Toronto, Ont. – The Canadian Hockey League announced today the Week 21 edition of the Kia CHL Top 10 Rankings for the 2021-22 season.
The Hamilton Bulldogs are the third-ranked team in the CHL this week, coming off a 3-0 weekend on the road with wins over Kingston and Ottawa. OHL Goaltender of the Week Marco Costantini continues his stellar play, winning 16 of his last 17 starts while top scorer Logan Morrison set a new Bulldogs single season record with his 55th assist on Sunday, extending his current point streak to 15 games. The 40-12-2-2 Bulldogs own a league-best winning percentage of .750, surrendering a league-low 157 goals on the campaign. The Dogs are back in action on Thursday for a highly anticipated matchup against the eighth-ranked North Bay Battalion.
The Troops are winners of seven straight and 16 of their last 18 games. North Bay has surpassed Mississauga after defeating the Steelheads 2-1 on Thursday to claim top spot in the Central Division. The Battalion bested the Barrie Colts 3-2 on Sunday as rookie Michael Podolioukh scored the third period game winner. North Bay’s power play has surged to the top of the league, operating at 27.1 percent, with overage forward Mitchell Russell leading the club with 11 goals on the man advantage. Rookie defender Ty Nelson, who leads Battalion blueliners with 48 points this season, will compete in Wednesday’s Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Kitchener.
The Windsor Spitfires receive an honourable mention following three straight wins that each featured at least six goals. Dallas Stars prospect Wyatt Johnston became the OHL’s first 100-point scorer of 2021-22, becoming the first Spitfire to hit the century mark since Ryan Ellis in 2010-11. Matthew Maggio was named the OHL Player of the Week, recording 10 points (3-7–10) in four games last week. Windsor defeated Flint on back-to-back nights to climb within one point of the Western Conference-leading Firebirds entering another week of action.
For further analysis on the Week 21 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.