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HEHJ Junior Power Rankings

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 11:21AM

HEH Journal New England Junior Hockey Power Rankings and Games of the Week Preview 11/5/2014

 

Games of the Week:

In the United States Premier Hockey League, the GOW will take place between the second place Philadelphia Flyers and the third place Boston Jr. Bruins. The teams will meet in the Islanders Hockey Club Showcase on November 8th at Merrimack College. The rivalry between these two squads always brings out the best in both teams. They have met three times this season with the Flyers winning twice.

 

In the Eastern Hockey League, the first place overall Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights and the second place overall New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs will face off on November 9th in Hooksett, New Hampshire at 10:00 am ET. This will be the first meeting of the year between the two clubs.

 

New England Junior Hockey Power Rankings:

  1. New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs (13-1-0-0) - With two wins last week, NHJM is beginning to look like a juggernaut. They have reeled off thirteen consecutive wins and remain atop of the EHL’s North Division.

  1. Boston Jr. Bruins (12-3-0-1) - A win over the Bay State Breakers kept BJB just three points behind second place Philadelphia and two points ahead of Rochester in the USPHL.

  1. South Shore Kings (11-6-0-0) - The Kings went 1-1-0 over the weekend but it did not hurt their ranking due to teams that were ranked below them not having the best of weekends either. South Shore is in fifth place in the USPHL but is holding on to a slim one point lead over the Islanders Hockey Club.

  1. Islanders Hockey Club (9-6-0-3) - Losses to the New Jersey Hitmen and the Portland Jr. Pirates negated any chance of IHC jumping over South Shore in the USPHL standings and in our poll.

  1. Connecticut Oilers (12-5-0-0) - The Oilers have won eight consecutive contests to climb into second place in the EHL’s Central Division.

  1. Walpole Express (10-3-2-0) - Last week, the Express faced off against the New Jersey Titans and Philadelphia Little Flyers in EHL action and came away with a win and a loss. Walpole occupies first place in the Boston Division.  

  1. Boston Bandits (9-3-0-2) - The Bandits kept pace with Walpole in the EHL’s Boston Division by picking up two wins last week. Boston has won four consecutive contests.

  1. Northern Cyclones (9-3-0-2) - Like their EHL rival Boston Bandits, the Cyclones have reeled off four straight victories to close the gap between themselves and the Jr. Monarchs to six points in the race for the top spot in the North Division.

  1. Hartford Jr. Wolfpack (8-6-0-1) - Winning two of their last three games has resulted in the Wolfpack moving within three points of the EHL Central Division rival New York Bobcats in the battle for third place.

  1. Bay State Breakers (9-11-0-1) - Winning four of their last fourteen games has seen BSB lose ground to most of their competitors in the USPHL. The Breakers are in seventh place in the circuit.

  1. Boston Jr. Rangers (8-7-0-1) - The Jr. Rangers slid two spots in our poll thanks to go going 1-1-0 last week with the loss coming to the Bandits. BJR sits in third place in the EHL’s Boston Division.

  1. East Coast Wizards (6-9-1-1) - A loss to the Cyclones and a win over the Valley Jr. Warriors has kept the Wizards in fourth place in the Boston Division of the EHL, where they trail the Jr. Rangers by three points.

  1. Portland Jr. Pirates (6-12-0-3) - Winning three of their last five matches has afforded the Pirates to move into ninth place in the USPHL.

  1. Connecticut Jr. Rangers (5-11-0-4) - A shootout loss to the South Shore Kings followed by a regulation win over the same South Shore team last week gave CJR three of a possible four points. The Jr. Rangers are in tenth place in the USPHL.

  1. Springfield Jr. Pics (5-10-0-2) - A split of a two game series with Portland last weekend was not quite enough to move the Jr. Pics out of last place in the USPHL.

  1. Valley Jr. Warriors (6-10-0-0) - The Warriors have dropped six consecutive games and remain in last place in the EHL’s Boston Division.

  1. Vermont Lumberjacks (5-12-0-0) - Vermont has lost four straight contests and are in third place in the North Division of the EHL. The Lumberjacks trail second place Northern by ten points.

  1. New England Wolves (3-10-0-1) - The Wolves have lost five consecutive games and reside in fourth place in the EHL’s North Division.