July 9, 2015, Mississauga, Ontario – The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) today released its 2015-16 regular season schedule, while also announcing the dates for the newly created Conference Showcase Weekends that will take place in January.
The North York Rangers will open up their campaign on Sept. 6 at home vs. the defending Buckland Cup champion Toronto Patriots, puck drops at the Herbert Carnegie Centennial Arena at 3 p.m.
The OJHL schedule consists of 594 games, featuring 22 teams with inter-conference play continuing after being introduced in 2013-14. Each club will once again play a 54 game regular season schedule, including the second set of Conference Showcase games.
Below is the breakdown:
25 home games, 25 road games, 2 Governors’ Showcase games, 2 Conference Showcase games
2 home games & 2 road games versus each club within same Conference (40 games total)
5 home games & 5 road games versus clubs in other Conference (10 games total)
2 Governors’ Showcase games versus other Conference
2 Conference Showcase games within same Conference
The OJHL Board of Governors voted at the 2015 Annual General Meeting to add an extra set of Conference Showcase Weekends that will take place in January, with the hosts of each to be determined at a later date.
While for the first time in history, the OJHL (and the province of Ontario) will host the annual World Junior ‘A’ Challenge with the Cobourg Cougars and Whitby Fury playing as co-hosts for the international event. The OJHL will play no regular season games during this period to allow all fans an opportunity to witness this world-class tournament and tickets for the event will be available for purchase beginning in August.