(WINDSOR, ON) – After 680 games the 2016-17 Ontario Hockey League regular season has come to an end. All 16 playoff positions have been claimed, setting the stage for eight first round post-season matchups across the league.
In the Western Conference, the fourth place London Knights take on the fifth place Windsor Spitfires while third place Owen Sound Attack will play the sixth place Kitchener Rangers. At the top of the pool, the first place Erie Otters will face the eighth place Sarnia Sting and the second place Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds host the seventh place Flint Firebirds.
In the Eastern Conference, the first place Peterborough Petes will play the eighth place Niagara IceDogs, the second place Mississauga Steelheads will host the seventh place Ottawa 67’s, the third place Oshawa Generals will take on the sixth place Sudbury Wolves, and the fourth place Kingston Frontenacs will take on the fifth place Hamilton Bulldogs.
Four first round games will be broadcast across the country on Sportsnet 360 including Game’s 1 and 2 from London featuring the Knights and Memorial Cup host Spitfires on Friday March 24, and Sunday March 26, Game 3 between the Petes and IceDogs from St Catharines on Tuesday March 28, and Game 4 between the Frontenacs and host Bulldogs on Thursday March 30.
The puck drops on first round action beginning tonight while Windsor gets underway in London tomorrow evening.
- March 24 Windsor at London 7:30pm
- March 26 Windsor at London 2:00pm
- March 28 London at Windsor 7:05pm
- March 30 London at Windsor 7:05pm
- *March 31 Windsor at London 7:30pm
- *April 2 London at Windsor 2:00pm
- *April 4 Windsor at London 7:00pm