Chirps from Center Ice

A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins

AHL Power Rankings: Week 10

We shuffled up the top five teams this week and then after that it was a bit of a tough sledding to hash out the next 20 teams.

The Toronto Marlies are the first AHL team to 20 wins this season and have re-taken over the top spot in the Week 10 Chirps from Center Ice AHL Power Rankings followed closely behind by the Manitoba Moose who are still rolling, but lost in a shootout Saturday to the Milwaukee Admirals at home, so they slip to second.

Those two teams meet this weekend in Toronto in a matchup that will be epic.

The rest of the top five this week go Stockton, who remain in third, Rockford, who are better in their last ten than Rochester, who is fifth.

Pop past the Amerks if you didn’t link in direct to see six and beyond and enjoy!

1

Last Week: TOR 3 @ LAV 1, TOR 5 @ LAV 2
First team to twenty wins this season are your Toronto Marlies. Circle those visits from the Moose later this week on your calendar.

+1

This Week: @ RCH 12/15, vs. MTB 12/16, vs. MTB 12/17
Record: 20-5-0-0

2

Last Week: MIL 4 @ MTB 3 (SO), MIL 1 @ MTB 6
Moose continue to roll. The nine game win streak ended Saturday when Milwaukee clipped them in a shootout, but Manitoba put it on the Admirals on Sunday. Two huge contests this week with Toronto will be ones to watch.

-1

This Week: @ BEL 12/15, @ TOR 12/16, @ TOR 12/17
Record: 18-5-1-2

3

Last Week: STK 6 @ SJ 0, TUC 2 @ STK 5
Heat take down the Roadrunners on Saturday and take over first in the Pacific. Show goes on the road this week with stops in San Diego and Ontario.

n/a

This Week: @ SD 12/13, @ ONT 12/15, @ SD 12/16
Record: 14-6-0-2

4

Last Week: RFD 4 @ GR 1, GR 2 @ RFD 7
Rockford continues to roll. 7-2-1-0 in their last ten.

+1

This Week: vs. CHI 12/12, @ SA 12/15, @ SA 12/17
Record: 15-9-1-0

5

Last Week: RCH 2 @ SPR 1, RCH 2 @ HFD 3 (SO), RCH 4 @ BRI 1
Amerks need to keep winning if they want to stay in touch with the Marlies who are just smoking opponents. They are doing that.

-1

This Week: vs. UTI 12/13, vs. TOR 12/15, @ UTI 12/16
Record: 14-5-3-3

6

Last Week: IA 4 @ TEX 5 (OT), BAK 2 @ TEX 3 (OT), ONT 2 @ TEX 4
Stars found ways to win this week. Sit quietly third in the Pacific.

+1

This Week: vs. ONT 12/13, vs. CLE 12/16
Record: 16-9-0-1

7

Last Week: HFD 3 @ PRO 4 (SO), UTI 2 @ PRO 3 (OT), UTI 3 @ PRO 4 (OT)
P-Bruins come from behind in all three contests this weekend and have won 7 straight and are atop the Atlantic Division. They now embark on a season high eight game road trip beginning Wednesday in Hershey.

+2

This Week: @ HER 12/13, @ SYR 12/15, @ HER 12/16
Record: 16-6-2-0

8

Last Week: ONT 2 @ TUC 5, TUC 3 @ SJ 1, TUC 2 @ STK 5
Roadrunners setback to the Stockton Heat Saturday unseated Tucson as the Pacific Division leaders. A pair with the Barracuda at home and then trip to Ontario on tap this week.

+2

This Week: vs. SJ 12/12, vs. SJ 12/13, @ ONT 12/16
Record: 12-5-2-1

9

Last Week: CHA 2 @ WBS 1, CHA 7 @ BNG 1
Impressive trip north for Charlotte. Checkers get four home games this week.

+3

This Week: vs. LV 12/12, vs. LV 12/13, vs. LAV 12/16, vs. LAV 12/17
Record: 16-8-0-1

10

Last Week: SYR 6 @ UTI 1, SYR 5 @ BNG 2, SYR 6 @ BNG 0
Winning streak hits nine games with wins over rival Utica and Binghamton. Crunch aren’t just winning, they are pounding opponents.

+5

This Week: vs. PRO 12/15, @ LV 12/16
Record: 13-9-1-2

11

Last Week: IA 4 @ TEX 5 (OT), SD 4 @ IA 3 (OT), GR 1 @ IA 2
Wild manage points out of every contest but a lot of hot teams run Iowa out of the top ten. A bit harsh by the Politburo.

-5

This Week: @ GR 12/13, @ MIL 12/15, @ CHI 12/16
Record: 12-8-5-0

12

Last Week: WBS 0 @ LV 5, HER 4 @ LV 5, LV 2 @ HER 4
Pasted Wilkes-Barre Wednesday, then split a home and home with Hershey. Really busy week ahead for the Phantoms starting with a pair of games in Charlotte.

+4

This Week: @ CHA 12/12, @ CHA 12/13, vs. SYR 12/16, @ BRI 12/17
Record: 15-8-1-2

13

Last Week: WBS 0 @ LV 5, CHA 2 @ WBS 1, WBS 4 @ HER 1
Nice rebound Sunday against blood rival Hershey Sunday caps off a forgettable week for the ex-Atlantic Division leader Penguins. Schedule lightens up a bit this week with eighth place Springfield, seventh place Hartford and fifth place Bridgeport.

-5

This Week: vs. SPR 12/13, @ HFD 12/15, @ BRI 12/16
Record: 13-7-1-1

14

Last Week: HFD 3 @ PRO 4 (SO), RCH 2 @ HFD 3 (SO), SPR 3 @ HFD 5
Hartford quietly picking up points. 3 out of 6 last week, 5 out of 6 this week.

+10

This Week: vs. WBS 12/15, @ SPR 12/16
Record: 10-12-3-2

15

Last Week: BRI 3 @ SPR 4, RCH 4 @ BRI 1
Bridgeport hits a mid-December skid with two losses this week against competition they should have been more competitive with.

-4

This Week: @ SPR 12/15, vs. WBS 12/16, vs. LV 12/17
Record: 12-10-1-1

16

Last Week: BAK 5 @ SA 1, BAK 2 @ SA 5, ONT 3 @ SA 2
Rampage are staying busy here in mid-December but are 4-5-1-0 in their last ten. A visit from Rockford this week could be a measuring stick contest for San Antonio.

-3

This Week: vs. CLE 12/14, vs. RFD 12/15, vs. RFD 12/17
Record: 13-11-1-0

17

Last Week: ONT 2 @ TUC 5, ONT 2 @ TEX 4, ONT 3 @ SA 2
Reign salvage the week with a win Sunday in San Antonio. Ontario needs to pick it up here as we head to the New Year.

-3

This Week: @ TEX 12/13, vs. STK 12/15, vs. TUC 12/16
Record: 10-10-0-1

18

Last Week: SD 5 @ MIL 2, SD 1 @ CHI 3, SD 4 @ IA 3 (OT)
Road trip through the Central was positive enough to lift the Gulls from last in the Pacific to fifth.

+9

This Week: vs. STK 12/13, vs. STK 12/16
Record: 10-11-1-0

19

Last Week: BAK 5 @ SA 1, BAK 2 @ TEX 3 (OT), BAK 2 @ SA 5
Condors now last in the Pacific after just 3 of 6 points in Texas. A pair with the Barracuda this week.

-1

This Week: @ SJ 12/16, @ SJ 12/17
Record: 9-11-3-0

20

Last Week: HER 4 @ LV 5, LV 2 @ HER 4, WBS 4 @ HER 1
Seems like the Bears are destined to finish the season .500, doesn’t it?

-3

This Week: vs. PRO 12/13, vs. PRO 12/16
Record: 12-12-0-3

21

Last Week: SD 1 @ CHI 3, CHI 2 @ CLE 3, CHI 3 @ CLE 0
Wolves sweep the week but are still last in the Central. If they keep putting weeks together like this, it won’t be for long.

+9

This Week: @ RFD 12/12, @ GR 12/15, vs. IA 12/16, vs. MIL 12/17
Record: 7-12-4-1

22

Last Week: SYR 6 @ UTI 1, UTI 2 @ PRO 3 (OT), UTI 3 @ PRO 4 (OT)
Speed bump this week for Utica. How big is it is the question. Tough week ahead with a home and home with Rochester sandwiched in with a stop in with the B-Devils.

-3

This Week: @ RCH 12/13, vs. BNG 12/15, vs. RCH 12/16
Record: 10-10-3-1

23

Last Week: SD 5 @ MIL 2, MIL 4 @ MTB 3 (SO), MIL 1 @ MTB 6
Admirals continue to slip. Just two points to show for the week. Division heavy week continues this with visits from Iowa then a trip to Grand Rapids then Chicago.

-1

This Week: vs. IA 12/15, @ GR 12/16, @ CHI 12/17
Record: 12-11-1-0

24

Last Week: RCH 2 @ SPR 1, BRI 3 @ SPR 4, SPR 3 @ HFD 5
Thunderbirds with a bit of a setback this week with just one point. Busy, tough week ahead with divisional foes all on the schedule.

-4

This Week: @ WBS 12/13, vs. BRI 12/15, vs. HFD 12/16
Record: 10-17-1-0

25

Last Week: BNG 2 @ LAV 1 (OT), TOR 3 @ LAV 1, TOR 5 @ LAV 2
Rocket are spiraling out of contention and a trip to Charlotte to face off against the white hot Checkers isn’t what Laval wanted to see this week.

-2

This Week: @ CHA 12/16, @ CHA 12/17
Record: 10-11-4-2

26

Last Week: STK 6 @ SJ 0, TUC 3 @ SJ 1
One goal scored in two games this week. Really busy week coming up for San Jose.

-5

This Week: @ TUC 12/12, @ TUC 12/13, vs. BAK 12/16, vs. BAK 12/17
Record: 9-10-0-1

27

Last Week: BNG 2 @ LAV 1 (OT), SYR 5 @ BNG 2, CHA 7 @ BNG 1
Beat Laval in overtime but got smoked by better teams in Syracuse and Charlotte this week.

-1

This Week: @ BEL 12/13, @ UTI 12/15, vs. BEL 12/16
Record: 8-13-3-0

28

Last Week: RFD 4 @ GR 1, GR 2 @ RFD 7, GR 1 @ IA 2
Grand Rapids has most of its core left from last years championship run and are just a point machine for other teams right now. The Calder Cup hangover hasn’t worn off yet.

n/a

This Week: vs. IA 12/13, vs. CHI 12/15, vs. MIL 12/16
Record: 9-13-0-3

29

Last Week: SYR 6 @ BEL 0
Got pasted by the Crunch in their only action this week. Belleville’s schedule picks up this week.

-4

This Week: vs. BNG 12/13, vs. MTB 12/15, @ BNG 12/16
Record: 10-12-0-3

30

Last Week: CHI 2 @ CLE 3, CHI 3 @ CLE 0
Hosted Chicago and were swept. Monsters take over the last spot in this weeks Rankings because of it.

-1

This Week: @ SA 12/14, @ TEX 12/16
Record: 8-9-2-2

Have a great week, everyone!

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