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Under Armour Minor Midget and Midget AAA Top 5 Rankings

By Ontario Minor Hockey Association, 09/16/16, 11:45AM EDT

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Who opens the pre-season rankings with the top spot?

The Ontario Minor Hockey Association has released the first edition of the Minor Midget & Midget AAA Top 5 Rankings Powered by Under Armour for the 2016-2017 regular season. These rankings will be released on a bi-weekly schedule.

After winning the OMHA Playdowns last year, the defending champion Whitby Wildcats and York-Simcoe Express each open up the rankings as the top team in their respective age groups. How does the rest of the list round out?

Check out our Minor Midget AAA Preview guide.

Minor Midget AAA Rankings

Rank Team Previous Rank Weeks Ranked
1 Whitby Wildcats - -
2 Ajax-Pickering Raiders - -
3 Halton Hurricanes - -
4 Barrie Jr. Colts - -
5 Southern Tier Admirals - -

Honourable Mentions:
Brampton 45's
Markham Waxers

Players to Watch

Cole Perfetti (Whitby Wildcats) - The high-flying forward from the Whitby Wildcats displayed tons of skill in this past weekend's tournament by racking up 11 points including six goals.

Connor McMichael (Ajax-Pickering Raiders) - Led the Ajax-Pickering Raiders with an incredible six goals in seven games and was a major force throughout the tournament. He will be looked upon to continue his scoring prowess when the Raiders open the season shortly.


Midget AAA Rankings

Rank Team Previous Rank Weeks Ranked
1 York-Simcoe Express - -
2 Clarington Toros - -
3 Oakville Rangers - -
4 Brampton 45's - -
5 Richmond Hill Coyotes - -

Players to Watch

Jordan Giacomin (Richmond Hill Coyotes) - Giacomin is a smart, physical defenceman that will anchor the always tough Coyotes defence. The second-year Midget possess great vision all over the ice and excels in making tough plays all over the ice look simple. Giacomin is a smooth skater with great instincts and often joins the rush contributing to the Coyotes offence.  

Evan Ilkos (Hamilton Bulldogs) - Ilkos might be the fastest player in the SCTA and is looking to improve off of a very strong Minor Midget season. Ilkos might be a little undersized, but do not let that fool you as he has all of the tools to be a go to guy for the Bulldogs. He is a slippery forward who has a knack for finding the back of the net in a multitude of different ways.

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