The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced today its Weekly Top 20 rankings in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting.
Last week’s rankings and the leagues in which the teams belong to are in parenthesis. The CJHL Weekly Top 20 as of Monday, December 7th:
1. (1) Vernon Vipers (BCHL)
2. (2) Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
3. (3) Dauphin Kings (MJHL)
4. (4) Kingston Voyageurs (OJAHL)
5. (5) Penticton Vees (BCHL)
6. (6) Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL)
7. (9) Cornwall Colts (CJHL)
8. (7) Georgetown Raiders (OJAHL)
9. (10) Woodstock Slammers (MJAHL)
10. (12) Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL)
11. (8) Oakville Blades (OJAHL)
12. (11) Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL)
13. (14) Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
14. (15) Abitibi Eskimos (NOJHL)
15. (16) Fort William North Stars (SIJHL)
16. (13) Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL)
17. (HM) Westside Warriors (BCHL)
18. (HM) Alberni Valley Bulldogs (BCHL)
19. (19) Burlington Cougars (CCHL)
20. (20) Le College Francais de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ)
Honorable mention goes to the Surrey Eagles (BCHL), Olds Grizzlys (AJHL), Dryden Ice Dogs (SIJHL), Newmarket Hurricanes (CCHL) and Les Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ).
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)