The North Bay Battalion are moving up the Canadian Hockey League rankings.
They’re number 6 this week in Canada, up from 8th last week.
After a couple of road victories last weekend, the Battalion have 32 points and continue to lead the OHL’s Eastern Conference standings.
Forward Brandon Coe picked up seven points, including three goals and four assists, in those two games against Hamilton and Niagara.
He leads the OHL in scoring with 46 points and signed a three-year NHL entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks this week.
“It feels great to sign my first contract,” Coe says in a release. “There have been a lot of hours put in to get me to this point, and it feels great for my childhood dream to come true.”
General manager Adam Dennis says Coe is a leader on and off the ice.
“It’s a very proud day for our organization with Brandon earning this contract,” said Dennis. “We’ve all watched him grow into the player and person he is today and we couldn’t be happier for him. He’s been a dominant force on the ice this season and an even better influence on our young players in the dressing room.”
The Battalion are back in action Thursday night at home to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
Puck drop is 7 pm at Memorial Gardens.
— Canadian Hockey League (@CHLHockey) December 8, 2021