CHL Power Rankings

Mighty no more

Mighty no more

by Rory Boylen - January 25, 2013 11:05 AM EST

Two of the top teams from early in the season have fallen out of our rankings, making way for some other contenders.
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Back when we started the CHL Power Rankings in September, Patrick Roy’s Quebec Remparts were the top-ranked team, led by the scoring of Mikhail Grigorenko.


Knights streak ends short

Knights streak ends short

by Rory Boylen - January 3, 2013 4:35 PM EST

The London Knights came to within inches of history, as we look at our weekly junior rankings.
The London Knights push for history was thwarted by the Sarnia Sting - and the stick of rookie Nikolay Goldobin - days before London’s defense was going to be bolstered by the return of World Junior Championship players.


Knights chase winning-streak record

Knights chase winning-streak record

by Rory Boylen - December 13, 2012 4:40 PM EST

After a slow start, London has caught fire and has reasserted itself as a CHL powerhouse.
With an eye towards the World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia at the end of the month, and the Top Prospects Game in Halifax on Jan. 16, we run down the top teams in the Canadian League this week.


Jones and MacKinnon ready to clash

Jones and MacKinnon ready to clash

by Rory Boylen - November 29, 2012 1:45 PM EST

The top 2 prospects for the 2013 NHL draft will go head to head in the annual Top Prospects Game with each making noise for different reasons.
The last time Seth Jones and Nathan MacKinnon were on opposite sides of a competitive game, Jones’ U.S. team dominated MacKinnon’s Atlantic squad 12-1 in the 2011 under-17 challenge.


Ignore NHL with McDavid, MacKinnon and more

Ignore NHL with McDavid, MacKinnon and more

by Rory Boylen - November 22, 2012 3:05 PM EST

As the NHL locks you out and treats you with disdain, turn to the junior ranks, where there's plenty to see.
Who needs the NHL? As the world’s top professional league continues to treat its fans with disdain and hold them hostage, the world’s best junior circuit is providing plenty of excitement.


Belleville's Bull in net

Belleville's Bull in net

by Rory Boylen - November 15, 2012 3:25 PM EST

Malcolm Subban is making a strong case to tend Team Canada's net, but his Bulls can't crack the top 10.
Competition is stiff for this year’s job as Canada’s No. 1 goalie at the WJC. The inside track has to go to Boston Bruins pick Malcolm Subban, who also holds the benefit of playing on larger ice in Belleville, since this year’s tournament is in Russia, but Owen Sound’s Jordan Binnington, Edmonton’s Laurent Brossoit and even Blainville-Boisbriand’s Etienne Marcoux are making strong cases.


Don't forget Drouin

Don't forget Drouin

by Rory Boylen - November 8, 2012 4:25 PM EST

The other highly touted, draft eligible Halifax forward can sometimes be overshadowed by Nathan MacKinnon.
Top 2013 draft prospect Nathan MacKinnon is getting all the press, but don’t forget about another high-end, draft-eligible prospect on Halifax: Jonathan Drouin.


Good Medicine

Good Medicine

by Rory Boylen - November 1, 2012 3:40 PM EDT

Kamloops No. 1? Obviously. But two players from the Medicine Hat Tigers knocking on the door of the Top 10.
As the Kamloops Blazers’ top trio continues to light up the Western League, two Medicine Hat Tigers are assaulting the scoring list and earning honors.


Finn fantastic

Finn fantastic

by Rory Boylen - October 25, 2012 7:05 PM EDT

The Toronto draft pick is leading the surging Guelph Storm blueline and providing optimism for Leafs fans.
Toronto Maple Leafs fans nervous about their blueline need only look to the future for a little excitement. Earlier this week, 2012 first-rounder (fifth overall) Morgan Rielly gained some attention by scoring this nifty goal (apologies for the grainy video), but he’s not the only defenseman picked by the Leafs last summer who is creating a stir on offense.


Lipon eyes 2013 draft

Lipon eyes 2013 draft

by Rory Boylen - October 18, 2012 3:00 PM EDT

After being passed over twice at the draft, J.C. Lipon is off to a terrific start as he tries to put himself on the radar.
One of the storylines from the 2012 NHL draft was the number of players taken who had already been passed over once or twice. The trend was led by Tanner Pearson, taken by the Los Angeles Kings with the last pick of Round 1.


MacKinnon's Mooseheads soar

MacKinnon's Mooseheads soar

by Rory Boylen - October 11, 2012 4:20 PM EDT

In this week's ranking a couple new teams enter the scene, while the draft-eligibles in Halifax take over.
The Halifax Mooseheads were expected to be a Memorial Cup contender this year and early indications are that everything is on track. Well, almost everything.


Gibson stands tall

Gibson stands tall

by Rory Boylen - October 4, 2012 2:45 PM EDT

In this week's major junior ranking, the Remparts stay on top, but Kitchener's Rangers leapfrog a rival.
If you’re a fan of the Anaheim Ducks, John Gibson is giving you a reason to get excited in the face of the NHL lockout. The 2011 second-rounder (39th overall) led the Ontario League with a .


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