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This is the 2017-18 Canadian Premier Junior Hockey League season.  This is the league's second season.

Membership ChangesEdit

  • On June 22, 2017 the league tweeted that there would be one more expansion team for 2017-18 (and to stay tuned).  The Peel Region WYMIA (Where Your Mouth is Athletics) Royals were announced on June 27th and the team would play games in both Milton and Mississauga.[9]  By the time the schedule was released the team would be called the Brampton Royals and would be based out out the South Fletcher's Sportsplex.[10]
  • The Creemore Barley Kings were removed from the league website on July 5, 2017 with a tweet posted stating that the team would not participate in the 2017-18 season.[11]
  • On September 23, 2017 the league removed the Muskoka Wild from the league for the 2017-18 season.[13] Apparently the team's coaching staff was offering player discounted playing fees to get a full roster unbeknownst to the team's owner who would have been stuck covering tens of thousands of dollars in losses.[14]
  • On November 8, 2017 The Madawaska Valley Falcons were removed from the league for according to league president Stepane Laveault "The Falcons have some good players, but simply weren’t competitive enough for our league to see the players properly develop,  The team stated it was hoping to return for the 2018-19 season."[15]
  • The Cobourg Galaxy were removed from the league on November 16, 2017 for a similar reason to the Madawaska Valley Falcons.[16][17]
  • The Almonte Jr. Sharpshooters and the Eastern Ontario Hockey Academy were both removed from the league after the end of the league season due to both teams violating roster rules (both teams had the same owner and players were transferred to the EOHA team from the Sharpshooters for the Division semifinal series resulting in the forfeiture of the series and subsequent removal from the league.  The Sharpshooters were then announced as joining the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League for the 2018-19 season as the Ottawa Sharpshooters.

TeamsEdit

East DivisionEdit

Team Location Arena
Almonte Jr. Sharpshooters Almonte, Ontario Almonte Community Centre
Eastern Ontario Hockey Academy Wolves Navan, Ontario Navan Arena
Maniwaki Mustangs Maniwaki, Quebec Centre Sportif Gino-Odjick
Smiths Falls Settlers Smiths Falls, Ontario Smiths Falls Memorial Centre

West DivisionEdit

Team Location Arena
Bracebridge Pioneers Bracebridge, Ontario Bracebridge Memorial Arena
Coldwater Ice Wolves Coldwater, Ontario Coldwater & District Community Centre
Essa Stallions Angus, Ontario Angus Recreation Centre
Grey Highlands Hawks Markdale, Ontario Centre Grey Recreation Complex
Lake Erie Eagles Erie, Pennsylvania Erie Insurance Arena
Seaforth Generals Seaforth, Ontario Seaforth & District Community Centre

Announced teams dropped prior to or during seasonEdit

Team Location Arena
Brampton Royals Brampton, Ontario South Fletcher's Sportsplex
Cobourg Galaxy Baltimore, Ontario Baltimore Recreation Centre
Creemore Barley Kings Creemore, Ontario Creemore Community Centre and Arena
Madawaska Valley Falcons Barry's Bay, Ontario Paul J Yakabuski Community Centre
Muskoka Wild Port Carling, Ontario Port Carling Arena

StandingsEdit

East DivisionEdit

Team GP W L OW OL GF GA Pts
Smiths Falls Settlers 44 38 4 2 0 234 94 80
Maniwaki Mustangs 44 24 18 0 2 291 185 50
Lake Erie Eagles 40 13 24 2 1 130 195 31
Eastern Ontario Hockey Academy Wolves 41 11 28 1 1 159 247 25
Almonte Jr. Sharpshooters 42 9 32 0 1 101 262 19
Madawaska Valley Falcons 13 4 9 0 0 83 119 8

Madawaska Valley was removed from the league in early November. This was their record at that time.

West DivisionEdit

Team GP W L OW OL GF GA Pts
Essa Stallions 44 40 2 2 0 241 63 84
Coldwater Ice Wolves 44 25 10 2 7 234 178 61
Bracebridge Pioneers 44 22 19 2 1 174 131 49
Seaforth Generals 44 15 26 1 2 138 211 34
Grey Highlands Hawks 44 13 28 3 0 132 199 32

PlayoffsEdit

FormatEdit

On February 26, the league announced that the fourth and fifth place teams in each division meet in a sudden death game in the first round.  However, the Almonte Jr. Sharpshooters are not participating in the playoffs after finishing fifth in the East Division.  The first place team plays the first round game winner and the 2nd place team plays the 3rd place team  meet in the best-of-three division semifinals.  The winner meet in the best-of-three division final.  The division champions meet in the best-of-three league final.

Smiths Falls-EOHA Division Semifinal SeriesEdit

The Smiths Falls Settlers were awarded game 3 in their series with the Eastern Ontario Hockey Academy.  The EOHA team did not schedule the game in a timely manner.  The team also used players from the Almonte Jr. Sharpshooters (who were also owned by the same person) in the first two games of the series which was against a directive issued by the league.  The league commissioner stated that the issue would be addressed at the league meeting to be held in the spring.  Both of the offending teams were removed from the league after the playoffs.

First RoundEdit

East Division SemifinalsEdit

West Division SemifinalsEdit

East Division FinalEdit

West Division FinalEdit

FinalEdit

2018 CPJHL champions Essa Stallions

2018 CPJHL champions Essa Stallions

ReferencesEdit