CALGARY, Alta. – There were only a few changes among the top rated teams in this week’s Canadian Junior Hockey League Top 20 rankings with the Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) staying at No. 1.
MHL: The South Shore Lumberjacks pace the MHL standings and stay 10th in the rankings with the Edmundston Blizzard slotted 20th in the 132-team CJHL.
LHJAAAQ: Les Cobras de Terrebonne remains No. 4 nationally while College Français de Longueuil moves up to No. 11 overall.
CCHL: Rolling right along with a CJHL-best 29 wins and 60 points, the Carleton Place Canadians stay at No. 1 across the country. The Fred Page Cup-host Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators have moved to No. 7 in the nation this week.
OJHL: Four OJHL sides earned recognition with Georgetown Raiders (12th) and Toronto Patriots (15th) in the rankings while the Oakville Blades and Wellington Dukes both picked up Honourable Mention.
NOJHL: The NOJHL-leading Powassan Voodoos are 23-3-1-1 overall hold on to No. 5 in the listings.
SIJHL: The Thief River Falls Norskies have gone 21-1 so far and remain No. 2 in the CJHL while the Dudley-Hewitt Cup-host Dryden GM Ice Dogs are now 8th in the CJHL.
MJHL: The Steinbach Pistons (16th) boast the best winning percentage in the MJHL with the OCN Blizzard (17th) next in that department. The Winkler Flyers sit first overall in that league, but have played two more games.
SJHL: Battlefords sports the best win mark in the SJHL at .841 and are stay sixth in the CJHL. Meanwhile the Melfort Mustangs have the most points and moved to 14th with the Nipawin Hawks earning a Honurable Mention nod.
AJHL: The Okotoks Oilers are still No. 3 with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons now up to No. 9 and the Spruce Grove Saints charging up to No. 13. The Whitecourt Wolverines picked up an Honourable Mention spot.
BCHL: The Vernon Vipers (18th) and Trail Smoke Eaters (19th) are one-two in the BCHL standings. Leading that league in terms of winning percentage is the Penticton Vees, who secured an Honourable Mention this week.
CJHL 2017-18 TOP 20 (As of Nov. 27/17)
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST RANKING)
1. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (1)
2. Thief River Falls Norskies (SIJHL) (2)
3. Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) (3)
4. Les Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJQ) (4)
5. Powassan VooDoos (NOJHL) (5)
6. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (6)
7. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL) (8)
8. Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL) (9)
9. Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL) 11)
10. South Shore Lumberjacks (MHL) (10)
11. College Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ)
12. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (7)
13. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (NR)
14. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (17)
15. Toronto Patriots (OJHL) (12)
16. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (18)
17. OCN Blizzard (MJHL) (16)
18. Vernon Vipers (BCHL (HM)
19. Trail Smoke Eaters (BCHL) (13)
20. Edmundston Blizzard (MHL) (14)
Honourable Mention: Penticton Vees (BCHL); Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL); Nipawin Hawks (SJHL); Oakville Blades (OJHL); Wellington Dukes (OJHL)
ABOUT THE CJHL: The Canadian Junior Hockey League is made up of the 10 Junior ‘A’ leagues across Canada.
Representing 132 teams and over 3,000 players, the CJHL also boast over 2,800 alumni furthering their hockey careers at the professional, major junior and college level across North America.
ABOUT THE CJHL RANKINGS: Selected by an independent scouting service, the rankings are based upon a variety of factors, including winning percentage; win-loss record; point totals; goals-for versus goals-against ratio, etc., and the league they compete in.