Monday, January 24, 2011

Vipers biggest movers in national rankings, Kings hold top five

Press Release

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, January 24, 2011

1. (1) Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
2. (2) Cornwall Colts (CJHL)
3. (5) Newmarket Hurricanes (OJHL)
4. (3) Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL)
5. (4) Powell River Kings (BCHL)
6. (6) Okotoks Oilers (AJHL)
7. (7) Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL)
8. (8) Burlington Cougars (OJHL)
9. (11) Wellington Dukes (OJHL)
10. (10) La Ronge Ice Wolves (SJHL)
11. (9) Portage Terriers (MJHL)
12. (12) Woodstock Slammers (MHL)
13. (18) Vernon Vipers (BCHL)
14. (13) Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL)
15. (17) Peterborough Stars (OJHL)
16. (15) Penticton Vees (BCHL)
17. (16) Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL)
18. (HM) Oakville Blades (OJHL)
19. (19) Wisconsin Wilderness (SIJHL)
20. (20) Les Cougars du College Champlain - Sherbrooke (LHJAAAQ)

Honorable mention goes to the Kindersley Klippers (SJHL), Melfort Mustangs (SJHL), Dauphin Kings (MJHL), Stouffville Spirit (OJHL), and the Truro Bearcats (MHL).

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.

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