Toronto, Ont. – The Canadian Hockey League announced today the Week 18 edition of the Kia CHL Top 10 Rankings for the 2021-22 season.
The Hamilton Bulldogs are into the fourth spot on this week’s rankings, continuing a winning streak that has swelled to seven games. Hamilton scored victories over North Bay, Ottawa and Niagara last week, outscoring those opponents 21-7 as Logan Morrison claimed OHL Player of the Week honours with 13 points in four games. February’s OHL Player of the Month, Morrison put up 29 points in 10 contests to lead the Bulldogs to first place in the OHL standings with a .723 winning percentage. The Bulldogs have won 14 of their last 15 contests, and look to continue their dominance at home to the Mississauga Steelheads in a showdown of the Eastern Conference’s top clubs on Thursday.
The Kingston Frontenacs are hanging around at 10th on the list this week, winning two of three last week. Following a 4-1 loss to the Ottawa 67’s on Wednesday, the Fronts rebounded by defeating Oshawa 6-2 on TSN Friday night and once again by a score of 3-1 Sunday on the road. Ottawa Senators prospect Leevi Merilainen is the OHL Goaltender of the Week, going 3-0 with a 1.33 goals-against average and .948 save percentage. The 30-14-3-0 Frontenacs are five points back of the first place Bulldogs in the East Division. They’ll visit the Barrie Colts on Thursday.
The Western Conference-leading Flint Firebirds are into the honourable mention category this week after seeing an 11-game point streak snapped by the Erie Otters on Sunday. Flint defeated the Sarnia Sting in back-to-back meetings on Friday and Saturday, and own a 31-15-1-3 record. Overage goaltender Luke Cavallin, who hasn’t lost in regulation since January 16th, is the OHL Goaltender of the Month for February.
The London Knights join Flint as an honourable mention this week, leading the Midwest Division with a record of 30-13-2-0. The Knights split decisions in Sault Ste. Marie last weekend, with Nashville Predators prospect Luke Evangelista scoring a natural hat trick on Saturday to give himself 41 goals in as many games. London hosts Guelph and Windsor in back-to-back home games on Wednesday and Friday.
For further analysis on the Week 18 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.