Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the Week 20 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.
With three more wins, the Regina Pats continue to dominate the CHL Top 10, retaining a firm grasp on first place for yet another week. The Pats edged the Moose Jaw Warriors before knocking off the Saskatoon Blades and Edmonton Oil Kings this past week. Regina will face the Calgary Hitmen Wednesday evening before carrying on to Edmonton and Red Deer this weekend. This is the 19th week the Pats have been ranked among the CHL’s best.
The Prince George Cougars represent the WHL in the eighth slot in this week’s CHL Top 10. After dropping a pair of weekend outings against the Kelowna Rockets, the Cougars bounced back with a win over the Vancouver Giants Tuesday night. This is the 19th week the Cougars have been listed in the CHL Top 10. Prince George will host the Giants once again Wednesday night before welcome the Spokane Chiefs for a pair of games next week.
The Medicine Hat Tigers move into the last position in the CHL Top 10 after a number of weeks with honourable mentions. The Tigers defeated the Kootenay ICE and Tri-City Americans this past week, while dropping one contest to the Spokane Chiefs. Medicine Hat will host the Prince Albert Raiders Wednesday night before taking on Calgary and Lethbridge this weekend. This marks the sixth week the Tigers have been ranked in the CHL Top 10.
The Everett Silvertips and Seattle Thunderbirds earn honourable mentions this week.
CHL Top 10 Rankings – Week 20
|Rank:||Team:||Last Week Rank:||Number of Weeks Ranked:|
|1||Regina Pats (37-6-6-1)||1||19|
|2||Erie Otters (37-10-2-1)||2||15|
|3||London Knights (34-9-3-4)||3||19|
|4||Saint John Sea Dogs (33-12-3-1)||8||15|
|5||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (35-13-2-1)||5||10|
|6||Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (32-13-1-5)||6||20|
|7||Shawinigan Cataractes (33-13-3-1)||10||16|
|8||Prince George Cougars (37-16-3-0)||4||19|
|9||Owen Sound Attack (34-14-1-1)||9||4|
|10||Medicine Hat Tigers (37-16-1-0)||–||6|
|Everett Silvertips (31-11-8-2)||7||16|
|Charlottetown Islanders (33-15-3-0)||–||0|
|Seattle Thunderbirds (32-15-3-2)||–||2|