AOHL This Week

Around The OHL This Week (November 24)

Week 9 Power Rankings:

  1. Kitchener Rangers (2) – Beating Guelph isn’t exciting, but big 4-2 win over London propels them to the top this week
  2. Erie Otters (1) – Barely beat Saginaw (!), needed OT to beat Niagara (!!), and lost to Flint (!!!), enough to drop them one spot
  3. London Knights (3) – Beat Oshawa and Mississauga convincingly, but still can’t topple those top two teams
  4. Windsor Spitfires (4) – Barely beat Guelph, then lost two more. Rough week, but not enough to lose their spot
  5. Barrie Colts (8) – Won three straight this week, but also played against weak competition. Will have to stay hot against Kitchener and Niagara
  6. Sarnia Sting (9) – Winners of three straight, but are about to run into to hot East teams in Ottawa and Peterborough
  7. Ottawa 67’s (5) – Lost to Hamilton and Peterborough, but a 6-2 win over Oshawa should have them back on track
  8. Niagara IceDogs (11) – Took Erie to OT, then used that momentum to beat Windsor. Can they finally sustain this momentum?
  9. Kingston Frontenacs (7) – Still managing to top their division, game against Ottawa on Wednesday should make clear who will stay at the top
  10. Peterborough Petes (13) They’ve gone 5-0-1 in their last six games. Clawing their way back into the Eastern Conference picture
  11. Owen Sound Attack (6) – Still playing well, big win against Windsor, but say it with me now: “They’re in a tough division”
  12. Mississauga Steelheads (12) – Won big against North Bay, lost big against London. Won big in the newest CSS Rankings though, with 3 “A” players
  13. Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (15) – This might be low after beating Kingston, but this team has been up and down all year
  14. North Bay Battalion (10) – Lost big to Mississauga, bringing them back to earth. Can Mike Amadio get some help?
  15. Oshawa Generals (14) – Playing the waiting game with their trade assets, but they have to move Dal Colle soon, right?
  16. Flint Firebirds (16) – Beating Erie will always ensure that you stay out of the bottom three
  17. Hamilton Bulldogs (17) – Nice win against Ottawa. Again, it’s a rebuilding year, but the signs so far are promising
  18. Saginaw Spirit (18) – Lost their last six games, but like Hamilton, there are signs of promise for next year
  19. Sudbury Wolves (19) – Took Peterborough to OT in a 6-5 thriller, but this is not their year
  20. Guelph Storm (20) – #FreeNichols, trading for Jacob Harris should help them start to add to the win column

Biggest Rise: Niagara (Up 4)
Biggest Drop: Owen Sound (Down 5)

Top Performers of the Week:

FORWARDS:
Alex DeBrincat (Erie) – 3GP, 1G 4A 5Pts, Even
Alex Nylander (Mississauga) – 3GP, 2G 3A 5Pts, Even
Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia) – 3GP, 4G 0A 4Pts, +4
Gabe Guertler (SSM) – 2GP, 4G 1A 5Pts, +5

DMEN:
Jalen Chatfield (Windsor)  – 2GP, 1G 1A 2Pts, +3
Travis Dermott (Erie) – 4GP, 0G 6A 6Pts, +1
Cam Dineen (North Bay) – 2GP, 0G 3A 3Pts, +1

Games To Watch:

Thursday November 26th:
Kitchener @ Erie: OHL’s top two teams meet in Erie, both with 39 points
Sarnia @ Peterborough: Sting start tough eastern swing against former captain Daniel Nikandrov and the Petes

Friday November 27th:
Barrie @ Kitchener: East-leading Colts will be in tough against Rangers
Owen Sound @ London: Owen Sound looks to keep pace in a tough Midwest Dvision

Saturday November 28th:
Oshawa @ Peterborough: Second half of a home and home for these East Division rivals

Sunday November 29th:
London @ Windsor: Always a great match up, especially with the Knights and Spits so tight in the standings

OHL notes:

  • Niagara trades Mikkel Aagaard and Zach Wilkie to Sudbury for Pavel Jenys
  • Sudbury trades Jacob Harris to Guelph for an 8th round pick in 2018
  • Guelph trades goalie Brendan Burke to Lodnon for 6th round pick in 2016 after acquired Burke through CHL waivers (Calgary Hitmen)

Stories from AroundTheOHL.com:

  • 63 OHLers named to CSS’s updated “Players to Watch” list (read HERE)
  • Photos from Friends of AOHL (view photo gallery HERE)

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