July 20, 2023, Mississauga, ON – The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) today released its 2023-24 regular season schedule – and confirmed dates for its annual Governors’ Showcase and All-Star Celebration.

The 2023-24 season opens Thursday, Sept. 7, with games in Brantford, Leamington and Caledon. .

The defending OJHL Buckland Cup champion Collingwood Blues play their home opener Sept. 8 against the Mississauga Chargers.

The regular season ends March 8 with one game, Stouffville at Aurora.

The OJHL is divided into East and West conferences this season with the top eight teams in each conference qualifying for the playoffs. Inter-conference, crossover games return for the 2023-24 season. 

The Buffalo Jr. Sabres are back in the OJHL following a three-year leave of absence. The OJHL is also welcoming two expansion teams, the Leamington Flyers and Niagara Falls Canucks, this season, bringing the total number of franchises to 24.

Click the link for the full 2023-24 OJHL regular season schedule:


Highlights of the 2023-24 schedule include:

  • Cottage Cup, a pilot project run in conjunction with the host Collingwood Blues, will see eight Junior A teams from the OJHL, other CJHL partner leagues and Europe play a preseason tournament Aug. 28-30, 2023.
  • Opening night – Thursday, Sept. 7. Twenty games will be played during opening weekend, Sept. 8-10.
  • Annual Governors’ Showcase to be held from Sept. 26-28 at the LECOM Harborcenter, official practice facility of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. The event attracts hundreds of NHL, NCAA, U SPORTS and OHL scouts.
  • The league will be hosting the return of the Eastern Canada Cup in Trenton, ON Nov. 13-15. The event will be part of the identification and evaluation process for the Team Canada East team that will compete in the 2023 World Jr. A Challenge tournament. Two teams from each of the five Canadian Junior Hockey League leagues in eastern Canada will compete in the event.
  • The OJHL All-Star Celebration weekend returns to Collingwood, ON for the second straight year Jan. 12 and 13, 2024. The event will include a skills competition, Prospects Game, Alumni Game and All-Star Game.
  • The 2024 Centennial Cup, the National Junior ‘A’ Championship, will be hosted by the OJHL’s Oakville Blades May 9-19 at the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex.

About the OJHL – “League of Choice”

The Ontario Junior Hockey League is the largest Junior ‘A’ league operating under the auspices of the Canadian Junior Hockey League with 24 member clubs. A proud member of the CJHL and Ontario Hockey Association, the OJHL was originally named the Ontario Provincial Junior ‘A’ Hockey League and it was formed out of the Central Junior ‘B’ Hockey League in 1993-94. With a long and storied history of developing players for the next level, including U SPORTS, the NCAA, CHL, minor pro ranks and the NHL, the OJHL had more than 75 commitments in 2022-23 including more than 36 NCAA Division I scholarships.


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