CALGARY, Alta. – Winners of 15 consecutive games, the Brooks Bandits (AJHL) don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon as they continue to hold down the No. 1 listing in the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Top 20 Rankings.
The 2019 Canadian National Jr. A Championship-host Bandits have not tasted defeat since late November and are 39-3-0 overall.
Sporting a 25-2-1-1 mark to date, the Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL) stay second in the 133-team CJHL for another week with still only two regulation defeats suffered in 2018-19.
Holding firm at No. 3 nationally, the Oakville Blades (OJHL), are playing .866 hockey and boast a league record of 34-4-1-2 to top the OJHL with 71 points on the campaign.
Moving up one notch in the weekly listings to No. 4 in the country are the Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ) who have gone 28-4-2-1 so far this season in Quebec.
Rounding out the Top 5 in the rankings are the Summerside Western Capitals (MHL).
Summerside has reeled off seven straight victories and are 17-2 since mid-October and have an MHL-best winning percentage of .839.
The CJHL Top 20 Rankings (As of Jan. 14)
RK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK)
1. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (1)
2. Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL) (2)
3. Oakville Blades (OJHL) (3)
4. Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ) (5)
5. Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) (4)
6. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (6)
7. Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners (MHL) (7)
8. North York Rangers (OJHL) (8)
9. Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL) (9)
10. Hawkesbury Hawks (CCHL) (13)
11. Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL) (14)
12. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (10)
13. Titan de Princeville (LHJAAAQ) (12)
14. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (HM)
15. Brockville Braves (CCHL) (15)
16. Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL) (11)
17. College Francais de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ) (17)
18. Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (18)
19. Kirkland Lake Gold Miners (NOJHL) (19)
20. Nipawin Hawks (SJHL) (16)
HONOURABLE MENTION: Penticton Vees (BCHL); Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL); Red Lake Miners (SIJHL); Cobourg Cougars (OJHL); Inouk de Granby (LHJAAAQ)
ABOUT THE CJHL: The Canadian Junior Hockey League is made up of the 10 Junior ‘A’ leagues across Canada and five communities in the northern U.S. Representing 133 teams and over 3,000 players, the CJHL also boasts over 2,800 alumni furthering their hockey careers at the NHL, AHL, ECHL, CHL, NCAA and U Sports levels throughout North America.