Defending national champions playing .946 hockey in Alberta
CALGARY, Alta. ? The defending national Jr. A champion Brooks Bandits (AJHL) are back on top as the No. 1 ranked club in the Canadian Junior Hockey League Top 20 Rankings, announced Monday.
Brooks continues to roll in the 15-team AJHL, having gone 26-1-1 to date to once again earn the No. 1 nod in the 131-team CJHL in the weekly listings.
Moving up to No. 2 in the rankings across the country, which are compiled by an independent scouting source, is College Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ). They are 21-1 in Quebec and have reeled off 15 consecutive victories.
Earning the No. 3 slot in the tabulations are the Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL), who sit 24-2 to date and sport six wins in succession.
The Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) remain at No. 4 while the Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) slip to No. 5.
Rounding out the Top 10 are the Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL); Wellington Dukes (OJHL); Okotoks Oilers (AJHL); Coquitlam Express (BCHL) and the Toronto Patriots (OJHL) at sixth through 10th respectively.
2019-20 CJHL Top 20 Rankings (As of Nov. 25)
RK TEAM (LEAGUE) (PREVIOUS RANKING)
1. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (2)
2. College Francais de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ) (3)
3. Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL) (5)
4. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (4)
5. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (1)
6. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (8)
7. Wellington Dukes (OJHL) (10)
8. Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) (6)
9. Coquitlam Express (BCHL) (11)
10. Toronto Patriots (OJHL) (7)
11. Timmins Rock (NOJHL) (14)
12. Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) (9)
13. Braves de Valleyfield (LHJAAAQ) (15)
14. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (13)
15. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (12)
16. Brockville Braves (CCHL) (18)
17. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (17)
18. Oakville Blades (OJHL) (16)
19. Winkler Flyers (MJHL) (NR)
20. Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL) (19)
Honourable Mention: Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL); Portage Terriers (MJHL); Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL); Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL); Titan de Princeville (LHJAAAQ)