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. Best wishes for a wonderful Holiday Season – The CJHL Top 20 Weekly Rankings will return on January 11, 2010.
The CJHL Weekly Top 20 as of Monday, December 21st:
1. (1) Vernon Vipers (BCHL)
2. (2) Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
3. (3) Penticton Vees (BCHL)
4. (4) Dauphin Kings (MJHL)
5. (5) Kingston Voyageurs (OJAHL)
6. (7) Georgetown Raiders (OJAHL)
7. (6) Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL)
8. (8) Woodstock Slammers (MJAHL)
9. (11) Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
10. (HM) Brockville Braves (CJHL)
11. (12) Oakville Blades (OJAHL)
12. (9) Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL)
13. (16) Fort William North Stars (SIJHL)
14. (17) Westside Warriors (BCHL)
15. (18) Alberni Valley Bulldogs (BCHL)
16. (15) Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL)
17. (16) Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL)
18. (19) Burlington Cougars (CCHL)
19. (13) Abitibi Eskimos (NOJHL)
20. (NR) Les Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ)
Honorable mention goes to the Olds Grizzlys (AJHL), Dryden Ice Dogs (SIJHL), Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL), Aurora Tigers (OJAHL), and the Toronto Junior Canadiens (CCHL).
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)