COLLINGWOOD, TRENTON, MILTON MAKE CJHL TOP 20

TORONTO – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced its latest Top 20 Rankings – Fuelled by Gatorade, Monday.

Maintaining their hold at No. 1 nationally in the 122-team CJHL are the Flin Flon Bombers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

The front-runners in the SJHL have won five straight and sport a 18-1-1-0 over record while leading the way in goals-scored (108) and having allowed the fewest against (42).

Moving to No. 2 are the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Brooks Bandits.

Winners of eight in succession, the reigning Centennial Cup title holders top the AJHL table with a 23-3-0-0 mark heading into game action this week.

Slotted No. 3 in the listings, which are compiled by an independent scouting service, are the Collingwood Blues of the Ontario Junior Hockey League.

Playing at an .880 winning  percentage to date, they sit with a 22-3-0-0 record in OJHL competition. Other OJHL teams in the Top 20 are: Trenton Golden Hawks (5) and Milton Menace (12). Earning honourable mention were the Leamington Flyers and Georgetown Raiders.

Another surging squad, the Steinbach Pistons of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, come in it at No. 4 this week.

The Pistons are clicking in all cylinders, to lead the way in the MJHL, with a solid 17-2-1-0 mark through their first 20 games.

Another OJHL club, the Trenton Golden Hawks, are soaring, having come away victorious in nine consecutive contests, to run their total results to 21-4-0-0.

Fuelled by Gatorade, the following are the CJHL Top 20, and honourable mentions, for period concluding Nov. 19.

CJHL TOP 20
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK)

1. Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL) (1)
2. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (3)
3. Collingwood Blues (OJHL) (2)
4. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (4)
5. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (7)
6. Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL (10)
7. Winkler Flyers (MJHL) (5)
8. Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) (8)
9. Cornwall Colts (CCHL) (11)
10. Dauphin Kings (MJHL) (9)
11. L’Everest de la Côte-Sud (LHJAAAQ) (12)
12. Milton Menace (OJHL) (14)
13. Greater Sudbury Cubs (NOJHL) (15)
14. Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) (6)
15. Blackfalds Bulldogs (AJHL) (13)
16. Kam River Fighting Walleye (SIJHL) (16)
17. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (NR)
18. Navan Grads (CCHL) (20)
19. West Kent Steamers (MHL) (HM)
20. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (NR)

HONOURABLE MENTION: Virden Oil Capitals (MJHL); Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL); Georgetown Raiders (OJHL), Leamington Flyers (OJHL); Panthères de St-Jérôme (LHJAAAQJHL)

ABOUT THE RANKINGS:
The CJHL Top 20 Rankings are compiled during the course of the regular season by an independent scouting service and are determined using a variety of factors during the process.

ABOUT THE CJHL:
The Canadian Junior Hockey League is a national organization comprised of nine Junior A leagues from Alberta to the Maritimes. The CJHL currently represents 122 teams and well over 2,500 players. There are also 3,000-plus CJHL alumni furthering their hockey careers at the NHL, AHL, ECHL, SPHL, NCAA, USPORTS and CHL levels across North America as well as leagues across Europe. For the latest CJHL news and features, visit cjhlhockey.com and follow-on social media at @cjhlhockey & facebook.com/canadianjuniorhockeyleague.

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