The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced today its Weekly Top 15 rankings for the 2009-2010 season. Last week’s rankings and the leagues in which the teams belong to are in parenthesis.
The CJHL Weekly Top 15 as of Monday, October 5th:
1. (1) Vernon Vipers (BCHL)
2. (3) Penticton Vees (BCHL)
3. (2) Dauphin Kings (MJHL)
4. (7) Kingston Voyageurs (OJAHL)
5. (4) Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
6. (5) Brooks Bandits (AJHL)
7. (8) Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL)
8. (NR) Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL)
9. (9) Burlington Cougars (CCHL)
10. (NR) Georgetown Raiders (OJAHL)
11. (HM) Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL)
12. (NR) Truro Bearcats (MJAHL)
13. (NR) Abitibi Eskimos (NOJHL)
14. (14) Fort William North Stars (SIJHL)
15. (15) Les Pantheres de Saint-Jerome (LHJAAA)
Honorable mention goes to the Powell River Kings (BCHL), La Ronge Ice Wolves (SJHL), Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL), Toronto Jr. Canadiens (CCHL), Markham Waxers (CCHL), Le College Francais de Longueuil (LHJAAA), and the Summerside Western Capitals (MJAHL).
The rankings are based upon a variety of factors which includes the league in which the teams belong to, their winning percentage, their win-loss record, total points accumulated, their goals-for versus goals-against ratio, amongst other factors.
The CJHL is an amalgamation of ten Junior A hockey leagues from across Canada. More information on the CJHL can be found by clicking on the league website. www.cjhlhockey.com
(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)