The Guelph Storm won the OHL Championship in 2014 and have won only a single playoff series since, but the pieces are in place for them to make another run at a title this season.

They’ll be challenged for that crown by many teams, of course, including the always-dangerous London Knights, last year’s powerhouse Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and the young-but-stacked Windsor Spitfires. But the Storm have the depth and skill needed to compete for the J. Ross Robertson Cup this spring.

In the east the Oshawa Generals, who won the Mastercard Memorial Cup in 2015, appear ready for another long playoff run. To get there they’ll have to get through the emerging talent on the Ottawa 67’s and Niagara IceDogs as well as the retooling Barrie Colts and Kingston Frontenacs.

And while the WHL might be the league dominating the top of early 2019 draft boards, the OHL also has some young stars who could hear their names called in the first-round next June.

Here are some teams, players and prospects to watch in the upcoming OHL season.

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