AOHL Power Rankings

AOHL Power Rankings (Jan. 17)

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1. Sault Ste. Marie ⇔ (1) Weekend win over London gives them a slight edge, 176 goals for is second only to the Knights
2. London Knights  (2) Max Jones returns from injury, plus tradeline additions have London in a good position for another run.
3. Erie Otters  (4) Loaded up for one final run before what will likely be a multi-year rebuild.
4. Owen Sound Attack  (6) Winners of 13 straight, haven’t lost since back to back defeats vs Erie in early December
5. Windsor Spitfires ⇓ (3) 105 goals against is tied with Owen Sound for fewest in OHL
6. Peterborough Petes  (5) Struggled a bit as of late, still likely the top team in the East
7. Kitchener Rangers  (8) – Five of a possible six points since Bracco trade, Mascherin has points in six straight and leads league in scoring
8. Oshawa Generals  (7) Despite selling at the deadline, still one of the stronger teams in the Eastern Conference.
9. Mississauga Steelheads ⇔ (9) Have been much improved, still waiting for them to reach their full potential
10. Sarnia Sting  (12) Thrilling comeback OT win over Windsor shows they can still compete with the top teams in the West
11. Sudbury Wolves  (11) – Seven out of Eight points in their last four games.
12. Hamilton Bulldogs  
(10) – Will still be in the thick of things despite shifting focus to next year.
13. Flint Firebirds ⇑ (15) Kole Sherwood finding his scoring touch, has eight goals in four games.
14. Kingston Frontenacs ⇔ (14) – Scoring remains an issue for the ‘Fronts with 107 for, lowest in the OHL.
15. Niagara IceDogs ⇑ (19) – Winners of three straight, keeping leadership past deadline will help keep the IceDogs competitive.
16. Ottawa 67’s ⇓ (13) – Win over Hamilton snaps three game slide, have had some very poor efforts as of late.
17. North Bay  (16) – Two wins in their last ten games have the Battalion on the outside looking in.
18. Saginaw Spirit ⇓ (17) – Four straight loses has the Spirit’s playoff hopes dwindling by the day.
19. Guelph Storm ⇓ (18) – Losers of seven straight, now 12 points back of the final playoff spot. Set to finish last in the West for second straight season.
20. Barrie Colts  (20) Three points back of Guelph, could get the first overall draft pick. They drafted Aaron Ekblad first overall in 2011.

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