Cougars Pounce Into First in CHL Top 10

The Canadian Hockey League today announced the week ten edition of the CHL Top-10 Rankings for the 2016-17 season. The weekly rankings of the CHL’s Top-10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.

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Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the week ten edition of the CHL Top-10 Rankings for the 2016-17 season.  The weekly rankings of the CHL’s Top-10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.

The Prince George Cougars not only dethroned the Regina Pats in Tuesday action, they pounced ahead of them in the CHL Top 10, taking over the No. 1 spot this week. Winners of four consecutive games, the Cougars have spent nine straight weeks in the CHL Top 10.

While the Pats’ were finally handed regulation losses by both the Victoria Royals and Cougars, there’s still no question they’re one of the top teams in the country early in the 2016-17 campaign. They slide in behind the Cougars as the second seed this week and have also spent nine weeks within the rankings.

Joining the Cougars and Pats in the CHL Top 10 are the Everett Silvertips, sliding from third to seventh this week. Finally, the Medicine Hat Tigers hold strong in ninth while the Moose Jaw Warriors garnered another honourable mention.
CHL Top 10 Rankings – Week 10

Rank: Team: Last Week Rank: Number of Weeks Ranked:
1 Prince George Cougars (18-4-2-0) 5 9
2 Regina Pats (16-2-3-0) 1 9
3 London Knights (16-3-2-1) 6 9
4 Erie Otters (16-5-2-0) 2 5
5 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (15-5-1-2) 4 10
6 Shawinigan Cataractes (16-6-0-0) 8 10
7 Everett Silvertips (15-3-4-0) 3 7
8 Windsor Spitfires (14-4-3-0) 7 9
9 Medicine Hat Tigers (17-5-1-0) 9 3
10 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (16-6-1-1) 3
Honourable Mention:
Oshawa Generals (15-6-0-2) 10 1
Saint John Sea Dogs (14-6-2-1) 6
Moose Jaw Warriors (13-5-4-0)