BULLDOGS, SPITFIRES AND BATTALION INCLUDED IN WEEK 23 EDITION OF KIA CHL TOP 10 RANKINGS

Toronto, Ont. – The Canadian Hockey League announced today the Week 23 edition of the Kia CHL Top 10 Rankings for the 2021-22 season.

The Hamilton Bulldogs are into the driver’s seat for the first time all season, topping the Kia CHL Top 10 after a pair of wins over Peterborough and others against Oshawa and Erie last week. The Dogs have won five in a row and 22 of their last 24, leading the OHL standings with a record of 46-12-3-2. The defence has been stingy and the goaltending efficient as Hamilton hasn’t allowed more than three goals in a game since February 13th. On the offensive side, Anaheim Ducks prospect Mason McTavish is the OHL Player of the Week with seven points (4-3–7) while Logan Morrison is seven points shy of 100 on the campaign, leading the team with 93 (32-61–93) in 57 games. This marks the first time the Bulldogs have ever topped the CHL Top 10.

The Windsor Spitfires continue to rattle off the wins and come in at sixth on the list after extending their winning streak to 10 games with defeats of Sarnia, Kitchener and Owen Sound last week. The highest-scoring team in the OHL, Windsor features top scorer Wyatt Johnston, a Dallas Stars first round pick with 119 points (43-76–119) and counting. New York Rangers prospect and 41-goal scorer Will Cuylle has joined veteran wingers Matthew Maggio and Daniel D’Amico to give the Spitfires an abundance of options offensively. Blueliners Louka Henault and Andrew Perrott have consistently found the scoresheet, fuelling Windsor’s fourth-ranked power play.

The North Bay Battalion are in the Top 10 for a third straight week, coming in at ninth riding a four-game winning streak. The Battalion sit five points up on the Mississauga Steelheads with a pair of games in hand and are closing in on a Central Division title. The Troops skated to home wins over Niagara and Barrie last week and prepare for a home date with the Steelheads on Thursday. San Jose Sharks prospect Brandon Coe is three points shy of 100 on the season, hoping to join past teammate Justin Brazeau (113 points, 2018-19) as the second North Bay Battalion player to hit triple digits.

For further analysis on the Week 23 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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