CALGARY, Alta. – As we near mid-November the Brooks Bandits (AJHL) continue to impress as they hold down the No. 1 slot in the latest Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Top 20 weekly rankings, released Monday.
Brooks is 19-2 on the season and have won five straight and are 18-1 since a season-opening setback.
In moving to No. 2 nationally, the Oakville Blades (OJHL) boast a 19-2-1-1record and are a solid 12-1-1-1 in their past 15 outings.
The Brockville Braves (CCHL) are playing well over .800 hockey in keeping their No. 3 ranking while having gone 18-4-0-0 to date.
With a 19-3-0-3 mark, the North York Rangers (OJHL) also remain among the nation’s elite at No. 4 while the No. 5 Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL) have soared to a 14-1-1 start to the 2018-19 campaign.
The weekly CJHL listings are compiled by an independent scouting service which uses a variety of factors to determine the rankings.
The CJHL Top 20 Rankings (As of Nov. 12)
RK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK)
1. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (1)
2. Oakville Blades (OJHL) (4)
3. Brockville Braves (CCHL) (3)
4. North York Rangers (OJHL) (2)
5. Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL) (6)
6. Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ) (5)
7. Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) (7)
8. Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL) (9)
9. Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners (MHL) (12)
10. Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL) (8)
11. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (15)
12. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (16)
13. Titan de Princeville (LHJAAAQ) (11)
14. Hawkesbury Hawks (CCHL) (10)
15. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (18)
16. Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (14)
17. Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL) (13)
18. Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL) (HM)
19. Kirkland Lake Gold Miners (NOJHL) (17)
20. Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) (HM)
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