Talk:Ontario Junior Hockey League

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Isn't Hamilton farther west than Durham? Would that not make the Hamilton Red Wings the farthest west Ontario team? Not to mention Aurora, Newmarket, Georgetown, Huntsville, Milton, Mississauga, Oragngeville, Oakville, Streetsville, Vaughan, Toronto Jr. Canadians, St. Michael's Buzzers ... ALL of which are farther west than Durham. Nice geographical research here! Or do Durham play in Detroit? NevarMaor (talk) 02:46, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

Ok, My mistake, wrong Durham! NevarMaor (talk) 02:49, 1 June 2010 (UTC) (Who'd have thought there'd be more than one!)

Yeah, Town of Durham... not Durham County -- but thanks for complimenting my geographical prowess! The Durham Huskies were from Grey County. BTW... you forgot Shelburne, Collingwood, and Burlington... lol. DMighton (talk) 04:11, 1 June 2010 (UTC)


I moved the 69-72 Markham and Dixie championships from the Central B/Mid-Ontario to the Metro League, where they played.


(1957 - 1986)

Perhaps the first team to operate in the OHA under the Dixie name was the Dixie Staffords of the pre-Metro Junior 'B' Grouping that operated during the 1949-50 season. In 1952, the East York Rockets of the Metro grouping moved to become the Dixie Rockets. A few years later, the team changed its name to the Dixie Beehives. The Metro Junior 'B' Hockey League was a strong league and the Beehives were the league's most stable team. In 1972, a new Tier II Junior 'A' Provincial League was formed and the Dixie Beehives were one of six Metro teams to move up to the new league. The Beehives played in the league until 1986 when they ceased operations. The league managed to last only one additional season.

PATEY, Larry Hockey Born: March 19, 1953 Toronto, Ontario Lary Patey played most of his young career in Mississauga, first in the Port Credit Hockey Association and later with the Metro Junior B Dixie Beehives. It was with the Beehives in March of 1971 that Patey suffered a near fatal accident during the Metro Junior B final against the Markham Waxers that Dixie would eventually go on to win in five games.

The Central Jr.B history is confused. The Central Jr.B goes back to 1956, along with the Western Jr.B. As best I can reconstruct from the Owen Sound historian, the Mid-Ontario league included two sub-leagues - the Central and Western leages - that played an interlocking schedule. In 1971, the Western seperated, and the Central portion renamed itself "Central Junior B", with no parent org. "Mid-Ontario Junior B."

Owen Sound and Collingwood met up again in the Central league final in 1971 and the Blues, having already disposed of the Preston Raiders in a semifinal series, again prevailed. The Greys finished first for the second straight year and beat the Kitchener Ranger B's 4-3 in the other semifinal before falling to Collingwood in five games.

In 1971-72, the Greys and Blues were placed in the new Mid-Ontario Junior B Hockey League, along with the Orillia Travelways, the Barrie Colts, the Newmarket Redmen and the Bolton Bruins. Orillia finished first in schedule play but once again Owen Sound and Collingwood met in the championship round and once again the Blues came out on top, winning 4-3.

It then notes that the Owen Sound team moved in 1971 to a "Mid-Ontario league", staying there with Thornhill, Barrie, Orillia and Collingwood, until it folded in 1978. Perhaps in 1971 the Mid-Ontario umbrella name ceased, and then formed as a new league, lasting from 71-78.

To the user who wrote this. Please sign up for an account, I've tried to contact you in the past through your user talk page... but you never answer... also, follow your messages with four tidles (~).... that will list your name and the time you wrote it. It is frustrating to communicate without a signiture. DMighton 00:15, 21 January 2007 (UTC)


From what I've seen, The 1950s and 1960s Central had nothing to do with the Central of the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. Same deal with the Mid-Ontario, as far as I've seen they are different leagues. Without past standings, I won't be able to make a more concise decision. Hint, hint. The more past standings, the more we can figure out. DMighton 00:15, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Well Owen Sound's newspapers says these were the 1970-71 standings

Central Junior B league

Owen Sound,
Kitchener Ranger B's (apparently still known as the Greenshirts the year before -- I'll check to make sure)
Preston Raiders.

The recap of 1969-70 said Preston had been an expansion team the year before and also that the Guelph CMC's had lost in the league final to Collingwood, which was then beaten by Stratford in the OHA quarters. So it seems that Guelph was a Central league club in 69-70.

Western league

Strathroy Rockets,
Sarnia Bees,
Stratford Warriors,
St. Marys Lincolns and
London Squires.

NCAA watcher 12:55, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Yes, User:JonJax and I have already spoken about this. The Western league is the WOHL of present day. That Central league was divided between a few other leagues, Mid-Ontario, Western, a new Central league (formerly known as the Mid-Ontario) and later ended up in the Southwestern/Waterloo-Wellington/Mid-Western league. The problem is... we need the full Central standings back from 1979-80 and see where it goes. This will allow us to build a history, plus enhance articles with yearly w-l-t records. I am also looking for Metro standings from 1989-90 back. I am looking for pre-MWJBHL standings. I am looking for Mid-Ontario standings and pre 1979-80 Central standings. All Western/G-B/Central Jr. C Standings and Northern Jr. D Standings. I am also looking for champions. DMighton 14:08, 21 January 2007 (UTC)
Very nice addition about the Central, I like it. Please remember to respond to your talk page though, I wrote some stuff to you and didn't hear back... you can either respond on your own talk page or on mine. DMighton 18:16, 22 January 2007 (UTC)