Ontario Hockey League facts for kids

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Ontario Hockey League
Current season or competition:
2015–16 OHL season
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1933
Commissioner David Branch
No. of teams 20
Country(ies)  Canada Canada
 United States
Most recent champion(s) Oshawa Generals
Most championships Oshawa Generals (13)
TV partner(s) Sportsnet, Sportsnet One, Cogeco Sports, Rogers TV, TV Rogers, Shaw TV
Official website ontariohockeyleague.com

The Ontario Hockey League or OHL, is a professional ice hockey league based in Canada and features 17 teams from Canada and 3 teams from the United States. For a player to play in the Ontario Hockey League they have to be between the ages of 15 to 20. The main championship for the OHL is the J. Ross Robertson Cup which is awarded to the winner of the Ontario Hockey League playoff championship. The current holders of the Cup is the Owen Sound Attack. The Ontario Hockey League is one of the three Major Junior ice hockey leagues which is part of the Canadian Hockey League.

Teams in the OHL

Current Teams
Division Team Arena Location
Eastern Conference
East Hamilton Bulldogs FirstOntario Centre Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Kingston Frontenacs Rogers K-Rock Centre Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Oshawa Generals General Motors Centre Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Ottawa 67's TD Place Arena Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Peterborough Petes Peterborough Memorial Centre Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Central Barrie Colts Barrie Molson Centre Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Mississauga Steelheads Hershey Centre Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Niagara IceDogs Meridian Centre St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
North Bay Battalion North Bay Memorial Gardens North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Sudbury Wolves Sudbury Community Arena Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Western Conference
Midwest Erie Otters Erie Insurance Arena Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Guelph Storm Sleeman Centre Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Kitchener Rangers Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
London Knights Budweiser Gardens London, Ontario, Canada
Owen Sound Attack Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
West Flint Firebirds Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center Flint, Michigan, USA
Saginaw Spirit Dow Event Center Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Sarnia Sting RBC Centre Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Essar Centre Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Windsor Spitfires WFCU Centre Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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