El Dorado, Adirondack, West Virginia Top the League at the Halfway Mark

In Uncategorized on January 24, 2022 at 11:23 am

At the halfway mark of the 2021-22 season, El Dorado (24-13-3) leads the way in the Plante Conference, ahead of a resurgent Salem (23-14-3). Charleston put together a strong 13-5-2 quarter and leapfrogged Baltimore and Parry Sound to pull into the third spot — certainly one of the surprises of the year so far.

The Sawchuk Conference is topped by the league’s two best teams, Adirondack (32-7-1) and West Virginia (31-7-2). An 8-10-2 quarter for Vancouver, meanwhile, put them behind Farmington with both Hamilton and Ice Harbor nipping at their heels.

West Virginia’s Leon Draisaitl still leads the scoring race, with 77 points in 40 games, and also shares the league lead in goals (34) with Vancouver’s Connor Brown. Hamilton’s Tyson Barrie leads all defensemen with 46 points in 40 games, just ahead of the River Rats’ two blueline aces Jakob Chychrun and Dougie Hamilton. Tim Stutzle of Parry Sound leads all rookies with 42 points in 40 games, while Adirondack’s Kirill Kaprizov has the most goals among freshmen with 27 in 38 games — a major reason the Aces have climbed out of the basement. The Aces’ other big difference maker, Semyon Varlamov, tops the league in wins with 23 (to go along with a solid 2.65/.917 stat line), well ahead of the pack.


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