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This is 2015-16 Midwestern Junior C Hockey League season.  This is the league's 3rd season dating back to its founding in 2013 with the Niagara & District Junior C Hockey League and the Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League both being reduced to nine teams in an effort to create leagues that are of similar size at the junior C level in the province of Ontario. The league champion moves on to the 2016 Clarence Schmalz Cup.

This would be the league's final season under this identity as a major consolidation which had been In the works since 2014, in the spring of 2016 it was announced 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.

Membership ChangesEdit

  • none

The teamsEdit

Team Centre Founded Arena
Ayr Centennials Ayr 1983 North Dumfries Community Centre
Burford Bulldogs Burford 1988 Burford Arena & Community Centre
Delhi Travellers Delhi 1967 Delhi Community Arena
New Hamburg Firebirds New Hamburg 1953 Wilmot Township Arena
Norwich Merchants Norwich 1968 Nor-Del Arena
Paris Mounties Paris 1985 Brant Sports Complex
Tavistock Braves Tavistock 1970 Tavistock & District Recreation Centre
Wellesley Applejacks Wellesley 1987 Wellesley Arena
Woodstock Navy-Vets Woodstock 1966 Woodstock District Community Complex

StandingsEdit

Team GP W L T OTL SOL GF GA PIM P
Ayr Centennials 40 33 6 1 - - 222 98 922 67
New Hamburg Firebirds 40 31 8 1 - - 187 107 818 63
Paris Mounties 40 25 15 0 - - 187 135 834 50
Wellesley Applejacks 40 21 17 2 - - 149 152 1085 44
Tavistock Braves 40 19 20 1 - - 131 151 1199 39
Woodstock Navy-Vets 40 17 19 4 - - 119 115 723 38
Norwich Merchants 40 15 23 2 - - 129 161 939 32
Burford Bulldogs 40 9 31 0 - - 128 200 903 18
Delhi Travellers 40 4 35 1 - - 92 225 589 9

PlayoffsEdit

FormatEdit

The top eight teams qualify.  All series are best-of-seven.  Teams are re-seeded after the quarterfinals.

QuarterfinalsEdit

  • Ayr Centennials defeated Burford Bulldogs 4 games to 1 (8-2, 8-1, 2-4, 6-1, 12-3)
  • New Hamburg Firebirds defeated Norwich Merchants 4 games to none (5-2, 3-2, 7-0, 8-3)
  • Paris Mounties defeated Woodstock Navy-Vets 4 games to 2 (0-2, 1-2 (ot), 4-2, 7-4, 5-2, 4-1)
  • Wellesley Applejacks defeated Tavistock Braves 4 games to 1 (6-4, 4-5, 4-3 (2ot), 5-4 (ot), 7-3)

SemifinalsEdit

  • Ayr Centennials defeated Wellesley Applejacks 4 games to none (3-2 (ot), 4-3 (ot), 7-2, 4-2)
  • New Hamburg Firebirds defeated Paris Mounties 4 games to 1 (6-1, 2-4, 6-3, 3-1, 7-3)

FinalEdit

  • Ayr Centennials defeated New Hamburg Firebirds 4 games to 1 (3-2, 3-4 (ot), 2-1, 4-1, 5-4)

The Ayr Centennials advance to the 2016 Clarence Schmalz Cup.

2016 MWJCHL champs Ayr Centennials

2016 MWJCHL champs Ayr Centennials

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