A new season of Guelph Storm hockey starts this weekend and the local team enters it as the No. 5-ranked team in the nation.
The puck drops Friday as the Storm hosts Erie at 7:30 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre.
The top 10 CHL pre-season rankings are: 1. London Knights, 2. Baie-Comeau Drakkar, 3. Portland Winterhawks, 4. Rimouski Oceanic, 5. Guelph Storm 6. Prince Albert Raiders, 7. Quebec Remparts, 8. Edmonton Oil Kings, 9. Kingston Frontenacs, 10. Kootenay Ice.
In the Tribune earlier this week, Storm coach Scott Walker said the No. 5-ranking doesn’t mean too much.
“Show me the rankings at the end of the year, that’s when they count,” said Walker.
“I’ll be telling the guys that they can’t just throw on their gear and go stand on the ice. It only means that every team will be gunning for us now.”
Check out the Tribune print edition for a look at the players making up the Storm roster heading into the 2013-2014 OHL season.