A little later than usual but here we have it! The People’s Power Rankings!
There was not as much movement in the power rankings this go-around as teams have started to settle into their groove as the season passes the quarter pole.
We do have a new number one in the Western Conference and we see a team take a four spot dive in the West, while another team made a 4 spot climb.
In the East one team has made a big jump to the top three, still well back of the CHL’s #1 Prince Albert Raiders. It’s shaping up to be one hell of a season, and we’ve really only just begun. So without further ado, the People’s Power Rankings!
0 Prince Albert Raiders
No doubt about their ranking, question is, who gives them their second loss?
0 Red Deer Rebels
4-1-0-0 in their last 5 games, all on the road, play 12 of the next 16 games on home ice to close out 2018.
3 Edmonton Oil Kings
Have not lost in regulation since October 19th, 4-0-1-0 on latest road swing.
-1 Saskatoon Blades
Just 5-5-2 sine their 7-2-0-0 start, which team are they?
-1 Brandon Wheat Kings
Survived their B.C. road trip, got home and beat highly touted Red Deer team.
0 Lethbridge Hurricanes
Puzzling how inconsistent this team is. On paper one of the top teams in the whole WHL. In the standings, not so much.
0 Medicine Hat Tigers
Team lurches up and down in the standings, having some personnel issues, former players speaking out for Clouston
0 Moose Jaw Warriors
Leaning hard on veteran players, with mixed results.
2 Regina Pats
Return of 20-year-old D Brady Pouteau sparked team. Playing better than their record suggests.
-1 Calgary Hitmen
Acquiring James Malm should help, right?!?!
-1 Kootenay Ice
Team has trouble scoring at key times, hurts them when it counts.
0 Swift Current Broncos
Progressively playing better, goaltending is keeping them from being embarrassed.
1 Everett Silvertips
Won all three games in a three-in-three weekend. Nearly a unanimous vote.
-1 Vancouver Giants
Tight loss to PG and playing closer to average over last few weeks drops them from top spot.
4 Portland Winterhawks
Surging towards the top of the US Division, putting a lot of pucks behind opposing goalies.
0 Tri-City Americans
Keeping pace with the division leaders, in the midst of a tough East Division road trip.
0 Spokane Chiefs
Played through a tough spell, lost Jaret Anderson-Dolan to an injury and then turned it around slightly. Team to keep an eye on.
-3 Victoria Royals
Started as the class of the Western Conference, have dropped to below average over their last 10. 8 of their next 10 are away from the island city.
2 Prince George Cougars
Have played their way into the top three of the B.C. Division, had a huge morale boosting win over Vancouver.
0 Seattle Thunderbirds
Suddenly unable to beat anyone, earning points in just 3 of their last 10 games.
1 Kelowna Rockets
Moving out of the basement for the first time this season, new head coach has team playing better but not seeing the results.
-4 Kamloops Blazers
Things in the interior are spiraling fast, might we see some deals before Christmas?
The power rankings are compiled by votes from media sources throughout the Western Hockey League. Thank you to those who voted.