On and off in the ‘O’


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January 17, 2022

Multiple games have been postponed and rescheduled. But the Ontario Hockey League has soldiered on through Omicron as battles rage on in both the Western Conference and Eastern Conference.

WESTERN FAIR

Soo Greyhounds, London Knights, Guelph Storm, Windsor Spitfires and Flint Firebirds are all well above the .500 mark and within six points of one another among the 10 teams of the OHL’s Western side.

The Greyhounds are on top with 42 points while London has 39, Guelph has 38, as does Windsor, while Flint rounds out the top five with 36.

As for the number of games, the Soo has played the most, with 34. Flint has been in 32 games, Windsor has played 31, London has skated in 29 and Guelph has suited up for 28.

Notably, Guelph has the best winning percentage of any of the front-running five at .679, followed by London at .672, the Soo at .618, Windsor at .613 and Flint at .563.

EASTERN MARKET

Mississauga Steelheads are the Eastern leaders with 49 points and a league-best winning percentage of .742.

Following Mississauga in the points department of the top five of the Eastern board are the Hamilton Bulldogs and North Bay Battalion with 40 apiece, the Kingston Frontenacs with 37 and the Barrie Colts with 35.

Fourth seed Kingston has the second best winning percentage after Mississauga at .661. Then it’s Barrie at .648, Hamilton at .645 and North Bay at .588.

ADDITIONS

Among the notable acquisitions made by the contenders at the January 10 trade deadline, the Greyhounds added defenseman Jack Thompson from the Sudbury Wolves, London picked up centre Cameryn Baber from the Saginaw Spirit, Guelph rostered forward Brayden Guy and defenseman Ashton Reeser from the Sarnia Sting, Windsor tacked on defenseman Andrew Perrott from the Owen Sound Attack and Hamilton dealt for forward Mason McTavish from the Peterborough Petes.

Jack Thompson was a prize acquisition by the Soo Greyhounds. (photo by Bob Davies)


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