Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sea Dogs Ranked Second Again

The Saint John Sea Dogs are once again ranked second in the nation. The latest edition of the BMO CHL MasterCard Top 10 Rankings were released – for some reason - this afternoon. The rankings are usually released on Wednesday.

The Sea Dogs had another strong week, beating the PEI Rocket 5-0 on the road last Saturday and then returning home to defeat the Acadie-Bathurst Titan 7-2 the next afternoon. Last night, Saint John destroyed the Rocket again, winning 10-1.

Saint John now has a record of 40-14-0-2 and sit one-point up on the Shawinigan Cataractes for first-place in the league.

Other Quebec Major Junior Hockey League teams in this week’s rankings were the Cataractes at No. 5 and the Quebec Remparts at No. 10. The Victoriaville Tigres were an honourable mention.

The weekly rankings of the Canadian Hockey League’s Top 10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.

Here are the BMO CHL MasterCard Top 10 Rankings for week 21.

1. London Knights (41-11-0-1)
2. Saint John Sea Dogs (40-14-0-2)
3. Kamloops Blazers (41-12-1-3)
4. Tri-City Americans (38-15-1-2)
5. Shawinigan Cataractes (37-12-3-4)
6. Edmonton Oil Kings (38-13-3-4)
7. Plymouth Whalers (36-15-2-1)
8. Kitchener Rangers (36-15-1-1)
9. Portland Winterhawks (38-15-2-1)
10. Quebec Remparts (34-14-5-2) 
Honourable Mention:
Niagara IceDogs (35-16-0-3)
Victoriaville Tigres (36-16-1-3)
Moose Jaw Warriors (36-15-5-1)

In Buzzing The Net’s Dynamic Dozen this week, the Sea Dogs were ranked second behind the Cataractes.

This week, the Sea Dogs will play twice. They host the Remparts tomorrow night at 8pm and then take on Nathan MacKinnon and the Halifax Mooseheads on Tuesday. Both games will be played at Harbour Station. 

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