Monday, November 7, 2011

Vees in top 3, Vipers stay, Cents get mention in weekly poll

Press Release

The Canadian Junior Hockey League today announced its Weekly Top 20 rankings. Last week’s rankings and the leagues in which the teams belong to are in parenthesis.
The weekly rankings are selected in consultation with NHL Central Scouting and are proudly presented by

1. Woodstock Slammers(MHL) (1)
2. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (4)
3. Penticton Vees(BCHL) (3)
4. Newmarket Hurricanes(OJHL) (5)
5. Fort McMurray Oil Barons(AJHL) (10)
6. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (12)
7. St. Michael’s Buzzers(OJHL) (2)
8. Trenton Golden Hawks(OJHL) (8)
9. Carleton Place Canadians(CCHL) (16)
10. Winnipeg Blues(MJHL) (13)
11. Cornwall Colts(CCHL) (6)
12. Wisconsin Wilderness(SIJHL) (11)
13. Nepean Raiders (CCHL) (17)
14. Soo Thunderbirds(NOJHL) (7)
15. Winkler Flyers(MJHL) (9)
16. Brooks Bandits(AJHL) (14)
17. Cobourg Cougars (OJHL) (19)
18. Amherst Ramblers(MHL) (15)
19. Vernon Vipers(BCHL) (18)
20. Les Cougars du College Champlain - Sherbrooke(LHJAAAQ) (NR)

Honourable Mention: Merritt Centennials (BCHL), Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL), Nipawin Hawks (SJHL), Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL), Brockville Braves (CCHL).

Weekly rankings are based upon a variety of factors, including the league in which the teams play, winning percentage, win-loss record, total points accumulated, goals-for versus goals-against ratio, etc.

The CJHL is comprised of the ten Junior A hockey leagues across Canada. More information on the CJHL can be found by clicking on the league website.

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