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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Ohio High School Hockey Rankings

Starting off the 2013 year this is how the landscape is shaping up. 1-2-2013
our last ranking
Dec 19 2012

1. Sylvania Northview
2. Shaker Heights
3. Rocky River
4. Olentangy Liberty
5. St. Johns Jesuit
6. St. Edwards
7. Walsh
8. Olentangy Orange   

This week  1-2-2013
1. Toledo St Johns averaging 5.27 GF/Game and 1.31 GA/game
2.Shaker Heights Consistancy and no winning culture established are concerns
3. Rocky River 
4 Olentangy Liberty It is my firm belief that this will come down to a battle between Orange and Liberty
5. Sylvania Northview -every indication at this juncture that this years State Champion will again be from North West Ohio, in a battle between Toledo St Johns and Northview.  
6. Walsh Jesuit some key wins bump them up to crack in to the rankings by .023 .
7. St. Edwards
8. Olentangy Orange

Big Games
1-4-2013 Olentangy Orange and Olentangy Liberty * southern showdown
 1-5-2013 Northview and St. John* This season has the similar appearance to the St Francis 2010-2011 Title when the only team to up end the high octain St Francis Knights was Sylvania Northview.  Northview beat the Knights twice in Regular season play, but failed to seal the deal in districts.
1-5-2013 Holly Name and Rocky River
1-5-2013 St Ignatius and U. School
1-11-2013 Shaker and St Edwards* Does Shaker have what it takes to have the winning culture and consistency to make it to states?  A win over a rebuilding St. Eds is a good start, a loss and its not likely from this point forward in the season.
* denotes games with likely impact to State Picture