These are the 1976 Clarence Schmalz Cup playdowns.
- Essex 73's defeated Clinton Mustangs 4-games-to-2*
- Dunnville Terriers defeated Cobourg Cougars 4-games-to-3
(*) denotes: Game Six was played twice. Essex won the first time 7-5, but the game was protested by Clinton over a bad referee's call. The OHA ordered the game to be replayed and Essex won again 3-2.