Season 2 - ABHL Power Rankings - Week 2

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Season 2 - ABHL Power Rankings - Week 2

Post  johnlu on Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:26 am

This week - Rank #1
Last week - Rank #2
Slammer Hammer Jammer Bammers (4-0-0)

SHJB has played a stellar team game in week 2 going yet again 2-0. This squad has established themselves as the most defensive team in the league. The result of being #1 in the standings with a 4-0-0 record with the best GA in the league of 8ga, the season 1 champions came out of the gate swinging yet again in season 2. From top to bottom this team is full of two way forwards that can score and play defence. Keith Mah leads the way with a league leading 12 points while Dan Sune sports a 2.0gaa which is unheard of after 4 games played. Not only that, Dan Sune has the first shutout in ABHL history which is quite the achievement. Supporting cast has chipped in where it counted such as when where Kelly Pham stepped up to notch 2 goals and the game winner to help SHJB get the victory over the always competitive Chain Gang.
Key injuries: none

This week - Rank #2
Last week - Rank #1
Chain Gang (2-1-1)

Chain Gang has dropped from number 1 in the power rankings to number 2 this week. Main reason for the slight drop is their loss to SHJB. Chain Gang has one of the deepest rosters in the league with well balanced duo lines. Their top line has established themselves as the best line in ABHL by combining for 31pts with Ryan Tong leading the league with 12pts. Chain Gang has also solidified themselves as not only being the hardest team the play against because of their physicalness, but they are also the most offensive team in the league with 25 goals for. With all the offense that this team brings, no one should overlook the consistent goaltending from goalie Nick Yatco. Nick Yato has the second best goals against average of 3.50.
Key injuries: none

This week - Rank #3
Last week - Rank #4
Shockers (1-1-2)

Though sitting in rank 3 this week of the power rankings and the standings, many believe the Shockers are still under performing especially with the star talent on their roster. Shockers start season 2 with a well balanced scoring from all players but yet wins still do not come easy. Though going undefeated 1-0-1 in week 2, fans believe this team should be blowing all other teams out of the water. What seems to be slowing down the Shockers is the absence of key players in Ken Dang in week 1, and Bryan Lee in week 2. Shockers have yet to play a game with their full roster yet. Even though just as talented call ups were made by the Shockers in both weeks, it is difficult to develop good chemistry with the team as a whole. Goaltender Vince Wong has been strong in net, but what has also been holding the Shockers back from decimating their opponents is their defence. They cannot rely on their scoring and goaltending to win games anymore.
Key injuries: none

This week - Rank #4
Last week - Rank 5
Cash Only (1-3-0)

Going 1-1 in week 2 and with the emergence of the Childhood line, Cash Only has went up 1 spot to rank 4 this week in the power rankings. Big moves were made after week 1 where Cash Only was able to drop their handicap to 1 goal as opposed to the 5 goal deficit in week 1. This intelligent move by the General Manager helped assist Cash Only to getting their first win of the season. Cash Only's roster is very top heavy. Relying on much of their scoring from their top guns. Their second line will need to step up along with stronger and more consistent goaltending will be needed from goalie Alex Hoang. By earning their first win in possibly the most exciting game in ABHL to date, Cash Only is on the right track.
Key injuries: Howard Tsang (lower body)

This week - Rank #5
Last week - Rank #3
Flying Tigers (1-2-1)

Flying Tigers drop 2 spot in the power rankings this week as they could not notch a win in week 2. The coming weeks do not look bright as they will be missing season 1's playoff mvp Garvin Chow. Captain Bernie Chu & Garvin Chow have been developing some chemistry and scoring a total of 14 goals between the two. Flying Tiger's problem is not their offence as they have plenty of that, it is their defence and goaltending. With the highest goals allowed of 28, defence should be a concern for the Flying Tigers as many have said, defence wins championships. Goaltender Hoac Tang will also need to find his game back after allowing 11 goals vs. Cash Only in week 2 and sporting the worst gaa of 7.0 after 4 games played.
Key injuries: none

This week - Rank #6
Last week - Rank #6
Roosters (1-3-0)

The Roosters were embarrassed in week 2 by not only going 0-2, but being outscored by their opponents with a combined score of 17-2. The team simply looks weak compared to the rest of the league. A shake up will be needed to add some offence to the roster. Also Captain David Nguyen will also need to find his game after allowing 17 goals in week 2. But according to their GM, this is all according to plan. The question is: Is it really?
Key injuries: Steve Wong

This is John Lu reporting, TaSN, Edmonton.
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