US Major Bantam Rankings, Dec 6, 2012

in Other News, Top 10 Rankings

No. 20 Anaheim Jr. Ducks
anaheim jr ducks logo-rankingsThe Ducks (13-10-1) will play two league games this weekend, against the California Titans and the California Wave, teams they have already beaten this season. The defeated the Titans, 2-0, on Oct. 13 and the Wave, 3-1, on Oct. 14. The club’s previous game was Nov. 18, when they beat the LA Jr. Kings, 7-1.


No. 19 Little Caesars
Caesars (11-12-2) finished 3-2 last weekend, including a 4-2 win over Canada’s 5th-ranked London Jr. Knights. The team plays next on Dec. 15, when they compete in the Detroit Showcase, and take a shot at reaching .500 on the season.


No. 18 Russell Stover
This weekend will be a challenge for Russell Stover (10-7-2), as they’ll have a three-game set with No. 3 Shattuck St. Mary. The club is currently riding a three-game winning streak in which they’ve averaged 10.3 goals a game.


No. 17 Buffalo Regals
buffalo-regals-rankingsThe Regals (23-12-1) beat the Southern Tier Admirals, 2-1, on Tuesday, then followed the next day with a tie over the Wheatfield Blades. The tie snapped a nine-game winning streak, but Buffalo is still having a successful season in OMHA-SCTA division.


No. 16 LA Jr. Kings
new la kings-rankings
The Kings (17-7) have averaged 4.9 goals a game. Their most recent match was an 8-1 win over the California Titans on Nov. 17. They ran up a seven-game winning at one point this season.


No. 15 Belle Tire
belle-tire-rankingsBelle Tire (13-7-2) escaped with a 2-1 win over Victory Honda on Wednesday. The team has gone 12-5-2 in a tough TOEHL Division, and rolled off five straight wins at one point this season.


No. 14 Dallas Stars Elite
Dallas-Stars Elite rankingsThis Saturday, the Stars (8-6-3) will face the Alliance in their first game since Nov. 18, when they fell to the No. 7 Long Island Gulls, 3-2. The club hasn’t won since they defeated the Syracuse Nationals, 6-3, on Nov. 16.


No. 13 Connecticut Wolfpack
The Wolfpack (22-11-3) went 2-3 last week, but owns an 11-3 record in the AYHL Division. In league competition, they’ve outscored opponents 78-18 and are averaging 4.5 goals a game.


No. 12 Neponset Valley River Rats
Neponset-Valley-River-Rats-rankingsThe River Rats (23-7-3) are 10-0-1 in the HNE Division, and have outscored league opponents 96-10. They’ve averaged 5.3 goals a game, while allowing just 1.5. They haven’t played since Nov. 11, when they lost to the East Coast Wizards.


No. 11 Thunder Hockey
Thunder Hockey (14-4-1) returns to the ice for the first time since Nov. 18 with games this weekend against the Blues, Indiana Jr. Ice and the Young Americans. The team is averaging 4.7 goals per contest.


No. 10 Milwaukee Jr. Admirals
Milwaukee-Admirals-rankingsThis Saturday, the Admirals (21-6-2) play twice against the Chicago Fury. Milwaukee went 2-1 last weekend against the Michigan Nationals, and maintain a 13-2-2 record in the TOEHL Division.


No. 9 Chicago Mission
Over the weekend, the Mission (20-14-6) won three-straight games, including a big 5-4 win over Canada’s 8th-ranked Barrie Colts. The team will face the Chicago Young Americans on Friday. The Mission is 6-5-1 in a tough HPHL Division.


No. 8 New Jersey Devils
NJ-Devils-rankingsThe Devils (25-4-4) went 1-0-1 over the weekend in two games with the Washington Little Capitals. This Saturday, they’ll be tested against No. 2 Team Comcast, a team they’ve split with this season. The club has been stingy, allowing an average of 1.3 goals per tilt.


No. 7 Long Island Gulls
Long-Island-Gulls-rankingsThe Gulls (21-5-3) are coming off a 9-1 victory over the Westchester Express and have won five straight games. This weekend, they’ll play the Mid-Fairfield Yankees and the eighth-ranked New Jersey Devils. The Gulls are 10-2-2 in the AYHL Division.


No. 6 Compuware
Compuware-rankingsIn their first games since mid-November, Compuware (29-9-3) is scheduled to play Dec. 15 against the No. 9 Chicago Mission and Team Illinois. They’ll need wins to improve on a 5-5-2 record in the HPHL Division.
No. 5 Colorado Thunderbirds
Colorado-Thunderbirds-Logo-AAA-rankingsThe Thunderbirds (19-3-5) capped off last weekend by going 4-0-1, defeating Canada’s No. 3 Ottawa Valley Titans, No. 6 Elgin Middlesex Chiefs and No. 8 Barrie Colts. This weekend they’ll face the Rocky Mountain Roughriders and Colorado Rampage.
No. 4 St. Louis Blues
St-Louis-Blues-98-rankingsThe Blues (25-2-3) went 4-0-1 last weekend, defeating Canada’s No. 5 London Jr. Knights, No. 10 Vaughan Kings and No. 16 Mississauga Senators. The defense has been on fire, with five shutouts in their past seven games. They’ll play No. 11 Thunder Hockey and the Chicago Young Americans this weekend.
No. 3 Shattuck St. Mary’s
Shattuck-St.-Marys-rankingsNext for Shattuck (20-3-1) is a three-game series this weekend with No. 18 Russell Stover. Shattuck is coming off a weekend that saw them pick up wins over ranked Canadian clubs, including the No. 3 Ottawa Valley Titans, No. 6 Elgin Middlesex Chiefs and No. 13 Lambton Jr. Sting. They have a six-game winning streak.
No. 2 Team Comcast
Team-Comcast-rankingsLast weekend, Team Comcast (36-3-1) went 2-0 with victories over the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers and the New Jersey Rockets, and has an eight-game winning streak. They will seek to continue that this weekend in league games against the Jr. Flyers and No. 8 New Jersey Devils.
No. 1 Honeybaked
Honeybaked-rankingsHoneybaked (31-2) completed a 5-0 weekend where they outscored their opponents 33-3 and posted three shutouts. In that span, they defeated four Canadian-ranked clubs, including the No. 8 Barrie Colts, No. 10 Vaughan Kings, No. 12 Niagara North Stars and No. 18 Waterloo Wolves. The squad remains an undefeated 12-0 in the HPHL Division.