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2016-17 ACH Season

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This is the 2016-17 Allan Cup Hockey Season.  This is the league's 6th season under this name and 26th season overall.  The league was previously known as Major League Hockey from 2004 to 2011, Ontario Senior AAA Hockey League from 2003 to 2004 and Southwestern Senior A Hockey League from 1990 to 2003.

Membership changesEdit

  • After ceasing operations the previous October, the Norwood Vipers do not return

TeamsEdit

Team Centre Arena Founded
Brantford Blast Brantford Brantford Civic Centre 2000
Dundas Real McCoys Dundas

J. L. Grightmire Arena

2000
Hamilton Steelhawks Hamilton Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena 2015
Stoney Creek Generals Stoney Creek Gateway Ice Centre 2013
Thorold Athletics Thorold Frank Doherty Arena 2015
Whitby Dunlops Whitby Iroquois Park Sports Centre 2004

StandingsEdit

Team GP W L OL GF GA Pts
Stoney Creek Generals 24 18 4 2 152 89 55
Whitby Dunlops 24 18 6 0 143 106 51
Thorold Athletics 24 13 11 0 115 113 37
Brantford Blast 24 12 10 2 112 111 37
Dundas Real McCoys 24 6 16 2 88 134 20
Hamilton Steelhawks 24 5 18 1 91 148 16

note: Thorold finished ahead of Brantford based on first tie breaker; wins 13-12.

Robertson Cup PlayoffsEdit

FormatEdit

The top five teams qualify for the playoffs.  The fourth place team plays the fifth place team in a best-of-three quarterfinal series with the winner becoming the 4th seed.  The semifinal and final round will still be best-of-seven.  The playoff champion traditionally advances to the Renwick Cup against the Hockey Northwestern Ontario representative in a best-of-three series to determine the Ontario representative at the Allan Cup. This series will not be needed as there are no other Senior AAA teams in the province; so now the Allan Cup Hockey champion will advance directly to the 2017 Allan Cup.

QuarterfinalEdit

SemifinalsEdit

FinalEdit

2017 ACH champs Stoney Creek Generals

2017 ACH champs Stoney Creek Generals (photo credit Robyn Iwaskiw via Generals Facebook page)

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