CALGARY, Alta. (Monday, Oct. 17, 2016) – Another great week in the Canadian Junior Hockey League has passed and the top four clubs from seven days ago hold onto their spots. Three teams still remain undefeated, while others are making strong moves into the Top 20 Rankings and their respective standings.
The BCHL’s Wenatchee Wild continues their strong play, and the Penticton Vees are breathing down the Wild’s neck in the overall standings.
Over in the AJHL, the Fort McMurray Oil Barons are on a seven-game winning streak while the Bonnyville Pontiacs and the Spruce Grove Saints are in close pursuit.
Action in Saskatchewan has the Humboldt Broncos still flexing their muscles and the Weyburn Red Wings are right behind the Broncos in the overall standings of the SJHL.
The Steinbach Pistons remain unbeaten in the MJHL, and are now being pursued by the Portage Terriers and the OCN Blizzard.
The Dryden GM Ice Dogs now sit atop the standings in terms of overall winning percentage in the SIJHL and still hold three games in hand on the Thunder Bay North Stars.
In the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, the Cochrane Crunch sits ahead of the Powassan Voodoos and the Timmins Rock are within striking distance of the top of the standings while the Rayside-Balfour Canadians sit atop the West Division.
The OJHL now has the 2017 RBC Cup host Coburg Cougars leading the way in winning percentage while the Carleton Place Canadians are still atop the CCHL.
The Cobras de Terrebonne are also unbeaten in the LHJQ and the College Francais de Longueuil are also playing extremely well early in the campaign.
In the Maritime Hockey League, the Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners remain unbeaten and are still being closely pursued by the Miramichi Timberwolves and the Pictou County Weeks Crushers.
The following is the CJHL Top 20 and honourable mention teams for the period ending Oct. 16:
CJHL TOP 20 (As of Oct. 17)
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK)
1. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (1)
2. Les Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJQ) (2)
3. Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners (MHL) (3)
4. Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) (4)
5. Cochrane Crunch (NOJHL) (6)
6. College Francais de Longueil (LHJQ) (7)
7. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (11)
8. Coburg Cougars (OJHL) (HM)
9. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (9)
10. Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL) (12)
11. Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL) (13)
12. Whitby Fury (OJHL) (NR)
13. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (5)
14. Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL) (HM)
15. Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) (10)
16. OCN Blizzard (MJHL) (NR)
17. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (15)
18. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (17)
19. Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL) (NR)
20. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (20)
HONOURABLE MENTION: Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL), Brooks Bandits (AJHL), Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL), Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL), Timmins Rock (NOJHL)
ABOUT THE CJHL TOP 20 RANKINGS
The CJHL Top 20 weekly rankings are based upon a variety of factors, including the league in which the team plays, winning percentage, win-loss record, total points accumulated, goals-for versus goals-against ratio, etc.
ABOUT THE CJHL
The Canadian Junior Hockey League is a national organization comprised of all 10 Junior A hockey leagues in Canada.
The CJHL represents 132 teams and over 3,000 players and has just as many former players furthering their hockey careers at the professional, major junior and college level across North America.
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