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Storm Brewing: OHL's Guelph Rises To No. 2 In CHL Rankings

By Andrew Chong on October 30, 2013

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Scott Kosmachuk and the Guelph Storm have been perfect through eight games and have established themselves as one of the CHL's top Memorial Cup contenders. (Aaron Bell / OHL Images photo)

The Canadian Hockey League's new weekly Top 10 rankings are out, and major props are going where they deserve.

And talk about a team on the rise.

Ranked seventh in last week's Top 10, the Ontario Hockey League's Guelph Storm have vaulted up to second spot in all of Major Junior hockey, as the wins just keep rolling in.

In their past five games – all wins – no team has come closer than within three goals of the Storm. And we're talking eight straight wins, here—this is a serious run.

In this eight wins, Guelph has outscored their opponents by an incredible 50–28 margin.

The Storm are first overall in the OHL and are easily the highest-scoring team, with 86 goals-for in 16 games played.

It's going to be no fun for any OHL team who has to play these guys. And judging by the way things are going, we might be looking at the first Memorial Cup championship team in franchise history, for an organization who has been to the dance four times but never won.

Toronto, ON - The Canadian Hockey League today announced the seventh edition of the BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings for the 2013-14 regular season. The weekly rankings of the Canadian Hockey League's Top 10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.


1 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (13-1-1-0)

2 Guelph Storm (12-3-0-0)

3 Spokane Chiefs (11-4-0-0)

4 Baie-Comeau Drakkar (12-4-0-2)

5 Erie Otters (12-2-1-0)

6 Portland Winterhawks (11-3-0-1)

7 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (11-1-0-2)

8 Halifax Mooseheads (12-7-0-0)

9 Seattle Thunderbirds (11-3-0-2)

10 Oshawa Generals (11-3-0-1)

Honourable Mention:

Everett Silvertips (10-2-2-0)

Kelowna Rockets (9-2-0-2)

Gatineau Olympiques (12-6-0-0)


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By Andrew Chong| October 30, 2013
Categories:  Major Junior

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