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2015-16 WOJCHL Season

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This is the 2015-16 Western Ontario Junior C Hockey League season.  This is the league's 50th season dating back to its founding as the Western Junior C Hockey League in 1966.

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 Founded Centre Arena
Goderich Sailors 2003 Goderich Goderich & District Community Centre
Hanover Barons 1964 Hanover P&H Centre
Kincardine Bulldogs 1994 Kincardine Davidson Centre Arena
Mitchell Hawks 1966 Mitchell Mitchell & District Arena
Mount Forest Patriots 1987 Mount Forest Mount Forest & District Community Centre
Walkerton Hawks 1976 Walkerton Walkerton Community Centre
Wingham Ironmen 1975 Wingham North Huron Wescast Community Complex

StandingsEdit

Team GP W L T OTL SOL GF GA PIM P
Walkerton Hawks 36 27 8 1 - - 176 112 884 55
Kincardine Bulldogs 36 25 10 1 - - 142 104 596 51
Mount Forest Patriots 36 22 13 1 - - 179 135 878 45
Mitchell Hawks 36 17 19 0 - - 128 134 964 35
Wingham Ironmen 36 16 19 1 - - 130 128 695 33
Hanover Barons 36 14 22 0 - - 138 143 869 28
Goderich Sailors 36 3 33 0 - - 97 234 839 6

PlayoffsEdit

FormatEdit

All seven teams qualify.  The top seed gets a bye to the semifinals.The remaining teams are paired off 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6, 4 vs 5 in the quarterfinals.  The lowest winning quarterfinal team is paired up against the top seed and the other two quarterfinal winner are paired up in the semifinals. All series are best-of-seven.

QuarterfinalsEdit

  • Kincardine Bulldogs defeated Goderich Sailers 4 games to none (6-3, 10-0, 6-4, 5-3)
  • Mount Forest Patriots defeated Hanover Barons 4 games to 3 (4-0, 4-5 (ot), 2-5, 10-4, 5-1, 2-5, 4-0)
  • Mitchell Hawks defeated Wingham Ironmen 4 games to 2 (1-3, 4-1, 2-1 (ot), 3-4, 3-2 (ot), 2-0)

SemifinalsEdit

  • Walkerton Hawks defeated Mitchell Hawks 4 games to 1 (4-2, 3-1, 2-3, 9-4)
  • Kincardine Bulldogs defeated Mount Forest Patriots 4 games to 3 (5-1, 4-2, 2-3, 2-4, 9-4, 4-5, 6-3)

FinalEdit

  • Kincardine Bulldogs defeated Walkerton Hawks 4 games to 3 (3-2, 3-6, 2-5, 0-3, 3-1, 2-0, 5-4 (ot))

The Kincardine Bulldogs advance to the 2016 Clarence Schmalz Cup.

2016 WOJCHL champs Kincardine Bulldogs

2016 WOJCHL champs Kincardine Bulldogs

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