Toronto, Ont. – The Canadian Hockey League announced today the Week 25 edition of the Kia CHL Top 10 Rankings for the 2021-22 season.
All eyes are on the Hamilton Bulldogs. Tabbed as a favourite to hoist the Memorial Cup, the OHL regular season champions enter the postseason following a dominant 2021-22 showing in which the squad set a franchise record of 107 points. Bulldogs’ forward Logan Morrison became the League’s sixth 100-point scorer, overage blueliner Nathan Staios led OHL defencemen in scoring with 66 points (15-51–66), and Marco Costantini set new Bulldogs records with a league-best 2.32 goals-against average and .917 save percentage along with six shutouts. Closing out the campaign on an incredible 15-game span in which the Bulldogs collected 29 of 30 points, the club enters the postseason on a high note in its opening-round set to begin Thursday versus Peterborough.
Coming in at No. 6, the Windsor Spitfires will look to return to their winning ways in the postseason where, following a recent 13-game win streak, the club collected a lone point in its final two outings to close out the 2021-22 regular season. Backed by Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy recipient Wyatt Johnston who headlined the OHL with 124 points in 68 games, the Spitfires are an offensive juggernaut who will put their scoring prowess to the test versus their first round opponent in the Sarnia Sting.
Rounding out recognition from the OHL, the North Bay Battalion picked up five of six points in the final week of the regular season, making it nine-straight games in which the club has gone undefeated in regulation. Finishing tops in the OHL’s Central Division and third league-wide with a 43-18-3-4 showing and 93 points, the Battalion bring a well-rounded offensive attack led by San Jose Sharks up-and-comer Brandon Coe who surpassed the 100-point milestone, becoming the third player in franchise history to do so. On the heels of their best season since relocating to North Bay in 2013-14, the Troops should prove to be a handful for their opening round opponent in Ottawa.
For further analysis on the Week 25 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.