Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the Week 19 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.
Once again, the Regina Pats rank first in the CHL Top 10. The Pats went 3-0-0-0 this past week, edging the Calgary Hitmen in overtime before knocking off the Red Deer Rebels and Saskatoon Blades. This marks the 18th week the Pats find themselves ranked among the CHL’s best. Next on the schedule, the Pats host the Moose Jaw Warriors Wednesday night.
The Prince George Cougars leap up the CHL Top 10 from seventh to fourth this week. After dropping a decision to the Red Deer Rebels, the Cougars rebounded with a pair of victories over the Edmonton Oil Kings this past weekend. This is the 18th week the Cougars have been listed in the CHL Top 10. Next up is a pair of home dates against the Kelowna Rockets Friday and Saturday.
The Everett Silvertips slip in the CHL Top 10 this week, falling from third to seventh. Facing a congested schedule, the Silvertips have dropped four straight games against the Portland Winterhawks (twice), Seattle Thunderbirds and Kamloops Blazers, respectively. This serves as the 16th week for the Silvertips in the CHL Top 10. Next on the schedule is a Wednesday meeting in Kennewick, WA, against the Tri-City Americans.
The Medicine Hat Tigers round out WHL representation in the CHL Top 10, earning an honourable mention.
CHL Top 10 Rankings – Week 19
|Rank:||Team:||Last Week Rank:||Number of Weeks Ranked:|
|1||Regina Pats (34-6-6-1)||1||18|
|2||Erie Otters (34-10-2-1)||6||14|
|3||London Knights (32-8-3-4)||2||18|
|4||Prince George Cougars (36-14-3-0)||7||18|
|5||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (33-12-2-1)||4||9|
|6||Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (30-12-1-5)||5||19|
|7||Everett Silvertips (30-9-8-2)||3||16|
|8||Saint John Sea Dogs (31-12-3-1)||9||14|
|9||Owen Sound Attack (32-13-1-1)||10||3|
|10||Shawinigan Cataractes (32-13-2-1)||–||15|
|Medicine Hat Tigers (35-15-1-0)||–||5|
|Windsor Spitfires (30-11-5-2)||8||17|
|Charlottetown Islanders (30-15-3-0)||–||0|