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NOJHL’s Thunderbirds 9th in final CJHL Top 20 Rankings for 2018

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Monday its final Top 20 Rankings for 2018.

Sitting on top of the list to wrap-up the year are the 2019 Canadian National Jr. A Championship-host Brooks Bandits (AJHL).

Winners of eight straight games, Brooks boasts an impressive .914 winning percentage while topping the AJHL standings with a stellar 32-3 record.

Remaining No. 2 in the 133-team CJHL is the Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL), who despite having an 11-game winning streak snapped over the weekend in a shootout setback, are still 21-1-1-1 on the campaign.

At 27-3-1-2, the Oakville Blades (OJHL) are tabbed at No. 3 in the country.

Having gone 8-1-1 in their past 10 outings has seen the No. 4 Cobras de Terrebonne soar to the front in the LHJAAAQ standings as they are 23-3-2 heading into the holiday break.

The No. 5 Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) sport a league-best .826-win mark and have gone 19-4 to date in the Maritimes.

The CJHL Top 20 Rankings will return on January 7, 2019.

The CJHL Top 20 Rankings (As of Dec. 17)
RK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK)
1. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (1)
2. Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL) (2)
3. Oakville Blades (OJHL) (3)
4. Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ) (7)
5. Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) (5)
6. Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners (MHL) (4)
7. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (6)
8. Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL) (10)
9. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (8)
10. North York Rangers (OJHL) (13)
11. Titan de Princeville (LHJAAAQ) (15)
12. Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL) (9)
13. Cobourg Cougars (OJHL) (NR)
14. Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL) (14)
15. Red Lake Miners (SIJHL) (19)
16. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (18)
17. Nipawin Hawks (SJHL) (16)
18. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (12)
19. Rockland Nationals (CCHL) (HM)
20. Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL) (17)

HONOURABLE MENTION: Kindersley Klippers (SJHL); Brockville Braves (CCHL); Hawkesbury Hawks (CCHL); Inouk de Granby (LHJAAAQ); Amherst Ramblers (MHL)