Sudbury 5th, North Bay 12th in CJHL Top 20 rankings


Media Release

For Immediate Release: Monday, Oct. 1, 2012

Sudbury 5th, North Bay 12th in CJHL Top 20 rankings

The second installment of the Canadian Junior Hockey League Top 20 rankings was announced Monday with the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League garnering attention on two fronts.

The unbeaten Sudbury Nickel Barons jumped four spots from last week to fifth overall in the listings while the North Bay Trappers moved up from Honourable Mention a week ago to 12th.

The CJHL rankings, comprised in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting, are based upon a variety of factors, which includes the league in which the teams belong to and this season’s results in regular season.

CJHL Weekly Top 20 as of Monday, Oct. 1 (Last week’s rank in brackets)

1.    (2) Brooks Bandits (AJHL)
2.    (1) Penticton Vees (BCHL)
3.    (15) Winnipeg Blues (MJHL)
4.    (10) Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
5.    (9) Sudbury Nickel Barons (NOJHL)
6.    (13) Dryden Ice Dogs (SIJHL)
7.    (17) Truro Bearcats (MHL)
8.    (12) Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL)
9.    (HM) OCN Blizzard (MJHL)
10.    (11) Coquitlam Express (BCHL)
11.    (NR) Minnesota Wilderness (SIJHL)
12.    (HM) North Bay Trappers (NOJHL)
13.    (NR) Ottawa Jr. Senators (CCHL)
14.    (5) Newmarket Hurricanes (OJHL)
15.    (20) Oakville Blades (OJHL)
16.    (19) Carlton Place Canadians (CCHL)
17.    (16) Saint Jerome Pantheres  (LHJAAAQ)
18.    (3) Yarmouth Jr. A Mariners (MHL)
19.    (NR) Georgetown Raiders (OJHL)
20.    (NR) Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL)

Honourable Mention: Merritt Centennials (BCHL), Drayton Valley Thunder (AJHL), Buffalo Jr. Sabres (OJHL), Granby Inouk (LHJAAAQ), Summerside Western Capitals (MHL).

The CJHL is an amalgamation of 10 Junior A hockey leagues from across Canada.

More information on the CJHL can be found by clicking on the league website