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CJHL Announces Pre-Season Rankings

The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting announced today its Pre-Season Top 20 rankings for the 2011-2012 season. Last year’s final rankings and the leagues in which the teams belong to are in parenthesis.

The CJHL Pre-Season Top 20 as of Tuesday, September 6th

1. (4) Pembroke Lumber Kings (CCHL)
2. (9) Vernon Vipers (BCHL)
3. (7) Wellington Dukes (OJHL)
4. (10) Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL)
5. (2) Powell River Kings (BCHL)
6. (NR) Humboldt Broncos (SJHL)
7. (6) Cornwall Colts (CCHL)
8. (1) Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
9. (16) Oakville Blades (OJHL)
10. (14) Woodstock Slammers (MHL)
11. (5) Newmarket Hurricanes (OJHL)
12. (19) Penticton Vees (BCHL)
13. (13) Wisconsin Wilderness (SIJHL)
14. (12) Portage Terriers (MJHL)
15. (8) Burlington Cougars (OJHL)
16. (3) Okotoks Oilers (AJHL)
17. (HM) Winkler Flyers (MJHL)
18. (18) Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL)
19. (NR) Georgetown Raiders (OJHL)
20. (NR) Les Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ)

Honourable mention goes to the Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL), Estevan Bruins (SJHL), Soo Eagles (NOJHL), Toronto Lakeshore Patriots (OJHL), Summerside Western Capitals (MHL),

The pre-season rankings are based upon a variety of factors which includes the league in which the teams belong to, last season’s results in regular season and playoffs as well as initial recruiting efforts for the upcoming season. Best wishes to all as the quest begins for the RBC Cup in Humboldt, SK in May 2012.

The CJHL is an amalgamation of ten Junior A hockey leagues from across Canada. More information on the CJHL can be found by clicking on the league website. www.cjhlhockey.com