AOHL This Week

Around The OHL This Week (October 20)

Week 4 Power Rankings:

  1. Erie Otters (1) – Underrated aspect of Erie’s start: G Devin Williams has been phenomenal
  2. London Knights (2) – Outscored teams 11-3 this week, and Max Jones tallied his first goal of the year
  3. Kitchener Rangers (6) – Still not scoring, but holding teams to a league low 20 goals,  undefeated in regulation
  4. Windsor Spitfires (3) – Just a few too many OT games, need to start closing out in regulation
  5. Sarnia Sting (5) – Thursday’s game against Kitchener will tell us if this team came of age sooner than expected
  6. Kingston Frontenacs (7) – They’re tops in a very messy Eastern Conference, but Ottawa is charging
  7. Ottawa 67’s (12) – Have gone 6-1 after awful start, Konecny has 13 points in that span
  8. Owen Sound Attack (10) – If Owen Sound was in any other division, they could probably be higher
  9. Peterborough Petes (13) – Wells and Mancina have given the Petes some of their best goaltending in years
  10. North Bay Battalion (16) – Zach Bratina had 25 goals in 138 games in his career. This year, he’s almost halfway there in nine games
  11. Flint Firebirds (11) – Hard to know what to make of this team, lacking consistency
  12. Barrie Colts (8) – Only 20 goals for this campaign simply isn’t going to cut it
  13. Mississauga Steelheads (14) – Inconsistent start isn’t the end of the world, team is still young
  14. Oshawa Generals (4) – Three loss weekend drops Oshawa significantly, three big games this weekend could find them back in the top 10
  15. Hamilton Bulldogs (17) – Some nice wins against Kingston and Niagara
  16. Niagara Ice Dogs (15) – Don’t be surprised if Stephen Dhillon takes over the starting goalie job soon
  17. Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (9) – In a bit of a tailspin with four straight losses
  18. Sudbury Wolves (19) – Anything outside of the bottom two is a success for the rebuilding Wolves
  19. Saginaw Spirit (18) – Experiencing some growing pains in disappointing start
  20. Guelph Storm (20) – Almost baffling that they have only managed 15 goals in 9 games

Biggest Rise: North Bay (Up 6)
Biggest Drop: Oshawa (Down 10)


Top Performers of the Week:

FORWARDS:
Alex DeBrincat (Erie) – 3GP  3g  3a  6pts   +2
Mike Amadio (North Bay) – 3GP   4g   3a   7pts   +5
Zach Bratina (North Bay) – 3GP   5g   1a   6pts   +5
Travis Konecny (Ottawa) – 3GP   0g   8a   8pts   +4

DMEN:

Ben Gleason (Hamilton) – 3GP 1g 2a 3pts +1
Vili Saarijärvi (Flint) – 1GP  1g  2a  3pts  +3

GOALIES:
Luke Opilka (Kitchener) – 2GP   2W   2GA  58saves  1SO (first career shutout)

Games To Watch:

Thursday October 22:
Kitchener @ Sarnia – good measuring stick game for two teams with hot starts
Flint @ Barrie – Colts have only scored four goals in their last four games

Friday October 23:
Oshawa @ Ottawa – Generals looking to get back into the win coloumn after three losses last weekend, wont be easy against Konecny and the 67’s

Saturday October 24:
Kingston @ Niagara – Fronts have won five of their last six, IceDogs have performed elow expecations so far

Sunday October 25:
London @ Windsor – always a good match up, especially with both teams off to hot starts

Miss any of last weeks games? Check out the AOHL scoreboard


OHL notes:

  • After 11 assists through his first seven games, Vili Saarijarvi scored his first two OHL goals on the weekend
  • Barrie has scored just five goals in their last four games
  • Jake Smith set a Battalion franchise record with his 65th career win

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