These are the top 10 Tier 3 Junior Hockey teams after 7 weeks of games. This list is based on points earned, it is not a power ranking. Keep in mind that some teams started game play sooner than others and thus have more games played and while most leagues started in September, the RMJHL did not begin until the first weekend in October.
#1 (Tie) Chicago Cougars, USPHL Midwest, 26 Points, 13-0-0 The Chicago Cougars currently sit on top of the USPHL Midwest Western conference standings and remain one of 7 undefeated Tier 3 teams. In their inaugural season, the Cougars currently possess a +58 goal differential while earning 3 shutouts through their first 13 games. With 23% of their season games leaving their opponents scoreless, the Cougars have a 1.92 gaa and a .913 sv%. The Cougars roster goaltender Jesse Heisz, whose 7 wins ranks 5th (tie) among all Tier 3 goalies. To date, their 83 goals ranks 2nd among all Tier 3 teams.
#1 (Tie) Jersey Shore Wildcats, NA3EHL, 26 Points, 13-0-0 The Jersey Shore Wildcats currently sit on top of the NA3EHL West Division standings and their 26 points tie for first across all Tier 3 Hockey teams. Undefeated through 13 games this season, the Wildcats have won 53 of their last 54 regular season games. With a +70 goal differential, the Wildcats 99 goals on the season leads all Tier 3. The Wildcats roster goaltender Scott Albertoni whose 7 wins ranks top 5 among all Tier 3 goalies, as well as 3 of the top 10 Tier 3 points leaders, Jared Karas, Frederic Ampleman and Dylan Plsek.
#3 (Tie) Hampton Roads Whalers, USPHL Elite, 22 Points, 11-1-0 With 22 points on the season, the Hampton Roads Whalers currently lead the USPHL Elite Division. The Whalers roster 3 of the Elite Division top 4 points leaders, Dominic Moore, Radek Sawicki whose 15 assists ranks Top 10 across all Tier 3 and Kyle Perkowski, whose 15 goals on the season ranks top 3 (tie) among all Tier 3 Players.
#3 (Tie) LA Fighting Spirit, NA3EHL, 22 Points, 11-1-0 The L/A Fighting Spirit sit on top of the NA3EHL East Division standings and remain undefeated on their home ice through 7 season games. The Spirit possess a +41 goal differential and earned a Tier 3 best 5 shutouts (tie). Their only loss on the season came against the undefeated Jersey Shore Wildcats on October 10th after starting the season on an eight game win streak. Their 92 PK% leads the NA3EHL.
#3 (Tie) Richmond Generals USP3HL, 22 Points, 11-1-0 The Richmond Generals currently sit on top of the USPHL South Division standings. Currently on an 11 game win streak, the Generals only loss on the season came in their first game on September 19th in a 5-6 loss against the Hampton Roads Whalers. With a +26 goal differential, the Generals average 5.17 goals per game while allowing 3.08. Generals goaltender Cameron Kollar is undefeated through 8 games between the pipes. #6 (Tie) Dells Ducks, USPHL Midwest, 22 Points, 11-2-0 The Dells Ducks currently rank 2nd behind the undefeated Chicago Cougars on the USPHL Midwest Western Conference standings. With a +46 goal differential, the Ducks logged 5 shutouts through their first 13 games, a Tier 3 best. With 38% of their season games leaving their opponent scoreless, the Ducks possess a 1.92gaa and a .928 sv%. The Ducks roster 2nd year goaltender Jared Young who is undefeated through six games this season, while logging 3 shutouts. The Ducks two losses came against the undefeated Chicago Cougars.
#6 (Tie) New Hampshire Jr Monarchs, EHL Elite, 22 Points, 11-2-0 The New Hampshire Jr Monarchs currently sit on top of the EHL Elite standings and their 22 points ties for 6th across all Tier 3 teams. The Monarchs currently hold a +42 goal differential and have logged 3 shutouts. To date, 23% of their season games they've left their opponent scoreless. The Monarchs roster the top 5 EHL Elite points leaders, including forward Chris Peters whose 15 goals on the season ranks top 3 (tie) among all Tier 3 players.
#8 Jersey Shore Whalers USP3HL, 22 Points, 10-2-2 The Jersey Shore Whalers currently sit on top of the USP3HL North Division standings. Currently on a 6 game win streak, the Whalers possess a +36 goal differential and earned 3 shutouts on the season, making them one of only 8 teams to date, to earn 3 or more shutouts.
#9 (Tie) Long Island Royals, MJHL, 21 Points, 10-1-1 The Long Island Royals currently sit on top of the MJHL standings and are riding a six game win streak which includes a shoutout on October 10th. The Royals roster forward Keith O'Brien whose 30 points leads all MJHL skaters and ranks top 10 across all Tier 3 players and whose 16 goals on the season places him in the top 3 among all Tier 3 skaters.
#9 (Tie) New York Aviators, NA3EHL, 21 Points, 10-3-1 The New York Aviators currently rank 2nd in the NA3EHL West Division standings behind the undefeated Jersey Shore Wildcats. In their first season in the NA3EHL, the Aviators possess a +23 goal differential and logged a shutout on September 13th. The Aviators roster the NA3EHL points leader Jimmy Warrick whose 33 points on the season ranks 2nd (tie) among all Tier 3 players, as well as goaltender Stephen Mundinger whose 8 wins ranks 2nd (tie) among all Tier 3 goalies.
#9 (Tie) Palm Beach Hawks, USPHL Elite, 21 Points, 10-3-1 The Palm Beach Hawks currently sit in 2nd behind the Hampton Roads Whalers in the USPHL Elite division standings. With a +21 goal differential, the Hawks average 4.21 goals per game while giving up 2.86 gapg. Currently on a six game win streak, the Hawks have lost a single game in October. The Hawks 61 goals on the season and their 34.1 pp% leads the Elite Division.
Finishing up the top 20 * Tri City Icehawks, 20pts, 10-1-0 Islanders HC Premier, 20pts, 10-2-0 North Jersey Avalanche, 20pts, 10-2-0 Philadelphia Jr Flyers, 19pts, 9-0-1 Boston Bandits, 19pts, 9-1-1 Hampton Roads Whalers, 19pts, 9-2-1 St Louis Jr Blues, 19pts, 9-2-1 Cape Cod Islanders, 19pts, 9-3-1