Kelowna Rockets take over top spot in CHL Top 10 rankings

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October 15, 2014 – By Israel Fehr

The still-perfect Kelowna Rockets have climbed to No. 1 in the CHL’s top 10 rankings for week 4. The Rockets are 8-0-0 to start the season and moved to the top spot after being No. 2 last week. Kelowna was No. 5 on the pre-season list. The top 10 is updated weekly and is selected by a panel of NHL scouts.

The Rockets have three players in the top 10 in WHL scoring: Nick Merkley (2nd, 15 points), Tyson Baillie (4th, 14 points), and Madison Bowey (9th, 13 points). Jackson Whistle has been strong in goal, posting a 2.26 GAA and .911 SV% while playing in all eight victories.

Joining Kelowna in the Top 10 from the WHL are the No. 5 Medicine Hat Tigers, No. 6 Brandon Wheat Kings, and No. 10 Everett Silvertips.

CHL TOP 10 RANKINGS – WEEK 4

1. Kelowna Rockets (8-0-0-0)

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

3. Rimouski Oceanic (9-3-0-0)

4. Erie Otters (6-0-0-0)

5. Medicine Hat Tigers (8-1-0-0)

6. Brandon Wheat Kings (6-2-1-0)

7. Quebec Remparts (7-3-0-0)

8. Belleville Bulls (6-1-0-0)

9. Saint John Sea Dogs (7-2-0-2)

10. Everett Silvertips (5-0-2-0)

Honourable mention: Moncton Wildcats (7-4-0-0), Oshawa Generals (6-1-1-0), Gatineau Olympiques (7-3-0-3)