1. Sault Ste. Marie (3) – Winners of five straight, and to think Blake Speers has only dressed in one game with the ‘Hounds this season.
2. London Knights (1) – Most goals for in OHL, one of three teams with >100 goals against.
3. Windsor Spitfires (4) – Kept pace in tough Western Conference during lengthy road trip, will battle with ‘Hounds for top spot in the West Division.
4. Erie Otters (2) – Have taken a hit with star players at WJC, addition of Foegle makes one of the OHL’s top faceoff teams even better.
5. Peterborough Petes (11) – Won all ten of their December games, additions of Korostelev and Black will help.
6. Owen Sound Attack (7) – Winners of seven straight, have leapfrogged Kitchener in crowded Midwest Division.
7. Oshawa Generals (5) – Have been the East’s best team for most of the season teams are closing the gap, have lost five of their last eight games
8. Kitchener Rangers (6) – Much different team without Jeremy Bracco, will be interesting to see if Rangers buy or sell at deadline.
9. Mississauga Steelheads (16) – 16 of a possible 20 points in their last 10 games, still a threat in the Eastern Conference.
10. Hamilton Bulldogs (10) – Have won three straight after tough December stretch saw them lose six of seven
11. Sudbury Wolves (14) – Somehow still leading a very weak Central Division, Steelheads in the rearview mirror.
12. Sarnia Sting (8) – Have lost four straight and appear to be focused on future, still some pieces that can be moved before trade deadline
13. Ottawa 67’s (13) – Front’s and 67’s are neck and neck, Ottawa’s scored 38 more goals so I give them the edge
14. Kingston Frontenacs (12) – scored a league low 90 goals but have only allowed 106, fewest in the Eastern Conference.
15. Flint Firebirds (15) – The Fiesty Firebirds are sitting in the final playoff spot in the West, rely heavily on big four (Moore, Henderson, Caamano and Sherwood)
16. North Bay Battalion (9) – Have dropped seven straight, but are still somehow in the race for the division lead
17. Saginaw Spirit (18) – Have leveled out after a strong stretch in December, rebuilding team has some guys that could bring back a solid return.
18. Guelph Storm (19) – Last place in the West, but still much more excitement in Guelph compare to last year, future looks bright with Popovich and Merkley.
19. Niagara IceDogs (17) – have won just twice in their last dozen games.
20. Barrie Colts (20) – Recorded just five points in their last 11 games has them last in the OHL.