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Provincial Junior Hockey League

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Founded  2016
Associated Title(s)  Clarence Schmalz Cup
No. of teams  63
Headquarters  Cambridge, Ontario
Region(s)  Southern Ontario Central Ontario
Former name(s)  list Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League (1970-2016) Empire B Junior C Hockey League (1989-2016) Georgian Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League (1994-2016) Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League (1968-2016) Midwestern Junior C Hockey League (2013-2016) Niagara & District Junior C Hockey League (1974-2016) Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League (1960-2016) Western Ontario Junior C Hockey League (1966-2016)

The Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL) is a Canadian junior ice hockey league spanning Southern Ontario and parts of Central Ontario. The PJHL is the third tier of the Ontario Hockey Association and is sanctioned by the Ontario Hockey Federation and Hockey Canada. The league was formed in 2016 with the merging of eight Junior C leagues. PJHL teams compete for the Clarence Schmalz Cup.

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History

In the works since 2014, it was announced in the spring of 2016 that the eight Junior C leagues of the Ontario Hockey Association would merge for the 2016-17 season to create the Provincial Junior Hockey League. The union was in an effort to streamline rules across the classification and to promote growth and development.

The leagues that make up the PJHL are the former Central, Empire B, Georgian Mid-Ontario, Great Lakes, Midwestern, Niagara & District, Southern, and Western. leagues that are now the eight divisions split into four conferences.

The first game in PJHL history was played on September 9, 2016 as the Walkerton Hawks hosted the Hanover Barons in Pollock Division action. Walkerton won the game 6-2.

Regular Season champions

Bolded is overall PJHL season champion based on win percentage.

Conference and League champions

Bolded is winner of Clarence Schmalz Cup as PJHL and OHA champion. Italicized is runner-up.

Records

Individual

  • Goals: Ben Hughes (Stayner Siskins) & Derek Todosichuk (Dorchester) - 46 (2016-17)
  • Assists: Mitch Klie (Ayr Centennials) - 66 (2016-17)
  • Points: Ben Hughes (Stayner Siskins) - 102 (2016-17)
  • Penalty Minutes: Sean Mitchell (Ayr Centennials) - 199 (2016-17)
  • Wins in Net: Michael Christie (Lakefield Chiefs) - 24 (2016-17)
  • Minutes in Net: Mathew Boere (North Middlesex Stars) - 2187:56 (2016-17)
  • Goals Against Average: Eric Pitcher (Stayner Siskins) - 1.54 (2016-17)
  • Saves: Mathew Boere (North Middlesex Stars) - 1396 (2016-17)
  • Save Percentage: Riley Brown (Dorchester Dolphins) - 0.950 (2016-17)
  • Shutouts: Ryan Winter (Walkerton Hawks) & Trevor Fleming (Exeter Hawks) - 4 (2016-17)
  • Most Goals in Game: Lucas Wilson (Dorchester) - 6 (October 9, 2016)
  • Most Assists in Game: Jordan Taylor (Stayner Siskins) - 8 (October 20, 2016)
  • Most Points in Game: Matt Walilko (Midland Flyers) - 10 (January 8, 2017)
  • Team

  • Best Record: 2016-17 Dorchester Dolphins (39-0-1)
  • Worst Record: 2016-17 Campbellford Rebels (0-37-1)
  • Highest Goals For: 2016-17 Ayr Centennials (302)
  • Lowest Goals For: 2016-17 Campbellford Rebels (52)
  • Highest Goals Against: 2016-17 Delhi Travellers (304)
  • Lowest Goals Against: 2016-17 Port Hope Panthers (74)
  • Longest Game: 115:01 -- Paris Mounties 3 - Wellesley Applejacks 2 3OT (February 25, 2017)
  • Largest Margin of Victory: Ayr Centennials 17 - Delhi Travellers 1 (December 24, 2016)
  • Highest Scoring Shutout: Ayr Centennials 12 - Burford Bulldogs 0 (October 26, 2016)
  • Grimsby Peach Kings 12 - Simcoe Storm 0 (February 8, 2017)
  • Most Goals in Game (One Team): Ayr Centennials 17 (December 24, 2016)
  • Midland Flyers 17 (January 8, 2017)
  • Lakeshore Canadiens 17 (January 20, 2017)
  • References

    Provincial Junior Hockey League Wikipedia


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