Western conference[edit]

Midwest division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
z-Erie Otters 68 52 15 1 0 105 269 183 1
x-London Knights 68 51 14 2 1 105 319 182 3
x-Kitchener Rangers 68 44 17 5 2 95 256 197 4
x-Owen Sound Attack 68 32 25 8 3 75 209 222 6
Guelph Storm 68 13 49 4 2 32 156 297 10
West division GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA Rank
y-Sarnia Sting 68 42 19 5 2 91 254 192 2
x-Windsor Spitfires 68 40 21 6 1 87 253 200 5
x-Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 68 33 27 7 1 74 243 233 7
x-Saginaw Spirit 68 24 37 4 3 55 209 282 8
Flint Firebirds 68 20 42 4 2 46 184 279 9

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Kevin Labanc Barrie Colts 65 39 88 127 70
Christian Dvorak London Knights 59 52 69 121 27
Mitch Marner London Knights 57 39 77 116 68
Dylan Strome Erie Otters 56 37 74 111 44
Matthew Tkachuk London Knights 57 30 77 107 80
Andrew Mangiapane Barrie Colts 59 51 55 106 50
Alex DeBrincat Erie Otters 60 51 50 101 28
Travis Konecny Ottawa/Sarnia 60 30 71 101 27
Mike Amadio North Bay Battalion 68 50 48 98 40
Christian Fischer Windsor Spitfires 66 40 50 90 34

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

Player Team GP Mins W L OTL SL GA SO Sv% GAA
Tyler Parsons London Knights 49 2835 37 9 2 1 110 4 0.921 2.33
Devin Williams Erie Otters 55 3179 41 10 1 0 125 2 0.915 2.36
Michael DiPietro Windsor Spitfires 29 1644 16 8 1 1 67 2 0.912 2.45
Justin Fazio Sarnia Sting 41 2466 24 13 3 1 110 3 0.902 2.68
Luke Opilka Kitchener Rangers 44 2552 27 11 3 2 115 3 0.906 2.70

Playoffs[edit]

  Conference quarterfinals Conference semifinals Conference finals Finals
                                     
1 Kingston 4  
8 Oshawa 1  
  1 Kingston 0  
 
  4 Niagara 4  
2 Barrie 4
7 Mississauga 3  
  2 Barrie 0  
Eastern conference
  4 Niagara 4  
3 North Bay 4  
6 Peterborough 3  
  2 Barrie 4
 
  3 North Bay 0  
4 Niagara 4
5 Ottawa 1  
  E4 Niagara 0
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  W3 London 4
1 Erie 4  
8 Saginaw 0  
  1 Erie 4
 
  7 Sault Ste. Marie 1  
2 Sarnia 3
7 Sault Ste. Marie 4  
  1 Erie 0
Western conference
  3 London 4  
3 London 4  
6 Owen Sound 2  
  3 London 4
 
  4 Kitchener 0  
4 Kitchener 4
5 Windsor 1  

Conference quarterfinals[edit]

Eastern conference quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Kingston Frontenacs vs. (8) Oshawa Generals[edit]
Kingston wins series 4 – 1


(2) Barrie Colts vs. (7) Mississauga Steelheads[edit]
Barrie wins series 4 – 3


(3) North Bay Battalion vs. (6) Peterborough Petes[edit]
North Bay wins series 4 – 3


(4) Niagara IceDogs vs. (5) Ottawa 67's[edit]
Niagara wins series 4 – 1


Western conference quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Erie Otters vs. (8) Saginaw Spirit[edit]
Erie wins series 4 – 0


(2) Sarnia Sting vs. (7) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds[edit]
Sault Ste. Marie wins series 4 – 3


(3) London Knights vs. (6) Owen Sound Attack[edit]
London wins series 4 – 2


(4) Kitchener Rangers vs. (5) Windsor Spitfires[edit]
Kitchener wins series 4 – 1


Conference semifinals[edit]

Eastern conference semifinals[edit]

(1) Kingston Frontenacs vs. (4) Niagara IceDogs[edit]
Niagara wins series 4 – 0


(2) Barrie Colts vs. (3) North Bay Battalion[edit]
Barrie wins series 4 – 0


Western conference semifinals[edit]

(1) Erie Otters vs. (7) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds[edit]
Erie wins series 4 – 1


(3) London Knights vs. (4) Kitchener Rangers[edit]
London wins series 4 – 0


Conference finals[edit]

Eastern conference finals[edit]

(2) Barrie Colts vs. (4) Niagara IceDogs[edit]
Niagara wins series 4 – 0


Western conference finals[edit]

(1) Erie Otters vs. (3) London Knights[edit]
London wins series 4 – 0


J. Ross Robertson Cup[edit]

(W3) London Knights vs. (E4) Niagara IceDogs[edit]

London wins series 4 – 0


Playoff scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Mitch Marner London Knights 18 16 28 44 8
Matthew Tkachuk London Knights 18 20 20 40 42
Christian Dvorak London Knights 18 14 21 35 4
Kevin Labanc Barrie Colts 15 6 20 26 24
Josh Ho-Sang Niagara IceDogs 17 6 20 26 8
Dylan Strome Erie Otters 13 10 11 21 12
Andrew Mangiapane Barrie Colts 15 10 11 21 14
Justin Scott Barrie Colts 15 17 3 20 8
Alex DeBrincat Erie Otters 13 8 11 19 13
Mike Amadio North Bay Battalion 11 12 6 18 10

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

Player Team GP Mins W L GA SO Sv% GAA
Tyler Parsons London Knights 18 1086 16 2 39 1 0.925 2.15
Jeremy Helvig Kingston Frontenacs 7 325 3 1 13 2 0.908 2.40
Mackenzie Blackwood Barrie Colts 13 797 6 5 36 1 0.914 2.71
Alex Nedeljkovic Niagara IceDogs 17 1026 12 5 48 0 0.903 2.81
Jack Flinn Mississauga Steelheads 7 447 3 4 21 1 0.913 2.82

Awards[edit]

J. Ross Robertson Cup: London Knights
Hamilton Spectator Trophy: Erie Otters
Bobby Orr Trophy: Niagara IceDogs
Wayne Gretzky Trophy: London Knights
Emms Trophy: Barrie Colts
Leyden Trophy: Kingston Frontenacs
Holody Trophy: Erie Otters
Bumbacco Trophy: Sarnia Sting
Red Tilson Trophy: Mitch Marner, London Knights
Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy: Kevin Labanc, Barrie Colts
Matt Leyden Trophy: Kris Knoblauch, Erie Otters
Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy: Kevin Labanc, Barrie Colts
Max Kaminsky Trophy: Mikhail Sergachev, Windsor Spitfires
OHL Goaltender of the Year: Mackenzie Blackwood, Barrie Colts
Jack Ferguson Award: Ryan Merkley, Guelph Storm
Dave Pinkney Trophy: Tyler Parsons & Brendan Burke, London Knights
Emms Family Award: Alexander Nylander, Mississauga Steelheads
F. W. "Dinty" Moore Trophy: Michael DiPietro, Windsor Spitfires
Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy: Will Petschenig, Saginaw Spirit
William Hanley Trophy: Mike Amadio, North Bay Battalion
Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy: Kevin Labanc, Barrie Colts
Bobby Smith Trophy: Nicolas Hague, Mississauga Steelheads
Roger Neilson Memorial Award: Damian Bourne, Mississauga Steelheads
Ivan Tennant Memorial Award: Kyle Keyser, Flint Firebirds
Mickey Renaud Captain's Trophy: Michael Webster, Barrie Colts
Tim Adams Memorial Trophy: Andrei Berezinskiy, York Simcoe Express
Wayne Gretzky 99 Award: Mitch Marner, London Knights
Bill Long Award: Pat Casey, Peterborough Petes

All-Star teams[edit]

The OHL All-Star Teams were selected by the OHL's General Managers.

First team[edit]

Second team[edit]

Third team[edit]

References[edit]