Halifax Mooseheads hold top spot in CHL Top 10

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Martin Frk - Halifax Mooseheads

Photo: Halifax Mooseheads right wing Martin Frk and his teammates hold on to the top spot in this week's CHL Top 10 Rankings (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the ninth edition of the BMO CHL MasterCard Top 10 Rankings for the 2012-13 regular season.  The weekly rankings of the Canadian Hockey League’s Top 10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.

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Connor Brown named OHL Player of the Week

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Connor Brown - Erie Otters

Photo: Erie Otters captain and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Connor Brown this past weekend led the Otters to their first back-to-back wins this season (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that forward Connor Brown of the Erie Otters is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 11 after recording seven points in two games scoring twice with five assists and a plus-minus rating of plus-6.

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Scout’s Perch: Junior draftees have tough choices to make, plus OHL prospect scouting info

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Ryan Kujawinski - Kingston Frontenacs

Photo: Kingston Frontenacs forward Ryan Kujawinski is a big-bodied center with potential to be a first round selection at the 2013 NHL Draft (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

The reality of the junior hockey system is that, fairly or not, some teams have it easier than others when it comes to attracting talent.

For the most part, save for Lindrosian dramatics, NHL players sign with the team that drafts them. Such is not always the case in junior hockey, where young players frequently use the leverage available to them to line their talents up with a team of their choosing.

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Subban on path to join siblings as a NHL draftee

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Jordan Subban - Belleville Bulls

Photo: 2013 NHL Draft prospect Jordan Subban is currently leading the OHL's Belleville Bulls in scoring (courtesy of Leon T. Switzer/ Icon SMI)

The names on the back of the jersey may be the same, but each of the talented Subban brothers brings something different to the table. What they share, however, is an unwavering support for each other — and that support, along with two drafts’ worth of experience, is something that defenseman Jordan Subban holds dear.

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Brett Ritchie named OHL Player of the Week

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Brett Ritchie - Niagara Ice Dogs

Photo: Dallas Stars prospect Brett Ritchie lit up the scoreboard for the Niagara Ice Dogs this past week on his way to Player of the Week honors (courtesy of Terry Wilson / OHL Images)

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Niagara IceDogs’ forward Brett Ritchie is the OHL Player of the Week after scoring 10 goals and three assists for 13 points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-7 for the week ending November 4.

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