AOHL This Week

Around The OHL This Week (November 3)

Week 6 Power Rankings:

  1. Kitchener Rangers (1) – The addition of Bracco takes this team to another level
  2. Erie Otters (2) – Impressive how a team this big actually has the least PIM’s in the league
  3. London Knights (3) – Tyler Parsons has officially found his groove, posting back-to-back shutouts this past weekend
  4. Windsor Spitfires (6) – Hurt more by the U-17’s more than most with the losses of Vilardi and DiPietro
  5. Barrie Colts (8) – Next 4 spots are a virtual tie. Goal differential says that Barrie is more likely to keep current pace
  6. Ottawa 67’s (7) – Still need work on preventing goals, but scoring pace matches the top teams
  7. Kingston Frontenacs (4) – Addition of Foegele should help anemic offence
  8. Sarnia Sting (5) – Weren’t quite ready for the spotlight, doesn’t mean they can’t get back there
  9. Oshawa Generals (16) – Feasted on the East to get themselves right back in the picture with 3 straight W’s
  10. Owen Sound Attack (9) – Playing as well as anyone can really expect them to in the Midwest division
  11. Niagara Ice Dogs (18) – They’re doing that “play awful at the start then get hot” thing again, aren’t they
  12. Mississauga Steelheads (10) – Hurt by U-17 losses, but still must find sustainable success
  13. Peterborough Petes (13) – Nice win in Kingston, but they’ve been the definition of average
  14. North Bay Battalion (12) – Desperately lacking secondary scoring, 1st line can’t play the whole game
  15. Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (15) – Halverson keeps getting them some wins where we least expect them
  16. Saginaw Spirit (17) – Haven’t completely righted the ship, but she’s taking on less water
  17. Hamilton Bulldogs (14) – Scoring six goals, but allowing five against Barrie illustrates both this team’s potential and flaws
  18. Sudbury Wolves (19) – Allowing 72 goals against so far is by far worst in the league
  19. Flint Firebirds (11) – Five straight losses are a huge setback for what had been a surprising team
  20. Guelph Storm (20) – Are bordering on having a win percentage below .100 #FreeJustinNichols

Biggest Rise: Oshawa/Niagara (Up 7)
Biggest Drop: Flint (Down 9)

Top Performers of the Week:

Max Jones (London) – 3GP  5g  1a  6pts  +6
Mitchell Marner (London) – 3GP  4g  2a  6pts  +6
Christian Dvorak (London) – 3GP  2g  5a  7pts  +4
Brandon Robinson (Kitchener) – 3GP  2g  5a  7pts   +2
Jeremy Bracco (Kitchener) – 3GP  2g  4a  6pts   +3
Julius Nattinen (Barrie) – 3GP  3g  4a  7pts   EVEN
Andrew Mangipane (Barrie) – 3GP  3g  4a  7pts  +2

Patrick Murphy (Sudbury) – 3GP  2g  1a  3pts  -1
Ben Gleason (Hamilton) – 3GP  1g  2a  3pts  +2
Kyle Capobianco (Sudbury) – 3GP  0g  4a  4pts  +2
Vince Dunn (Niagara) – 3GP  0g  5a  5pts  +5

Tyler Parsons (London) – 3GP  3W  3GAA  81saves  2SO

Games To Watch:

Wednesday November 4:
Kingston @ Ottawa: 10:30am start for two of the Eastern Conferences hotter teams

Thursday November 5:
Windsor @ Niagara: Ho-Sang faces his former team just as IceDogs catch fire, Josh has 3g8a during six game point streak

Friday November 6:
North Bay @ Kingston: Battalion swept Fronts in first round of last years playoffs
London @ Guelph: two teams heading in opposite directions, Knights outscored opponents 19-3 last weekend, Guelph has lost nine straight
Flint @ Sarnia: Firebirds make first trip to Sarnia having lost five straight

Saturday November 7:
Windsor @ Erie: Spits continue road trip against one of the OHLs best
Kitchener @ Kingston: Rangers still without a regulation loss, thats if they get by the 67’s on Friday. Tough back to back.
Oshawa @ Saginaw: Will Petschenig suits up against the team he won a Memorial Cup with last season

Sunday November 8:
Windsor @ Guelph: Spits forward Luke Kirwan will play against the team that drafted him

OHL notes:

  • Sault Ste Marie forward Jared McCann is sticking with the Vancouver Canucks
  • Toronto Maple Leafs 2nd Rounder Jeremy Bracco joined the Kitchener Rangers
  • Carolina Hurricanes 3rd Rounder Warren Foegele joined the Kingston Frontenacs
  • Erie goalie Devin Williams sets franchise mark for wins with his 73rd
  • London coach Dale Hunter wins his 600th OHL game becoming the fastest coach to do so

Stories From

  • Mike Van Ryn has Kitchener off to a hot start (click HERE)
  • 25 OHLers on Canadian rosters for the World U-17 Hockey Challenge (click HERE)

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