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Brooks Bandits New #1 in the Nation
Posted October 15th, 2018 @ 11:48 am

CALGARY, Alta. – Another week, another new No. 1 in the Canadian Junior Hockey League.

The CJHL announced its latest edition of the weekly listings Monday and moving to top spot overall is the Brooks Bandits (AJHL).

The 2019 Canadian National Jr. A Championship-host Bandits enter play this week winners of 10 straight games and have gone 10-1 overall.

Making a big jump to No. 2 nationally are the surging Brockville Braves (CCHL), who boast a 12-1 record and have 11 consecutive victories to their credit.

Meanwhile the 7-0-1 Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL) soar to No. 3, the 10-1-1-1 Oakville Blades (OJHL) are up a notch to No. 4 and the 12-2 Kirkland Lake Gold Miners (NOJHL) have won seven in a row to round out the Top 5.

The weekly listings are compiled by an independent scouting service which uses a variety of factors to determine the rankings.

The CJHL Top 20 Rankings (As of Oct. 15)
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK)
1. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (3)
2. Brockville Braves (CCHL) (9)
3. Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL) (8)
4. Oakville Blades (OJHL) (5)
5. Kirkland Lake Gold Miners (NOJHL) (15)
6. Les Titan de Princeville (LHJAAAQ) (NR)
7. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (1)
8. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (NR)
9. Hawkesbury Hawks (CCHL) (13)
10. North York Rangers (OJHL) (HM)
11. Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL) (16)
12. Red Lake Miners (SIJHL) (HM)
13. Amherst Ramblers (MHL) (17)
14. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (12)
15. Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (18)
16. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (19)
17. Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners (MHL) (10)
18. Inouk de Granby (LHJAAAQ) (2)
19. Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) (NR)
20. Kindersley Klippers (SJHL) (HM)

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