The league started its first season with five teams, two of which were former OHA Junior A teams, and three promoted Junior B teams. The Toronto Marlboros, who were also owned by Stafford Smythe, were withdrawn from the OHA to play in the new league, and joined by the Toronto St. Michael's Majors who also supplied the Leafs with players. Smythe set about finding more teams to fill his league. The Marlboros and Majors would be joined by promoted Junior B teams, the Whitby Mohawks, the Brampton 7Ups, and the Unionville Seaforths.
The Marlboros and Majors both supplied players to the new teams in an effort to bring up their standard of competition, but the Majors easily won the league title that year, with the Marlies coming second. The Majors also prevailed in the playoffs against Brampton and the Marlboros. In the 1961–62 J. Ross Robertson Cup series, the Hamilton Red Wings defeated the Majors 4 games to 1.See also: 1961–62 OHA season
- 1961–62 standings
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- Playoff results
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