CALGARY, Alta. ? Another week, another new No. 1 team in the Canadian Junior Hockey League Top 20 rankings, announced Monday, as the soaring Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) move up to lead the national listings in the 131-team CJHL.
Powassan has reeled off a franchise-record 20 straight victories in northern Ontario and sit with a solid 22-1 overall record to presently pace their 12-team league.
Staying at No. 2 in the rankings, which are compiled by an independent scouting source, are the Brooks Bandits (AJHL), who top the 15-team AJHL with an impressive 24-1-1 mark.
Up to No. 3 in the country this week you see College Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ) as they too continue to roll, boasting an overall record of 18-1 and a .947 winning percentage.
Slotted No. 4 in the rankings you have the 22-2 Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) while the Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL) are 23-2 and come in at No. 5 in the CJHL.
Another AJHL squad, the Okotoks Oilers, come in at No. 6 while the Toronto Patriots (OJHL), Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL), Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) and Wellington Dukes (OJHL) round out the Top 10 at seventh through 10th respectively.
2019-20 CJHL Top 20 Rankings (As of Nov. 18)
RK TEAM (LEAGUE) (PREVIOUS RANKING)
1. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (3)
2. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (2)
3. College Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ) (4)
4. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (1)
5. Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL) (5)
6. Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) (11)
7. Toronto Patriots (OJHL) (6)
8. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (9)
9. Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) (14)
10. Wellington Dukes (OJHL) (10)
11. Coquitlam Express (BCHL) (12)
12. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (13)
13. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (HM)
14. Timmins Rock (NOJHL) (8)
15. Braves de Valleyfield (LHJAAAQ) (15)
16. Oakville Blades (OJHL) (20)
17. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (16)
18. Brockville Braves (CCHL) (NR)
19. Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL) (7)
20. Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL) (18)
HONOURABLE MENTION: Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL); Burlington Cougars (OJHL); Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL); Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL); South Shore Lumberjacks (MHL)