Toronto, Ont. – The Canadian Hockey League announced today the Week 15 edition of the Kia CHL Top 10 Rankings for the 2021-22 season.
The rankings are shuffled up this week as the Mississauga Steelheads and Kingston Frontenacs have dropped down to the honourable mention category, making way for the seventh-ranked Hamilton Bulldogs and ninth-ranked London Knights who ride winning streaks into another week.
The Bulldogs are winners of six straight, continuing their surge up the standings despite the absence of Canadian Olympian Mason McTavish who is ready to hit the ice in Beijing. The Bulldogs rattled off consecutive wins over Mississauga and Peterborough last weekend before besting the Steelheads once again on Tuesday as Jan Mysak had a goal and an assist in a 4-2 triumph. Hamilton had top scorer Logan Morrison back in the lineup on Tuesday, returning from injury to record two assists and increase his point total to 48 (16-32–48) over 32 games this season. The Bulldogs host Barrie on Friday and visit Kingston on Sunday in upcoming action.
The London Knights returned from an idle weekend with three straight wins, coming in as the ninth-ranked team in the CHL. Nashville Predators prospect Luke Evangelista had a monster weekend, racking up 10 points (6-4–10) to earn OHL Player of the Week honours. Evangelista now has 32 goals in 31 games and leads the OHL with 2.06 points-per-game. Dallas Stars prospect Antonio Stranges put up back-to-back three point efforts on Saturday and Sunday, giving him 37 points (11-26–37) through 29 contests. Brett Brochu leads the League with 22 wins on the season, and leads the 24-10-1-0 Knights into Saginaw on Wednesday.
The Kingston Frontenacs defeated Barrie and Sudbury on the road before falling to the North Bay Battalion with a short bench on Sunday. The Fronts sit one point back of first place Hamilton in the East Division and prepare to host the Peterborough Petes on Wednesday.
The OHL’s first place Mississauga Steelheads are also an honourable mention, boasting a 28-10-1-4 record. The Steelheads have lost their last three games, falling to Oshawa before dropping back-to-back decisions against Hamilton.
For further analysis on the Week 15 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.