Oil Kings Rank Eighth in Pre-Season Kia CHL Top 10 Rankings
The Canadian Hockey League today announced the pre-season edition of the CHL Top-10 Rankings for the 2019-20 season. The weekly rankings of the CHL's Top-10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.
Occupying the eighth spot on the list were the Edmonton Oil Kings. Much like the Kamloops Blazers (7-0-0-0) the Oil Kings also achieved a perfect record, going 5-0-0-0 in the pre-season.
With young stars, in 2020 NHL Draft prospect Jake Neighbours, as well as first overall selection from the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft, Dylan Guenther, the Oil Kings could be a top contender in the tough Central Division. On defence, New York Rangers prospect Matthew Robertson will also look to guide the team and improve on his 33-point (7G-26A) performance from last year.
The Oil Kings' opening game of the season will see them play the role of visitor against the Red Deer Rebels on Friday, September 20 (7:00 PM MT) at the Westerner Park Centrium in Red Deer, AB before their Home Opener the following afternoon, Sunday, September 22 at 4:00 PM MT at Rogers Place.
Kia CHL Top 10 Rankings - Pre-season
Rank: Team: Last Week Rank: Number of Weeks Ranked:
1 London Knights (OHL) - -
2 Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL) - -
3 Saskatoon Blades (WHL) - -
4 Ottawa 67's (OHL) - -
5 Kamloops Blazers (WHL) - -
6 Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) - -
7 Saginaw Spirit (OHL) - -
8 Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) - -
9 Sherbrooke Phoenix (QMJHL) - -
10 Vancouver Giants (WHL) - -
Peterborough Petes (OHL) - -
Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL) - -
Calgary Hitmen (WHL) - -
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Western Hockey League Stories from September 18, 2019
- Oil Kings Rank Eighth in Pre-Season Kia CHL Top 10 Rankings - Edmonton Oil Kings
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