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High school hockey weekly power rankings

With the 2013-14 hockey season past the half point, C & G Hockey Writer Mike Moore has once again put together power rankings for the teams in our coverage area.

There’s no special equation or formula used, just a weekly idea of the top eight squads from the Michigan Intercollegiate Hockey League, Macomb Area Conference, Oakland Activities Association, Michigan Metro Hockey League and independent teams.

New rankings, as well as insight as to why each team is where, will appear every week throughout the season leading up to the playoffs in late February.

Records are updated through the day rankings were posted.

All logos were provided by their respective teams and leagues.

 


Moore Power Rankings: First post of the 2013-14 season (updated Jan. 28)

We waited until the season was more than half over to get this offficially going. But, with many showcases starting to pop up, and the playoffs roughly a month away, well, better late than never. Right?

If nothing else, we've got a pretty solid handle on who the top teams in our coverage area are as the postseason rapidly approaches.

So, here's our first crack at the rankings this winter. Let us know what you think, and be sure to check back next week for Round 2.

Feel free to email or tweet me any questions, comments or suggestions. Follow me @CandGMike. You can email me at mmoore@cangnews.com

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Season
Rank
Last
Week
   

 

1 --

Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood
(17-0-0 overall,
8-0-0
MIHL
North)

The record speaks for itself. The Cranes were good last year, winning 28 times. Somehow, they may be even better this time around. They are averaging 5.3 goals per game, while giving up 1.9. And the "they are too good for Division 3" argument can begin, but CK has beaten teams in every division so far this season.
 
2 --  

Orchard Lake St. Mary's
(11-3-2 overall,
6-3-2
MIHL
North)

The Eaglets nearly beat Cranbrook last week before falling in overtime. Regardless, this was a .500 team a year ago. Now they are a legit force in Division 1. Brian Klanow has once again molded his group into one to reckon with.
 
3 --  

 

Lake Orion High
(14-3-1 overall,
4-1-1
OAA
Red)

The top team in the OAA Red is 3-1-1 in the past two weeks, and has already put together a six-game winning streak and a five-game streak this season. The Dragons lead atop the standings remains slim, though, as they sit two points up on Berkley and three up on Rochester United.
 
4 -- Berkley-Ferndale Unfiied
(12-2-1 overall,
3-1-1
OAA Red)
The Bears moved to the OAA Red after back-to-back titles in the White, and haven't skipped a beat. Their loss to Lake Orion makes it tough to win the Red, but with a little help, the Bears could be in for three straight titles, in two different divisions.

5 NR

Rochester United
(16-7-2 overall,
6-2-2 
OAA Red)

The United squad was up and down most of the season, but finished with 16 wins and at the top of the OAA’s Red Division. The guys open the D-1 playoffs against a Dakota team that’s lost three in a row.

 
6 6

Macomb Dakota
(20-5-0 overall,
7-1-0
MAC Red)

A wonderful regular season came to a close with three straight losses, including one to Ike where the Cougars could have clinched the MAC Red title outright.  They need to rebound, and fast, as the D-1 playoffs get going Monday if the guys want to make up for it.

7 7  

 

Jeff Fleming began the season with a bit of a rebuild going on, then rolled to 19 wins and another league title. The Bears will give Grosse Pointe North everything they’ve got Tuesday when the teams open the D-1 tournament.


8 8  

Troy High
(15-1-0 overall,
5-1-0
OAA
White)

Is this a product of a weaker White Division, or are the Colts really this strong after last season's rebuild? Only time will tell, but much like Cranbrook, the record speaks for itself. The lone loss was to city rival, Troy Athens. The two play again Feb. 8.

Honorable mention: Grosse Pointe North, St. Mary's, Liggett, West Bloomfield

 

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