October 24 is rather late in the calendar for the OHL to still have two unbeaten teams.
The Erie Otters and Connor McDavid will not see a team that is above .500 before that matchup in 10 days against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. The Soo have yet to encounter any difficulty despite captain Darnell Nurse being away with the NHL's Edmonton Oilers.
Erie starting fast was kind of expected, because of McDavid. The Greyhounds have been getting scoring from several sources — Blake Speers, Sergey Tolchinsky, Michael Bunting, Gabe Guertler — during a 7-0-0-0 start. The young 'Hounds will be in tough to get through a road trip that entails facing three Eastern Conference teams with a combined two regular-season losses, but they are fulfilling projections.
Here is the now weekly look at who is flowing and who is ebbing heading into a new week in the Canadian Hockey League.
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