1975-76 OMJHL Season
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1975%E2%80%9376 OMJHL Season

The 1975-76 OMJHL season was the second season of the Ontario Major Junior Hockey League (OMJHL). The Windsor Spitfires were added as an expansion team, becoming the twelfth team in the league. The OMJHL splits into two divisions of six teams each. The southern and western teams joined the Emms division, named for Hap Emms. The northern and eastern teams joined the Leyden division, named for Matt Leyden. The OMJHL created three new trophies for the season. The Emms Trophy and the Leyden Trophy are awarded to the regular season champion of their respective divisions. The F. W. "Dinty" Moore Trophy (named for Francis Moore) is inaugurated for the first-year goaltender with the best goals-against-average. Twelve teams each played 66 games. The Hamilton Fincups won the J. Ross Robertson Cup, defeating the Sudbury Wolves.

League business

On May 9, 1975, officials from the OMJHL, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Western Canada Hockey League, announced a constitution to establish the Canadian Major Junior Hockey League (CMJHL) composed of the three league under one umbrella. The new organization wanted standard contracts for all players, consistent dollar amounts for development fees paid by the professional leagues, and for the National Hockey League and the World Hockey Association to work together on a common drafting program to eliminate bidding wars. The CMJHL sought to represent players directly instead of agents, and proposed an escalating development fee schedule if professional teams wanted to sign a player while he was still eligible for junior hockey. The league also proposed to allow some players under professional contracts to continue playing in junior hockey.[1][2] OMJHL commissioner Tubby Schmalz defended the validity of the constitution, despite a challenge from Alan Eagleson that it violated antitrust laws in Canada and the United States.[3]

In November 1975, Schmalz decreed that future OMJHL games were to be attended by least two off-duty police officers as a deterrent to violence on ice or among the spectators.[4] The statement was in response to incidents from a game involving the London Knights and the St. Catharines Black Hawks.[4] Problems in getting development payments from professional leagues continued, and Schmalz announced the possibility of legal action to recover delinquent fees for drafting junior-aged players.[5]

Regular season

Standings

Leyden Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
y-Sudbury Wolves 66 47 11 8 102 384 224
x-Ottawa 67's 66 34 23 9 77 331 291
x-Kingston Canadians 66 33 24 9 75 357 316
x-Oshawa Generals 66 31 27 8 70 312 299
x-Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 66 27 26 13 67 341 319
Peterborough Petes 66 18 37 11 47 204 284
Emms Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
y-Hamilton Fincups 66 43 15 8 94 379 232
x-London Knights 66 31 26 9 71 317 256
x-Toronto Marlboros 66 26 30 10 62 278 294
x-Kitchener Rangers 66 26 35 5 57 298 384
x-St. Catharines Black Hawks 66 16 40 10 42 283 366
Windsor Spitfires 66 12 50 4 28 251 470

Scoring leaders

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Mike Kaszycki Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 66 51 119 170 38
Peter Lee Ottawa 67's 66 81 80 161 59
Paul Gardner Oshawa Generals 65 69 75 144 75
Dale McCourt Hamilton Fincups 66 55 84 139 19
John Tavella Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 64 67 70 137 58
Rod Schutt Sudbury Wolves 63 72 63 135 42
Ron Duguay Sudbury Wolves 61 42 92 134 101
Vern Stenlund London Knights 64 44 75 119 24
Larry Skinner Ottawa 67's 59 37 78 115 8
Ken Linseman Kingston Canadians 65 61 51 112 92

Playoffs

First round

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds defeat Oshawa Generals 3-2

Kitchener Rangers defeat St. Catharines Black Hawks 3-1

Quarterfinals

Sudbury Wolves defeat Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4-2, 1 tie

Ottawa 67's defeat Kingston Canadians 4-2, 1 tie

Hamilton Fincups defeat Kitchener Rangers 4-0

Toronto Marlboros defeat London Knights 4-1

Semifinals

Sudbury Wolves defeat Ottawa 67's 4-1

Hamilton Fincups defeat Toronto Marlboros 4-0, 1 tie

J. Ross Robertson Cup

Hamilton Fincups defeat Sudbury Wolves 4-2

Awards

See also

References

  1. ^ Passa, Dennis (May 9, 1975). "Junior leagues are together". Brandon Sun. Brandon, Manitoba. p. 21.Free to read
  2. ^ "CMJHL becomes legal entity". Medicine Hat News. Medicine Hat, Alberta. May 9, 1975. p. 11.Free to read
  3. ^ "Junior game will disappear". Brandon Sun. Brandon, Manitoba. May 10, 1975. p. 6.Free to read
  4. ^ a b "Policemen required at games". Winnipeg Free Press. Winnipeg, Manitoba. November 21, 1975. p. 54.Free to read
  5. ^ "Ontario teams await payment". Victoria Daily Colonist. Victoria, British Columbia. December 12, 1975. p. 44.Free to read

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