RAIDERS SURGE INTO SECOND IN CHL TOP 10 RANKINGS

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The Canadian Hockey League today announced the week eight edition of the Kia CHL Top-10 Rankings for the 2019-20 season. The weekly rankings of the CHL’s Top-10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.

Climbing into second place this week were the Prince Albert Raiders, who hold the honour of being the Western Hockey League’s top team in this week’s rankings. The Raiders beat the Regina Pats by a 6-3 score and the Moose Jaw Warriors by a 5-1 decision before doubling up the Edmonton Oil Kings 6-3 in a battle of the league’s top two teams Tuesday. They finished off a three-game road trip with a 4-2 loss to the Calgary Hitmen Wednesday. Washington Capitals prospect Aliaksei Protas and overage forward Spencer Moe have tied for the team lead in scoring throughout the past week with nine points each.

Right behind them in third place are the aforementioned Oil Kings. Edmonton took a 4-3 decision against the Saskatoon Blades and a 3-2 win against the Hitmen before dropping a 6-3 result to Prince Albert.

Moving up into the seventh spot this week were the Everett Silvertips, who have resumed their familiar position at the top of the U.S. Division and Western Conference. After taking a 4-1 loss against the Portland Winterhawks Friday, the Silvertips responded with a 3-2 win against the Kamloops Blazers and a 4-3 overtime decision against the Spokane Chiefs to earn four of six points from a three-game weekend. Captain Bryce Kindopp resumed his role as the team’s leading goal scorer, potting three goals on the weekend.

Kia CHL Top 10 Rankings – Week 8

Rank: Team: Last Week Ranked: Total Weeks Ranked:
1 Sherbrooke Phoenix (15-1-2-0) 1 8
2 Prince Albert Raiders (12-2-3-0) 4 5
3 Edmonton Oil Kings (12-2-3-0) 2 8
4 Oshawa Generals (12-3-0-1) 3 6
5 Moncton Wildcats (14-3-0-0) 6 2
6 Chicoutimi Sagueneens (12-3-2-0) 5 8
7 Everett Silvertips (11-4-0-0) 9 2
8 Windsor Spitfires (10-3-1-0) 1
9 Ottawa 67’s (12-4-0-0) 6
10 Cape Breton Eagles (12-5-1-0) 7 5
Honourable Mention:
Peterborough Petes (12-5-0-0) 1
Portland Winterhawks (10-4-0-1) 1
Lethbridge Hurricanes (11-4-0-3) 0