Ok guys, 30 games gone, and here's a look at what's happened:
In the GHL:
Larson leads the pack, as expected (by me at least)
Sellwood surprisingly is in 12th with the league's 2nd best offense.
There is a 10 point gap between 2nd (Hawkeye) and 8th (Cuba City).
After winning the cup last year, the Pirates find themselves in third.
Newly promoted CPU South Township has only managed 9 points through 30 games, and are a sure fire relegation candidate.
Cedar Rapids have rebounded after a disastrous finish last season and sit in 5th.
As for players, Larson leads the way with the top 3 scorers in the league. Leading the way is sniper Hubert Ferster, who has 25 goals and 40 points in 30 games.
My team Montmorency Vortex sits in 1st, comfortably. We lead 2nd place Rocky Mountain House by 12 points.
Merrick, who have an excellent defense, Pinewood, and Portland, who sit 3rd-5th, are separated by 2 points.
6th place Tahsis sees a dropoff in points with 10 less than Portland, at 49, with a few teams close behind.
The relegation battle includes 4 teams. Mississauga, sitting with 14 points in last, needs a miracle, as they are 10 points behind 15th placed Ellisville. The difference between 12th and 13th is 10 points.
As for players, I have 5 of the top 25 scorers, with Pavlecka leading the way with 17 goals and 38 points in 30 games.
Pierrefonds Predators have an astonishing 16 point lead in 1st place, and look like a sure fire promoted team, barring a major collapse.
As for the relegation battle, the 2 relegated teams are set in stone, with 21 and 11 points respectively. 15 place is 15 points behind 14th.
Louis-Vincent Banning, on the 6th place Alligators, leads the league in scoring with 18 goals and 44 points in 30 games.
The title race at the top is fierce, with 1 point separating 1st and 2nd.
Palm Beach Shores have collected 0 points through 30 games, and are probably in the IHL. They need 35 points to get out the the relegation zone.
On 12th place Yucca, Maximus Angus can be found leading the league in scoring with 41 points in 30 games.
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Looking good, Ulysses Stalker (lol that name) ranks 1st, with 47 goals in 21 games, along with 8 assists.
84 rated Swedish defender Ake Broman also is point per game, looking like an excellent pick.
87 rated Cornelius Chao ranks 7th somehow, but only has a .908 save percentage in the USJHL.
There hasn't been much trade activity this season, one GHL team has 3 first round picks.
No player has been extremely dominant in their league unless you include the junior leagues.
In almost every league, the promoted/relegated and GHL playoff teams are more or less set in stone.
Good luck in the second half all!