Since the Memorial Cup switched to the four-team format in 1983, a WHL team has won the tournament on 16 occasions, but just once in the last decade.
This time around they had a 16-8 record to book their ticket to the Memorial Cup in Halifax, that’s the most playoff losses for an OHL champion since 2000.
The Montreal Canadiens prospect is the first player to win the award three times.
Justin Brazeau was one of several overagers to have strong seasons.
David Branch, who had served in that role for 23 years, will remain as commissioner of the OHL.
The OHL handed down some significant suspensions this week with three players receiving bans.
A team complied of some of the top OHLers will face off against a group of Russian junior hockey players for a pair of games in Novembe