Toronto, Ont. – The Canadian Hockey League announced today the Week 7 edition of the Kia CHL Top 10 Rankings for the 2021-22 season.
The London Knights are down one spot to number three this week, trailing the WHL’s Winnipeg ICE and Everett Silvertips in the weekly rankings. London scored consecutive 7-4 wins over the Soo Greyhounds and Erie Otters last Friday and Saturday before dropping a 4-2 decision on the road in Sarnia on Tuesday night. Dallas Stars prospect Antonio Stranges was recognized with OHL Player of the Week honours for his seven points (3-4–7) last week. Captain Luke Evangelista is on a 12-game point streak dating back to October 8th, one that has yielded 19 points (12-7–19). London returns to action on Friday night at home to Sarnia.
The Ottawa 67’s are into the Top 10 for the first time this season, coming in at eighth as back-to-back wins have them seated first in the East Division with a 10-5-0-1 record. The 67’s managed to knock off both Hamilton and Oshawa on the road last weekend, doing so without Calgary Flames prospect Jack Beck in their lineup. Nineteen-year-old winger Dylan Robinson has been a steady producer for the Barber Poles with 10 points (6-4–10) through 11 games. Cameron Tolnai (5-14–19) and Vsevolod Gaidamak (11-7–18) lead Ottawa offensively headed into a Thursday night road date with the North Bay Battalion.
The Kingston Frontenacs are back into the Top 10 after missing the cut last week. Kingston shook-off a 6-4 loss to the Oshawa Generals on Friday, defeating the Mississauga Steelheads 5-4 in a shootout Saturday afternoon on CBC as Shane Wright emerged as the hero on Larry Mavety Night. Overage winger Lucas Edmonds continues to lead Kingston in scoring with 24 points (9-15–24) over 14 games while rookie Matthew Soto has been a nice addition to the club, recording 14 points (4-10–14) in as many contests.
The Soo Greyhounds dropped from 10th in last week’s rankings to an honourable mention in Week 7. The Greyhounds lost 7-4 to the London Knights on Friday before rebounding to defeat the Windsor Spitfires 4-3 on Saturday as Tye Kartye‘s league-leading 15th of the season was the difference maker. The Hounds finish off three straight on the road tonight in Saginaw before returning home for the weekend, taking on the Erie Otters on Sunday afternoon.
For further analysis on the Week 7 edition of the Kia CHL Top 10 Rankings, visit CHL.ca.
About the Ontario Hockey League
The Ontario Hockey League is a proud member of the Canadian Hockey League which is the world’s largest development hockey league with 60 teams in nine Canadian provinces and four American states. In addition to the OHL, the CHL is made up of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Western Hockey League. The CHL supplies more players to the National Hockey League and U SPORTS than any other league.