Wednesday, September 29, 2010


The Saint John Sea Dogs are ranked eighth in the country in this week’s Canadian Hockey League BMO CHL MasterCard Top 10 Rankings.

The Sea Dogs are coming off a disappointing 0-1-0-1 week. After falling on the road in Montreal on Friday night, Saint John blew a 5-1 second period lead and eventually lost 7-6 in a shootout at the Marcel Dionne Centre in Drummondville. Before the two loses, the Dogs had started the season with a 4-0-0-0 record.

Saint John should have a much easier week this time around, visiting two below .500 teams in the Halifax Mooseheads and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

In the pre-season Top 10 rankings (the only other list released so far this year) the Sea Dogs were ranked second.

Other Quebec Major Junior Hockey League teams to make the list were Drummondville, Quebec, and Bathurst.

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

Here is this week’s BMO CHL MasterCard Top 10 Rankings:

1 - Drummondville Voltigeurs (6-0-0-0)
2 - Mississauga St. Michael's Majors (1-0-0-0)
3 - Tri-City Americans (2-0-0-0)
4 - Quebec Remparts (5-0-0-1)
5 - Kitchener Rangers (2-0-0-0)
6 - London Knights (2-0-0-0)
7 - Saskatoon Blades (2-0-0-0)
8 - Saint John Sea Dogs (4-1-0-1)
9 - Red Deer Rebels (2-0-0-0)
10 - Acadie-Bathurst Titan (5-2-0-0)

Honorable Mentions: Oshawa Generals, Brandon Wheat Kings, and Montreal Junior.

Photo Credit: Saint John Sea Dogs website

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