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Oil Kings Rank Eighth in Pre-Season Kia CHL Top 10 Rankings

September 18, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Edmonton Oil Kings News Release

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) - -

Honourable Mention:

Peterborough Petes (OHL) - -

Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL) - -

Calgary Hitmen (WHL) - -

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