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2000–01 OPJHL season

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Sport  Hockey
Number of teams  37
League  Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League
Duration  Regular season 2000-09 – 2001-02 Playoffs 2001-02 – 2001-04

The 2000–01 OPJHL season is the eighth season of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League (OPJHL). The thirty-seven teams of the North, South, East, and West divisions competed in a 49-game schedule.


Come February, the top eight teams of each division competed for the Frank L. Buckland Trophy, the OPJHL championship. The winner of the Buckland Cup, the Thornhill Rattlers, went on to win the Dudley Hewitt Cup as Central Canadian Champions. The Rattlers were not successful in winning the 2001 Royal Bank Cup.


  • Port Hope Buzzards become the Port Hope Clippers
  • Final standings

    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

    2000-01 Frank L. Buckland Trophy Playoffs

    For the Central Canada Championship, please go to the Dudley Hewitt Cup. For the National Championship, please go to the 2001 Royal Bank Cup.

    Division Quarter-final

    Milton Merchants defeated Bramalea Blues 4-games-to-3 Brampton Capitals defeated Streetsville Derbys 4-games-to-1 Mississauga Chargers defeated Buffalo Lightning 4-games-to-2 Georgetown Raiders defeated Hamilton Kiltys 4-games-to-3 Kingston Voyageurs defeated Peterborough Bees 4-games-to-2 Lindsay Muskies defeated Syracuse Jr. Crunch 4-games-to-none Wellington Dukes defeated Bowmanville Eagles 4-games-to-1 Trenton Sting defeated Cobourg Cougars 4-games-to-3 Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Durham Huskies 4-games-to-none Stouffville Spirit defeated Parry Sound Shamrocks 4-games-to-none Couchiching Terriers defeated Ajax Axemen 4-games-to-none Collingwood Blues defeated Aurora Tigers 4-games-to-1 Markham Waxers defeated Oshawa Legionaires 4-games-to-none Wexford Raiders defeated Vaughan Vipers 4-games-to-2 Thornhill Rattlers defeated Huntsville Wildcats 4-games-to-none St. Michael's Buzzers defeated Pickering Panthers 4-games-to-1

    Division Semi-final

    Milton Merchants defeated Mississauga Chargers 4-games-to-1 Brampton Capitals defeated Hamilton Kiltys 4-games-to-1 Newmarket Hurricanes defeated Collingwood Blues 4-games-to-1 Couchiching Terriers defeated Stouffville Spirit 4-games-to-2 Thornhill Rattlers defeated St. Michael's Buzzers 4-games-to-none Wexford Raiders defeated Markham Waxers 4-games-to-3 Lindsay Muskies defeated Kingston Voyageurs 4-games-to-none Trenton Sting defeated Wellington Dukes 4-games-to-1

    Division Final

    Milton Merchants defeated Brampton Capitals 4-games-to-3 Couchiching Terriers defeated Newmarket Hurricanes 4-games-to-3 Thornhill Rattlers defeated Wexford Raiders 4-games-to-2 Trenton Sting defeated Lindsay Muskies 4-games-to-3


    Couchiching Terriers defeated Milton Merchants 4-games-to-2 Thornhill Rattlers defeated Trenton Sting 4-games-to-1


    Thornhill Rattlers defeated Couchiching Terriers 4-games-to-1

    Dudley Hewitt Cup Championship


    Thornhill Rattlers defeated Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats (NOJHL) 4-games-to-3 Rayside-Balfour 3 - Thornhill 2 Thornhill 4 - Rayside-Balfour 1 Thornhill 5 - Rayside-Balfour 1 Thornhill 6 - Rayside-Balfour 5 Rayside-Balfour 3 - Thornhill 2 OT Rayside-Balfour 4 - Thornhill 1 Thornhill 3 - Rayside-Balfour 2 2OT

    2001 Royal Bank Cup Championship

    Hosted by Flin Flon Bombers in Flin Flon, Manitoba. The Thornhill Rattlers finished in last place.

    Round Robin

    Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) defeated Thornhill Rattlers 4-1 St. Jerome Panthers (QJAAAHL) defeated Thornhill Rattlers 5-4 Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL) defeated Thornhill Rattlers 5-2 Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL) defeated Thornhill Rattlers 5-3

    Scoring leaders

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


    2000–01 OPJHL season Wikipedia

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