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Road to the 2018 RBC Cup: OJHL
The Toronto Patriots scored their way to the top of the Ontario Junior Hockey League, netting a league-leading 260 goals
Jason La Rose
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February 28, 2018
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For the first time in franchise history, the Toronto Patriots are regular-season champions of the OJHL. The Patriots were a picture of consistency, only once losing back-to-back games in regulation while posting the two longest winning streaks of the season – a nine-game run from Dec. 20-Jan.19, and an eight-gamer from Oct. 6-28. Toronto was all about the offence, leading the OJHL in goals with 260, 36 more than second-place Aurora. Not surprisingly, the Patriots put three players in the top six of league scoring, led by scoring champ Andrew Petrucci (52-48—100). Between the pipes it was Tyler Fassl who carried the load, finishing second in minutes played (2369:22) and first in wins (31).

PLAYOFF MATCH-UPS
North East Conference
1) Aurora Tigers vs. 8) Trenton Golden Hawks
2) Wellington Dukes vs. 7) Pickering Panthers
3) Newmarket Hurricanes vs. 6) Markham Royals
4) Kingston Voyageurs vs. 5) Cobourg Cougars

South West Conference
1) Toronto Patriots vs. 8) Orangeville Flyers
2) Georgetown Raiders vs. 7) St. Michael’s Buzzers
3) North York Rangers vs. 6) Buffalo Jr. Sabres
4) Oakville Blades vs. 5) Toronto Jr. Canadiens

FINAL STANDINGS (W-L-T-OTL)
North Division
Aurora – 78 points (36-12-1-5)
Newmarket – 73 points (33-14-6-1)
Markham – 58 points (26-22-1-5)
Pickering – 56 points (26-24-1-3)
Lindsay – 25 points (11-40-0-3)
Stouffville – 19 points (8-43-2-1) 

East Division
Wellington – 74 points (33-13-3-5)
Kingston – 66 points (31-19-2-2)
Cobourg – 63 points (29-20-2-3)
Trenton – 52 points (24-26-2-2)
Whitby – 41 points (18-31-4-1)

South Division
Toronto Patriots – 86 points (40-8-3-3)
North York – 80 points (37-11-1-5)
Oakville – 79 points (38-13-2-1)
Toronto Jr. Canadiens – 69 points (33-18-1-2)
St. Michael’s – 53 points (24-25-3-2)
Mississauga – 44 points (19-29-4-2)

West Division
Georgetown – 78 points (36-12-3-3)
Buffalo – 58 points (26-22-0-6)
Orangeville – 51 points (22-25-1-6)
Burlington – 44 points (18-28-2-6)
Milton – 11 points (4-47-0-3)

LEADING SCORERS
Andrew Petrucci (Toronto Patriots) – 52G 48A 100P
Jake Bricknell (Aurora) – 35G 64A 99P
Dante Spagnuolo (Toronto Patriots) – 23G 66A 89P
Lucas Condotta (Markham) – 35G 47A 82P
Jack Jeffers (Markham) – 23G 56A 79P

LEADING GOALTENDERS
Colby Muise (North York) – 22-7-1, 1.81 GAA, .934 SV%, 4 SO
Fraser Kirk (Newmaarket) – 27-9-3, 1.86 GAA, .923 SV%, 5 SO
Mario Cavaliere (Georgetown) – 19-8-1, 2.05 GAA, .932 SV%, 3 SO
Christian Purboo (Oakville) – 14-3-1, 2.05 GAA, .919 SV%, 1 SO
Jett Alexander (North York) – 15-9-0, 2.09 GAA, .929 SV%, 1 SO

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE
2017 (Cobourg Cougars – national champions; Trenton Golden Hawks – fifth place)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES
28 (2017, 2017 (host), 2016, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 (host), 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1986, 1985, 1985 (host), 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1975, 1972)

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
2017 (Cobourg Cougars)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
6 (2017, Cobourg Cougars; 2007, Aurora Tigers; 2004, Aurora Tigers; 1983, North York Flyers; 1978, Guelph Platers; 1972, Guelph CMCs)

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)
ldornan@hockeycanada.ca

 

Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca

 

Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4567 / 905-906-5327 (mobile)
ssharkey@hockeycanada.ca

 

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