CCHL – League Leaders & Rambling Comments – January 31

 

Here’s the lead-in from today’s Trip Trivia Quiz with a little twist:

Those given to sudden uncontrollable screaming outbursts a lot, texting their brains out and speaking in fractured sentences almost always prefaced with the word Like, will appreciate that today is the birth date in 1981 of Justin Timberlake.
Those people can not contemplate 38 word sentences and have already lost interest.
For the remainder, find a quiet place to contemplate whole sentences and enjoy today’s rambling. I take that back; I promise to utilize abbreviated (if not fractured) sentence structure and rely heavily on point form.


 

  • Seems to be lots of discussion and criticism of those infamous January 10 deadline trades and transfers. Not to argue one way or the other but
    • Corey Durocher scored two goals for Nepean last night
    • Eric Clitsome picked up no less than four (4) assists for the Ottawa Jr Sens
  • Don’t try to tell their respective coaches (Goulet and Dorval) they made mistakes.
  • And don't forget the impact of Joey House on the Brockville Braves
  • Speaking of impact, how about Hunter Racine of the Ottawa Jr Sens
    • scored the tying and winning goals last night in the last 10 minutes of the game
    • this to go along with his earlier assist
    • so far this year he has 19 goals and 17 assists for 36 points
  • Speaking of 16 year old rookies besides Hunter Racine, don't forget
    • Patrick White with Gloucester who has 15G and 10A for 25 points
    • Owen McDade with Pembroke who has picked up 9 goals and 8 assists for 17 points
    • And Canadians defenceman Kelly Summers who has slowed down a bit but still has 11 and 15 for 26 points.
  • You can see from the graphic above that all the individual races in the CCHL are competitive and exciting, but what about the team standings, a humdinger of a race to the wire

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In baseball they get half a game credit for those games not played, so if we boost Nepean by 1 point and Pembroke by one point and Hawkesbury gets two, to judge everyone on a 50 game basis, it now looks like;

Ottawa 70
Carleton Place 66
Cornwall 63
Brockville 62
Pembroke 62
Nepean 62
Smiths Falls 61
Hawkesbury 54
Kanata 51

All the remaining games are huge but tonight’s battle at the Lumley in Cornwall should be a barn burner.

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