1981-82 OHL Season
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1981%E2%80%9382 OHL Season

The 1981-82 OHL season was the second season of the Ontario Hockey League. The league grows by two teams when, the Cornwall Royals are transferred from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and the Belleville Bulls are awarded a franchise. Fourteen teams each played 68 games. The Kitchener Rangers won the J. Ross Robertson Cup, defeating the Ottawa 67's.

Expansion and Realignment

The league expanded by two teams, as the Belleville Bulls and the Cornwall Royals joined the Ontario Hockey League. Both teams joined the Leyden Division, as the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds moved to the Emms Division.

Belleville Bulls

On February 2, 1981, the OHL granted a franchise to the city of Belleville and the ownership group of Dr. Robert L. Vaughan and Bob Dolan. The Bulls would play their home games at the Yardmen Arena. The Bulls would join the Leyden Division.

Prior to joining the OHL, the Bulls played in the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League, beginning in the 1979-80 season. In their final season in the league, Belleville defeated the Guelph Platers to win the OPJHL championship. The club would reach the 1981 Centennial Cup finals, where they lost to the Prince Albert Raiders of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League 6-2 in the championship game.

Cornwall Royals

The Cornwall Royals were transferred to the Ontario Hockey League from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for the 1981-82 season. Originally an expansion team in 1969, the Royals were a very successful club in the QMJHL, winning the Memorial Cup three times, in 1971, 1980, and 1981. Cornwall would play their home games at the Cornwall Civic Complex. The Royals would join the Leyden Division.

The Royals were able to keep their players from the previous season, including players such as Scott Arniel and Doug Gilmour, who helped lead the team to the 1981 Memorial Cup championship.

Regular season

Final standings

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against; PTS = Points; x = clinched playoff berth; y = clinched first round bye; z = clinched division title & first round bye

Leyden Division

Rank Team GP W L T PTS GF GA
1 z-Ottawa 67's 68 47 19 2 96 353 248
2 y-Oshawa Generals 68 40 26 2 82 335 296
3 x-Peterborough Petes 68 36 29 3 75 291 266
4 x-Toronto Marlboros 68 37 31 0 74 316 290
5 x-Kingston Canadians 68 29 34 5 63 302 316
6 x-Cornwall Royals 68 28 35 5 61 303 327
7 Belleville Bulls 68 24 42 2 50 280 326

Emms Division

Rank Team GP W L T PTS GF GA
1 z-Kitchener Rangers 68 44 21 3 91 322 247
2 y-Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 68 40 25 3 83 274 243
3 x-London Knights 68 35 30 3 73 359 328
4 x-Niagara Falls Flyers 68 31 34 3 65 311 338
5 x-Brantford Alexanders 68 25 41 2 52 293 313
6 x-Windsor Spitfires 68 22 42 4 48 269 343
7 Sudbury Wolves 68 19 48 1 39 275 401

Scoring leaders

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Dave Simpson London Knights 68 67 88 155 18
Jeff Vaive Ottawa 67's 68 56 95 151 90
Moe Lemay Ottawa 67's 62 68 70 138 48
Tony Tanti Oshawa Generals 57 62 64 126 138
Mitch Lamoureux Oshawa Generals 66 43 78 121 275
Doug Gilmour Cornwall Royals 67 46 73 119 42
Mario Simioni Toronto Marlboros 68 58 60 118 88
Chris McCauley London Knights 66 47 67 114 117
Fred Perlini Toronto Marlboros 68 47 64 111 75
Claude Loiselle Windsor Spitfires 68 36 73 109 192

Playoffs

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Division quarter-finals Division semi-finals Division finals J. Ross Robertson Cup
            
L4 Toronto 6
L6 Cornwall 4
L1 Ottawa 8
L4 Toronto 2
L1 Ottawa 8
L2 Oshawa 6
L3 Peterborough 6
L5 Kingston 2
L2 Oshawa 8
L3 Peterborough 2
L1 Ottawa 1
E1 Kitchener 9
E4 Niagara Falls 4
E6 Windsor 6
E1 Kitchener 8
E6 Windsor 0
E1 Kitchener 9
E2 Sault Ste. Marie 3
E3 London 2
E5 Brantford 6
E2 Sault Ste. Marie 8
E3 Brantford 6

Division quarter-finals

Leyden Division

(3) Peterborough Petes vs. (5) Kingston Canadians
March 14 Kingston Canadians 2 - 5 Peterborough Petes Peterborough Memorial Centre
March 16 Peterborough Petes 3 - 3 Kingston Canadians Kingston Memorial Centre
March 18 Kingston Canadians 7 - 8 Peterborough Petes Peterborough Memorial Centre
March 19 Peterborough Petes 4 - 4 Kingston Canadians Kingston Memorial Centre
Peterborough wins series 6 - 2


(4) Toronto Marlboros vs. (6) Cornwall Royals
March 14 Cornwall Royals 5 - 9 Toronto Marlboros Maple Leaf Gardens
March 16 Toronto Marlboros 3 - 6 Cornwall Royals Cornwall Civic Complex
March 18 Cornwall Royals 4 - 7 Toronto Marlboros Maple Leaf Gardens
March 20 Toronto Marlboros 5 - 5 Cornwall Royals Cornwall Civic Complex
March 21 Cornwall Royals 5 - 5 Toronto Marlboros Maple Leaf Gardens
Toronto wins series 6 - 4


Emms Division

(3) London Knights vs. (5) Brantford Alexanders
March 14 Brantford Alexanders 4 - 3 London Knights London Gardens
March 16 London Knights 2 - 4 Brantford Alexanders Brantford Civic Centre
March 18 Brantford Alexanders 2 - 4 London Knights London Gardens
March 19 London Knights 5 - 9 Brantford Alexanders Brantford Civic Centre
Brantford wins series 6 - 2


(4) Niagara Falls Flyers vs. (6) Windsor Spitfires
March 14 Windsor Spitfires 4 - 9 Niagara Falls Flyers Niagara Falls Memorial Arena
March 15 Niagara Falls Flyers 2 - 3 Windsor Spitfires Windsor Arena
March 17 Windsor Spitfires 5 - 5 Niagara Falls Flyers Niagara Falls Memorial Arena
March 18 Niagara Falls Flyers 3 - 3 Windsor Spitfires Windsor Arena
March 19 Windsor Spitfires 5 - 3 Niagara Falls Flyers Niagara Falls Memorial Arena
Windsor wins series 6 - 4


Division semi-finals

Leyden Division

(1) Ottawa 67's vs. (4) Toronto Marlboros
March 23 Toronto Marlboros 4 - 6 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
March 26 Toronto Marlboros 3 - 4 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
March 27 Ottawa 67's 3 - 4 Toronto Marlboros Maple Leaf Gardens
March 30 Ottawa 67's 6 - 3 Toronto Marlboros Maple Leaf Gardens
April 2 Toronto Marlboros 2 - 6 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
Ottawa wins series 8 - 2


(2) Oshawa Generals vs. (3) Peterborough Petes
March 23 Peterborough Petes 7 - 6 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
March 25 Oshawa Generals 8 - 2 Peterborough Petes Peterborough Memorial Centre
March 28 Peterborough Petes 4 - 5 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
March 30 Oshawa Generals 5 - 4 Peterborough Petes Peterborough Memorial Centre
April 1 Peterborough Petes 2 - 5 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
Oshawa wins series 8 - 2


Emms Division

(1) Kitchener Rangers vs. (6) Windsor Spitfires
March 23 Windsor Spitfires 1 - 4 Kitchener Rangers Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
March 25 Kitchener Rangers 2 - 0 Windsor Spitfires Windsor Arena
March 26 Windsor Spitfires 3 - 7 Kitchener Rangers Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
March 28 Kitchener Rangers 9 - 4 Windsor Spitfires Windsor Arena
Kitchener wins series 8 - 0


(2) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds vs. (5) Brantford Alexanders
March 21 Brantford Alexanders 5 - 5 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Memorial Gardens
March 22 Brantford Alexanders 2 - 4 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Memorial Gardens
March 25 Brantford Alexanders 7 - 1 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Memorial Gardens
March 27 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 1 - 2 Brantford Alexanders Brantford Civic Centre
March 28 Brantford Alexanders 3 - 3 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Memorial Gardens
March 30 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5 - 9 Brantford Alexanders Brantford Civic Centre
April 2 Brantford Alexanders 2 - 3 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Memorial Gardens
Sault Ste. Marie wins series 8 - 6


Division finals

Leyden Division

(1) Ottawa 67's vs. (2) Oshawa Generals
April 9 Oshawa Generals 5 - 6 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
April 11 Ottawa 67's 3 - 5 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
April 13 Oshawa Generals 1 - 6 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
April 15 Ottawa 67's 4 - 6 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
April 16 Oshawa Generals 4 - 9 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
April 18 Ottawa 67's 2 - 6 Oshawa Generals Oshawa Civic Auditorium
April 20 Oshawa Generals 4 - 5 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
Ottawa wins series 8 - 6


Emms Division

(1) Kitchener Rangers vs. (2) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
April 4 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2 - 6 Kitchener Rangers Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
April 6 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 1 - 6 Kitchener Rangers Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
April 9 Kitchener Rangers 4 - 4 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Memorial Gardens
April 11 Kitchener Rangers 3 - 5 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Memorial Gardens
April 13 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 1 - 5 Kitchener Rangers Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
April 16 Kitchener Rangers 4 - 3 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sault Memorial Gardens
Kitchener wins series 9 - 3


J. Ross Robertson Cup

(L1) Ottawa 67's vs. (E1) Kitchener Rangers

April 23 Kitchener Rangers 4 - 4 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
April 25 Ottawa 67's 1 - 4 Kitchener Rangers Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
April 28 Kitchener Rangers 4 - 3 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
April 30 Ottawa 67's 3 - 5 Kitchener Rangers Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
May 2 Kitchener Rangers 4 - 1 Ottawa 67's Ottawa Civic Centre
Kitchener wins series 9 - 1


Awards

See also

References


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