Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the week 14 edition of the Kia CHL Top-10 Rankings for the 2019-20 season. The weekly rankings of the CHL’s Top-10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.
Winners of 10 straight, the Ottawa 67’s remain second in the CHL this week, sporting an overall record of 23-6-0-0 and the OHL’s best winning percentage at .793. The Barber Poles defeated the Barrie Colts 7-2 in their only game last weekend, with Marco Rossi and Joseph Garreffa each extending their current point streaks to 12 games. Ottawa closes out the first half in Oshawa on Friday night.
The Peterborough Petes climb one spot to number six this week having won three in a row to improve their record to an OHL best 23-7-1-1. The Petes defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs and Oshawa Generals on back-to-back nights as goaltender Hunter Jones returned to the lineup after attending Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp. The Petes will be without Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Nick Robertson when they close out the first half on Thursday as the speedy winger is off to the Czech Republic as a member of Team USA.
The Guelph Storm remain the CHL’s 10th ranked club despite consecutive losses coming against Kitchener and Oshawa last weekend. The Storm continue to get big-time production out of veteran forward Pavel Gogolev who scored four times in eight games last weekend as was named to the Vaughn CHL Team of the Week. Rookie netminder Owen Bennett has been filling in for starter Nico Daws as he’s off to the Czech Republic as a member of Team Canada. The Storm lead the Midwest Division with a 19-8-1-3 record.
The Windsor Spitfires are an honourable mention once again, improving to 17-7-4-0 with a Sunday win over the London Knights. Nashville Predators prospect Egor Afanasyev has points in five of the last six games while Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Tyler Angle leads the club with 35 points (18-17–35).
The Week 14 Kia CHL Top-10 Rankings are (1) Sherbrooke Phoenix, (2) Ottawa 67’s, (3) Everett Silvertips, (4) Chicoutimi Sagueneens, (5) Moncton Wildcats, (6) Peterborough Petes, (7) Portland Winterhawks, (8) Edmonton Oil Kings, (9) Medicine Hat Tigers, and (10) Guelph Storm, with honourable mention to the Windsor Spitfires, Rimouski Oceanic, and Kamloops Blazers.