CALGARY, Alta. (Monday, Nov. 20, 2017) – The latest Canadian Junior Hockey League Top 20 rankings are out and the Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) are the new No. 1 club in the 132-team CJHL.
MHL: The surging South Shore Lumberjacks remain 10th in the rankings this week with the Edmundston Blizzard moving to 14th and the Yarmouth Jr. A Mariners 19th.
LHJAAAQ: Les Cobras de Terrebonne is now slotted No. 4 nationally while College Français de Longueuil comes in at No. 15 across the country.
CCHL: New CJHL No. 1, the Carleton Place Canadians, have reeled off 27 wins in 29 games and have a healthy lead on the Fred Page Cup-host Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators, now No. 8 in the nation, for first overall in the CCHL.
OJHL: The Georgetown Raiders have moved up to No. 7 in the rankings while the Toronto Patriots are 12th. Earning honourable is the Wellington Dukes and Oakville Blades.
NOJHL: The NOJHL-leading Powassan Voodoos continue to produce and have been tabbed fifth in the CJHL up a notch from last week’s selections.
SIJHL: Despite suffering their first loss Saturday, the 18-1 Thief River Falls Norskies are second in the rankings while the Dudley-Hewitt Cup host Dryden GM Ice Dogs is ninth.
MJHL: The OCN Blizzard jumped to 16th in the CJHL and the Steinbach Pistons were slotted 18th. The Winkler Flyers garnered honourable mention status.
SJHL: The Battlefords North Stars are now sixth in the CJHL and the Melfort Mustangs picked up a No. 17th nod for their on-ice efforts.
AJHL: The Okotoks Oilers have moved up to No. 3 with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons tabbed 11th and the Whitecourt Wolverines were ranked 20th in the country.
BCHL: The Trail Smoke Eaters moved up to No. 13 in the CJHL this week while the Penticton Vees and Vernon Vipers secured honourable mention status.
CJHL 2017-18 TOP 20 (As of Nov. 20/17)
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST RANKING)
1. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (2)
2. Thief River Falls Norskies (SIJHL) (1)
3. Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) (4)
4. Les Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJQ) (3)
5. Powassan VooDoos (NOJHL) (6)
6. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (8)
7. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (9)
8. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL) (13)
9. Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL) (11)
10. South Shore Lumberjacks (MHL) (10)
11. Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL) (7)
12. Toronto Patriots (OJHL) (14)
13. Trail Smoke Eaters (BCHL) (15)
14. Edmundston Blizzard (MHL) (19)
15. College Francais de Longueuil (LHJQ) (18)
16. OCN Blizzard (MJHL) (HM)
17. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (HM)
18. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (5)
19. Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners (MHL) (20)
20. Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL) (12)
Honourable Mention: Penticton Vees (BCHL); Vernon Vipers (BCHL); Winkler Flyers (MJHL); Oakville Blades OJHL); Wellington Dukes (OJHL)
ABOUT THE CJHL RANKINGS: Picked 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.