KNIGHTS vs OTTAWA - 2005 OHL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL (Knights win series 4-1).
Knights win OHL title
......... KNIGHT'S 2004-05 SEASON FRANCHISE BEST ..........
KNIGHTS won the Wayne Gretzky Trophy as OHL Western Conference Champions by defeating Kitchener Rangers 4 games to 1.
KNIGHTS make big haul on league awards - Corey Perry (Top Scorer , Most Outstanding Player) , Danny Syvret (Best Defenceman) , Dale Hunter (Coach of Year) , Gerald Coleman (Top Goalie) & Perry, Syvret, Hunter, Dennis, Coleman (AllStars).
KNIGHTS were ranked the #1 team in CHL for entire season (22 consecutive weeks).
Hamilton Spectator Trophy Winners as OHL Regular Season Champions.
KNIGHTS finished with OHL records for most wins (59) & most points (120).
Corey Perry had a goal & 2 assists to become the team's alltime scoring leader Sunday March 13, 2005 against Erie at the JLC
KNIGHTS set OHL records for most wins (55) & most points (112) with 12-0 victory against Saginaw at the JLC on March 04, 2005 as Corey Perry ties the team records with 7 assists & 8 points.
KNIGHTS tied the OHL records for most wins (54) & most points (110) with 5-1 against Erie at the JLC on March 03, 2005.
KNIGHTS become 1st OHL to have back-to-back 50+ win seasons.
KNIGHTS have their biggest scoring onslaught of the season with a 14-1 victory at home in the JLC against Kingston on Sunday Jan.30, with Corey Perry tying a team record by getting 5 goals and David Bolland adding 4 others.
KNIGHTS have their first 2-game losing streak, a 2-1 loss Wednesday Jan.19th in Belleville followed by their worst loss of the season 6-2 Thursday Jan.20th in Peterborough, before snapping it with a 5-0 win in Kingston on Friday Jan.21st.
KNIGHTS acquire overage D Daniel Girardi from Guelph Storm for D Ryan Pottruff & overage F Rick Steadman & a 2nd round draft choice in the 2005 OHL Priority Selection , G Adam Dennis from Guelph Storm for G Ryan MacDonald , and F Danny Fritsche from Sarnia Sting for draft picks at the trade deadline for the stretch run to the playoffs and Memorial Cup.
Pottruff was London’s 6th round choice (76th overall) in the 2003 OHL Priority Selection and had just returned to the Knights’ lineup on December 8th, after recovering from a broken leg suffered in pre-season. The Woodstock, Ontario native was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 7th round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.