BULLDOGS, SPITFIRES AND BATTALION INCLUDED IN WEEK 22 EDITION OF KIA CHL TOP 10 RANKINGS

Toronto, Ont. – The Canadian Hockey League announced today the Week 22 edition of the Kia CHL Top 10 Rankings for the 2021-22 season.

The Hamilton Bulldogs are back up to number two this week winning three of their last four with one blip in overtime against the Sudbury Wolves on Friday. The Dogs finished a run of eight straight on the road Tuesday in Peterborough, winning six of those contests as Mason McTavish had a goal and an assist in his return to the Electric City. Tuesday’s win was Hamilton’s 43rd of the season, matching a club record set in 2017-18. Marco Costantini sits atop the OHL in both goals-against average (2.42) and shutouts (5) with 13 straight wins dating back to Feb. 16th.

The ninth-ranked Windsor Spitfires are into the Kia CHL Top 10 Rankings for the first time this season, surging up the Western Conference standings to first place with a 38-16-3-3 record including wins in seven straight. The League’s highest-scoring team, the Spitfires are led by OHL scoring leader Wyatt Johnston, a first round pick of the Dallas Stars who has 112 points (41-71–112) through 60 games. Other veteran forwards in New York Rangers prospect Will Cuylle (38 goals) and veteran flank Matthew Maggio (35 goals) have also been steady producers while Daniel D’Amico has a goal in each of his last seven games. Windsor scored back-to-back victories in Sault Ste. Marie last weekend and leads the Western Conference by a four-point margin.

The North Bay Battalion hang around in 10th this week, rebounding from a loss against Hamilton on Thursday with road victories over Niagara and Mississauga. The 37-18-3-3 Troops lead the Central Division by three points as San Jose Sharks prospect Brandon Coe continues to lead the way with 91 points (32-59–91) on the campaign while Mitchell Russell (38 goals), Matvey Petrov (34 goals) and Kyle McDonald (34 goals) continue firing on all cylinders.

For further analysis on the Week 22 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.

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