Barrie Colts and Kalamazoo Ravens tie for 1st in week two!
This is going to be a fiercely competitive league this season as the Barrie Colts and Kalamazoo Ravens tied for first place with 87 points each. We had to put someone in first so we went alphabetically with the Barrie Colts. The Colts had very balance scoring this week and they got points from every active player in their lineup! Leading the way was Corey Perry with 12 points, Mike Green and Gustav Nyqvist both with 10 points. Corey Perry is no stranger to the scoring lead as he has consistently been in the top scorers of the league over the last several seasons. The Colts have a total of 136 points on the season and are currently in first place in the western conference.
The Kalamazoo Ravens had 4 players in double digits for the week and were led by Tyler Toffoli of the LA Kings. The Ravens are certainly happy that they retained Tylerís services as a keeper as he outscored team superstar Alex Ovechkin. Ovechkin was no slouch for the week as he found the back of the net 3 times this week and also assisted on another goal. The more important stat for Ovechkin is the plus 1 that he is at for the week; having taken a lot of heat for the -35 last season, he seems to be reversing that trend at this point of the season. Other contributors for the Ravens were Brendan Gallagher (11 pts) and Max Pacioretty (10 pts). The Ravens have 156 points and are leading the eastern conference as well as the league overall at this point.
Rounding out the top three were the Idaho Steelheads with 79 points. The Steelheads continue to be impressed with Tyler Seguin as he led the team with 21 points (4 G 4 A). Also chipping in three goals this week was the newly signed Ryan Johansen. Their third scorer was the unlikely Tanner Pearson who also scored three goals as the Kings continue to find more and more players to add to their scoring depth. Oddly enough in the fourth and fifth scoring position were Sydney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. When this team gets all of them going, look out as they can be a very dangerous team..
Around the league: Top teams in the East are Kalamazoo Ravens, Idaho Steelheads and Tampa Gators. Out West it is the Barrie Colts, RC Wraiths and the Arizona Cobras. It was a moderately busy transaction week with 26 players being moved as GMís try to fine tune their rosters. The top players by position are currently Rick Nash of the Ontario Lions, TJ Brodie of the Toronto Knights and Frederik Anderson of the Tampa Gators.Remember:
*Transaction deadline for the upcoming week is 12 noon on Sunday's
*Rosters need to be submitted by no later than 10AM on Monday's.
Times listed here are Pacific time.
Best of luck to you in your games this weekend.
3 Stars of the Week
|Corey Perry||Barrie Colts||
|James Neal||Tampa Gators||
|Justin Schultz||Tabor Tigers||