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Burnett climbs to 4th on OHL all time wins list- Researching the OHL records from 2019-2020

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The 2019-20 OHL season is in the books, and with it a number of updated records from across the league’s 20 member teams. Here’s a look at some of the new statistical breakthroughs accomplished this past season.

Guelph Storm
– Head coach and general manager George Burnett climbed to fourth on the OHL’s all-time coaching wins list upon earning his 738th career victory behind an OHL bench in a 4-3 edging of the Oshawa Generals on Mar. 6.
– Burnett became the fifth coach in OHL history to coach 1,500th career games on Dec. 28.

TEAM RECORDS & MILESTONES:

Flint Firebirds
– The Firebirds’ 4-0 win in Niagara on Feb. 20 gave them 74 points, the most in the club’s five-year history since relocating to Flint after 18 seasons of operation as the Plymouth Whalers. The Firebirds ended the campaign with new records in points (82), wins (40), home wins (20), road wins (20) and goals for (274).
– The club set a new club record with 15 consecutive wins, blowing past their previous record of five straight.

London Knights
– The Knights won their second consecutive Holody Trophy as Midwest Division champions. The Knights earned at least 40 wins for the 14th time since the year 2000, playing to a record of 45-15-1-1 with 92 points.

Ottawa 67’s
– Ottawa claimed the Hamilton Spectator Trophy as regular season champions, becoming the first Eastern Conference team to do so in back-to-back years since the 1992 & 1993 Peterborough Petes. The 67’s earn the distinction for the fifth time in franchise history, also eclipsing the 100-point mark for the fifth time.
– The Barber Poles set a new franchise record with 17 straight wins. They surpassed their previous record of 14 consecutive victories on Jan. 2 when they doubled up on the Kingston Frontenacs 8-4.

Saginaw Spirit
– The Spirit secured back-to-back 40-win seasons for the first time in club history, finishing as West Division champions for a second straight year with a record of 41-16-3-2.

Sudbury Wolves
– The Wolves earned the Emms Trophy as Central Division champions for the first time since 2001.

 

SINGLE-GAME, INDIVIDUAL RECORDS & MILESTONES:

Flint Firebirds
Tyler Tucker put up a seven-point performance in a 12-7 win over the Sarnia Spirit to set a new Firebirds record for points by a defenceman in a single game on Feb. 17, along with a plus-8 rating to surpass the club’s 2019 plus-7 record.

Niagara IceDogs
Philip Tomasino tied a franchise record for points in a single game when he put forth six points against Kingston on Oct. 4.

North Bay Battalion
Luke Moncada scored a hat-trick in a span of 5:44 to set a new franchise club record on Jan. 18 in Niagara, beating Nick Paul’s former record of 8:50 in October of 2014 against Barrie.

Ottawa 67’s
– On Nov. 28, Austen Keating became the first Ottawa skater in over 20 years to put forth seven points in a single game, just shy of a franchise record.

Windsor Spitfires
Daniel D’Amico scored five goals in a 10-4 win past the Soo Greyhounds to tie the franchise record set in 1977 for most goals scored in a single game.

 

SINGLE-SEASON, INDIVIDUAL/TEAM RECORDS & MILESTONES:

Flint Firebirds
Evgeniy Oksentyuk reached a 15-game point streak with a pair of assists in a 7-4 loss to the Saginaw Spirit on Jan. 10, passing the club’s former point streak record set by Kole Sherwood over the 2016-17 season.
Brennan Othmann set new club records for both points and goals by a rookie in a single season with a goal and two assists in a 12-7 win over Sarnia on Feb. 17. His 30-point marker surpassed teammate Vladislav Kolyachonok‘s 29 points over the 2018-2019 campaign, while his 14th goal put him ahead of Ty Dellandrea’s total during the same season. Othmann ended the season with 17 goals and 33 points.
Anthony Popovich set a new single season club record for wins among Flint goaltenders on Feb. 17 when he won his 24th game between the pipes. He finished out the season with 29 wins to his name.

Hamilton Bulldogs
Jan Jenik put together an OHL season-high 26-game point streak from Sept. 27 to Dec. 6, setting a new Bulldogs club record while doing so.

Kingston Frontenacs
Shane Wright scored his first career OHL hat-trick in a 6-1 win over the Flint Firebirds to become the top-scoring rookie in franchise history with goals 37, 38 and 39, surpassing former Kingston Canadian Bernie Nicholls’ total of 36 in 1979-80 as an 18-year-old. He finished out the season with 66 points over 54 games, tying Connor McDavid‘s point total over the course of his exceptional status season.

Kitchener Rangers
Jacob Ingham led the OHL in both wins (33) and saves (1,501), becoming the first Rangers netminder to lead the League in victories since Scott Dickie in 2002-03.

London Knights
Brett Brochu stopped 26 saves, backstopping his team to a 6-3 victory over the Erie Otters on Mar 1 for a franchise record-setting 29th win by a rookie, jumping ahead of Ryan MacDonald’s 28 wins as an 18-year-old rookie during the 2003-04 season.
– Brochu stood between the pipes for 32 wins on the season, earning the most victories by a 16 or 17-year-old first-year goaltender in OHL history and surpassing the previous record of 31 held by John Vanbiesbrouck (Sault Ste. Marie, 1980-81) and Andrew Loverock (Mississauga, 2006-07). He earned the F.W. “Dinty” Moore Trophy with the lowest goals-against average among rookie netminders. He’s the first rookie to lead the OHL in goals-against average since Plymouth’s Michal Neuvirth in 2006-07.
Connor McMichael became one of four OHLers to reach 100 points on the season in a Mar. 6 matchup with the Sarnia Sting, and the first Knight to reach the milestone since 2016 when the trio of Christian DvorakMitch Marner and Matthew Tkachuk all hit the mark.
Alec Regula led OHL defenceman in goal-scoring with 27, the most markers in a single season by a Knights defenceman since Dennis Wideman (27) in 2001-02.

Oshawa Generals
Philip Tomasino joined the 100 point club in a Mar. 6 matchup with the Guelph Storm, becoming the first General since the 2007-08 season saw both Brett MacLean (119 points) and John Tavares (118 points) reach the milestone.
Brett Harrison‘s 21 goals are the most by a Generals 16 or 17-year-old rookie since John Tavares scored 45 in 2005-06.

Ottawa 67’s
Marco Rossi became the first OHL player to reach 100 points on the season in a Feb. 20 contest with the North Bay Battalion. He’d finish out the year with a league-high 120 points to his name as the recipient of the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy. Rossi is the first European player to earn the distinction, putting up the most points by a European since London’s Sergei Kostitsyn in 2006-07.
Jack Quinn became the league’s second player to reach the 50-goal club on Mar. 8, as well as the sixth draft eligible OHL skater to hit the milestone in the past 20 years and the second straight Ottawa skater to net 50 following Tye Felhaber‘s performance over the 2018-19 campaign.
Noel Hoefenmayer led OHL defencemen in scoring with 82 points, becoming the first 67’s rearguard to do so since Brian Campbell in 1998-99. His eight game winning goals were the most by an OHL defender, and most in a single season since London’s Danny Syvret in 2004-05. Hoefenmayer’s 26 goals are the most by a 67’s defenceman since Bruce Cassidy in 1983-84.
Cedrick Andree‘s 2.42 goals-against average placed him second in the OHL. It’s the best single season mark by a 67’s goaltender (minimum 40 appearances) since Seamus Kotyk in 1998-99.

Peterborough Petes
Nick Robertson scored his 50th goal on the tail end of a hat-trick in a 6-1 win over the Barrie Colts, becoming the first CHL player to hit the 50-goal marker. He scored in 14 consecutive games from Jan. 9 to Feb. 8.

Saginaw Spirit
Cole Perfetti set a new club record for points in a season when he notched a goal and an assist to pass 101 points in his team’s 6-3 win over the North Bay Battalion on Mar. 24. In doing so, he surpassed Jack Combs‘ 2007-08 mark of 100 points. Perfetti finished out the season with the second highest OHL point total at 111, and became one of four OHL players to hit the century mark.
CAREER, INDIVIDUAL RECORDS & MILESTONES:

Flint Firebirds
Ty Dellandrea became the new points leader in the Firebirds’ five-year history when he recorded his 106th career point, surpassing the former mark held by Ryan Moore.
– Dellandrea reached the top of the club’s all-time goal scoring list with a hat-trick against the Sarnia Sting on Nov. 20, earning his 71st, 72nd and 73rd career goals to pass Moore’s previous tally.
Riley McCourt earned his 91st point in a 4-1 win over the Guelph Storm on Jan. 25 to become the highest scoring defencemen in the club’s five-year history.
Jake Durham played in his 218th OHL game with the Firebirds on Nov. 8, surpassing Hakon Nilsen for the most appearances in the club’s five-year history. He suited up for a record 255 consecutive games.
– Eric Wellwood’s 53rd win behind the Firebirds bench in a 6-3 victory over the Mississauga Steelheads on Feb. 21 locked him in as the club’s all-time winningest coach.

Guelph Storm
– Head coach and general manager George Burnett climbed to fourth on the OHL’s all-time coaching wins list upon earning his 738th career victory behind an OHL bench in a 4-3 edging of the Oshawa Generals on Mar. 6.
– Burnett became the fifth coach in OHL history to coach 1,500th career games on Dec. 28.

Hamilton Bulldogs
Arthur Kaliyev surpassed Matthew Strome as the Bulldogs’ all-time goal-scoring leader with 116 career goals to his name after scoring his 33rd and 34th in a 9-4 win over Niagara on Feb. 1.
– Kaliyev became the club’s all-time leading point scorer when he scored his 44th goal for his 284th career point in an 8-6 loss to the Saginaw Spirit. Kaliyev finished the season with 98 points in 57 games, winning the Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy as the season’s top scoring right winger.

Kitchener Rangers
Liam Hawel played his 300th career OHL game on Feb. 7 against the Mississauga Steelheads.

London Knights
– Dale Hunter became the third coach in OHL history to earn 800 career wins in a 6-3 win over the Windsor Spitfires on Jan. 23.

Mississauga Steelheads
– Head coach and general manager James Richmond earned his 100th career OHL coaching win on Oct. 4 when the Steelheads defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs by a score of 6-2 for their first victory of the season.

Oshawa Generals
Brett Neumann played his 300th career OHL game on Jan. 26 against the Barrie Colts. He finished the season with a League-high 318 career games.

Ottawa 67’s
Austen Keating recorded his 300th OHL point on Feb. 2 against the Soo Greyhounds, becoming the 13th player in franchise history to do so. Keating suited up in his 300th career game on Feb. 20 in North Bay, becoming the first player in franchise history to record over 300 points while playing over 300 games.
Joseph Garreffa recorded his 300th OHL point on Feb. 21 against the Soo Greyhounds, scoring the overtime winner in a 5-4 win.

Owen Sound Attack
Brady Lyle scored his 42nd goal in a 5-2 defeat of the Flint Firebirds to become the franchise’s all-time leader in career goals by a defenceman, a mark previously held by Bobby Sanguinetti (2004-07).

Peterborough Petes
Akil Thomas surpassed the 300th career point mark and registered a 200th career assist in a 5-3 win over the Owen Sound Attack on Feb. 15.

Saginaw Spirit
Cole Coskey set a new Spirit club record for career games played when he appeared in the 271st of his career, a 5-4 win over the Flint Firebirds, to pass the former record held by Patrick Asselin (2003-08).

Sarnia Sting
Ryan McGregor set a new franchise record when he competed in his 268th career regular season game on Jan. 18 against Sudbury, surpassing the previous total for games played in a Sting uniform held by John Hecimovic (2000-05).

Sudbury Wolves
– Captain Macauley Carson set a new franchise record for games played when he competed in his 302nd career appearance, an 8-3 win over the Barrie Colts, to surpass Jamie Matthews (1989-94) for most career games played.

Windsor Spitfires
– Captain Luke Boka appeared in his 307th game on Feb. 23, a 3-1 loss to the Oshawa Generals, to surpass John Scott Dickson (2000-05) for first on the all-time franchise list.

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