Rockets and Wheat Kings on top of Dub

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The Kelowna Rockets continue to lead the 22 team Western Hockey League.

The Rockets with a 33-9-3-1 record, have a one point lead and a game in hand on second place Brandon Wheat Kings, who lead the Eastern Conference, at 33-9-3-1 and 70 points.

The two teams are ranked second and third in all of Canada; the OHL’s Oshawa Generals are ranked first.

Both the Rockets and Wheat Kings have opened solid leads over the second place teams. In the Eastern Conference, the Wheat Kings are 8 points ahead of Medicine Hat, though the Tigers have two games in hand.

In the West, the Rockets have an 11 point lead on second place Everett Silvertips, and an 18 point lead on the Portland Winterhawks and Victoria Royals.

Not surprisingly, both teams are leading the offensive scoring stats, with the Tigers in the top two spots and the Rockets at the three and four spots:

Top 5:

 

# Player Team GP G A Pts
1 Trevor Cox Medicine Hat Tigers 44 17 56 73 31
2 Cole Sanford Medicine Hat Tigers 44 35 30 65 41
3 Nick Merkley Kelowna Rockets 45 14 50 64 49
4 Rourke Chartier Kelowna Rockets 38 38 22 60 12
5 Cole Ully Kamloops Blazers 43 20 38 58 21

 

Here are the standings at January 19, 2015.

 

Rank Eastern Conference GP W L OTL SL PTS PCT GF GA STK P10 PIM
1 Brandon Wheat Kings 46 33 9 3 1 70 0.761 204 149 4-0-0-0 8-2-0-0 582
2 Medicine Hat Tigers 44 30 12 1 1 62 0.705 174 126 1-0-0-0 6-4-0-0 553
3 Red Deer Rebels 46 26 14 3 3 58 0.630 163 145 6-0-0-1 7-1-0-2 617
4 Regina Pats 46 26 16 2 2 56 0.609 170 142 0-2-0-1 4-4-0-2 688
5 Calgary Hitmen 46 24 17 1 4 53 0.576 184 147 1-0-0-0 5-3-0-2 634
6 Swift Current Broncos 46 21 20 1 4 47 0.511 140 150 0-1-0-0 3-6-1-0 666
7 Edmonton Oil Kings 46 22 18 4 2 50 0.543 140 126 1-0-1-0 6-3-1-0 612
8 Kootenay Ice 45 22 22 0 1 45 0.500 144 163 0-1-0-0 4-5-0-1 449
9 Moose Jaw Warriors 47 19 24 3 1 42 0.447 137 169 1-0-0-0 4-5-1-0 577
10 Prince Albert Raiders 45 19 25 1 0 39 0.433 132 158 0-2-0-0 3-7-0-0 533
11 Saskatoon Blades 44 12 29 2 1 27 0.307 124 194 3-0-0-0 5-5-0-0 593
12 Lethbridge Hurricanes 43 10 27 3 3 26 0.302 114 185 0-4-0-0 2-7-0-1 669
Rank Western Conference GP W L OTL SL PTS PCT GF GA STK P10 PIM
1 Kelowna Rockets 45 34 8 3 0 71 0.789 192 114 0-1-0-0 7-3-0-0 680
2 Everett Silvertips 44 28 12 3 1 60 0.682 151 112 4-0-0-0 7-3-0-0 406
3 Portland Winterhawks 47 25 19 0 3 53 0.564 161 155 2-0-0-0 6-4-0-0 652
4 Victoria Royals 47 25 19 2 1 53 0.564 160 150 5-0-0-0 8-2-0-0 718
5 Spokane Chiefs 44 23 17 3 1 50 0.568 134 134 0-2-0-1 4-5-0-1 586
6 Prince George Cougars 46 20 24 1 1 42 0.457 143 189 0-3-1-1 2-6-1-1 894
7 Seattle Thunderbirds 44 22 17 2 3 49 0.557 119 124 0-1-0-0 7-2-0-1 615
8 Tri-City Americans 45 22 21 0 2 46 0.511 127 137 2-0-0-0 4-5-0-1 657
9 Vancouver Giants 44 19 23 1 1 40 0.455 130 140 0-3-0-0 3-5-1-1 592
10 Kamloops Blazers 46 16 24 3 3 38 0.413 136 170 2-0-0-0 3-6-0-1 631