ALL Week 2 Power Rankings

by Gary Groob

ALL Week 2 Power Rankings:

1. Whitby Steelhawks (2-0):

The Steelhawks continue to be the most consistent team early in the season.  Liam Osbourne and Colton Lidstone have been a solid one, two punch for Whitby.  Kaleb Martin has been a rock in net so far in this young season.

2. Paris RiverWolves (2-0):

Two wins has this team sitting near the top of the rankings.  A bit of a scary second half almost let a big lead slip away, but a shorthanded goal gave them the momentum to finish in the win column.  Connor O'Toole is showing he is the real deal in net.

3. Ohsweken Bears (1-1):

While the Bears had a bit of a set back this week losing to Whitby 12-10, they still performed quite well in the loss.  Offensively, Gates Abrams, Anthony Patterson and James Whiteford have been firing on all cylinders.  The defense has been stifling, holding high octane opponents to minimal goals.

4. Toronto Monarchs (1-1):

Although the Monarchs dropped one position this week with their loss to Paris, once again the character of the team showed in their massive comeback in the second half.  Down by six goals, this team climbed and clawed their way back eventually tying the game.  Although they weren't able to complete the comeback, the no quit attitude is what stood out.

5. Brampton Express (1-1):

The Express got into the win column this week with a strong start.  Jumping out to a 6-1 lead in the first quarter, this team was able to control the flow of the game.  This game was never in doubt, and the Express defense had a lot to do with that outcome.  This team will make noise this year.

6. Peterborough Timbermen (1-1):

Something the Timbermen have this year that was missing last year is the ability to overcome.  Down 5-1 very early, they could've folded.  This team put on their workboots and put together a strong second quarter of seven goals.  The rest of the way the defense held strong in front of goalie Thomas Kiazyk. 

7. Oshawa Outlaws (0-2):

Oshawa suffered their second loss of the young season but had a much better showing this week.  If not for a rough second quarter, thus team played well enough to win.  Getting goals from eight different players shows how balanced the attack is.  Most importantly, some of it's big pieces are still missing.  Look for this team to continue to rise up the rankings in the coming weeks.

8. Six Nations Snipers (0-2):

Another week where they dug themselves a big hole, but couldn't quite climb out.  The Snipers will be a tough opponent if they can get rolling quicker.  The special teams haven't been that special either with a power-play of .357.  If they can improve this, they will be a force this season.