The Saint John Sea Dogs will open the 2015-16 regular season ranked as one of the top teams in the country.
The Canadian Hockey League released their pre-season BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings yesterday. The Sea Dogs, who many believe are good enough to be a strong contender this season, were ranked sixth.
The Shawinigan Cataractes were the top ranked QMJHL team, coming in at No. 2. The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles were ranked eighth and the Sherbrooke Phoenix were an honourable mention.
Here are BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings for this week:
1. Brandon Wheat Kings
2. Shawinigan Cataractes
3. Niagara IceDogs
4. Kelowna Rockets
5. London Knights
6. Saint John Sea Dogs
7. Seattle Thunderbirds
8. Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
9. Erie Otters
10. Red Deer Rebels
The Sea Dogs open the season tomorrow night when they host the Halifax Mooseheads at 7 p.m. They will also host the Moncton Wildcats on Sunday at 3 p.m.
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